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Suitable referees

You will need to provide us with one reference from a person (not a relative) who holds/has held a position of responsibility and who can comment on your suitability for studying medicine. If you have been in higher education during the last two years you should provide an academic referee. Your reference will not form a central part of the selection process, but will be considered before we make you an offer.

We recognise that it is difficult to obtain an academic reference after you have left university for some time. If your date of graduation was more than two academic years ago (ie prior to June 2017), you may substitute a reference from an employer. A current employer is preferred. If the reference is from a previous employer, it must not be more than two years since you worked for them.

Areas your reference should comment on

Your reference should comment on:

  • If you have not yet graduated, your predicted grade*
  • How prepared you are to study medicine.
  • Your potential for studying a full-time accelerated graduate-entry level programme.
  • Your engagement with and success in tackling new and challenging learning opportunities.

* Important: Your predicted grade should be from a member of academic staff at your current institution if you are still studying. Your referee should indicate your predicted grade in the relevant section of the UCAS form not in the body of the reference. If you fail to provide us with a suitable prediction from a suitable referee by 15 November 2019, we may withdraw your application.