Top UK Universities For Medicine - Ranking & League Table

Looking To Study Medicine In The UK?
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Check out our full guide on the top universities offering medical degrees to study at in the UK. We’ve also curated a list of high-ranking universities which offer affordable, globally-recognized qualifications for Medicine.

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UK University League Table For Medicine

The University League Table for Medicine shows some of the top ranking universities to study Medicine in the UK. We’ve compiled a list of universities you should look out for, sorted by UK and global ranking as well entry requirements.

Subject ranking University UK Ranking World Ranking Location A Level Requirement IB Requirement IELTS Tuition
1 University of Oxford 1 4 Oxford A*AA 39 points 7 £44,935
2 University of Cambridge 2 7 Cambridge A*A*A 40 – 42 points 7 £55,272
6 Dundee University 6 302 Scotland AAA 37 points 7 £44,650
7 Imperial College 7 9 London AAA 38 points 7 £44,000
11 University of Aberdeen 11 194 Aberdeen AAA 36 points 7 £43,500
14 Newcastle University 14 146 Newcastle AAA 38 points 7 £33,600
16 Lancaster University 16 128 Lancaster AAA 36 points 7 £34,700
24 University of Nottingham 24 76 Nottingham AAA 36 points 7 £24,990

Top Medical Schools In The UK

The University Of Oxford ranks no.1 in the UK for medical degrees and ranks number 4 globally. Strict and difficult entry requirements ensures only the top students make it in. The fee per annum to study medicine in Oxford sits at £44,935. Other entry requirements include passing BMAT/UCAT, IELTS exam for language (minumum band 7) and Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs).

University of Cambridge is another highly sought after medical school in the UK. They currently rank number 2 in the league table and number 7 internationally. Academically, the entry requirement of Cambridge is even higher than Oxford and the fees are significantly higher, at £55,272 per annum.

Recommended Medical Schools In The UK

Besides Oxford and Cambridge University, we’ve also curated a list of high ranking, recommended universities for you to consider if you plan to study Medicine in the UK.

Fancy some beautiful scenery? Dundee University ranks No.6 in the UK and is the top medical school in Scotland. It’s prestige as a medical school is backed by it having the highest academic entry requirements in the UK for medicine, at 239 UCAS points.

If you prefer the hustle and bustle of London, one cannot forego Imperial College, which ranks number 7 in the UK for medical degrees. Imperial College of London prides themselves on their dedication to medical research and educating the next generation of healthcare professionals.

The University of Nottingham offers a more affordable, widely-accepted medical degree program at £24,990 per annum. Multiple entry pathways are available for local and international students, allowing for easier entry to study at the university.

How To Apply To Study Medicine In The UK?

Step 1: Choose A University

The first step is to look for popular and high-ranking Universities in the UK which offer courses you are interested in. Refer to the table above to start your search. Things to consider when applying:

  • Location
  • Employability
  • Fees
  • Entry requirements
  • University Ranking

Step 2: Submit Your Application Via UCAS

UCAS is a UK-based organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities. You can apply for multiple Universities simultaneously to ensure you get multiple offers. Read our full guide on UCAS here. When you are ready, apply through the UCAS website directly.

Step 3: Wait For Offer Letters

Once the application to UCAS is done, you’ll have to wait to get your offer letters. Come and speak with us once you’ve received an offer letter and want to make arrangements to apply for that University.

UK Medical School Entry Requirements

Here are some of the common entry requirements and tests a student has to pass before being accepted at a UK medical school:
  1. English Language Test requirement – such as IELTS or TOEFL.
  2. University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) or BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT). Most medical schools will require you to sit for an aptitude test used as part of the admissions process.
  3. Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland for Scottish Universities)
  4. Health checks. All potential medical students are required to undergo screening for blood borne viruses. Details will be provided should you accept an offer.
  5. Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI). This format of interview has been adopted by an increasing amount of medical schools in the UK as of late. The MMI interviews consist of several short practical assessments. You’ll be presented with a scenario before each mini interview and given some time to prepare for an answer. Next, you’ll be asked a question by the interviewer or engage in a role-play scenario with an actor while being watched by the interviewer.
  6. Personal statement. This is a supporting document an part of your application to a UK university. Usually, you will write about what you hope to achieve studying at the course, what you plan to do after graduating and why you are applying for this specific university. 

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