British System


Our minimum entry standard for 2022 entry is AAA overall, to include:

  • A in Biology
  • A in Chemistry
  • A in a third subject
  • Remark: General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Typical offer range

As a guide, here are the typical offers made to at least 80% of A-level applicants for 2020 entry:

  • Three A-level offer: A*AA

Practical endorsement (practical science assessment)

If you are made an offer you will be required to achieve a pass in the practical endorsement in all science subjects that form part of the offer.


International Baccalaureate


Our minimum entry standard for 2022 entry is 38 points overall, to include:

  • 6 in Biology at higher level
  • 6 in Chemistry at higher level

Typical offer range

As a guide, the typical offer made to at least 80% of IB applicants for 2020 entry was 39 points.
Mathematics Higher Level for award in 2022
For entry in 2022, the Mathematics Analysis and Approaches or the Applications and Interpretation syllabi will be accepted at a higher level with no preference.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Our minimum requirement for this course is grades 5, 5, 5 to include:

  • 5 in Biology
  • 5 in Chemistry
  • 5 in a Mathematics or Science subject

Admission Test (BMAT)

All candidates applying to this course must take the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) in the year of application in order to be considered for an interview.

You are required to register with BMAT assessment centres prior to the test.Candidates who would like extenuating circumstances considered for their performance in BMAT must adhere to the procedure.

Invitations to an interview will be based on:

  • the content of your UCAS application
  • your performance in all three sections of BMAT

BMAT cut-off scores are calculated each year, as a result of ranked candidate BMAT scores versus number of expected interview sessions. As a result, the absolute BMAT cut-off changes each year. However, the BMAT cut-off scores from previous admissions cycles may be used as a guide.

For 2021 Entry, Home candidates: Candidates were required to score a minimum of 3.5 in Section 1 and Section 2, with the sum score in these two Sections being at least 10.9. They were required to score a minimum of 2.5C in Section 3.


For 2021 Entry, OS/EU candidates: Candidates were required to score a minimum of 4.0 in Section 1 and Section 2, with the sum of scores in these two Sections being at least 13.3. They were required to score a minimum of 3C in Section 3.

English Language Requirement

Applicants must submit one of the following English Proficiency Test Scores: 

  • IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 in all elements)
  • Duolingo English Test: 125 Overall with no less than 115 in any band score
  • LanguageCert International ESOL Test: ESOL C1 or C2 Test with grade Pass
  • PTE Academic: 69 overall (minimum 62 in all elements)
  • TOEFL IBT: 100 overall (minimum 22 in all elements)
  • IGCSE English as a First Language: Grade B
  • IB English A: Literature: Grade 4 (if taken at either Standard or Higher Level)
  • English B: Grade 6 (if taken at Standard Level) or Grade 5 (if taken at Higher Level)’
  • Other accepted qualifications

Personal Statement

We assess your personal statement as part of our selection process. Your personal statement is a really important part of your application where you can convey what makes you the right student for the course you’re applying to.

Academic Reference

We use your academic reference to decide whether you will be invited to attend an interview, to gain an insight into your motivation to study your course and in determining the conditions of your potential offer.

We also assess your predicted grades that your referee submits as part of your academic reference. It is your responsibility to ensure that this information is provided on your UCAS form.

Admission Process

Admission to medicine at Imperial is highly competitive. We receive well over 2,400 applications for entry and interview about 850 candidates. We make approximately 600 offers.

We use a range of criteria to assess candidates. Candidates must meet the minimum academic requirements outlined in the section on entrance requirements and have high marks for the three sections of BMAT. No offers are made without applicants attending a competitive interview.

Candidates must:

  • have obtained or be predicted to obtain grades in A-levels, International or European Baccalaureate, or other acceptable qualifications that satisfy the School of Medicine’s academic criteria (see Entry requirements section, above)
  • sit the BMAT examination

apply by the deadline

Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

For 2022 MMI will be organised in line with government guidelines on the Covid19 pandemic. More information will be available in the next months.

Health Requirement

All candidates offered a place must be above 18 years old at the course starting date, and must complete a health assessment with the College’s Occupational Health Service. You will be sent a confidential health questionnaire along with your offer. You should complete this and return it to the Occupational Health Service as soon as possible.

The primary aim of the assessment is to learn about any health problems or disabilities you may have which may require special support, so that we can plan for this before you begin your course.

We are also required by the General Medical Council (GMC) to ensure that you are not affected by a condition that would make it impossible for you to acquire the skills necessary to qualify and work safely as a doctor before accepting you onto the course.

A cheerful group of Medicine MBBS/BSc students from Imperial College are reading papers.
Source: Imperial College – Medicine MBBS/BSc