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Applying to Medicine in UCAS Extra

Lancaster Medical School has been awarded sixty additional places for 2019 entry on its MBChB Medicine and Surgery programme and is therefore open for applications from UK/EU applicants in UCAS Extra from the 25th February 2019 until the 30th April 2019. 

Entry Requirements

In order to submit an application through UCAS Extra, you should first check that you meet our entry requirments. This has been divided into three stages; academic entry requirements, BMAT and interview. You must meet or be able to meet all three of these requirements in order to be considered for a place. 

Please be aware that we are unable to accept applications from Overseas applicants in UCAS Extra. 

Step 1: Academic Entry Requirements

In order to apply, you should check that you meet the academic requirements for both GCSE (or equivalent) and A Level (or equivalent).

GCSE Requirements

From your best 9 subjects achieved by the end of Year 11, you need to have achieved at least AAA AAA BBB (or six at grade 7-9 and three at grade 6) including Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics (or core and additional science). 

A Level Requirements

You need to have achieved at least AAA or be predicted at least AAB from no more than 3 years of study and be studying Biology and Chemistry. Where you have taken more than 2 years to achieve your final results, you must have achieved at least ABB at first attempt unless significant mitigating circumstances can be demonstrated. 

Full details of our A Level entry requirements are available here

If you have completed an A Level equivalent qualification, entry requirements are available here

English Language Requirements

Any applicants applying from outside of the UK or who have lived in the UK for less than 5 years must demonstrate their English Language proficiency through either:

  • IELTS (a minimum score of 7.0 with no component less than 7.0)
  • Pearson PTE (at least 70 overall and at least 70 in each communicative skill sub-test)

This should be provided at the point of application. 

If you are unsure about whether you meet our entry requirements, please get in touch

Step 2: BMAT

All applicants must complete or have completed the BMAT.

Applicants who have already completed the BMAT should have scored at least 10.2 in total. This total score is calculated by adding together the 3 numerical scores from your BMAT. If you have not already completed the BMAT at the point of application, then you can register to complete BMAT May. Please note that applicants are only permitted to sit the BMAT once per application cycle. 

Registration for BMAT May opens on 25th February 2019 and closes on 26th April 2019 and evidence of your registration must be provided in order for your application to progress.

Step 3: Interview

In order to be successful, applicants must be prepared to be interviewed at Lancaster University in May.

Applicants who meet the academic and BMAT requirements may be invited to interview taking place in the week beginning 27th May 2019. No applicants will be made an offer without having attended interview. 

Further information about our interview process can be viewed here

What Next?

If you have read the 3 steps above and think that you meet our criteria, then you are welcome to submit an application to us through UCAS Extra. We will be open in UCAS Extra from the 25th February 2019 until the 30th April 2019. After the 30th April, we will begin reviewing applications that meet our requirements and in mid-May we will begin inviting applicants to interview.

If you have any questions about our process or are unsure if you can apply, please get in touch by email or by phone on +44 (0)1524 594547.