Enthusiasm and commitment are vital, while formal entry requirements include:
- usually a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) in medicine, a life/ biological science or another relevant subject
- an interest in health research methods
- an interest in evidence-based healthcare
On a case by case situation, we also consider:
- other classes of degree and or relevant professional qualifications
- experience of working in health or a related field
Applications are also welcome from UK medical students who wish to intercalate and have completed at least three years of full-time study.
Please note: applications are considered as they are received throughout the year with places awarded to candidates meeting the entry requirements as they are received. Therefore we suggest that overseas students apply early and applications will need to be received by June to enable enough time for processing.
Applications from UK students can be accepted until early August.
We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
English language requirements
You can satisfy our English language requirements in two ways:
English to IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each component) or TOEFL Internet based 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band.
If you need help with your English language skills then support is available.
The English for Academic Purposes Presessional course is for international students who have a conditional offer to study at the University, but who do not currently meet the English language requirements. The course is tailored to your level of English and allows you to meet the English language requirements for your programme without retaking IELTS. The EAP programme runs throughout the year and offers different programme lengths ranging from 42 weeks to 6 weeks. The length of course you need depends on your future course, your existing IELTS score and the English level you need for your university degree.
Find out more about the English for Academic Purposes Presessional course.