Birmingham

Birmingham

The University of Birmingham School of Medicine in England provides the following courses that require UCAT:

  • Medicine (A100)
  • Medicine Graduate Entry (A101)
  • Dentistry (A200)

UCAT

Separate candidates into UCAT deciles and award a score. Award interviews by: 45% academic (GCSE) + 30% UCAT + 25% contextual. SJT is used at the interview stage.

For 2019 the converted scores for UCAT at the University of Birmingham were:

Total UCAT scoreDecileConverted score

2910 and above

10th

3.000

2790 - 2900

9th

2.667

2730 - 2780

8th

2.333

2670 - 2720

7th

2.000

2620 - 2660

6th

1.667

2560 - 2610

5th

1.333

2500 - 2550

4th

1.000

2420 - 2490

3rd

0.667

2320 - 2410

2nd

0.333

2310 and below

1st

0.000

Personal Statement

The University of Birmingham School of Medicine uses personal statements.

Personal statement is not scored. It is expected that the statement provides evidence of commitment to study medicine.

Academic Requirements

GCSE Requirements

GCSE Requrements for the University of Birmingham are:

  • Maths - Grade 6 minimum (one, but not both, of Methods in Mathematics and Applications of Mathematics also acceptable)
  • English - Grade 6 minimum
  • Science - Grade 6 minimum in Biology and Chemistry or Dual Award Science
  • Other requiremants - Seven GCSEs must be offered, including English (both English Language and English Literature), Mathematics (or one, but not both, of Methods in Mathematics and Applications of Mathematics), Biology and Chemistry (or dual award science), plus two additional GCSEs in any subject, at grade 6 or above.

GCSEs are scored. For the 5 required subjects, 8 or 9/A* = 4, 7/A = 2, 6/B = 1. For each of the two unspecified subjects, a score of 2 will be allocated when an 8 or 9/A*grade has been obtained. Lower grades will not receive a score.

The total GCSE score will be scaled to a maximum of 4.5. GCSEs make up 45% of the weighting in selecting for interview.

A-levels or Scottish Higher requirements.

AAA at A level including Biology and Chemistry. Applicants must be predicted AAB. 

AA at Advanced Higher including Biology and Chemistry. Applicants must be predicted AB.

International Baccalaureate

A minimum of 32 points must be attained.

Graduate Applicatant Degree Requirements

Applicants must possess a 2:1 degree in any subject and have achieved AAB at A Level including Biology and Chemistry.

Widening Participation

We recruit medicine students via a number of outreach schemes: Pathways to Birmingham. Contextual data is taken into account when selecting home applicants for interview. We define a contextual school using performance data at GCSE and A level. We combine this with POLAR data to generate a contextual score, which is an element of our algorithm for calculating an application score. See website for details. Birmingham Medical School is part of the UKWPMED Scheme.

University Link

University of Birmingham School of Medicine