University of Leicester, Leicester Medical School
Degree Type & Length: 5 Years
UCAS Code: A100
University Code: L34
Is UKCAT needed? If so, how is it assessed? Yes
Applicants: 3000
Interviews: 900
Offers: 550
Places: 249
Academic entry requirement:

Our standard offer is based on performance at A2 level and is now AAA.

You must have achieved at least a grade C in English Language, Mathematics and Double Science. 

Medical School Contact Information: Maurice Shock Building
PO Box 138
University Road
Admissions: 0116 252 2969/2966/2985/3015
Student Enquiries Desk: 0116 252 3021
Fax No: 0116 252 3013
Interview style format: We are one of only a few Medical Schools in the UK to offer hands-on, full-body human dissection and prosection, providing excellent first-hand learning experiences for our students. Each group, usually 6-9 students, have access to an individual cadaver. Our Dissection Room underwent refurbishments in August 2013.
Course Structure:

Laying the Foundations

Teaching in years 1 and 2 will help you develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to communicate with patients, examine them, and interpret your observations. Alongside the core modules you will take two 'Student Selected Components' on topics which match your interests and aspirations.

Clinical skills

You will meet patients very early on in your study. Clinical and communication skills are developed in a structured way first by attachment to a family, and work with volunteers and actors simulating patients, and then by work with real patients in hospital.

Medical sciences

You will learn medical sciences through integrated, interdisciplinary teaching. Applied subjects like Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology are introduced very early, so that you can immediately understand both normal and abnormal function. You should always understand the relevance of topics to medical practice.

Social and behavioural medicine

Doctors must be aware that patients have social and psychological dimensions to their lives that affect the kind of illness that they suffer, how they react to illness and the consequences of illness for them. These aspects will be emphasised enabling you to appreciate the behavioural and social dimensions in clinical practice. You will learn about the full range of services for patients in need by working in multi-agency community centres.

Learning how to learn

Medicine requires a commitment to lifelong learning. We aim progressively to develop your skills of self-directed learning. You will learn to solve patient problems through a mixture of lectures and small group work. There is lots of time for self study and, guided by the course outcomes, you will learn how to organise your own work.

Learning to integrate

However integrated the curriculum, the subjects relevant to medicine must come together in your mind. Through the study of patients who suffer from long term conditions you will develop the skill of integrating your medical knowledge under the supervision of healthcare professionals.

Student Selected Component

Doctors must be able to critically evaluate evidence.  In Student Selected Components you choose a subject to study in depth allowing you to assess scientific evidence.


All our assessments are integrated and you will be regularly assessed throughout and be given feedback on your progress.

University of Leicester, Leicester Medical School