Medicine MBChB Frequently Asked Questions
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- When are your open days?
We participate in the campus wide open days which are held every year in August and September. This year these are taking place on Wednesday 29th August and Saturday 22nd September.
There are also general campus tours fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons from February to July if you can't get to the Open Days.
Please see the main Lancaster University pages for more information and to book your place.
- Individual appointments cannot be made with the Director of Admissions.
- What are your GCSE requirements?
Students need GCSEs in 9 subjects with a score of at least 15 points from these 9 subjects (where A*/A = 2 points, B = 1 point). Students must have at least a B in Maths, English Language and Science (either Core and Additional Science or Physics, Chemistry and Biology).
Please see our entry requirements for further information.
- What non academic skills are we looking for?
As well as our academic entry requirements we also require applicants to demonstrate suitable evidence of healthcare awareness/insight and a caring contribution to the local community. Applicants should describe relevant work and voluntary experiences in their personal statements, using these experiences to illustrate what they have learned about being a doctor and what they have learned about their own suitability for a medical career.
- Can I apply to both Liverpool Medical School and Lancaster Medical School?
Yes. Lancaster Medical School is currently linked to the University of Liverpool. For both courses you must use the institution code L41; the course code for Lancaster Medical School is A105. If you apply to both institutions this will take up 2 of your 4 choices.
- Are applications linked to Liverpool University?
No. Applications made to Lancaster are assessed completely independently from Liverpool. UCAS forms are read and scored by Lancaster staff and interviews take place in Lancaster for entry to the A105 course.
- Is the selection process at Lancaster Medical School the same as Liverpool?
No. Although Lancaster Medical School uses the same selection criteria as Liverpool applications are considered seperately for the two degree programmes. Lancaster Medical School also uses a different interview process from Liverpool Medical School.
- Does Lancaster Medical School accept General Studies or Critical Thinking?
General Studies and Critical Thinking are only considered as the fourth subject at AS level.
- Does Lancaster Medical School ask for UKCAT?
No, UKCAT is not part of our entry requirements.
- Can I apply as a graduate?
Yes, however we do not offer a Graduate Entry four year course. You must have completed your degree before applying; applications will not be accepted in the autumn of the final year of your degree course.
Please see our graduate entry requirements for the qualifications and experience you need to apply.
- Do you accept overseas students?
No. Currently we do not have any places available for international students. Only Home or EU students are eligible to apply.
- Does Lancaster Medical School enter clearing or UCAS extra?
No, we do not enter clearing or extra. All applicants who can be considered for entry to the A105 course have to be interviewed at one of our MMI interview days.
- I'm ringing on behalf of my son/daughter's application...
Legally, we are not allowed to discuss applications with anyone other than the applicant themselves, without the express written permission of the applicant.