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Admissions process

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Admissions process

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UK/EU students

For 2017/18 admissions cycle

Step 1

BMAT can now be sat in September. Registration opens on 26 June 2017. The BMAT will take place on Saturday 9 September 2017. 

Alternatively the BMAT can still be sat in November. Registration opens on 1 September and closes on 1 October. The last registration is 5pm (BST) on 15 October 2017; however late fees will apply. The BMAT will take place on Thursday 2 November.

 

Step 2

Submit your application to UCAS by 15 October 2017. 

UCAS institution code name: BSMS

UCAS institution code: B74

Course code: A100

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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.

Please note for UK applicants, personal statements are not used in any part of the admissions process.

Step 4

Multiple mini interviews (MMIs) are held during BSMS admissions days, which we aim to hold on Wednesdays and Saturdays between January and March.

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 >

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Step 5

MMI results will be considered by the admissions board. The admissions board decides which candidates receive offers.

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Step 6

Offers are made in March. Candidates choose to accept offers.

Step 7

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

International students

For 2017/18 admissions cycle

Step 1

Submit your application to UCAS by 15 October 2017. 

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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.

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Step 3

Interviews are held during BSMS admissions days, which we aim to hold on Wednesdays and Saturdays between January and March.

Step 4

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

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Step 5

Offers are made in March. Candidates choose to accept offers. 

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Step 6

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