Graduates can apply to the 4-year fast-track programme for Medicine. Teaching at the medical school initially occurs in small groups consisting of around 10 students who work through a clinical case based on a body system each week. As well as the small group learning, teaching is also delivered via lectures and clinical exposure which gradually increases throughout the first two years. In the first two years, students have the opportunity to explore areas of particular interest, through a Student Selected Component (SSC), where they can choose a topic from a number of options. In the third year, there is further opportunity to explore a topic of interest through an 8 week SSC period.
In the final 2 years of the course, students spend the majority of their time in clinical placements, rotating through various specialities where they receive one to one supervision. Clinical placements are based in partner hospitals which are University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, Warwick, George Eliot, Rugby St Cross and Redditch. In the final year of the course, students also have a 5-6 week elective which some students decide to spend abroad, as well as an assistantship which ensures the transition from final year to junior doctor goes as smoothly as possible.
Applicants must have or be predicted a minimum of 2:1 degree in any subject.
If applicants hold a lower classification (2:2), they should have either a Master’s degree or a Doctoral qualification to be considered for entry.
For those who possess an Integrated Masters eg MEng/MPharm, a Pass grade or above is required at Masters level.
The highest achieved academic qualification will be awarded points – note that candidates will only receive points for qualifications which have been completed and awarded by the closing date.A/AS levels and GCSEs
A levels or GCSE results are not considered for entry on the course.
The minimum amount of work experience required by applicants is at least 2 weeks full time (70 hours) or equivalent across the last 3 years. However the university recognises that what the applicant has learnt from their experiences is more important than the time spent. The work experience undertaken should provide the applicant with:
The university values time spent carrying out voluntary work in a nursing home, care home, hospice or hospital as well as employment in professional healthcare roles and community based healthcare.
For 2018 entry, the following requirements for work experience are as follows:
Work experience should be seen as an opportunity to fully explore whether a medical career is appropriate for the applicant and should not be seen as a box ticking exercise. The university provides a list of examples of what constitutes as acceptable and unacceptable experiences which can be found here, Entry Requirements.
Applicants are expected to provide details of work experience placements if shortlisted and will also be expected to reflect upon those experiences at Selection Centre. Verification of work experience placements must be on the official headed paper of the organisation and must include details of the number of hours, dates and the role held by the applicant. Similarly, email verification must come directly from the named employer and the university will not accept forwarded messages.Admissions Exam:
Applicants are required to sit the UKCAT which can be sat from July to October with results being valid for 1 year only.Access to Medicine courses:
Access to Medicine courses are not used to assess candidates.International Students:
The University of Warwick can admit up to 13 international medical students every year. The medical school’s English Language requirements can be met by attaining an overall score of 7.0 in the IELTS, with component scores of a minimum of two sections at 6.0/6.5 & rest 7.0+.
Students at International Medical University, Malaysia
Students studying at the International Medical University are able to transfer to the University of Warwick after 2 and a half years if they hold a first degree. If students do not hold a first degree, they are required to spend another year and complete the IMU Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Hons) before being eligible to transfer. Students who have transferred from IMU will join the Warwick programme for a final 2 and a half years of clinical studies before graduating with a medical degree.
If you are applying as an overseas student and taken qualifications other than those listed above, please contact us by email ([email protected]) if you would like more information on the minimum grades needed to be considered for a place in Warwick Medicine.Policy on re-applicants:
The university accepts re-applicants.Policy on Deferrals:
The university does not accept deferred entry applications.
Applicants for 2018/2019 can apply via UCAS from the 6th of September 2017 – 15th October 2017.
Warwick medical school considers the verbal reasoning score as a predictor of success in certain examinations at medical school. Therefore, those who score below the mean for the cohort in the Verbal Reasoning section of the UKCAT during the year of application will not be considered further. Those who score above the cohort mean will then have points awarded for their total UKCAT score, with higher total UKCAT scores receiving higher points.
For 2016 entry, the lowest UKCAT score required for a graduate applicant to be invited to selection centre was 2770. For 2015 entry it was 2800 and for 2014 entry it was 2940.
Note that for 2018 entry, candidates will receive a total score for the sum of all 4 subtests: Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning. The Situational Judgement section will not be considered for 2018 entry.
There are around 380 places for interview which run in January each year and last for approximately 2 hours. Interviews at Warwick take the format of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI), which consist of 6 stations which look at:
At each station, applicants will be scored, with those achieving the highest total score being made an offer. Offers are usually made within 1 month of attending the Selection Centre.
The university does not publish their admissions statistics but approximately 380 applicants will be invited each year for interview for 177 places.
In the Guardian University Guide 2018, Medicine at the University of Warwick ranks 32nd.
In the Complete University Guide 2018, Medicine at the University of Warwick ranks 29th.
In the QS World Rankings 2017, the University of Warwick is ranked within the top 151-200 universities for Medicine.