Courses of Queen Mary

Candidates who have not taken the UKCAT in 2017 can sit the UKCAT in July 2018 for September 2018 entry and score a minimum of 2331. These applicants will be ranked for interview on academic criteria alone. All such applicants, if issued with a conditional offer, will need to complete the UKCAT test in the 2018 sitting by 31 July 2018 and score a minimum of 2331.

All candidates for medicine must undertake the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). Your overall UKCAT score will be used in our selection for interview in conjunction with your academic performance to date. To register, and for further information please see:

For school-leavers/gap-year students and graduates, applicants will be ranked according to a 50:50 weighting applied to the UKCAT score and academic ability as measured by UCAS tariff compared to other applicants who apply in that same year.

Graduates who meet the minimum academic criteria will be ranked against the other graduate applicants applying in that year according to 50:50 weighting applied to the UKCAT score and academic ability as measured using a points weighting of degree classification or postgraduate degrees.

You will not be offered an interview if you obtained a total UKCAT score below the total score of 2331, or unless you declare you will take the UKCAT in July 2018. Please note there is no guarantee that you will be offered an interview if you score above the third decile.




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A Levels Grades Requirements

Minimum entry for 2018 entry: 3 A levels at AAB

  • A in Chemistry or Biology
  • A in another Science or Maths (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Maths)
  • B in any A level except Critical Thinking or General Studies

For all A Level applicants:

  • If A level Maths and Further Maths is offered in the same sitting, Further Maths is acceptable at AS Level only.
  • General studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted subjects at AS and A level.
  • A levels requirements must be achieved in one sitting over no longer than a 2 year period.
  • Barts and The London does not consider any applications from students who are re-sitting their AS or A level year thereby taking 3 years to achieve the required grades unless protected under the Equality and Diversity Act 2010. Applicants citing this provision must make the school aware with evidence by 1st September of the year of application to ensure their application is suitable to be considered under this framework.

GCSE Grades Requirements

All eligible applicants must have the following subjects at GCSE level, at grades AAABBB (777666 for GSCEs taken from 2015) or above (in any order) to include Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, English Language, and Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistics). The Science Double Award may substitute all sciences at GCSE.

English Language requirements

  • IELTS with a score of 7.0 overall taken within 2 years.
  • For further information, please see our English Language page.

International Baccalaureate

The full International Baccalaureate is acceptable as an entry qualification. You must offer: three subjects, including Chemistry or Biology and one other science or mathematical subject at Higher Level, and three subjects at Standard Level including Chemistry or Biology if not offered at the Higher Level. If English is not offered as part of the diploma, it must be offered at GCSE, at grade B or above or acceptable equivalent. The minimum requirement is for 37 points in total with a minimum of 6 points in the Higher Level science subjects and 5 points in the third Higher Level subject.

Irish Leaving Certificate

We require A1 A1 A2 A2 B1 B1 or H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 at Higher Level including A1 or H1 in Chemistry and Biology.

Scottish Highers

Scottish Highers are not accepted alone. You must offer Advanced Highers. Applicants must offer: three Scottish Highers at grades AAB, including Biology and Chemistry. Candidates must offer grades at AA in Advanced Highers in two of the subjects offered at Scottish Highers, including Chemistry and/or Biology.

Cambridge Pre-U

The Pre-U Diploma is acceptable as an entry qualification. We require the full Diploma with grades of D3 or higher in two subjects including Biology and/or Chemistry. If either Chemistry or Biology is offered alone, a second science subject is required. An additional Short-Course in any subject is required at grade M2. If you are taking a combination of Pre-U and A Level subjects you should contact the medicine admissions team for advice on the grades you will be required to achieve.

European Baccalaureate

The European Baccalaureate is acceptable as an entry qualification. Applicants must offer Chemistry and Biology. Minimum grades of 8.2 are required in each of these two options and a grade of 82 per cent is required overall. Good passes at GCSE at grade B or above or acceptable equivalent in Mathematics and English Language if they are not offered as part of the Baccalaureate are also required.

Other European qualifications accepted

The programme will accept all European qualifications currently accepted at Queen Mary at AAB equivalent or better. Grades will be needed in the relevant subjects and should follow the Queen Mary guidance for European qualifications.

 Austria  Reifeprüfung / Matura pass with good distinction or higher, with at least 2.0 overall
 Belgium  Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS), Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs (GHSO) or Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts. 75% or 7.5/10 or 16/20
 Bulgaria  Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie 5.6/6 overall, including 5.8 in one Matura subject (not Bulgarian Language and Literature)
 Croatia  Svjedodžba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) 5/5 overall
 Cyprus (Greek Cyprus)  Cypriot Public Apolytirio Lykeiou with Pancyprian examinations. Achieving a minimum average score of 17.5/20 overall. This must include AA at A level
 Czech Republic  Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 1.5 average from best four subjects
 Denmark  Bevis for Studentereksamen (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate) (Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF), Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX) or Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) may also be accepted at 9.1 overall, including 10, 10, 10 in three Level A subjects
 Estonia  Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate with the State Examination Certificate) 5/5 overall, including 89% in at least three National State Examination subjects
 Finland  Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination) 6,6,6,5 in your best subjects
 France  Diplôme du Baccalauréat 14/20
 Germany  Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife / Abitur 1.6 overall, including 12 in two higher level subjects
 Greece  Apolytirio Genikou Lykeio plus Panhellenic Examinations with a minimum average score of 18.5/20 overall. This must include at least 18 in two relevant Panhellenic examination subjects
 Hungary  Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate) 5 overall, including one Advanced Level subject at grade 5
 Iceland  Stúdentspróf (from Gymnasium) (Matriculation Certificate) 7.8/10 overall
 Italy  Diploma di Esame di Stato/Diploma di Maturità (Classica/Scientifica/Linguistica) 90 overall, including 9 in Biology and Chemistry in the final year of study, or 14 in the written assessment
 Kosovo  Diplomë për Kryerjen e Shkollës së Mesme të Lartë (Diploma for High School Graduation) 4.5/5 overall
 Latvia  Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education) 90% in four State subject exams
 Lithuania  Brandos Atestatas (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 90% in three State Matura subjects, plus 9/10 as an average in the School Matura exams
 Luxembourg  Diplôme de Fin d’Études Secondaires (secondary education completion diploma) 50/60
 Malta  Advanced Matriculation AA in the two subjects taken at Advanced level, and AABB in the four Intermediate subjects
 Netherlands  Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B) diploma 7.5 overall
 Norway  Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) Award of VVO with overall average grade of 5. For subjects with external examinations, we will use the average grade of your final assessment and external examination when calculating the overall average
 Poland  Matura/Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci with 80% in three subjects taken at Advanced Level
 Portugal  Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação 18/20 overall
 Romania  Diplomă de Bacalaureat (Baccalaureate Diploma) 9/10 overall, including 9/10 in three written subject examinations
 Serbia  Diploma o Zavrsenoj Srednjoj Skoli (Diploma of Complete Secondary Education or Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 4.5/5 overall
 Slovakia  Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 1 in three subjects, with no subject lower than 2
 Slovenia  Maturitetno spričevalo (Matura Certificate) 4.8/5 overall
 Spain  Título de Bachiller/Bachillerato 8/10 overall
 Sweden  Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate) Grade A in 1700 credits with no subjects below grade C
 Switzerland  Maturity Certificate (upper secondary school leaving certificate) 5.0 overall, including 6.0 in at least one subject

International qualifications

In general, we do not accept equivalent qualifications, however, we do accepted the following international qualifications:

 Australia  UAI/TER/ENTER/ATAR score of at least 93.00. In addition Chemistry and Biology must have been studied within year 12.
 Hong Kong  Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) level 4 in English Language and Mathematics and level 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies. Level 5 in 3 elective subjects. Level 5 is needed in Chemistry and Biology.

 Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations (HKALE) at AAB including Chemistry and Biology at grade A.

 India  Central Boards (CBSE, ISC) and West Bengal Board 85% Standard XII, including 85% in Biology and Chemistry, and Standard X 80% in Biology Chemistry, English and Maths.

 Applicants must pass the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) mandatory for those students who wish to study medicine outside India.

 State board qualifications other than West Bengal 90% Standard XII, including 85% Biology and Chemistry, and Standard X 85% in Biology Chemistry, English and Maths.

 Israel  Bagrut with 85% or 8.5/10 overall, with at least three subjects at 5 units
 USA  Advanced Placement Program with an average of 85 per cent (A) or higher in the High School Diploma, including a minimum grade B in English Language. At least 3 Advanced Placement (AP) examinations with grades of 5, 4, 4 or higher; two of these subjects must be Biology and Chemistry.

Canadian qualifications

Entry requirements differ depending on province (please see below table) and in addition Year 12 must include Chemistry and one other science (Biology, Maths or Physics). The average will be calculated by looking at academic subjects. Chemistry must be studied in Year 11 with a minimum score of 85 per cent.

 Alberta  General High School Diploma with a minimum of 87% in five acceptable grade 12 courses
 British Columbia  British Columbia Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with 87 per cent in at least five acceptable grade 12 subjects
 Manitoba  High School Graduation Diploma with five credits awarded at the 300 Level in at least four subject areas while achieving 87 per cent in each
 New Brunswick  High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum of 87 per cent in at least five acceptable subjects
 Newfoundland or North West Territories  Graduate Certificate with minimum of 87% in at least five acceptable subjects at grade 12 level
 Nova Scotia  High School Completion Certificate with minimum of 87 per cent in at least five acceptable subjects in the Honours University Preparatory Courses (denoted by a 5) or in University Preparatory Courses (denoted by a 4)
 Ontario  A minimum of 87 per cent in six grade 12 courses, at least five of which must be University Preparatory Courses (denoted by 4U). The sixth course could be aUniversity/College Preparation Course (denoted by 4U/C). NB: CU and DU courses are considered on a case-by-case basis with advice from your school and our international representative
 Prince Edward Island  High School Graduate Diploma with a minimum of 90 per cent in at least five acceptable subjects at grade 12
 Quebec  Diplome D’Etudes Collegiales (DEC)/Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) with a minimum of 87%


 Complete Division IV Standing with a minimum of 87 per cent in at least five acceptable subjects

 Yukon Territory

 Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with a minimum of 5As (AAAAA) or 90% in acceptable grade 12 courses

Other qualifications

Graduate students applying for the five year MBBS Malta programme

  • You may apply in the final year of your degree and must be predicted/achieved at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject. Degrees are divided into three categories.
  • Bioscience degrees which DO contain sufficient biology and chemistry – no further A or AS level requirements
  • Science degrees which lack biology or chemistry then candidates must have a minimum A or AS level grade C for biology and/or chemistry (depending on what is missing in your degree).
  • Non-science degrees. Candidates must have a minimum B grade A or AS level in chemistry or biology, plus one other science also at grade B. Accepted science subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, and Psychology. You may apply with achieved or predicted grades.
  • Degrees must be completed in the natural length intended for the qualification (generally, 3 years for Bachelors, and 4 years for integrated Masters).
  • If you are unsure that you degree is acceptable, or what A/AS requirements you may need then please contact us and we will be happy to advise. We may request you provide us with evidence as to why you believe your degree should be exempted for the A or AS level requirement.

Graduates with a non-UK degree

Graduates who offer a degree with at least an upper second class honours or equivalent who have graduated from a university outside the UK, must send the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office ([email protected]) the following prior to application to ensure your eligibility to apply:

  • A transcript of your degree (translated into English if necessary) and evidence of high School qualifications (e.g. IB etc.)
  • A statement of comparability from UK NARIC confirming your degree is comparable to a British bachelor (honours) degree standard:
  • Graduates from USA/Canada must offer an honours degree with a GPA of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and a UK NARIC statement is not required.

Qualifications we do not accept

We do not accept vocational or applied A levels, the BTEC Level 3 Diploma (120 credits), the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (180 credits), the Access to HE Diploma or the Advanced Diploma, Foundation, pre-medical/dental programmes or access courses from any other institution.

Work experience

We would expect that applicants will have undertaken some voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or observation in a medical clinical setting. It is important for applicants to have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional involves.

Age requirements

Individuals who would be below the age of 18 on the first day of the course in September will not be admitted to the course but can apply for deferred entry.