UCAS Clearing allows Medical Schools to fill the spaces on their courses – this means they can open these spaces to students who may have the grades required to gain a place but may not have received offers at other universities.
Here is some advice from a Swansea Graduate who has been through Medicine Clearing.
St George’s are offering Clearing places for 2020 – you can find out more, including their hotline numbers, on their Clearing blog.
The universities offering clearing places differ from year to year – take a look at the table below to see which universities are offering clearing places for Medicine.
|Medical School||Course||UCAS Code||Entry Requirements for Clearing||Phone Number|
|Anglia Ruskin University||Medical Science BSc (Hons)||B190||96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent) including a pass in Science (Biology or Chemistry are preferred)|
IB: 24 points - must include a Science subject at Higher level (Biology or Chemistry are preferred)
|01245 68 68 68|
|Anglia Ruskin University||Medical Science (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)||B191||48 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 1 A Level (or equivalent)|
IB: 24 points
|01245 68 68 68|
|Bangor University||Medical Sciences||B100||128-112 UCAS tariff points from A Levels (including Biology and at least one other science from Chemistry (preferred), Medical Science, Physics or Maths) or equivalent qualification||0800 085 1818|
|Bangor University||Medical Sciences With Foundation||B110||48 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 1 A Level (or equivalent). UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted. 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.||0800 085 1818|
|University of Buckingham||Medicine MB ChB||71A8||A Levels: AAB (Chemistry required, as well as Mathematics or Biology)|
IB: 34 points
|University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)||Medical Sciences (May)||2G95||UCAS Tariff: Not accepted|
A level: BBB
|University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)||Medical Sciences (January)||2G85||UCAS Tariff: Not accepted|
A level: BBB
|University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)||Medical Sciences (Foundation Entry)||AA90||UCAS Tariff: 80 points, including at least 2 Science courses to year 12 study|
A level: 80 UCAS points at A2
|University of Chester||Medical Science (including a Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)||B991||72 UCAS tariff points|
A Levels: DDD (to include Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry and Science)
IB: 24 points (to include four in HL Biology and four in HL Chemistry)
|01244 567 470|
|University of Chester||Medical Science BSc (Hons)||B990||112 UCAS tariff points|
A Levels: BBC - BCC (to include Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Science)
IB: 26 points (to include five or above in HL Chemistry or HL Biology)
|01244 567 470|
|University of Leicester||Medicine (with a foundation year)||A199||UCAS Tariff: Not accepted|
A level: BBB, including Chemistry or Biology, plus one other science from Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted. Maths and Further Maths count as one subject. Human Biology and Biology count as one subject.
|0116 252 5281|
|London Metropolitan University||Medical Sciences (two-year accelerated degree) BSc (Hons)||B368||120 UCAS tariff points from at least three A levels, including a minimum B grade in Biology and Chemistry |
A Levels: BBB (with B in Biology and B in Chemistry)
|0800 032 4441|
|Newcastle University||Medical Science BSc (Hons)||B902||A Levels: AAA-AAB (including Biology or Chemistry, plus at least one from: Mathematics or Further Mathematics; Physics; Psychology; Biology; or Chemistry. Use of Mathematics, World Development, communication and Culture and Critical Thinking are not accepted.|
IB: 34-35 points (with Biology or Chemistry and another science at Higher Level grade 5 or above.)
|0800 073 5050
|Oxford Brookes University||Medical Science BSc (Hons)||B190||104-112 UCAS tariff points (one science required. Offer will be at 104 tariff points for applicants with two Science A Levels).|
IB: 30 points (Grade 4 Science HL, Grade 4 Maths SL, Grade 4 English SL)
|University of Sheffield||Medicine (Phase One)||A100||A level: AAA - A*AA. Three subjects to include Chemistry and Biology or Human Biology. General Studies and Key Skills not accepted. A Levels must be completed within two years of course commencement, within one sitting.||0114 222 2000|
|St George's, University of London||Medicine MB BS||A100||A Levels: AAA (Three subjects to include Chemistry and Biology or Human Biology. General Studies and Key Skills are not accepted and A Levels must be completed within two years of course commencement)|
IB: 36 points (HL: 18 points, with a minimum score of 6 in at least Biology and Chemistry. SL: A minimum score of 5 must be attained in Mathematics (or Maths Studies) and English, if at least a B grade has not previously been attained in GCSE level Maths and English)
|0300 303 0457|
|Swansea University||Applied Medical Sciences BSc (Hons)||B100||A Levels: AAB-ABB (Should include an A in Biology and one other STEM subject: Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics)|
IB: 128 UCAS tariff points
|0800 094 9071|
It’s important to note that, due to the competitive nature of Medicine, limited places are available through Clearing, so don’t be disheartened if you can’t gain a place this way. Many students choose to take a gap year to reapply to Medicine next year.
Applying for Medicine through Clearing is relatively straightforward. You can also find out more about Clearing on the UCAS website.
Want advice from a student who has been through the clearing process? Take a look at this piece from a Swansea Graduate.
Don’t panic! Gaining a place for Medicine through Clearing is very competitive. Many students choose to take a gap year to strengthen their application and reapply the next year.
A gap year is a great opportunity to gain more work experience, boost your UCAT or BMAT score or improve your interview technique – and many Medical Schools look favourably on re-applications as it demonstrates a commitment to Medicine.
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