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Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine (A101)

St Edmund's is one of four colleges - together with Lucy Cavendish (women only), Hughes Hall and Wolfson - offering places to Home/EU students on the Graduate Course in Medicine at the University of Cambridge (A101).

The Graduate Course in Medicine is an accelerated four-year programme. The Cambridge Graduate Course (CGC) is four academic years long, starting in September of year one and finishing in June of year four (3 ¾ “actual” years). The emphasis is the acquisition of clinical skills by direct patient contact in hospital and community environments, and the integration of core medical science with clinical medicine.

Please note that you must complete a separate Graduate Course in Medicine application form in addition to your UCAS application (available here under 'Related Documents').  The deadline to email your application for 2018 entry is 22nd October 2017.  The deadline for receipt of your UCAS application is 15th October 2017.

Due to the competitive nature of the course, it is important that you make sure you meet/will meet the below pre medical requirements and that you have appropriate healthcare experience before you apply for the course.


Course Requirements:

Applicants must have A level Chemistry, which is less than seven years old at the proposed date of entry to Cambridge, and one of Biology/Human Biology, Physics or Mathematics (at A or AS level). However, most successful applicants have at least three A levels at grade A* or A in addition to meeting the requirements in science/mathematics. Applicants additionally need a good BA Honours Degree, in any discipline, with a 2.1 or above.

Applicants holding or sitting qualifications they believe to be comparable to the A-levels listed above will need to demonstrate, convincingly, that those qualifications involve an appropriate level of scientific and mathematical understanding, and are advised to contact us for guidance. Information on international A level equivalent qualifications can be found here

It should be stressed that the course requirements represent a minimum or threshold standard; most successful applicants have A*AA at A-level, or equivalent, as well as an excellent record at University.

Applicants to the Graduate Course in Medicine (A101) are not expected to sit the BMAT.

Healthcare experience

We strongly advise obtaining medical/healthcare experience as a paid or volunteer worker in the private or public healthcare industry and the shadowing of medical professionals in hospital/GP practice. We look for varied and consistent hands-on patient care along with experience working within an NHS environment.


Applicants should apply online through UCAS as well as completing the seperate Graduate Course in Medicine Application Form in order for their application to be considered.

Please note that this course is only open to applicants who are eligible for Home/EU fee status. International graduates may apply for affiliated entry to the Standard Course (A100); graduates from within the UK and EU may apply to both courses.


Interviews for short-listed applicants are held each year in late November and must be attended in Cambridge.

The interview is in the multiple mini interview format (normally 10 stations), with each station lasting 5 minutes.  The interviewers include clinicians, medical sciences experts and lay academics.

Further information on the course can be found on the Clinical School and University of Cambridge website, as well as the CGCM Society.