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Liverpool Medical School: Medical School Guide – Week 13

Liverpool medical school

Liverpool medical school

Liverpool University was founded in 1881, consisting of 35 different departments and offering 230 first class degrees across 102 subject groups. It was the first university to have departments in oceanography, civic design and architecture. Liverpool University can count 9 Nobel Laureates as part of their Alumni.

Liverpool Medical School can trace its beginnings back to 1834, although it became an official part of Liverpool University in 1903. The school of Medicine is based at Cedar House, a 19th century building located on Ashton Street.


The place

Liverpool is located in the north west of England and has a population of approximately 478,000, although taking account of the larger metropolitan area, the population goes up to 2.24 million people, making it the fifth largest urban area in the UK.  Liverpool has more museums and galleries than anywhere else outside of London, as well as the greatest number of grade II listed buildings outside of London. The world’s first passenger railway line was built in 1830 and ran from Liverpool and Manchester. Liverpool is also known for its famous football club and the Beatles!


The Course

Liverpool Medical School adopts a largely problem based medical curriculum. Much of the teaching takes place in small groups consisting of 6-8 students with a facilitator with much emphasis on independent learning. First year consists of teaching in biological sciences, clinical skills, anatomy and communication skills. Years 2 to 4 are mainly hospital based whilst some time is also spent in a primary care setting as well as some lecture based teaching. There are five special study modules over the first 4 years which gives students the opportunity to select what they want to do. Liverpool’s elective takes place in the third year, giving students an opportunity to travel abroad and experience health care in a different setting over a five week period. Finals then take place at the end of year four, whilst final fifth year is purely hospital based clinical attachments preparing students for foundation year 1.



GCSE’s in nine subjects minimum with at least a score of 15 points (where A*/A =2; B = 1), with Science, Maths and English language all at minimum B grade. A-Level grades minimum. Scottish Highers AAAAB, again to include Biology and Chemistry. For those with other qualifications, please see the Liverpool Medical School admissions website at


Application Process

Those hoping to attend Liverpool Medical School will apply via the UCAS portal prior to the October 15th deadline. Students will need to meet Liverpool’s academic requirements as previously stated. Each applicants personal statement and personal reference will also be looked at. Liverpool Medical School are one of the many UK medical schools that uses the UKCAT as part of their application process. What UKCAT score is required to be shortlisted for interview will change each year depending on how others applying to Liverpool have scored. Their website regards 2500 as a good score but as mentioned, the cut off score will vary each year. Those that do score well will be shortlisted for interview and invited for a mini multiple interview (MMI) in late January / February. Offers are then made in March.


Contact Details

School of Medicine, MBChB Admissions Office, Cedar House, Ashton Street, Liverpool, L69 3GE

+ 44 (0)151 795 4370


Complete University Guide Ranking Medical School Ranking 24th

Times Higher Education UK University Ranking 24th

Applicants 3000

Interviews 1000

Offers 550

Year size 292

Average UCAS entry tariff 484

Course Length 5 years

Students satisfied with course (%) 71%

Student to staff ratio 8.3

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