About The Course

Plymouth’s five-year integrated Medicine course follows a curriculum that’s structured around the human life cycle. This course gives students the knowledge, confidence and skills needed to become a doctor in a world with constantly evolving healthcare.

In year one, students study human physical and psychological development – from conception to old age. This is supplemented with real-life clinical case studies, experience of healthcare in community settings, meeting patients and learning from health and social care professionals.

In year two, the human life cycle is revisited but with a focus on disease, pathological processes as well as the human and social impact of disease and illness. A series of placements are undertaken in a GP so that students can understand how teams work together and long-term health issues.

In the third year, there is a focus on three Pathways of Care: Acute Care, Ward Card and Integrated Ambulatory Care. Students also spend more time in patient-centred learning settings and will complete several hospital and GP placements.

This continues into the fourth year, whilst developing clinical, analytical, communication and problem-solving skills. The focus on three Pathways of Care also carries over, with focus on Acute Care, Continuing Care and Palliative Care/Oncology. By the final year, students will apply the knowledge and skills gained over the first four years by working ‘on the job’ with a healthcare team based in Torbay or Derriford hospital.

Academic Requirements

GCSEs: Applicants need to achieve 7 GCSE passes (grade C/grade 4 or higher) which must include the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, two Science subjects - either GCSE Double Award Science or two from single award Chemistry, Biology or Physics.

A-levels: A*AA-AAA A in Biology, A in a second science from Chemistry, Physics, Maths, or Psychology. General Studies is not accepted.

Scottish Higher: Not considered

Scottish Advanced Higher: AAA A in Biology and one further science from Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology.

International Baccalaureate: 36-38 points Higher Level 6 in Biology and Higher Level 6 in one further science from Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology.

Admissions Process

Admissions Tests:

UCAT test results will be used alongside A levels and GCSEs to select for interview. The cut-off score was 2610 for 2022 entry.

Interview Type: MMI

Admissions Statistics

Total number of applicants: 1238
Total number of places: TBC
Total number of entrants: TBC
Acceptance rate: TBC


Home students: TBC
Rest of UK: TBC
International students: TBC


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