The Graduate Course in Medicine is open only to applicants who qualify for home fee status. Due to the competitive nature of the course, it is important that you make sure you meet / will meet the below pre-medical requirements and that you have appropriate healthcare experience before you apply for the course.
The regulations below are the minimum requirements for beginning the Graduate Course in Medicine. Applicants must obtain the following examination passes (or their equivalents) from an approved examination board:
GCSE Mathematics at grade C or above.
GCSE English Language at grade C or above.
AS and A level requirement
Applicants must have A Level Chemistry (normally passed at grade A or above within seven years of entry) and one of Biology/Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics (at A or AS level).
At least an upper second-class honors degree in any discipline.
The GCSE and AS/A Level subject requirements also apply to the IB.
- Individual Middle Years Programme subject results validated by the IB at grade 4 or above will satisfy the GCSE requirements.
- Standard Level subjects will satisfy AS Level subject requirements, and Higher Level subjects will satisfy A Level subject requirements.
Other examination systems
If you are taking/have taken a different examination system (such as overseas qualifications), you will need to provide evidence that you have reached the equivalent standard in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology. You should discuss your position with an Admissions Tutor from one of the three participating Colleges.
Academically competitive applicants will generally have at least AAA at A level or equivalent, including an A or A* at Chemistry. Those who do not hold these grades should be aware that their application will be in direct competition with those who do.
The BMAT test is not a required condition of entry onto the Graduate Course in Medicine.
We strongly advise obtaining medical/healthcare experience as a paid or volunteer worker in the private or public healthcare industry and the shadowing of medical professionals in hospital/GP practice. We look for varied and consistent hands-on patient care along with experience working within an NHS environment.
Applications from students who have failed at or been excluded from another medical school will not normally be considered for entry to Medicine at Cambridge.