NB Biomedical/life science degrees include:
- Biomedical Sciences
The UCAT aptitude test
Please note that all applicants are required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), previously known as UKCAT, 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.
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.
Meeting our 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.
Application deadline: 15th October 2020.
Unfortunately applications from overseas fee paying graduates cannot be considered.
During the 2020/21 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.
Can I apply 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.
Do I need specific A- or AS-level passes to be accepted?
There are no specific A/AS-level requirements for A102.
This programme is open to applications from Home fee payers. Please note that students with Overseas fee status are ineligible to apply for this programme. UKCISA has a number of resources to advise you of which fee status category you may fall into dependent on your circumstances, so we would recommend reviewing these prior to making an application.
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.
Non academic requirements
Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants.
Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants.