Application deadline: 15th October 2021
This programme is open to applications from Home and Overseas fee payers.
Bioscience degrees include:
- Biomedical Sciences
- Molecular Genetics
- Molecular Biology
Please note this list is not exhaustive and we would encourage applicants with other Biomedical or Life Sciences degrees not listed to apply, if you feel your degree contains at least two thirds Bioscience content. We are unable to review transcripts for suitability prior to receiving an application.
Please note that Nursing and Psychology degrees are not considered as Bioscience degrees.
There are no specific A-level requirements for this programme.
Please note that all applicants are required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), previously known as UCAT, prior to applying to this programme. Please note the UCAT must be taken the same year you apply in order to be valid. Please refer to the UCAT website for details on registration and test dates.
King’s does not have a threshold UCAT score in any particular year, but all candidates are still required to take the UCAT examination for this course. The overall UCAT score averaged across the four subtests is given more consideration than the individual subtest scores. The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) is also taken into account when shortlisting.
Non academic requirements
Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants. All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to satisfactory Occupational Health clearance.
Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants. All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check.
You should carefully check that you will meet the minimum academic standards before making an application. Please note that many applicants meet the minimum requirements and so all applications are considered within a competitive environment.
Deadline to meet requirements
In order to enrol onto our programmes, successful offer holders must be able to evidence that they can meet our requirements by the beginning of August in year of entry. Any applicants who feel that they could be eligible for the programme but who will not be able to provide evidence of meeting our requirements by August should instead apply in a later application cycle when they are able to do this.
Deferrals and applications for deferred entry are not permitted for this programme. Applicants are only able to apply in October for entry onto the programme in September the following year.
Graduate applicants for the four-year A102 and the five-year A100 programme
Suitably qualified graduate applicants to Medicine are welcome to apply to both our four-year Graduate/Professional Entry Programme (A102) and our five-year programme (A100). Any interested applicants should check very carefully that they meet the requirements for both programmes and add both programme choices on the UCAS form.
Due to the competition for places it is only possible to consider applicants for the programme they apply for. As such, the only way to be considered for both programmes is to apply for both programmes.
When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; predicted or achieved 2.1 (or equivalent) in a Biosciences degree; the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UCAT. These contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, and we do assess for this programme holistically, taking in to account all these factors and your performance in the context of your educational background. Examination results and the UCAT score are perhaps the most important factors when considering applications. These are highlighted as they provide us with the fairest and most consistent method of assessing applicants.
No offers are made without an interview. Interviews are held between November and May and you must be available for interview in order to be considered for admission. A large number of applications are received for Medicine and although we recognise that this is an anxious time for you, all applications are carefully considered and therefore you should not expect a decision post-interview until the cycle has completed in May.
During the 2021/22 Admissions cycle, interviews will be conducted remotely with a panel of two interviewers. Interviewers will assess a range of values and personality based attributes, knowledge on topical medical issues and ethical reasoning. Communication skills will also be assessed during the interview. Interviewers have no prior knowledge of candidates before they meet them and will complete standardised interviewer assessment score sheets.
Receiving a decision
There continues to be considerable pressure on the available places for students wishing to study Medicine. Applications each year for our medical programmes are around 5500 for a total of 410 places. Around 1200 – 1400 applicants are selected for interview across all medicine programmes. We aim to notify all applicants of final decisions by the end of May at the latest.
Transfers into this programme are not permitted.