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Overview

Study medicine in the heart of London. A four-year medicine programme enabling honours degree graduates in science and healthcare professionals with equivalent academic qualifications to study for a fast-track degree in medicine.


Key benefits

  • An underlying philosophy of integration of medical science and clinical teaching.

  • Focus on learning in partnership with patients.

  • Partner hospitals include Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals – three of the most renowned and busiest teaching hospitals in London.

  • Learning from some of the world’s most eminent clinicians and scientists who are global leaders in life sciences and medical research.

  • Teaching underpinned by high quality online learning resources.

  • A multi-faculty university giving students access to a breadth of non-core subjects including humanities and social sciences.

  • Twinned with leading medical schools around the world providing opportunities for clinical exchanges and during the elective module.


Key information

UCAS code A102

Duration Four years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department

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Entry requirements

Required subjects

See below

Preferred subjects

See below


Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

Compulsory subjects

Either:

  • A minimum 2:1 (upper second class honours) undergraduate degree (or international equivalent)  in a science subject

or 

  • a 2:2 (lower second class honours) undergraduate degree with a postgraduate degree (with at least a Merit) in a science subject.

or

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing: Pass with at least two years' nursing work experience and A Level Chemistry at grade A. 
  • Degree in Nursing with 2.1 (or 2.2 with a postgraduate degree with at least a Merit), and A Level Chemistry at grade A. This rule is also  applied to all similar allied health related topics-(nutrition, physiotherapy, occupational health, dietetics, speech and language therapy) Applicants will also have to take Chemistry to A level IF they cannot demonstrate that 50% of their course was chemistry based.

NOTE: BSc or MSc Psychology will only be considered a science subject were it can be demonstrated that 50% of completed credits were chemistry based.

All applicants must take the UKCAT in the year that they apply.

Aptitude testing

UKCAT required by October 15. See 'Applying, fees & funding' for further details of how this test is used in the selection process.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successfull applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successfull applicants

Selection procedure

Application deadline: October 15th 2017

28 places are available on A102 and applications from Channel Island and overseas fee paying graduates will be considered.

The UKCAT aptitude test

Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the MBBS degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration athttp://www.ukcat.ac.uk.

When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent performance), predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UKCAT. All of these contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, but examination performance and the UKCAT score are perhaps the most important. These are highlighted as they provide us with the fairest and most consistent method of comparing applicants.

The university does not have a threshold UKCAT score in any particular year, and UKCAT is only one of the factors considered in selecting candidates for interview. In previous years, however, we have published guideline scores indicative of what would have been seen as competitive in previous years. Please note that students with scores above these guidelines would not necessarily have been interviewed, and indeed some applicants with scores below the guideline score may have been interviewed.

Please note that in the 2016 test, UKCAT will be piloting a new Decision Making section in place of the Decision Analysis subtest.  You will not receive a score for this subtest.  Further information about this new section can be found here:  http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/about-the-test/decision-making/

Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. Normally, candidates are selected from those with scores within the top 25 per cent of the applicant pool. Within this group, all indicators are then considered for a final selection of around 170 interviewees.

The interview

GPEP interviews follow the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) system. Interviewees circulate from one timed station to another. At each station candidates meet an interviewer who asks structured questions and marks the responses to the questions independently. MMI is similar in style (but not content) to the short objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) used in medical school assessment. The MMI interviews will be held in early January 2016, see here for information updates. No alternative dates can be offered.

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. Further offers will then be made for the five year programme if places are available. Any candidates accepting this alternative offer act as a reserve for any four year GPEP places which 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. It is also possible for graduate applicants to apply both for the A102 and A100 programme at the same time through UCAS.

Applicants for A102 only who are not invited to interview, unfortunately cannot be considered for A100. As only 28 places will be available for September 2016 entry on the A102 programme, we expect many graduates to be considered by the standard A100 programme.

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 science degree (or equivalent) to enter this programme. Holders of honours degrees in 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 science degree (including four-year undergraduate degrees, eg MSci, MEng, MPharm etc) and a master’s degree (with at least a merit) or with a PhD, will be considered. Health service professionals with an honours science degree, master's degree, PhD or equivalent qualification will be considered. Nurses qualified with a Diploma of Higher Education and at least two year’s 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 Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Required subjects

See below

Preferred subjects

See below

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

Compulsory subjects

Either:

  • A minimum 2:1 (upper second class honours) undergraduate degree (or international equivalent)  in a science subject

or 

  • a 2:2 (lower second class honours) undergraduate degree with a postgraduate degree (with at least a Merit) in a science subject.

or

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing: Pass with at least two years' nursing work experience and A Level Chemistry at grade A. 
  • Degree in Nursing with 2.1 (or 2.2 with a postgraduate degree with at least a Merit), and A Level Chemistry at grade A. This rule is also  applied to all similar allied health related topics-(nutrition, physiotherapy, occupational health, dietetics, speech and language therapy) Applicants will also have to take Chemistry to A level IF they cannot demonstrate that 50% of their course was chemistry based.

NOTE: BSc or MSc Psychology will only be considered a science subject were it can be demonstrated that 50% of completed credits were chemistry based.

All applicants must take the UKCAT in the year that they apply.

Aptitude testing

UKCAT required by October 15. See 'Applying, fees & funding' for further details of how this test is used in the selection process.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successfull applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successfull applicants

Selection procedure

Application deadline: October 15th 2017

28 places are available on A102 and applications from Channel Island and overseas fee paying graduates will be considered.

The UKCAT aptitude test

Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the MBBS degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration athttp://www.ukcat.ac.uk.

When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent performance), predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UKCAT. All of these contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, but examination performance and the UKCAT score are perhaps the most important. These are highlighted as they provide us with the fairest and most consistent method of comparing applicants.

The university does not have a threshold UKCAT score in any particular year, and UKCAT is only one of the factors considered in selecting candidates for interview. In previous years, however, we have published guideline scores indicative of what would have been seen as competitive in previous years. Please note that students with scores above these guidelines would not necessarily have been interviewed, and indeed some applicants with scores below the guideline score may have been interviewed.

Please note that in the 2016 test, UKCAT will be piloting a new Decision Making section in place of the Decision Analysis subtest.  You will not receive a score for this subtest.  Further information about this new section can be found here:  http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/about-the-test/decision-making/

Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. Normally, candidates are selected from those with scores within the top 25 per cent of the applicant pool. Within this group, all indicators are then considered for a final selection of around 170 interviewees.

The interview

GPEP interviews follow the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) system. Interviewees circulate from one timed station to another. At each station candidates meet an interviewer who asks structured questions and marks the responses to the questions independently. MMI is similar in style (but not content) to the short objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) used in medical school assessment. The MMI interviews will be held in early January 2016, see here for information updates. No alternative dates can be offered.

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. Further offers will then be made for the five year programme if places are available. Any candidates accepting this alternative offer act as a reserve for any four year GPEP places which 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. It is also possible for graduate applicants to apply both for the A102 and A100 programme at the same time through UCAS.

Applicants for A102 only who are not invited to interview, unfortunately cannot be considered for A100. As only 28 places will be available for September 2016 entry on the A102 programme, we expect many graduates to be considered by the standard A100 programme.

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 science degree (or equivalent) to enter this programme. Holders of honours degrees in 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 science degree (including four-year undergraduate degrees, eg MSci, MEng, MPharm etc) and a master’s degree (with at least a merit) or with a PhD, will be considered. Health service professionals with an honours science degree, master's degree, PhD or equivalent qualification will be considered. Nurses qualified with a Diploma of Higher Education and at least two year’s 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 Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Required subjects

See below

Preferred subjects

See below

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

Compulsory subjects

Either:

  • A minimum 2:1 (upper second class honours) undergraduate degree (or international equivalent)  in a science subject

or 

  • a 2:2 (lower second class honours) undergraduate degree with a postgraduate degree (with at least a Merit) in a science subject.

or

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing: Pass with at least two years' nursing work experience and A Level Chemistry at grade A. 
  • Degree in Nursing with 2.1 (or 2.2 with a postgraduate degree with at least a Merit), and A Level Chemistry at grade A. This rule is also  applied to all similar allied health related topics-(nutrition, physiotherapy, occupational health, dietetics, speech and language therapy) Applicants will also have to take Chemistry to A level IF they cannot demonstrate that 50% of their course was chemistry based.

NOTE: BSc or MSc Psychology will only be considered a science subject were it can be demonstrated that 50% of completed credits were chemistry based.

All applicants must take the UKCAT in the year that they apply.

Aptitude testing

UKCAT required by October 15. See 'Applying, fees & funding' for further details of how this test is used in the selection process.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successfull applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successfull applicants

Selection procedure

Application deadline: October 15th 2017

28 places are available on A102 and applications from Channel Island and overseas fee paying graduates will be considered.

The UKCAT aptitude test

Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the MBBS degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration athttp://www.ukcat.ac.uk.

When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent performance), predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UKCAT. All of these contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, but examination performance and the UKCAT score are perhaps the most important. These are highlighted as they provide us with the fairest and most consistent method of comparing applicants.

The university does not have a threshold UKCAT score in any particular year, and UKCAT is only one of the factors considered in selecting candidates for interview. In previous years, however, we have published guideline scores indicative of what would have been seen as competitive in previous years. Please note that students with scores above these guidelines would not necessarily have been interviewed, and indeed some applicants with scores below the guideline score may have been interviewed.

Please note that in the 2016 test, UKCAT will be piloting a new Decision Making section in place of the Decision Analysis subtest.  You will not receive a score for this subtest.  Further information about this new section can be found here:  http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/about-the-test/decision-making/

Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. Normally, candidates are selected from those with scores within the top 25 per cent of the applicant pool. Within this group, all indicators are then considered for a final selection of around 170 interviewees.

The interview

GPEP interviews follow the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) system. Interviewees circulate from one timed station to another. At each station candidates meet an interviewer who asks structured questions and marks the responses to the questions independently. MMI is similar in style (but not content) to the short objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) used in medical school assessment. The MMI interviews will be held in early January 2016, see here for information updates. No alternative dates can be offered.

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. Further offers will then be made for the five year programme if places are available. Any candidates accepting this alternative offer act as a reserve for any four year GPEP places which 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. It is also possible for graduate applicants to apply both for the A102 and A100 programme at the same time through UCAS.

Applicants for A102 only who are not invited to interview, unfortunately cannot be considered for A100. As only 28 places will be available for September 2016 entry on the A102 programme, we expect many graduates to be considered by the standard A100 programme.

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 science degree (or equivalent) to enter this programme. Holders of honours degrees in 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 science degree (including four-year undergraduate degrees, eg MSci, MEng, MPharm etc) and a master’s degree (with at least a merit) or with a PhD, will be considered. Health service professionals with an honours science degree, master's degree, PhD or equivalent qualification will be considered. Nurses qualified with a Diploma of Higher Education and at least two year’s 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 Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Required subjects

See below

Preferred subjects

See below

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

Compulsory subjects

Either:

  • A minimum 2:1 (upper second class honours) undergraduate degree (or international equivalent)  in a science subject

or 

  • a 2:2 (lower second class honours) undergraduate degree with a postgraduate degree (with at least a Merit) in a science subject.

or

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing: Pass with at least two years' nursing work experience and A Level Chemistry at grade A. 
  • Degree in Nursing with 2.1 (or 2.2 with a postgraduate degree with at least a Merit), and A Level Chemistry at grade A. This rule is also  applied to all similar allied health related topics-(nutrition, physiotherapy, occupational health, dietetics, speech and language therapy) Applicants will also have to take Chemistry to A level IF they cannot demonstrate that 50% of their course was chemistry based.

NOTE: BSc or MSc Psychology will only be considered a science subject were it can be demonstrated that 50% of completed credits were chemistry based.

All applicants must take the UKCAT in the year that they apply.

Aptitude testing

UKCAT required by October 15. See 'Applying, fees & funding' for further details of how this test is used in the selection process.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successfull applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successfull applicants

Selection procedure

Application deadline: October 15th 2017

28 places are available on A102 and applications from Channel Island and overseas fee paying graduates will be considered.

The UKCAT aptitude test

Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the MBBS degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration athttp://www.ukcat.ac.uk.

When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent performance), predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UKCAT. All of these contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, but examination performance and the UKCAT score are perhaps the most important. These are highlighted as they provide us with the fairest and most consistent method of comparing applicants.

The university does not have a threshold UKCAT score in any particular year, and UKCAT is only one of the factors considered in selecting candidates for interview. In previous years, however, we have published guideline scores indicative of what would have been seen as competitive in previous years. Please note that students with scores above these guidelines would not necessarily have been interviewed, and indeed some applicants with scores below the guideline score may have been interviewed.

Please note that in the 2016 test, UKCAT will be piloting a new Decision Making section in place of the Decision Analysis subtest.  You will not receive a score for this subtest.  Further information about this new section can be found here:  http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/about-the-test/decision-making/

Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. Normally, candidates are selected from those with scores within the top 25 per cent of the applicant pool. Within this group, all indicators are then considered for a final selection of around 170 interviewees.

The interview

GPEP interviews follow the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) system. Interviewees circulate from one timed station to another. At each station candidates meet an interviewer who asks structured questions and marks the responses to the questions independently. MMI is similar in style (but not content) to the short objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) used in medical school assessment. The MMI interviews will be held in early January 2016, see here for information updates. No alternative dates can be offered.

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. Further offers will then be made for the five year programme if places are available. Any candidates accepting this alternative offer act as a reserve for any four year GPEP places which 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. It is also possible for graduate applicants to apply both for the A102 and A100 programme at the same time through UCAS.

Applicants for A102 only who are not invited to interview, unfortunately cannot be considered for A100. As only 28 places will be available for September 2016 entry on the A102 programme, we expect many graduates to be considered by the standard A100 programme.

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 science degree (or equivalent) to enter this programme. Holders of honours degrees in 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 science degree (including four-year undergraduate degrees, eg MSci, MEng, MPharm etc) and a master’s degree (with at least a merit) or with a PhD, will be considered. Health service professionals with an honours science degree, master's degree, PhD or equivalent qualification will be considered. Nurses qualified with a Diploma of Higher Education and at least two year’s 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 Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Required subjects

See below

Preferred subjects

See below

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

Compulsory subjects

Either:

  • A minimum 2:1 (upper second class honours) undergraduate degree (or international equivalent)  in a science subject

or 

  • a 2:2 (lower second class honours) undergraduate degree with a postgraduate degree (with at least a Merit) in a science subject.

or

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing: Pass with at least two years' nursing work experience and A Level Chemistry at grade A. 
  • Degree in Nursing with 2.1 (or 2.2 with a postgraduate degree with at least a Merit), and A Level Chemistry at grade A. This rule is also  applied to all similar allied health related topics-(nutrition, physiotherapy, occupational health, dietetics, speech and language therapy) Applicants will also have to take Chemistry to A level IF they cannot demonstrate that 50% of their course was chemistry based.

NOTE: BSc or MSc Psychology will only be considered a science subject were it can be demonstrated that 50% of completed credits were chemistry based.

All applicants must take the UKCAT in the year that they apply.

Aptitude testing

UKCAT required by October 15. See 'Applying, fees & funding' for further details of how this test is used in the selection process.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successfull applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successfull applicants

Selection procedure

Application deadline: October 15th 2017

28 places are available on A102 and applications from Channel Island and overseas fee paying graduates will be considered.

The UKCAT aptitude test

Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the MBBS degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration athttp://www.ukcat.ac.uk.

When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent performance), predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UKCAT. All of these contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, but examination performance and the UKCAT score are perhaps the most important. These are highlighted as they provide us with the fairest and most consistent method of comparing applicants.

The university does not have a threshold UKCAT score in any particular year, and UKCAT is only one of the factors considered in selecting candidates for interview. In previous years, however, we have published guideline scores indicative of what would have been seen as competitive in previous years. Please note that students with scores above these guidelines would not necessarily have been interviewed, and indeed some applicants with scores below the guideline score may have been interviewed.

Please note that in the 2016 test, UKCAT will be piloting a new Decision Making section in place of the Decision Analysis subtest.  You will not receive a score for this subtest.  Further information about this new section can be found here:  http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/about-the-test/decision-making/

Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. Normally, candidates are selected from those with scores within the top 25 per cent of the applicant pool. Within this group, all indicators are then considered for a final selection of around 170 interviewees.

The interview

GPEP interviews follow the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) system. Interviewees circulate from one timed station to another. At each station candidates meet an interviewer who asks structured questions and marks the responses to the questions independently. MMI is similar in style (but not content) to the short objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) used in medical school assessment. The MMI interviews will be held in early January 2016, see here for information updates. No alternative dates can be offered.

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. Further offers will then be made for the five year programme if places are available. Any candidates accepting this alternative offer act as a reserve for any four year GPEP places which 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. It is also possible for graduate applicants to apply both for the A102 and A100 programme at the same time through UCAS.

Applicants for A102 only who are not invited to interview, unfortunately cannot be considered for A100. As only 28 places will be available for September 2016 entry on the A102 programme, we expect many graduates to be considered by the standard A100 programme.

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 science degree (or equivalent) to enter this programme. Holders of honours degrees in 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 science degree (including four-year undergraduate degrees, eg MSci, MEng, MPharm etc) and a master’s degree (with at least a merit) or with a PhD, will be considered. Health service professionals with an honours science degree, master's degree, PhD or equivalent qualification will be considered. Nurses qualified with a Diploma of Higher Education and at least two year’s 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 Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Required subjects

See below

Preferred subjects

See below

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

Compulsory subjects

Either:

  • A minimum 2:1 (upper second class honours) undergraduate degree (or international equivalent)  in a science subject

or 

  • a 2:2 (lower second class honours) undergraduate degree with a postgraduate degree (with at least a Merit) in a science subject.

or

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing: Pass with at least two years' nursing work experience and A Level Chemistry at grade A. 
  • Degree in Nursing with 2.1 (or 2.2 with a postgraduate degree with at least a Merit), and A Level Chemistry at grade A. This rule is also  applied to all similar allied health related topics-(nutrition, physiotherapy, occupational health, dietetics, speech and language therapy) Applicants will also have to take Chemistry to A level IF they cannot demonstrate that 50% of their course was chemistry based.

NOTE: BSc or MSc Psychology will only be considered a science subject were it can be demonstrated that 50% of completed credits were chemistry based.

All applicants must take the UKCAT in the year that they apply.

Aptitude testing

UKCAT required by October 15. See 'Applying, fees & funding' for further details of how this test is used in the selection process.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successfull applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successfull applicants

Selection procedure

Application deadline: October 15th 2017

28 places are available on A102 and applications from Channel Island and overseas fee paying graduates will be considered.

The UKCAT aptitude test

Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the MBBS degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration athttp://www.ukcat.ac.uk.

When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent performance), predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UKCAT. All of these contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, but examination performance and the UKCAT score are perhaps the most important. These are highlighted as they provide us with the fairest and most consistent method of comparing applicants.

The university does not have a threshold UKCAT score in any particular year, and UKCAT is only one of the factors considered in selecting candidates for interview. In previous years, however, we have published guideline scores indicative of what would have been seen as competitive in previous years. Please note that students with scores above these guidelines would not necessarily have been interviewed, and indeed some applicants with scores below the guideline score may have been interviewed.

Please note that in the 2016 test, UKCAT will be piloting a new Decision Making section in place of the Decision Analysis subtest.  You will not receive a score for this subtest.  Further information about this new section can be found here:  http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/about-the-test/decision-making/

Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. Normally, candidates are selected from those with scores within the top 25 per cent of the applicant pool. Within this group, all indicators are then considered for a final selection of around 170 interviewees.

The interview

GPEP interviews follow the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) system. Interviewees circulate from one timed station to another. At each station candidates meet an interviewer who asks structured questions and marks the responses to the questions independently. MMI is similar in style (but not content) to the short objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) used in medical school assessment. The MMI interviews will be held in early January 2016, see here for information updates. No alternative dates can be offered.

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. Further offers will then be made for the five year programme if places are available. Any candidates accepting this alternative offer act as a reserve for any four year GPEP places which 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. It is also possible for graduate applicants to apply both for the A102 and A100 programme at the same time through UCAS.

Applicants for A102 only who are not invited to interview, unfortunately cannot be considered for A100. As only 28 places will be available for September 2016 entry on the A102 programme, we expect many graduates to be considered by the standard A100 programme.

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 science degree (or equivalent) to enter this programme. Holders of honours degrees in 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 science degree (including four-year undergraduate degrees, eg MSci, MEng, MPharm etc) and a master’s degree (with at least a merit) or with a PhD, will be considered. Health service professionals with an honours science degree, master's degree, PhD or equivalent qualification will be considered. Nurses qualified with a Diploma of Higher Education and at least two year’s 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 Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Required subjects

See below

Preferred subjects

See below

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

Compulsory subjects

Either:

  • A minimum 2:1 (upper second class honours) undergraduate degree (or international equivalent)  in a science subject

or 

  • a 2:2 (lower second class honours) undergraduate degree with a postgraduate degree (with at least a Merit) in a science subject.

or

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing: Pass with at least two years' nursing work experience and A Level Chemistry at grade A. 
  • Degree in Nursing with 2.1 (or 2.2 with a postgraduate degree with at least a Merit), and A Level Chemistry at grade A. This rule is also  applied to all similar allied health related topics-(nutrition, physiotherapy, occupational health, dietetics, speech and language therapy) Applicants will also have to take Chemistry to A level IF they cannot demonstrate that 50% of their course was chemistry based.

NOTE: BSc or MSc Psychology will only be considered a science subject were it can be demonstrated that 50% of completed credits were chemistry based.

All applicants must take the UKCAT in the year that they apply.

Aptitude testing

UKCAT required by October 15. See 'Applying, fees & funding' for further details of how this test is used in the selection process.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successfull applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successfull applicants

Selection procedure

Application deadline: October 15th 2017

28 places are available on A102 and applications from Channel Island and overseas fee paying graduates will be considered.

The UKCAT aptitude test

Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the MBBS degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration athttp://www.ukcat.ac.uk.

When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent performance), predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UKCAT. All of these contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, but examination performance and the UKCAT score are perhaps the most important. These are highlighted as they provide us with the fairest and most consistent method of comparing applicants.

The university does not have a threshold UKCAT score in any particular year, and UKCAT is only one of the factors considered in selecting candidates for interview. In previous years, however, we have published guideline scores indicative of what would have been seen as competitive in previous years. Please note that students with scores above these guidelines would not necessarily have been interviewed, and indeed some applicants with scores below the guideline score may have been interviewed.

Please note that in the 2016 test, UKCAT will be piloting a new Decision Making section in place of the Decision Analysis subtest.  You will not receive a score for this subtest.  Further information about this new section can be found here:  http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/about-the-test/decision-making/

Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. Normally, candidates are selected from those with scores within the top 25 per cent of the applicant pool. Within this group, all indicators are then considered for a final selection of around 170 interviewees.

The interview

GPEP interviews follow the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) system. Interviewees circulate from one timed station to another. At each station candidates meet an interviewer who asks structured questions and marks the responses to the questions independently. MMI is similar in style (but not content) to the short objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) used in medical school assessment. The MMI interviews will be held in early January 2016, see here for information updates. No alternative dates can be offered.

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. Further offers will then be made for the five year programme if places are available. Any candidates accepting this alternative offer act as a reserve for any four year GPEP places which 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. It is also possible for graduate applicants to apply both for the A102 and A100 programme at the same time through UCAS.

Applicants for A102 only who are not invited to interview, unfortunately cannot be considered for A100. As only 28 places will be available for September 2016 entry on the A102 programme, we expect many graduates to be considered by the standard A100 programme.

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 science degree (or equivalent) to enter this programme. Holders of honours degrees in 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 science degree (including four-year undergraduate degrees, eg MSci, MEng, MPharm etc) and a master’s degree (with at least a merit) or with a PhD, will be considered. Health service professionals with an honours science degree, master's degree, PhD or equivalent qualification will be considered. Nurses qualified with a Diploma of Higher Education and at least two year’s 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 Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Required subjects

See below

Preferred subjects

See below

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

Compulsory subjects

Either:

  • A minimum 2:1 (upper second class honours) undergraduate degree (or international equivalent)  in a science subject

or 

  • a 2:2 (lower second class honours) undergraduate degree with a postgraduate degree (with at least a Merit) in a science subject.

or

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing: Pass with at least two years' nursing work experience and A Level Chemistry at grade A. 
  • Degree in Nursing with 2.1 (or 2.2 with a postgraduate degree with at least a Merit), and A Level Chemistry at grade A. This rule is also  applied to all similar allied health related topics-(nutrition, physiotherapy, occupational health, dietetics, speech and language therapy) Applicants will also have to take Chemistry to A level IF they cannot demonstrate that 50% of their course was chemistry based.

NOTE: BSc or MSc Psychology will only be considered a science subject were it can be demonstrated that 50% of completed credits were chemistry based.

All applicants must take the UKCAT in the year that they apply.

Aptitude testing

UKCAT required by October 15. See 'Applying, fees & funding' for further details of how this test is used in the selection process.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successfull applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successfull applicants

Selection procedure

Application deadline: October 15th 2017

28 places are available on A102 and applications from Channel Island and overseas fee paying graduates will be considered.

The UKCAT aptitude test

Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the MBBS degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration athttp://www.ukcat.ac.uk.

When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent performance), predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UKCAT. All of these contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, but examination performance and the UKCAT score are perhaps the most important. These are highlighted as they provide us with the fairest and most consistent method of comparing applicants.

The university does not have a threshold UKCAT score in any particular year, and UKCAT is only one of the factors considered in selecting candidates for interview. In previous years, however, we have published guideline scores indicative of what would have been seen as competitive in previous years. Please note that students with scores above these guidelines would not necessarily have been interviewed, and indeed some applicants with scores below the guideline score may have been interviewed.

Please note that in the 2016 test, UKCAT will be piloting a new Decision Making section in place of the Decision Analysis subtest.  You will not receive a score for this subtest.  Further information about this new section can be found here:  http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/about-the-test/decision-making/

Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. Normally, candidates are selected from those with scores within the top 25 per cent of the applicant pool. Within this group, all indicators are then considered for a final selection of around 170 interviewees.

The interview

GPEP interviews follow the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) system. Interviewees circulate from one timed station to another. At each station candidates meet an interviewer who asks structured questions and marks the responses to the questions independently. MMI is similar in style (but not content) to the short objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) used in medical school assessment. The MMI interviews will be held in early January 2016, see here for information updates. No alternative dates can be offered.

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. Further offers will then be made for the five year programme if places are available. Any candidates accepting this alternative offer act as a reserve for any four year GPEP places which 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. It is also possible for graduate applicants to apply both for the A102 and A100 programme at the same time through UCAS.

Applicants for A102 only who are not invited to interview, unfortunately cannot be considered for A100. As only 28 places will be available for September 2016 entry on the A102 programme, we expect many graduates to be considered by the standard A100 programme.

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 science degree (or equivalent) to enter this programme. Holders of honours degrees in 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 science degree (including four-year undergraduate degrees, eg MSci, MEng, MPharm etc) and a master’s degree (with at least a merit) or with a PhD, will be considered. Health service professionals with an honours science degree, master's degree, PhD or equivalent qualification will be considered. Nurses qualified with a Diploma of Higher Education and at least two year’s 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 Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Required subjects

See below

Preferred subjects

See below

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

Compulsory subjects

Either:

  • A minimum 2:1 (upper second class honours) undergraduate degree (or international equivalent)  in a science subject

or 

  • a 2:2 (lower second class honours) undergraduate degree with a postgraduate degree (with at least a Merit) in a science subject.

or

  • Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing: Pass with at least two years' nursing work experience and A Level Chemistry at grade A. 
  • Degree in Nursing with 2.1 (or 2.2 with a postgraduate degree with at least a Merit), and A Level Chemistry at grade A. This rule is also  applied to all similar allied health related topics-(nutrition, physiotherapy, occupational health, dietetics, speech and language therapy) Applicants will also have to take Chemistry to A level IF they cannot demonstrate that 50% of their course was chemistry based.

NOTE: BSc or MSc Psychology will only be considered a science subject were it can be demonstrated that 50% of completed credits were chemistry based.

All applicants must take the UKCAT in the year that they apply.

Aptitude testing

UKCAT required by October 15. See 'Applying, fees & funding' for further details of how this test is used in the selection process.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successfull applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successfull applicants

Selection procedure

Application deadline: October 15th 2017

28 places are available on A102 and applications from Channel Island and overseas fee paying graduates will be considered.

The UKCAT aptitude test

Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the MBBS degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration athttp://www.ukcat.ac.uk.

When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent performance), predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UKCAT. All of these contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, but examination performance and the UKCAT score are perhaps the most important. These are highlighted as they provide us with the fairest and most consistent method of comparing applicants.

The university does not have a threshold UKCAT score in any particular year, and UKCAT is only one of the factors considered in selecting candidates for interview. In previous years, however, we have published guideline scores indicative of what would have been seen as competitive in previous years. Please note that students with scores above these guidelines would not necessarily have been interviewed, and indeed some applicants with scores below the guideline score may have been interviewed.

Please note that in the 2016 test, UKCAT will be piloting a new Decision Making section in place of the Decision Analysis subtest.  You will not receive a score for this subtest.  Further information about this new section can be found here:  http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/about-the-test/decision-making/

Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. Normally, candidates are selected from those with scores within the top 25 per cent of the applicant pool. Within this group, all indicators are then considered for a final selection of around 170 interviewees.

The interview

GPEP interviews follow the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) system. Interviewees circulate from one timed station to another. At each station candidates meet an interviewer who asks structured questions and marks the responses to the questions independently. MMI is similar in style (but not content) to the short objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) used in medical school assessment. The MMI interviews will be held in early January 2016, see here for information updates. No alternative dates can be offered.

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. Further offers will then be made for the five year programme if places are available. Any candidates accepting this alternative offer act as a reserve for any four year GPEP places which 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. It is also possible for graduate applicants to apply both for the A102 and A100 programme at the same time through UCAS.

Applicants for A102 only who are not invited to interview, unfortunately cannot be considered for A100. As only 28 places will be available for September 2016 entry on the A102 programme, we expect many graduates to be considered by the standard A100 programme.

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 science degree (or equivalent) to enter this programme. Holders of honours degrees in 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 science degree (including four-year undergraduate degrees, eg MSci, MEng, MPharm etc) and a master’s degree (with at least a merit) or with a PhD, will be considered. Health service professionals with an honours science degree, master's degree, PhD or equivalent qualification will be considered. Nurses qualified with a Diploma of Higher Education and at least two year’s 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 Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

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Course detail

Description

The Graduate & Professional Entry (GPEP) MBBS is King’s four-year fast-track entry route into medicine for science graduates and health professionals.

This programme celebrated its eleventh anniversary in 2015. Since its launch in 2004, GPEP has quickly become one of the most popular routes of its kind in the UK.

From the start of your programme you will be introduced to patients and clinicians. You will also work with other students destined for healthcare professions such as dentistry, nursing and midwifery. Interprofessional Education and team based learning are embedded in the curriculum, developing teamwork, communication, and an awareness of ethical and professional responsibilities.

An important feature of the King’s approach to studying medicine is the way in which understanding is built up: as new knowledge is added, material covered in earlier phases is reinforced. So, for example, communication skills are developed through a ‘spiral’ curriculum which runs through all four years of the programme, allowing students to revisit and progressively build on their skills.

Outcome of the programme

At the end of the undergraduate programme you will receive your MBBS (or equivalent) degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ). Holding a PMQ entitles you to provisional registration with the General Medical Council, subject only to its acceptance that there are no Fitness to Practise concerns that need consideration. Provisional registration is time limited to a maximum of three years and 30 days (1125 days in total). After this time period your provisional registration will normally expire.

Provisionally registered doctors can only practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts: the law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of work. To obtain a Foundation Year 1 post you will need to apply during the final year of your undergraduate programme through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis. All suitably qualified UK graduates have found a place on the Foundation Year 1 programme, but this cannot be guaranteed, for instance if there were to be an increased number of competitive applications from non-UK graduates.

Successful completion of the Foundation Year 1 programme is normally achieved within 12 months and is marked by the award of a Certificate of Experience. You will then be eligible to apply for full registration with the General Medical Council. You need full registration with a licence to practise for unsupervised medical practice in the NHS or private practice in the UK.

Although this information is currently correct, students need to be aware that regulations in this area may change from time to time.

There is some discussion about whether to remove provisional registration for newly qualified doctors. If this happens then UK graduates will receive full registration as soon as they have successfully completed an MBBS (or equivalent) degree. It should be noted that it is very likely that UK graduates will still need to apply for a training programme similar to the current Foundation Programme and that places on this programme may not be guaranteed for every UK graduate.

The GMC is currently considering the introduction of a formal assessment that UK medical graduates would need to pass in order to be granted registration with a licence to practise. Although no final decision has been taken as to whether or when such an exam will be introduced applicants should be aware that the GMC envisages that future cohorts of medical students may need to pass parts of a medical licensing assessment before the GMC will grant them registration with a licence to practise.

Location

King’s offers students within the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine unrivalled educational resources including the Gordon Museum which is the largest pathology museum in the UK. King’s Chantler Simulation & Interactive Learning Centre is a state-of-the-art interprofessional undergraduate and postgraduate facility providing clinical classrooms, hospital and community care settings.

Structure

  • Currently, students study the following programme structure. King's reviews its programmes on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting learning opportunities and this information is therefore subject to change.


    • Introduction to Clinical Skills: This module will cover basic anatomy and clinical skills to enable the students to develop confidence in taking a history and undertaking a physical examination, in preparation for the remainder of their Stage 2 and Stage 3 clinical work.  

    • From Science to Clinical Practice: These bring biomedical, population and social sciences to life by blending classroom and technology-enhanced learning with authentic clinical experiences. This builds on our scenario-based approach with students assigned to clinical environments to develop their generic clinical skills while at the same time learning how to assess and work with patients to manage common clinical conditions.  Each integrated block lasts 8 weeks. There are four blocks in Year 1 and four blocks at the beginning of Year 2.

    • Longitudinal placements: These are designed to foster a whole-person approach to patient care. The longitudinal placement is based in General Practice, mental health and other settings. The one-day per week placements are designed to allow students to follow a panel of patients as they move through clinical services and learn about long-term conditions. Students learn with a panel of patients or other service users in general practice, mental health or other care settings. The placements are designed to help students develop clinical skills and patient advocacy capabilities, and to begin to learn about shared decision-making.

    • Student selected components (SCC): SCCs are projects and short courses in medical, scientific and nonmedical subjects that each student selects according to personal interest. There is a broad choice, including subjects in Arts and Humanities. Popular SCCs typically include modern languages, medical humanities, population sciences, biomedical sciences and clinical sciences.

    • Scholarly projects: Students undertake a scholarly project in an area of interest selected from across the multi-faculty university. The opportunities include lab-based projects, population-based studies, systematic reviews and qualitative studies. Students may elect to extend their project.

    • Doctor as teacher: This introduces students to the theories related to clinical teaching and learning and provides opportunities to develop teaching skills and reflect on their own approaches to learning clinical medicine. Students may elect to become more involved in education by opting to do the Doctor as Teacher (II) Module.

    • Tasters: Short clinical placements to explore a clinical specialty, which provide opportunities for students to test career hypotheses and explore possible specialties or broader career areas.


    • From Science to Clinical Practice:  These bring biomedical, population and social sciences to life by blending classroom and technology-enhanced learning with authentic clinical experiences. This builds on our scenario-based approach with students assigned to clinical environments to develop their generic clinical skills while at the same time learning how to assess and work with patients to manage common clinical conditions. Each integrated block lasts 8 weeks. There are four blocks in Year 1 and four blocks at the beginning of Year 2.

    • Longitudinal placements: These are designed to foster a whole-person approach to patient care. The longitudinal placement is based in General Practice, mental health and other settings. The one-day per week placements are designed to allow students to follow a panel of patients as they move through clinical services and learn about long-term conditions. Students learn with a panel of patients or other service users in general practice, mental health or other care settings. The placements are designed to help students develop clinical skills and patient advocacy capabilities, and to begin to learn about shared decision-making.

    • Student selected components (SCC): In addition to the core modules, students have the opportunity to explore other subjects in greater detail at the beginning and end of Stage 2. SCCs are projects and short courses in medical, scientific and nonmedical subjects that each student selects according to personal interest. There is a broad choice, including subjects in Arts and Humanities. Popular SCCs typically include modern languages, medical humanities, population sciences, biomedical sciences and clinical sciences.

    • Scholarly projects: Students undertake a scholarly project in an area of interest selected from across the multi-faculty university. The opportunities include lab-based projects, population-based studies, systematic reviews and qualitative studies. Students may elect to extend their project.

    • Doctor as teacher: This introduces students to the theories related to clinical teaching and learning and provides opportunities to develop teaching skills and reflect on their own approaches to learning clinical medicine. Students may elect to become more involved in education by opting to do the Doctor as Teacher (II) Module.

    • Tasters: Short clinical placements to explore a clinical specialty, which provide opportunities for students to test career hypotheses and explore possible specialties or broader career areas.

    • Intercalation: An intercalated year can be taken between Stages 2 and 3. This might include studies in anatomy, biochemistry, computing for biologists, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pathology, nutrition, pharmacology, physiology, psychology, as well as languages and humanities subjects.

     


  • Intercalation: An intercalated year can be taken between Stages 2 and 3. This might include studies in anatomy, biochemistry, computing for biologists, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pathology, nutrition, pharmacology, physiology, psychology, as well as languages and humanities subjects.

    • Clinical blocks: These include placements in emergency and critical care, mental health, child health, women’s health, general practice, long-term conditions, and acute care. They are designed to enable students to develop their capabilities in a range of settings so they can manage both acutely unwell patients and patients with long-term conditions. All clinical blocks focus on managing the totality of patients’ healthcare needs, for example, mental health will be covered both as a distinct block and as a common element to the other clinical blocks. The teaching programme covers evidence-based practice, diagnostics, pathology, therapeutics, professionalism, ethics and law.

    • Quality Improvement, Global Health and preparation for electives: Students undertake a quality improvement project, global health assignments and electives.


    • Clinical blocks: These include placements in emergency and critical care, mental health, child health, women’s health, general practice, long-term conditions, and acute care. They are designed to enable students to develop their capabilities in a range of settings so they can manage both acutely unwell patients and patients with long-term conditions. All clinical blocks focus on managing the totality of patients’ healthcare needs, for example, mental health will be covered both as a distinct block and as a common element to the other clinical blocks. The teaching programme covers evidence-based practice, diagnostics, pathology, therapeutics, professionalism, ethics and law.

    • Quality Improvement, Global Health and preparation for electives: Students undertake a quality improvement project, global health assignments and electives.

    • Elective: A final year elective module offers students the opportunity to undertake an eight-week elective in the UK or abroad.

    • Tasters: As in Stage 2, these short clinical placements provide opportunities for students to test career hypotheses and explore possible specialties or broader career areas.

    • Transition to F1 (Foundation year 1): The aim of this module is to finish preparing students to become medical professionals who can be trusted to provide safe and effective care as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and take responsibility for clinical decisions under supervision. This programme focuses on the generic roles and responsibilities of an F1 doctor to help facilitate a smooth transitional to work as an F1 doctor. Employers or deaneries typically provide induction and additional shadowing opportunities in the week prior to taking up an F1 post.


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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

Laboratory year fees (applicable to year 1) £21,750 p.a. (2016/17)**

Clinical year fees (applicable to years 2-4) £37,350 p.a. (2016/17)**

For further undergraduate funding information, please visit our fees and funding webpages.

*This tuition fee may be subject to annual increases.

**This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

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