St George's Hospital Medical School, University of London: UCAT and Course Entry Information (2021 Update)

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This article explains the requirements, clinical placement opportunities and rankings of St George’s, University of London’s Medicine degree — find out what they have to offer and what you need in terms of academic achievements, UCAT results and work experience!


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Overview of St George’s, University of London

St George’s Hospital Medical School was established in 1733, becoming England’s 2nd oldest institution for formal medical training. They are UK’s only university that is solely based in a hospital (St George’s Hospital) and is the only UK university to specialise in healthcare and medicine. St George’s also has a high student to staff ratio (12.3), with approximately 5500 students and 800 staff.

They offer 332 standard rooms (single beds) and 152 premium rooms (double beds) at the Horton Halls. All of these rooms have ensuite bathrooms and a shared dining area.

St George’s also has a Student Union, over 100 clubs and societies, shops, bars, music rooms and dance studios.



Times Higher Ed RankQS RankingsAcademic Ranking of World Universities 
201–250N/A501 – 600


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St George’s, University of London Medical Courses offered that require UCAT


Bachelor of Medicine

Course CodeLengthCampus
A1005 Years Full TimeSt George’s University of London


Academic requirements:

ATAR (for NSW):

  • The University no longer provides an academic requirement for an ATAR. However, it was previously 97

Overall Position (OP for Queensland):

  • The University no longer provides an academic requirement for OP. However, it was previously Band 2

A Level:

Scottish Higher:

  • AAA

IB (International Baccalaureate for International Students):

  • 36;
    • 18 at Higher Level

Cambridge International Pre-U:

EB (European Baccalaureate):

  • EB with 8.5/10 or 85% overall




  • Biology or Human Biology
  • Chemistry


  • Biology or Human Biology
  • Chemistry

A Level:

  • Chemistry; and
  • Biology or Human Biology
  • NOTE: General Studies and Key Skills are not accepted
  • Note: See GCSE requirements below

Scottish Higher:

  • Highers (AAA):
    • Chemistry; and
    • Biology
  • Advanced Highers (AA):
    • Chemistry; and
    • Biology
  • National 5 (Grade B):
    • English Language; and
    • Maths


  • Higher (18 points):
    • Biology (min 6/B)
    • Chemistry (min 6/B)
  • Standard level (if B grade has not been achieved in GCSE/IGCSE/ O Level Maths and English):
    • Mathematics or Maths Studies (min 5); and
    • English (min 5)

Cambridge International Pre-U:


  • Biology (min 8.5)
  • Chemistry (min 8.5)


Entry Requirements: 

Acceptance is based on student’s academic results, UCAT results, and non-academic achievements, like work experience.


  • At least 5 GCSE’s at Grade 6(B) including:
    • English Language
    • Maths
    • Science (Double or Triple award)



  • St George’s requires a minimum score of 500 in each individual section to be regarded as a possible application.
  • Then, the students’ overall UCAT scores are ranked to determine interview applicants.
  • In the past, the lowest UCAT score that was accepted into the interview sections ranged from 2480 – 2710:
    • Year = Score
    • 2018 = 2590
    • 2019 = 2490
    • 2020 = 2480
    • 2021 = 2620 (Home), 2710 (Overseas)
  • Note: They do not consider students’ Situational Judgement scores.


Work Experience:

Students need to have experience working in a medical/health-related field AND a non-health care setting. This can be achieved through:

  • Volunteering;
  • Work experience;
  • Gap year experience;
  • Caring for a sick relative; or
  • Participating in Scouts, the Guides, Red Cross or similar organisations.

Students need to demonstrate their:

  • Understanding, knowledge, and insight gained through their experience;
  • Communication skills,
  • Patience;
  • Accuracy; and
  • Teamwork.

This section will be examined during the interviews.


Application Process: 

  • Students are required to achieve the minimum standards covered above
  • Students also need to sit the UCAT exam, score a high mark and pass their interviews
  • Students need to demonstrate their knowledge and skills gained in their work experience


Interview Criteria and Structure: 

St George’s select students for interviews based on their UCAT scores.

  • Criteria: The interviews assess qualities that are useful in a health-care setting. Interviewers are examining your:
    • Teamwork skills;
    • Your level of respect;
    • Reasons why you want to work in this profession;
    • Your commitment to improving lives; and
    • Whether you are aware of government policies and research on healthcare.
  • Structure:
    • There are approximately 6-8 stations that examine different skills and capabilities.
    • Each station runs for approximately 5 minutes, and you will rotate between them.
    • You will be asked a variety of different questions, including question-answers, role-play or completing tasks.


Other options to entry:

  • For students who did not complete their Medicine degree in a different university:
    • Provide reasons for withdrawal
    • Re-apply on basis of A Levels
    • NOTE: students who were suspended from previous courses are not considered


Degree facts:

  • Students study at a campus that is shared with St George’s Hospital


Clinical placement information

Years 1 to 2

Students will interact with people in various community settings (including at the university) to learn about their experiences of illness, impairment, pregnancy and healthcare. Moreover, students will develop a social and cultural understanding of healthcare to improve their clinical skills and attitudes.

Year 3

Students will learn to interact with patients professionally to obtain full medical histories from patients and conduct examinations.


Year 4

Students will attend clinical placements to experience and learn about senior medicine (including cardiology and geriatrics), senior surgery (including surgical specialities), palliative care, neurology, neurosurgery, neurorehabilitation, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynaecology, and paediatrics.

Year 5

Students will have a one-to-one apprenticeship with a Foundation Year doctor, so that they can learn their role and the expected standard in time for the next year.


Associate teaching hospitals

  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
  • North Hampshire Hospital
  • North Middlesex University Hospital
  • Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital
  • Royal Hampshire County Hospital
  • Russells Hall Hospital
  • Watford General Hospital
  • William Harvey Hospital
  • The Adam Practice
  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sheepcot Medical Centre
  • St. Ann’s Hospital (London and Poole)
  • St. Martin’s Hospital (Kent and Medway NHS)
  • Stoke Mandeville Hospital

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