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Admissions process

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Admissions process

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UK/EU students

We expect to have 143 places for new UK/EU entrants, in September 2019.

Step 1

Registration for the BMAT opens from early September 2018, and standard entry closes in early October. The last registration is 5pm (BST) on 15 October 2018; however late fees will apply. The BMAT takes place in early November 2018.

Step 2

Submit your application to UCAS by 15 October 2018. 
UCAS institution code name: BSMS
UCAS institution code: B74
Course code: A100

Step 3

Our admissions office reviews applications. Qualifying applications which are flagged with contextual data are ranked according to their BMAT results, with the top ranking candidates invited to interview. BSMS aims to offer 30% of its interviews to candidates with contextual data flags. All remaining applications are then ranked according to their BMAT results, with the highest ranking candidates invited to interview.

Step 4

Multiple mini interviews (MMIs) are held during BSMS admissions days, which we aim to hold in December and January.

Find out what to expect by watching our example MMI discussion below. 



More information about MMIs at BSMS can be found here. To prepare for the MMI’s you may wish to reflect on your work experience referring to the skills and values attributes needed to study medicine published by Medical Schools’ Council.

READ THE CORE VALUES AND ATTRIBUTES DOCUMENT >

READ THE WORK EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES >

Step 5

MMI results will be considered by the admissions board, decisions will be made from mid-January until mid-March. Candidates will receive an offer or rejection from mid-January until mid-March.

Step 6

Offers are made to successful candidates. Candidates choose to accept offers.

Step 7

Qualification results are confirmed in August. Candidates whose offers match their results are confirmed.

BACKGROUND IMAGE FOR PANEL

International students

We expect to have 10 places for new international (non-UK/EU) entrants, in September 2019.

Step 1

Submit your application to UCAS by 15 October 2018.
UCAS institution code name: BSMS 
UCAS institution code: B74 
Course code: A100

Step 2

Qualifying applications are ranked according to their academic score and the content of their personal statement. The admissions board will then select candidates with a high ranking to attend an interview.

Step 3

Interviews are held during BSMS admissions days, which we aim to hold in February and March.

Step 4

Interview feedback will be considered by the admissions board. The admissions board decides which candidates receive offers.

Step 5

Offers are made to successful candidates. Candidates choose to accept offers.

Step 6

Qualification results are confirmed in August. Candidates whose offers match their results are confirmed.

Open days

The BSMS open days will take place alongside the University of Sussex open day on Saturday 29 September. These will give you the opportunity to look around, meet students and staff and ask questions.

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