The University of Exeter: UCAT and Medical Course Entry Information (2021 Update)

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

This article explains the requirements, clinical placement opportunities and rankings of the University of Exeter’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 the University of Exeter

The University of Exeter was established in 1955 and currently has 22,085 students from more than 130 countries.

The University has six Academic Colleges spread out across three campuses.

The College of Medicine and Health is located on the St Luke’s Campus.

Exeter offers students over 200 societies to choose from (including Baking, Medical Society, and Theatre), sporting facilities (including a health and fitness studio and an indoor heated swimming pool), and a range of volunteering opportunities.

The University also offers a wide range of accommodation options for students including both self-catered and catered options, and of a varied price range.



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The University of Exeter Medical Courses offered that require UCAT


Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery

Course CodeLengthCampus
A1005 Years Full TimeSt Luke’s Campus


Entry requirements

Academic requirements

ATAR (for NSW):

  • NA

IB (International Baccalaureate):

  • At least 36 points overall


  • Applicants must receive a AAA at A-Level.

BTEC Students:

A minimum of DDD.



For IB:

  • Biology (HL6); and
  • Chemistry (HL6)

For A-Level:

  • GCE A-Level:
    • Biology (A); and
    • Chemistry (A)


  • GCE A-Level:
    • Biology (grade A); and
    • Chemistry (grade A)

NOTE: General Studies is not included in any offer.

Entry Requirement: 

Acceptance is based on student’s meeting the minimum academic results, UCAT results, and their interview.


There is no minimum threshold mark required for the UCAT. However, in previous years, a score lower than 2500 will generally not be invited for an interview.


Applicants need to achieve a GCSE or equivalent in:

  • English Language (C/4)


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 between December and March.


Interview Criteria and structure:

Applicants who achieve the minimum academic requirements are then ranked by their UCAT marks to be invited to an interview.

  • Criteria: The interview assesses:
    • Ability to think critically and flexibly
    • Your work experience
    • Communication Skills
    • Ability to work in a team
  • Structure:
    • The interview is structured as Multiple Mini Interviews.
    • Exeter doesn’t specify any more information about the 2021-2022 interview structures. However, in previous years, there were 7 stations with each station assessing a specific criterion. Students must be awarded a ‘Yes’ judgement to at least 5 of their stations to be considered for an offer.


Clinical placement information

Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery

The University of Exeter is very open about the fact that their medical students go on clinical placement in the first month after starting their degree. So, their students have many early opportunities to contextualise the content they learn in practice.

Third and fourth year students will be given the opportunity to explore a range of medical specialities, as they rotate through a series of placements in hospital and community settings in either Devon or Cornwall. In the fifth and final year, students undertake ‘apprenticeships’ in a series of hospital placements across the South West NHS.


NHS Trust Partners

These are the partnerships that the University of Exeter lists on their website:


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