Academic Entry Requirements

We accept applications from school leavers, graduates and those returning to higher education via specified Access courses. There is no 4-year Graduate entry programme at Lancaster but graduates are eligible to apply for the 5-year undergraduate programme.

Entry requirements for our medical degree programme include both academic and non-academic criteria. Applicants must provide evidence of excellent attainment in general (e.g. GCSE) and advanced secondary (e.g. A-level) education. Detailed information about the entry requirements can be found below.

We do not use UKCAT in our selection process.

From September 2014 entry there are four places available to international students. No offers are made without interview and, therefore, all overseas applicants must be prepared to travel to Lancaster University for interview, with no guarantee of being successful. For more details, please see our International applicants page.

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Resit policy

For 2015 entry, Lancaster Medical School will consider applications from applicants who have taken longer than 2 years to achieve the required grades at A-level, if the applicant otherwise meets the GCSE criteria and the non-academic entry requirements. This includes those who are resitting their A-levels (one or more subjects) or are taking an additional A-level after the end of year 13 or repeated all of year 12.

All A2-levels must be at least grade C, at the first sitting, regardless of the mitigating circumstances. All resit applicants must achieve the required grades after 3 years of study at A2 level. The same applies to applicants who have failed to achieve the required grades in the International Baccalaureate or Scottish qualifications at the first attempt. Such applicants may apply if they are resitting (or resitting components of) these qualifications.

Such applicants should acknowledge and reflect on their need to resit in their UCAS personal statement.