Published on September 17, 2023

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Lincoln Medical School Guide

Academic Requirements

GCE Advanced Levels: AAA (or AAB contextual offer).

We do not use predicted A level grades and do not score A levels, AS levels, or equivalent as part of our selection process. However, any offers made will be conditional on meeting the

A level requirements.

A Level Offer:

AAA, which must include biology (or human biology) and chemistry.

A pass is normally required in science practical tests, where these are assessed separately.

A third A Level at grade A is required in any subject, including home language. We do not accept general studies, critical thinking, global perspectives, and citizenship studies.

Students must study three A levels for two years and meet the entry requirements, however they can take an extra A level a year earlier or later if needed to meet the entry requirements or recommended by their school or college. Please note that we do not usually accept A levels which have taken three years to complete.

We will consider resits for no more than two A levels as long as:

– you have completed your A levels in the last 12 months
– you have already obtained at least ABB with at least one A in biology/human biology or chemistry
– you must achieve AAA after taking your resits

For applicants with A levels or the IB, Lincoln Medical School requires a minimum of 6 GCSEs at Level 7 (A), studied over a two-year period. These must include chemistry and biology, or double science if the individual science subjects were not taken. Maths and English language may also be included. If maths and English language are not among the 6 GCSEs, a minimum grade of Level 6 is required in both subjects. The selection scoring process considers a maximum of the highest 8 GCSEs, with specific weighting given to Maths, English Language, Chemistry, and Biology.

Applicants with a degree must have achieved at least a level 4 (C) in maths and English language. GCSE resits are not accepted, and applied science, short course GCSEs, and functional skills for English and maths are not considered.

For non-native English speakers, proof of English fluency is required, such as an IELTS score of 7.5 (no less than 7.0 in any element) or equivalent qualifications.

For home-schooled students, GCSEs taken over multiple years may be accepted as long as the entry requirements are met.

Widening Participation

A levels: AAB with at least one A in either biology or chemistry

IB: 35 (6,6,5 at Higher Level including 6 in either biology or chemistry, excluding core component) with the GCSE requirements (or equivalent).

This type of offer is given to students who meet our contextual admissions or elite athlete criteria.

If you meet the requirements for a contextual applicant and you’re successful at interview, your offer will then be lowered to the contextual offer of AAB or 35.

Graduate Entry

If you are applying with an undergraduate (Bachelor’s or undergraduate Master’s) degree, you may not need to meet the standard A Level requirements. This will be reviewed if you have achieved or are predicted to achieve a first class honours degree at undergraduate level in a relevant subject with enough biology and chemistry content. You will still, however, need to have achieved as least a 4 (C) in GCSE in both Maths and English Language. Any offers made without the A Level requirements are conditional on you achieving a first in your primary degree before starting the course.

Medical School Fees

The current fee status for home students at Nottingham Medical School is £9,250 per annum. International student fees for Nottingham Medical School are £28,700 per annum. Nottingham university offers funding support such as bursaries and scholarships for eligible students.

Medical School Course Structure

The five-year Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) Medicine degree offered in collaboration between the University of Lincoln and the University of Nottingham prepares students for a career as practicing doctors. The degree is awarded by the University of Nottingham upon successful completion.

This unique collaboration brings Nottingham’s renowned medicine courses to Lincolnshire, with academic staff from both universities delivering the program. Nottingham’s medicine courses are highly sought after, known for their innovative teaching methods and early patient interaction. The curriculum emphasizes experiential learning, and students benefit from diverse placement opportunities, including valuable clinical experience through strong partnerships with local Lincolnshire NHS trusts.

Interview Process

Applicants to Lincoln Medical School are required to participate in an interview process, which typically takes the form of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs). For the 2024 entry, all interviews are expected to be conducted online using Microsoft Teams.

Invitations for interviews are extended to candidates based on scores calculated by the school’s selection process. The specific percentage threshold for interview invitations may vary each year depending on the number of applicants.

There is a special consideration for certain applicants who meet the entry requirements and have completed specific programs or summer schools, such as the Nottingham Pathways Programme, Nottingham Potential Summer School, Nottingham Sutton Trust Summer School, or Lincoln Medical School Summer School. These applicants may bypass the UCAT/GCSE scoring stage of the selection process and proceed directly to the interview stage. However, they still need to sit the UCAT and achieve a Band 1 to 3 on the Situational Judgement Test.

It’s important to note that the fast track to interview is only applicable to those applying for their first degree.

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