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The Cambridge Medicine course is rewarding, demanding and highly competitive. It comprises three years of pre-clinical study (two for affiliated students), followed by three years of clinical study. Graduates are entitled to hold provisional registration with the General Medical Council; most go on to work in the NHS, and about half become general practitioners.


Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Typical offers require

  • A Level: A*A*A inc A* Chemistry
  • IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level inc 7 in HL Chemistry

For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.

Course Requirements

  • For A Levels: Chemistry, and at least one of Biology, Physics, Mathematics
  • For IB: Higher Level Chemistry and at least one of Biology, Mathematics and Physics
  • The most competitive applicants usually present with Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics at A-Level, IB Higher Level or equivalent.
  • Applicants holding qualifications they believe to be equivalent other than the International Baccalaureate and Scottish Highers will need to demonstrate, convincingly, that those qualifications involve a comparable level of scientific and mathematical understanding, and are advised to contact us for guidance.
  • We strongly recommend obtaining medical/healthcare experience as a paid or volunteer worker, and the shadowing of medical professionals, however we know in light of the current pandemic gaining relevant experience can be difficult, so you may find the following document of  use:

Affiliate students/mature students and those taking other qualifications are encouraged to contact our Admissions Office, to discuss the entry requirements for their qualifications.


Number of students 

We aim to admit up to eight students per year in Medicine.

Admissions Assessment

All applicants to Cambridge for A100 Medicine must sit the BMAT prior to interview. You can find more information about the BMAT here.

For 2023 entry, applicants must register to sit the BMAT by Friday 30 September 2022.  See here for information about how to register and here for information about costs (including eligibility for fee reimbursement).

Applicants will sit the BMAT on Tuesday 18 October 2022.

Applicants who fail to register on time, or to sit the BMAT, will be rejected.

Useful information about preparing for the BMAT is available here.

Written work 

Applicants are not typically asked to submit examples of written work. 

For more information: