Widening participation criteria for the Gateway Year to Medicine
Because this course is open only to Widening participation applicants, in addition to the academic requirements specified below, further means testing criteria must be met in order to be eligible. These can be found here.
BBC including Chemistry or Biology at B grade. Physics or Maths must also be offered if Chemistry is not taken.
Certain combinations are not acceptable such as:
Applicants predicted ABB or greater in any subject combination, who also meet the Widening Participation criteria, should apply via the Access to Leeds route to the A100 course. Those taking a fourth A2 subject will not be at an advantage over those taking three. We do not rate A* as being any higher than A i.e. we will not accept A*A*B instead of AAA. Please note that entry tot he A100 course requires an A grade in Chemistry or Biology.
Other course specific tests:
The Bio-Medical Admissions Test (BMAT)
Applicants will be required to take the Bio-Medical Admissions Test (BMAT). This is a 2-hour written test which consists of three sections: Section 1: Aptitude and Skills, Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Applications, Section 3: Writing Task. All applicants for the MB ChB course are required to take BMAT in either September or November each year. The result from first sitting only will be accepted. Applicants can either take the test at their own school or college, or at one of BMAT’s open centres worldwide.
Further details are available on the BMAT website: www.bmat.org.uk. The scores will be scrutinised when selectors consider the rest of the application alongside the personal statement, academic background and referee’s statement. Entrance requirements may be reviewed and amended at the end of an admissions cycle based on the performance of the previous year’s cohort.
BMAT Registration fees
Whilst the standard registration deadline to sit the BMAT is 1st October, if candidates have not been able to register by this date they can still register up to 15th October. Typically this would require the payment of a late registration fee, however on this occasion BMAT will waiver the fee for applicants to our Gateway to Medicine course for the 2019/2020 cycle of applications . For more information on waivering your late registration fee can be found by contacting BMAT through the BMAT support page.
29 overall including 5 at Higher Level in Chemistry. Applicants with predicted or achieved grades of 33 overall including 16 at Higher Level are not eligible for this course.
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
BB at Advanced Higher including Biology or Chemistry, and BBBBC at Standard Level. Applicants with achieved or predicted Advanced Higher grades of AA, are not eligible for this course.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.5 overall, with no less than 7.5 in spoken english.
How to apply
Apply to this course through UCAS. The institution code for the University of Leeds is L23. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website. The application closing date for medicine is earlier than for many other courses – all full-time undergraduate applications must be made through the UCAS website by 15th October of the year preceding entry. The School of Medicine does not normally accept applications after the initial UCAS closing date.
All applicants will be sent an online form to indicate their Widening Participation criteria once their UCAS application has been recieved. A referee will be required to validate this information.
Gateway to Medicine Policy 2020
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