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Competition Ratios

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In 2016 there were 20,100 students who applied via UCAS for medicine courses in the UK for approximately 8000 places. Places are particularly competitive on graduate entry courses with programmes having an applicant: offer ratio up to 38:1 (King’s). Below, the numbers of applicants, interviews, offers and places in the last application cycle are listed for each medical programme. The ratio of applicants to offers is listed in the last column.


Undergraduate Programme Selection Ratio’s 2016


These courses are those the standard Medicine courses available for undergraduate entry, though graduates may also apply to them. They are mostly 5-year courses; Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and Imperial offer a 6 year course as standard.


Medical School Notes Applicants Interviewed Offers Places Available #Applicants /Interview #Interviews /Offer #Applicants/ Offer
University of Aberdeen 2,436 749 416 169 3.3 1.8 5.9
Barts and the London School of Medicine (14-15 cycle)
UK/EU 1,952 861 444 253 2.3 1.9 4.4
Non-EU 431 134 52 23 3.2 2.6 8.3
University of Birmingham
UK/EU 3,017 1,000 650 306 3.0 1.5 4.6
Non-EU 3,017 1,000 650 28 3.0 1.5 4.6
Brighton and Sussex Medical School 1,262 514 217 138 2.5 2.4 5.8
University of Bristol 4,000 800 400 225 5.0 2.0 10.0
University of Cambridge 1,521 NA 280 265 NA NA 5.4
Cardiff University 3,500 1,500 500 300 2.3 3.0 7.0
University College London *20 Places deferred for next year 2,285 734 513 322 3.1 1.4 4.5
University of Dundee 1,700 600 300 138 2.8 2.0 5.7
University of Durham
UK/EU 600 NA NA 92 NA NA NA
Non-EU 600 NA NA 7 NA NA NA
University of East Anglia
UK/EU 1,400 600 30 154 2.3 2.0 4.7
Non-EU 200 600 0 13 2.3 2.0 4.7
University of Edinburgh 2,203 NA 300 200 NA NA 7.3
University of Exeter
UK/EU 1,800 500 NA 120 3.6 NA NA
Non-EU 1,800 500 NA 10 3.6 NA NA
University of Glasgow
UK/EU 2,000 700 45 230 2.9 1.6 4.4
Non-EU 2,000 700 0 18 2.9 1.6 4.4
Hull York Medical School 1,300 560 300 141 2.3 1.9 4.3
Imperial College 2,000 750 480 283 2.7 1.6 4.2
Keele University 2,202 500 250 119 4.4 2.0 8.8
King’s College London 4,500 1,300 520 360 3.5 2.5 8.7
Lancaster University 558 246 109 53 2.3 2.3 5.1
University of Leeds
UK/EU 1,800 600 40 219 3.0 1.5 4.5
Non-EU 1,800 600 0 20 3.0 1.5 4.5
University of Leicester
UK/EU 2,163 900 50 224 2.3 1.9 4.3
Non-EU 2,163 40 0 17 2.3 1.9 4.3
University of Liverpool
UK/EU 3,500 1,200 NA 270 2.9 NA NA
Non-EU 3,500 1,200 NA 23 2.9 NA NA
University of Manchester
UK/EU 2,200 900 590 344 2.4 1.5 3.7
Non-EU 2,200 900 60 28 2.4 1.5 3.7
Newcastle University 2,100 NA NA 219 NA NA NA
University of Nottingham 2,500 700 450 240 3.6 1.6 5.6
University of Oxford 1,674 425 165 145 3.9 2.6 10.1
University of Plymouth 1,003 288 168 86 3.5 1.7 6.0
Queen's University Belfast
UK/EU 977 677 375 236 1.4 1.8 2.6
Non-EU 231 135 55 26 1.7 2.5 4.2
University of Sheffield 2,200 850 380 237 2.6 2.2 5.8
University of Southampton
School Leavers 636 432 250 126 1.5 1.7 2.5
Graduates 363 48 20v 26 7.6 2.4 18.2
University of St Andrews
UK/EU 1,500 400 20 130 3.8 2.0 7.5
Non-EU 1,500 400 0 20 3.8 2.0 7.5


Graduate Entry Programmes


In this table the competition ratios for UK graduate entry programmes are listed. These are typically 1 year shorter than undergraduate entry courses. Graduates are also eligible to apply for undergraduate programmes.


Medical School Notes Applicants Interviewed Offers Places Available #Applicants /Interview #Interviews /Offer #Applicants/ Offer
Barts and the London School of Medicine 1,500 200 60 39 7.5 3.3 25.0
University of Birmingham 680 90 50 40 7.6 1.8 13.6
University of Cambridge 340 NA 26 20 NA NA 13.1
King's College London 1,600 170 42 28 9.4 4.0 38.1
University of Liverpool 500 250 42 32 2.0 6.0 11.9
Newcastle University 1,000 147 43 25 6.8 3.4 23.3
University of Nottingham 1,000 275 100 90 3.6 2.8 10.0
University of Oxford 375 90 NA 30 4.2 NA NA
University of Southampton 1,226 140 60 40 8.8 2.3 20.4
St. George's, University of London 1,300 230 71 55 5.7 3.2 18.3
Swansea University 1,000 250 90 72 4.0 2.8 11.1
University of Warwick
UK/EU 1,800 34 164 177 5.9 1.9 10.2
Non-EU 200 0 13 177 5.9 1.9 10.2