Medicine: Mature Applicants
The Medical School will consider applications from mature students for admission to the pre-clinical course. However, there is no separate application process for mature students, and you would be in direct competition with school-leavers. Competition, as you will imagine, is therefore intense, and only the most well qualified candidates would be in the running for a place.
Mature applicants will need to demonstrate that they fulfil the entry requirements in the same way as school-leavers (see the academic entry requirements for further information, including information on Access & Foundation courses).
If you are in doubt as to your academic suitablility for the course, please send any queries to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While no upper age limit applies for admission to the pre-clinical course, older applicants should consider the implications of seeking to enter the profession at a later stage, especially bearing in mind that qualification, probation and subsequent specialist training will take a considerable time to complete. To make a case for admission, you would obviously need to show clear evidence of commitment and motivation in switching vocation at this stage in your career.
Shortlisting & GCSEs
Shortlisting for interview for the A100 course in Medicine relies heavily on BMAT; school performance is further assessed by college tutors.