Queen’s University Belfast, Medical School in Northern Ireland provides the Medicine (A100) and Dentistry (A200) courses


UCAT and GCSE grades are used to rank for interviews. SJT will not be considered except for borderline applicants.

Personal Statement

Personal Statements are not scored as part of the selection process. There should be evidence of commitment and motivation in the personal statement and it should state explicitly that Medicine is their career choice.

Academic Requirements

GCSE Requirements

GCSE Requrements for Queen’s University Belfast, Medical School are:

  • Maths - Grade 4 minimum if not offered at A level
  • English - No requirements
  • Science - Grade 4 minimum in Physics or Double Award Science if not offered at A level
  • Other requiremants - GCSE Short Courses attract 2 points for an A*, 1.5 for an A grade, 1 for a B grade and 0.5 for a C. A maximum of one BTEC/OCR Level 2 qualification will be considered equivalent to one or two GCSEs as appropriate, and taken into account

9 best GCSEs are scored with 9 =4, 7/8 = 3, 6 = 2, 4/5 = 1, for 36 out of a total 42 points. 32 points were required for interview in 2019. GCSEs make up 86% of the weighting in scoring for interview

A-levels or Scottish Higher requirements.

AAA at A level and A in a fourth AS level subject including Chemistry plus at least one other from Biology/Maths/Physics or A*AA at A level including Chemistry and Biology/ Human Biology or A*AA at A level including Chemistry and either Maths/Physics and AS level Biology grade B.

Advanced Highers required varies from AA–AAA, Chemistry (Grade A) plus a grade A in at least one from Physics, Biology and Maths are required.

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall, including 6,6,6 at Higher level. Higher level Chemistry and Biology required. If Physics is not offered as part of the IB then a pass in GCSE Physics or Double Award Science, or equivalent, is required.

Graduate Applicant Degree Requirements

Full academic background is taken into account. The minimum A level threshold (or equivalent in other qualifications) is ABB at first attempt with 2.1 honours degree, or BBB for those with a First Class Honours degree or PhD.

Widening Participation

Applicants who have been educated at a secondary school in Northern Ireland to at least Year 12 will be short-listed on the basis of AS level grades (rather than GCSE performance) plus UCAT results and predicted A level performance.

University Link

Queen’s University Belfast, Medical School