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About the course

Our Graduate Entry Medicine Programme is a four-year degree open to applicants with a previous degree in any discipline.

Unlike many traditional MBChB degrees, this allows more mature students to consider becoming a doctor after having completed a previous course of study towards a graduate degree.

We welcome people from a wide variety of backgrounds who wish to pursue a degree in graduate entry medicine in the UK, not just those with a background in science or allied health care disciplines.

Our first cohort will be welcomed in September 2024.

Entry Requirements

All applications will need to meet the following criteria:

  • At least an upper second class honours (2:1) degree in any subject. Candidates with a lower second class degree should hold a Master's degree.
  • Meeting minimum threshold mark in either UCAT, GAMSAT or MCAT.
  • IELTS 7.0 (maximum of two band scores at 6.0 / 6.5) (International applicants only)
  • 70 hours (the equivalent of around ten days) of prior work experience in a healthcare or allied setting, as a volunteer, or in a paid capacity, as a helper to someone with healthcare needs. This work experience must have taken place in the 3 years prior to the date of application and all applicants will need to provide evidence of this. Applicants for 2024 entry may apply without the required 70 hours, however they must be working towards it. It would then become a condition if an offer was made.

September 2024: Minimum Entry Threshold Scores:




Overall threshold 2540

Overall threshold 60

Overall threshold 505

Component requirements:
Minimum score 570 in Verbal Reasoning section

Component requirements:
Minimum score 50 in Paper 3 (Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences)

Component requirements:
Minimum score 127 in Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills. No section score below 125.

Open Days

If you’re a graduate who wishes to study medicine, why not join us at an Open Day to find out what we can offer you at Chester?

This is a great opportunity for you to explore whether studying Medicine at Chester is right for you and learn more about how to apply and what to expect in the interview process. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the course and get to know some of our academic team.

Book Your Place

Join us on Thursday 16th November at 6PM for a special 'Graduate Entry Medicine at the University of Chester' Webinar alongside The Medic Portal.

The Webinar is the ideal opportunity for you to 'get a feel' of the Programme, as well as the University of Chester and what your student experience will be like before you apply. Not only that, you'll be provided with the opportunity to find out more information about the Graduate Entry Medicine course, its modules, the city of Chester and our campuses, and give you the chance to meet some of the academic staff who will be teaching you should you apply!

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Clinical Placements

Our Graduate Entry Medicine course is designed so that students learn in clinical settings from an early stage. Clinical placements are based in the community, general practices and NHS hospitals throughout Cheshire, Shropshire and North Wales. A summary of some of these is listed below.