Aston University Medical School in Birmingham, England provides a Medicine (MBChB, A100) course.


Consider UCAT alongside other required qualifications.

Aston University gives no indication as to what UCAT is required to be invited to an interview.

Personal Statement

Personal statements are read in conjunction with the reference but are not scored. However, personal statements may be used to differentiate between borderline candidates.

Academic Requirements

GCSE Requirements

GCSE Requrements for Aston University Medical School are:

  • Maths - Grade 6 minimum
  • English - Grade 6 minimum
  • Science - Chemistry & Biology or Double Science Award at grade 6 minimum
  • Other requiremants - Five GCSEs/IGCSEs at grade 6 or above, must include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Double Science

6 GCSEs are scored with Maths, English Language, Biology and Chemistry being compulsory. The highest two grades in the remaining subjects are included to make up 6 in total. The grades are given a score: A* (9/8) = 4, A (7) =3, B (6) = 2, C (5) = 1. Unless you have achieved A levels, GCSEs make up 2/3 of selection for interview.

A-levels or Scottish Higher requirements.

A Level: AAA-AAB including Chemistry and Biology (with a pass the practical elements).

International Baccalaureate

A minimum of 36 points is accepted. 666 at Higher Level in Biology and/or Chemistry plus one other science and including Mathematics or English.

Graduate Applicant Degree Requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree awarded within the last five years. The degree must be in a biological, biomedical, chemistry or health science subject.

Widening Participation

Aston Medical School aims to recruit up to 40% of students from widening participation backgrounds, with the majority (approximately 75%) allocated to local students, including those on the Sir Doug Ellis Pathway to Healthcare Programme. The remaining places will be offered to UK-wide WP applicants. See website for details.

University Link

Aston University Medical School