The University of East Anglia: UCAT and Course Entry Information

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

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

An overview of The University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia was established in 1963 and has a student population of 16,872.

The University has four faculties located at Norwich, which was England’s first UNESCO City of Literature.

The University offers a range of accommodation options. There are over 4,300 furnished rooms which are grouped around shared kitchens, thus, all the accommodation blocks are self-catered. The residences suited to medical students include:

  • Barton House
  • Constable Terrace
  • Hickling House
  • Kett House
  • Pine House
  • University Village Houses
  • Suffolk terrace
  • Wolfson Close

In addition, the University of East Anglia has over 200 different clubs and societies (including archery, chess, and cocktail), a large number of campus facilities (including Medical Centre, Multifaith Centre and Enterprise Centre), and a Sportspark.


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The University of East Anglia Medical Courses offered that require UCAT

Medical CoursesCourse CodeEntry RequirementsLength of CourseCampus Taught
Bachelor of MedicineA100ATAR (for NSW):

  • NA

IB (International Baccalaureate for International students):

  • At least 36 points overall

A Level

  • Applicants must receive AAA.

European Baccalaureate:

A minimum of 85% for Level 1 courses.

SQA Higher/ Advanced Higher:

  • BBB in Secondary Six


For IB:

  • HL 6 in three subjects including either Biology or Chemistry.

For A-Level:

  • A-Level Chemistry or Biology/Human Biology
  • Science A-Level’s must include a pass in the practical element

For European Baccalaureate:

  • 85% in Biology or Chemistry
  • 85% in two other subjects

For SQA Higher/ Advanced Higher:

  • Chemistry or Biology

Entry Requirement: 

Acceptance is based on student’s meeting the minimum academic results, UCAT results, and their interview. The Situational Judgement Component of UCAT will be used in conjunction with the interview score to rank students.


There is no minimum threshold mark required for the UCAT.

Application Process:

  • Students are required to apply through UCAS.
  • Students are required to achieve the minimum academic standards covered above.
  • Students also need to sit the UCAT exam and score a high mark.
  • If selected, students will need to attend an interview.
  • Students are recommended to do work experience or volunteering in the health field to demonstrate suitability for the program.

Interview Criteria and structure:

  • Criteria: The interview assesses:
    • Approach to decision making when given incomplete or conflicting information
    • Ability to learn and work in a team
    • Attitude
    • Insight into Medicine as a career and personal suitability for the profession
    • Honesty, integrity, and personal effectiveness.
  • Structure:
    • The interview is structured as Multiple Mini Interviews.
    • There are 6 stations with each station assessing a specific criterion.
    • Each station is 5 minutes long.

Alternate Entry Pathway:

If you do not meet the entry requirements for the Medicine program, you may be able to apply through the Gateway to Medicine ‘Widening Access’ program.

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