Brighton and Sussex Medical school

Medical School Profile

Brighton and Sussex Medical School

Here, we’ll detail how Brighton & Sussex Medical School (BSMS) selects candidates during the medical application process.

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Grade Requirements

So you have questions about the grades needed to get into Brighton and Sussex Medical School? You’re in the right place to find the answers!

  • What GCSE grades do BSMS look for?

GCSE Maths and English at grade 6 (B)

  • What IB score are BSMS looking for in prospective medical applicants?

36 points including Biology and Chemistry at Higher level at grade 6.

  • Which A-Level subjects do BSMS require?

AAA at A level including Biology and Chemistry.

  • What are the degree requirements for this course (for graduate applicants)?

2:1, for those with a science degree GCSE Maths & English at grade 6 (B) is required. For non-science degrees A Level Biology and Chemistry at grade A is required. 

You’ll find this information summarised in the table below:

Summary Grade Requirements Table

Qualification Grade Requirements for BSMS
Predicted A levels/Scottish Highers

AAA at A level including Biology and Chemistry. AAA (at Scottish Advanced Highers including Biology and Chemistry).

GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

GCSE Maths and English at grade 6 (B).

International Baccalaureate (IB)

36 points including Biology and Chemistry at Higher level at grade 6.

Degree qualifications (for graduate applicants)

2:1, for those with a science degree GCSE Maths & English at grade 6 (B) is required. For non-science degrees A Level Biology and Chemistry at grade A is required. 

Application Requirements

So you have questions about the medical application requirements to get into Brighton and Sussex Medical School? You’re in the right place to find the answers!

  • What are BSMS’ work experience requirements?

The university is no longer requiring work experience. But in case it’s helpful, this is what they wanted last year:

Applicants need an insight into medicine and the role of the doctor, this may come from work experience.

  • What does BSMS look for in the medical personal statement?

Personal statement is not used in any part of selection process.

  • Does BSMS require the UCAT or BMAT for medicine?

They require the BMAT

  • Which interview style does BSMS use in its selection of medical students?

Multiple-Mini Interviews

You’ll find this information summarised in the table below:

Summary Application Requirements Table

Stage How it's used in selection
Work Experience
The university is no longer requiring work experience. But in case it’s helpful, this is what they wanted last year: Applicants need an insight into medicine and the role of the doctor, this may come from work experience.
Personal Statement
Personal statement is not used in any part of selection process.
Admissions Test
The BMAT is required.
Interview Methods
Multiple mini-interviews.
Please note: The information listed above has been submitted from the medical school and is updated by them each application cycle.
To confirm this information, see details on the course’s entry requirements, and learn more about the course itself, take a look at their webpage.
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