Applying to study medicine can be a daunting experience. Therefore, we want to make the process as easy as possible, and having all the right information available is the best place to start. These pages provide you with all the information you need about applying, from academic entry requirements and work experience to your UCAS application and selection centres.
COVID-19 Warwick Medical School Update - if you have an offer to begin study in September 2020 or are looking to apply for September 2021 entry please read this document (updated 13/05/20).
NEW UPDATE: For 2021 applicants WMS will now accept work relevant work experiences conducted over the past 4 years (from 15 October 2016 to 15 October 2020).
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Our graduate-entry only MB ChB is an accelerated programme. Rather than studying for five years, you’ll study integrated modules over a four year period.
Duration: 4 years
Places available: 180 Home/EU and up to 13 International for 2020 entry
Applications received for 2019 entry: 1,600
Minimum entry requirements: 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in any subject
Contact for enquiries: +44 (0)24 7652 4585
Dates to remember (2020 entry)
Offers made for places: February 2020
Final offers: No later than July 2020
Dates to remember (2021 entry)
UCAT registration opens: 1 July 2020
WMS Open Days: 1 July 2020 and 3 September 2020 (Online delivery due to Covid-19)
UCAT testing begins: 3 August
UCAT registration deadline: 30 September
Access Arrangements / UCATSEN application deadline: TBC
UCAT last testing date: 1 October 2020
Warwick Multi Mini Interviews will be held on:
Applicants are asked to choose a morning or afternoon session to attend (invites will be sent to all shortlisted applicants at the same time).
Offers made for places: TBC
Final offers: No later than July 2021
UCAS code: A101
UCAS institution code: W20
UCAS Applications Open:
1 September 2019
UCAS Application Deadline:
15 October 2019
Applications will not be accepted outside of these deadlines.
Here are answers to some common questions asked by prospective students:
Tuition fees for the first year of the MBChB programme for Home/EU students for 2019/20 will be £9,250. Fees are expected to rise annually in line with inflation. In year one, graduate-entry students will have to self-fund the first £3,465 of tuition costs. For eligible students, a tuition fee loan will be available from the Student Loans Company (SLC) to cover the difference between £3,465 and the tuition charge of £9,250.
For international students the fees for 2019/20 are £22,460 for year 1 and £39,150 for years 2, 3 and 4. For 2020 entry, international fees payable to the University will be as stated; http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/study/ugr/applying/fees. Please note that all students must pay 50% of their fees to register.
Importantly, the UK Government has indicated that, “from 2018/19 new international students studying at English universities will be expected to fund their own placements” pg 12; https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/600835/Medical_expansion_rev_A.pdf
This has now been clarified;
“The consultation outlined the Government’s intention to increase domestic supply and charge international students the full costs of their course from 2018-19. Following feedback provided through the consultation, these changes will commence in 2019-20 and not in 2018-19 as indicated in the consultation. This means the Government will continue to fund clinical placements for international students commencing study at English universities in 2018-19 while it undertakes further cross-government work on implementing the change in 2019-20” pg 7 ;
International students looking to start in 2019 are still therefore likely to be required to pay a clinical placement fee in addition to the University fee. This is likely to be at least an additional £10,000 per annum during years 2, 3 and 4 of the course.
We will continue to update this information as we receive updates from the UK Government.
We do not discriminate on age. We are keen to attract applicants from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our selectors will be looking for evidence of your motivation and preparedness to study.
We do not discriminate against candidates with a disability. Please ask us if you would like to request adaptations to the Selection Centre process. It is important that you get the support you need so we ask you to declare your disability on your UCAS application form.
All applicants are considered equally, although there are sometimes workshops arranged for Warwick students on applying to graduate entry to medicine. Please contact Warwick Careers and Skills firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
As the MB ChB is a highly popular course and we have a rigorous selection process, we do not offer places through clearing.
The MB ChB is an intensive course. In year one students have approximately 35 hours timetabled time per week for 30 weeks. From year two onwards students will be required to attend their clinical placement at our partnership trusts which replicates the working week of a medical professional.
Having previously studied part of a medical degree is not an instant barrier to applying to Warwick Medical School. You must tell us before applying if you fall into this category and any such applicants will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. We will have to carry out background checks to verify the reasons for your previous non-completion and will most likely want to meet with you to further discuss the matter.
We will not consider applications from students who have previously studied medicine and have had to leave the programme of study due to academic failure without successful mitigation (in one or more subjects/modules/blocks), or due the findings of a fitness to practice hearing.
In your fourth year, you will have a period of elective study for a minimum of five weeks and up to six.
The University of Warwick's Student Support Services offers advice on disability services, careers advice, counselling support and also deals with student funding.
Yes, The University operates a scheme for monitoring the attendance and progress of all students. The GMC requires students to maintain a minimum of 80% attendance.
Students are required to complete a formative assessment at the end of each block. Students are given the right to sit summative assessments based on completion of formative assessments, engagement with the programme and attendance. Summative assessments are at the end of year one, end of year two and in the final year.
Due to the pressures on car parking capacity on campus it is not possible to provide dedicated parking for students. Students can access Pay-and-Display spaces and Pay-on-Foot car parks. Further information about parking on campus.
Yes, first year students are normally placed in Tocil with other Postgraduate students. There is also off campus Warwick Accommodation available.