Performance at interview will determine whether a four or five year offer is made. To fill 28 places, approximately 42 offers are made for GPEP to the highest scoring interviewees (all medical schools have to estimate how many offers to make). Further offers (usually another 30) are then made for the five year programme. If these candidates accept this alternative offer, they act as a reserve if four year GPEP places become available later. If places do not become available, they enter the five year programme in the normal way.
Can I apply for the four-year A102 and the five-year A100 programme?
As applicants to medicine are only allowed to list four medical choices on their UCAS form, we encourage all graduate applicants to apply for the shortened four-year programme A102 in the first instance. Suitably qualified applicants to A102 who are invited to interview may also be considered for our five-year programme A100. As only 28 places will be available for September 2013 entry on the A102 programme, we expect many graduates will still be taught on the standard A100 programme. Of course, graduate applicants can list both A102 and A100 on their UCAS form if they wish to maximise their chances of studying at King's.
Do I need specific A- or AS-level passes or a particular class of degree to be accepted?
There are no specific GCSE or A/AS-level requirements for A102. You are required to have an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) to enter this programme. Holders of honours degrees in arts or sciences and equivalent degrees in health-sciences related subjects are encouraged to apply. No preference will be given to graduates of a particular subject, all will be considered equally.
Applicants with a lower second class honours degree (including four-year undergraduate degrees, eg MSci, MEng, MPharm etc) and a masters degree (with at least a merit) or with a PhD, will be considered. Health service professionals with an honours degree, master's degree, PhD or equivalent qualification will be considered. Nurses qualified with a Diploma of Higher Education and at least two years work experience as a nurse will also be considered. Health service professionals without an honours degree but with appropriate post-qualification experience may be considered.
Any applicant offering a postgraduate master's degree or PhD must ensure that they will be able to satisfactorily complete their studies by the August before entering the medical programme.
Criminal conviction disclosure
All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure and registration with, and clearance by, the Independent Safeguarding Authority. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.
Please refer to the UCAS website for application deadline dates, or contact the relevant Admissions Office for further advice.
If your course requires you to apply directly to King's, or through another alternative route, please refer to the selection procedure text and use the 'Apply' button to the left to access the application form/further details.