Anglia Ruskin University: UCAT and Medical Course Entry Information

Are you thinking about doing a Medicine at Anglia Ruskin University? Are you still confused about your entry requirements? Well, this article explains everything you need to know about Anglia Ruskin University's UCAT and course requirements!

In this article, we’re going to give you an overview of Anglia Ruskin University and the medicine courses it offers which require UCAT for admission.

An overview of Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) was established in 1858 and has four main campuses. These include:

Currently, there are over 39,000 students from over 185 countries enrolled at the University.

The School of Medicine was opened in September 2018 in Chelmsford and includes GP simulation rooms and an anatomy suite. NOTE: The university doesn’t accept international applicants for the medicine program. 

Students who wish to live on campus whilst studying Medicine can apply for Chelmsford Student Village. The student village has 511 rooms which are spread out over 110 flats. A 6-bed flat with ensuite costs around £130 per week and a 3-bed flat with ensuite costs around £126  per week. Rooms are self-catered.

At ARU there are a range of extra-curricular opportunities students can get involved in. These include:

  • Societies: There are over 120 societies you can be a part of or if you wish you can also start your own society.
  • Social events: There are a range of events happening all year round that students can attend. These include: networking events, film nights, Friday feeling, and more!
  • Sports: Students can partake in competitive or social sport and use one of the many facilities available on campus.


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Anglia Ruskin University Medical Courses offered that require UCAT

Medical CourseCourse CodeEntry RequirementsLength of CourseCampus Taught
Bachelor of MedicineA100Academic Requirements: 


  • NA


  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A-C/ grades 9-4


  • AAA at A-levels completed within two years of applying

IB (International Baccalaureate):

  • A minimum of 36 points overall

Scottish Qualifications:

  • Highers: AAAAA at Higher Grade
  • Advanced Highers: a minimum of AAB grades



  • NA


  • GCSEs must include:
    • Mathematics
    • English Language
    • Two science subjects

For A-Levels:

  • A-Levels must include:
    • Chemistry or Biology
    • One of either Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics or Physics
    • NOTE: A pass in the practical element of the science subjects is compulsory.
  • The third A-level can be of your choice
    • NOTE: General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

For IB:

  • A minimum of 666 at Higher Level. The subjects which must be included in this combination of grades are:
    • Chemistry and/or Biology
    • One other science
    • Mathematics or English

Scottish Qualifications:

  • Both Highers and Advanced Highers require a National 5 grade B or above. The subjects which must be included in this are:
    • English language
    • Two science subjects
    • Mathematics
  • Highers: Higher grade must include:
    • Biology and/or Chemistry
    • Another science subject
  • Advanced Highers: AA grade must come from:
    • Biology and/or Chemistry
    • Another science subject

Entry Requirement: 

  • Applicants are required to:
    • Meet minimum entry requirements
    • Sit the UCAT in the year of applying
    • Submit a personal statement and reference


  • There is no threshold score students must attain for UCAT
  • Students who receive a Band 4 in the Situational Judgement test component will not be invited for an interview.

Personal Statement: 

  • The personal statement will not be assessed however you will be required to reference the things mentioned in it in the interview.
  • The personal statement should address:
    • Motivation to study medicine
    • Appreciation and understanding of being a doctor and what it requires
    • Evidence of work experience
      • It is desired students complete work experience in the healthcare sector
      • It can be in the form of volunteering, shadowing, paid work or observing
      • Experience can be in a nursing home, nursery, charities, voluntary organisations, pharmacy, GP or hospitals
    • Level of commitment
    • Desirable personal qualities

Interview Criteria and structure:

Interviews will take place between December- January.

  • Criteria: The interview assesses:
    • Communication skills
    • Critical thinking
    • Moral reasoning
    • Teamwork and leadership
    • Empathy
    • Problem-solving
    • Interpersonal skills.
  • Structure:
    • The interview is structured as a Multiple Mini Interview.
    • There will be eight stations.
    • Each station will be 7 minutes long.
  • Scoring:
    • MMI’s will be scored in the following manner:
      • The criteria is divided into 3 domains. These are:
        • Communication and interpersonal skills
        • Initiative and problem-solving
        • Personal integrity and moral reasoning
      • Each domain will be scored out of 5.
      • NOTE: All three domains will apply at each station
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