Queens University Belfast, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Degree Type & Length: 5 Years
UCAS Code: A100
University Code: Q75
Is UKCAT needed? If so, how is it assessed? No
Applicants: 2000
Interviews: 700
Offers: 360
Places: 262
Academic entry requirement:

9 GCSEs will be considered with 4 marks for an A star and 3 for an A. Maximum 36 points.

ABB in the specific subject requirements at A-level 


Medical School Website:
Medical School Contact Information: Whitla Medical Building
97 Lisburn Road
Belfast, BT9 7BL
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 2450
Fax: +44 (0)28 9097 2451
Admissions: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
Key attribute of medical institute: Medicine has been taught in Belfast since 1821 and there has been a Medical School at Queen’s University since 1849. The Centre is responsible for the administration and management of the five year Undergraduate Course in Medicine. The course has an intake of approximately 280 students, including school leavers and graduates. Our aim is to educate individuals who at all times put the consideration of patients as their first priority.
Course Structure:

Year 1 and 2

During the first two years of the course you learn about the scientific basis of medical practice. You gain knowledge about each body system focusing on the mechanisms of cellular structure and function. You also study pathology, microbiology, therapeutics and genetics. Teaching of basic science subjects is integrated with clinical skills training which you acquire through clinical simulation and practice with patients.


Year 3

The third year begins to take greater clinical focus. Classroom-based and clinical teaching takes place in each of the medical and surgical disciplines which is integrated with therapeutic, pathological and microbiological principles relevant to clinical medical practice.


Year 4 and 5

During the fourth and fifth years you gain further experience in a range of surgical and medical disciplines. Training in emergency medicine and general practice offers an opportunity for you to consolidate and advance your clinical skills and enhance your clinical and related knowledge. In fifth year your have the opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship during which they complete the range of tasks undertaken by a Foundation Doctor.

Teaching and learning in ethics, communication, teamwork, and related behavioural science is embedded throughout the curriculum.

Queens University Belfast, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences