How to apply

What qualifications do I need?

To study at KMMS, you must possess the abilities, commitment and personal qualities that are necessary to deliver the core NHS values and become an excellent doctor.

When selecting our students, we look for:

  • A resilient all-rounder who can demonstrate a number of skills and attributes.
  • A realistic and committed attitude to medical training and clinical practice
  • A commitment to quality of care,compassion and improving lives
  • An understanding of the NHS core values and the ability to reflect on their importance
  • The ability to communicate and work effectively in a team for the benefit of patients
  • An appreciation of the need to treat people with dignity and respect
  • The ability to appreciate other people’s points of view
  • A willingness to accept responsibility
  • Academic achievement and potential

Entry requirements

From 2020, we want to educate and support pioneering students who are right for the profession. Our student doctors will become committed and compassionate practitioners who are really in touch with their patients and committed to improving their future health and care experience.

We expect academic ability, but equally we are looking for the right personal qualities that people require in a good doctor; someone who is able to demonstrate understanding of the core NHS values.

Minimum entry requirements:

QualificationGrades requiredRequired subjects
GSCE or equivalent Normally A* to B or 9 to 6 5 subjects which must include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or a Double Science
A Level (or equivalent) AAB* 1st A level group Chemistry, Biology 2nd A level group Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Psychology, Physics 3rd A level group Any other A Level except General Studies/Critical Thinking
International Baccalaureate 34 points Must include Biology or Chemistry at Higher Level 6 and one further Higher Level subject in Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Psychology at grade 6
Degree 2:1 or above Biology or Chemistry or Biosciences-related subject
BTEC Not accepted

* Offer BBB for contextual admissions

Additional information

  • All students must have a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health Check
  • All students must have taken the UCAT (UK ClinicalAptitude Test) before applying
  • Applicants who have studied an Access to Medicine programme will be considered for entry. We will accept a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 with 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit. Applicants should achieve 15 credits in Chemistry or Biology with at least 12 graded level-3 credits at Distinction
  • We will consider applicants who have an upper second class honours degree in Biology, Chemistry or Biosciences-related subject for entry onto the first year of our BM BS degree

Literacy and numeracy

All applicants must have qualifications in English and Mathematics equivalent to at least GCSE grade 6 or B, or an Academic IELTS test with a minimum score of 7.0, with at least 7.0 in each element.

International students must hold a qualification in English language received within the three years prior to their KMMS enrolment date.

Contextual data

We want to encourage aspiring doctors from all backgrounds in Kent and Medway, and beyond to seriously consider medicine as a career. We want to widen access to medical degrees and have ambitious targets to recruit local students who have the talent and aspiration to study medicine, and are from under-represented groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.

Along with assessing your academic profile, we will also be looking for any contextual data that may enhance your application.

We will guarantee interviews for applicants who meet the minimum academic criteria and are currently studying at schools in the Kent and Medway Progression Foundation (KMPF) or a partner school or college of either Canterbury Christ Church University or the University of Kent

We will guarantee interviews for applicants who meet the minimum academic criteria and are currently in care or have been in care for at least three months during their lifetime

UCAS process

So you can apply for a place on our BM BS degree, you will need to:

  1. Complete an application through UCAS
  2. Take the UCAT test

If you are applying for September 2020 entry, then please see our key dates:


Early May

UCAS Course Search opens

May 1

UCAT Registration and booking opens

Late May

UCAS Apply opens for applicants

July 1

UCAT Testing begins

Early September

Applications may be submitted

September 18 at 5pm

UCAT Registration and online booking closes

October 2

Last test date for UCAT

October 15 at 6pm

UCAS Application deadline

Early November

UCAT results delivered to universities


Invitations to MMIs start to be sent


MMIs take place



MMIs take place


Decisions sent to UCAS

* Subject to successful progress through the General Medical Council's quality assurance programme.

UCAT offer a bursary to cover the test fee for students in financial need. You will need to apply for this here.

The UCAT bursary scheme opens on 1 May 2019 and closes on 18 September 2019 at 5pm

Coming to interview

Our interviews will take place between December and February. If you are invited for an interview, you will be required to take part in Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs).

Parents or friends are welcome to attend the campus tour, but are not permitted to sit in on the MMI or in the waiting room.