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Admissions process 

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Admissions process

BACKGROUND IMAGE FOR PANEL

UK/EU students

We expect to have 193 places for new UK/EU entrants, in September 2021.

Step 1

You may sit BMAT in November 2020. Registration for the November BMAT opens in September. The last registration is 6pm (BST) on 15 October 2020; however late fees will apply. 

Step 2

Submit your application to UCAS by 15 October 2020. 
UCAS institution code name: BSMS
UCAS institution code: B74
Course code: A100

Step 3

Once candidates submit their UCAS application, our admissions team will email all applicants inviting them to activate and access University of Brighton applicant area. They will also email to invite applicants to submit any evidence of contextual data. The admissions team will then review applications. Applicants meeting or predicted to meet our academic requirements, will be ranked by their BMAT score, with the top ranking candidates invited to interview.  Our BMAT cut-off point for 2019 entry was a cumulative score of 16.1.  

Please note that we will not consider applicants, without contextual data, whose BMAT scores do not fulfil ALL of the following criteria: 

  • Section one: a score of at least 3 or higher
  • Section two: a score of at least 3 or higher
  • Section three: a score of at least 2.5 C or higher

BSMS aims to offer 30% of its interviews to candidates with contextual data flags and thus applicants with contextual data are ranked separately.

Find out more about contextual data >

Step 4

Multiple mini interviews (MMIs) will be held remotely using Zoom videoconferencing software. We are aiming to hold these in January 2021. More information will be added about these shortly so please check back for details.

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



To prepare for the MMIs 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.

Find out more about MMIs >

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 2021. Candidates will receive an offer or rejection from the end of January until mid-March 2021.

Step 6

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

Step 7

Qualification results are confirmed in August 2021. Candidates whose offers match their results are confirmed. 

Please be advised that BSMS do not use personal statements at any point during the admissions process.

BACKGROUND IMAGE FOR PANEL

International students

We expect to have 10 places for new international (non-UK/EU) entrants, in September 2021.

Step 1

You may sit BMAT in November 2020. Registration for the November BMAT opens in September. The last registration is 6pm (BST) on 15 October 2020; however late fees will apply. 

Step 2

Submit your application to UCAS by 15 October 2020.
UCAS institution code name: BSMS 
UCAS institution code: B74 
Course code: A100

Step 3

Qualifying applications are ranked according to their academic eligibility and overall BMAT score. The admissions board will then select candidates with the highest BMAT scores for interview. 

Please note that we will not consider applicants whose BMAT scores does not fulfil ALL of the following criteria:

  • Section one: a score of at least 3 or higher
  • Section two: a score of at least 3 or higher
  • Section three: a score of at least 2.5 C or higher

Step 4

Interviews will be held remotely using Zoom videoconferencing software. We are aiming to hold these in January 2021. More information will be added about these shortly so please check back for details.  

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

Qualification results are confirmed in August 2021. Candidates whose offers match their results are confirmed. 

Please be advised that BSMS do not use personal statements at any point during the admissions process. 

Open days

The BSMS open days will give you the opportunity to look around, meet students and staff and ask questions.

Read more about open days >