New Medical Schools Places- What You Need to Know

UK Medical Schools can take on more students than ever before

***Last updated 15th August 2018***

 

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New Medical School Places Announced

In 2016 the government committed to a 25% increase in undergraduate medical places at new and existing medical schools. Some speculated that we would see a lot more places available for Medicine in Clearing in 2018. However, most of the new medical schools have decided to make sure that they have everything in order before opening their doors and as such won’t be opening this academic year.

You can find more information about when the new medical schools will be opening, in the table at the end of this post.

“Setting up five new medical schools is part of the biggest ever expansion of our medical and nursing workforce; which will help us deal with the challenges of having around one million more over 75s in 10 years’ time”

Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (2012-18)

 

map of new uk medical schools

 

We’ve previously told you about the 5 new Medical Schools which have been announced, but if you’ve missed that blog check it out here:

5 new Medical Schools Announced

The 5 new Medical Schools weren’t the only institutions allocated the new places, existing Medical Schools applied for more places and some got them!

Now we can tell you how many spaces each Medical Schools is growing by and when the places will be made available.

Just keep on reading >>>>

 

How many new places are there in total for 2018-entry to medicine?

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Good news for anyone who is thinking of applying to medical school in October 2018 for 2019-entry, in total, 630 extra places are set to be available!!! 

This brings the total potential intake for 2018/19 to 6,701. As mentioned above, many of these new places are not likely to be available from this year. Fear not, Medicine has places available through clearing in 2018- check out our complete list for more details, but be aware that these places are often allocated very quickly.

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Which universities were allocated the new medical school places????

Here’s a list of the medical schools that we know are increasing their intake for Medicine:

 

Aston University Aston University 

Total new places: 100

2018/19: 20 new places available

2020/21: 80 new places available

Anglia Ruskin UniversityAnglia Ruskin University

Total new places: 100

2018/19: 100 new places available

University of BirminghamUniversity of Birmingham

Total new places: 26

2018/19: 26 more places available

Brighton and Sussex Medical SchoolBrighton and Sussex Medical School

Total new places: 65

2018/19: 15 more places available

2019/20: 50 more places available

University of BristolUniversity of Bristol

Total new places: 19

2018/19: 19 more places available

University of Cambridge 

Total new places: 21

2018/19: 21 more places available

University of Central Lancashire University of Central Lancashire 

Total new places: 15

2018/19: 15 more places available

University College London (UCL) University College London (UCL) 

Total new places: 12

2018/19: 12 more places available

University of East Anglia University of East Anglia 

Total new places: 41

2018/19: 16 more places available

2020/21: 25 more places available

Edge Hill University Medical School    Edge Hill University Medical School    

Total new places: 30 new places available

2020/21: 30 more places available

University of Exeter University of Exeter 

Total new places: 88

2018/19: 15 more places available

2020/21: 73 more places available

Hull York Medical School  Hull York Medical School  

Total new places: 90

2018/19: 25 more places available

2020/21: 65 more places available

Imperial College, London Imperial College, London 

Total new places: 23

2018/19: 23 more places available

Keele University Keele University 

Total new places: 35

2018/19: 15 more places available

2020/21: 20 more places available

Kent and Medway Medical School 

Total new places: 100 new places available

Kings College London (KCL) Kings College London (KCL) 

Total new places: 27

2018/19: 27 more places available

Lancaster University Lancaster University 

Total new places: 75

2018/19: 15 more places available

2020/21: 60 more places available

University of LeedsUniversity of Leeds

Total new places: 20

2018/19: 20 more places available

University of Leicester 

Total new places: 49

2018/19: 19 more places available

2020/21: 30 more places available

University of Liverpool University of Liverpool 

Total new places: 25

2018/19: 25 more places available

University of Manchester University of Manchester 

Total new places: 26

2018/19: 26 more places available

University of Newcastle University of Newcastle 

Total new places: 24

2018/19: 24 more places available

University of Nottingham University of Nottingham 

Total new places: 44

2018/19: 24 more places available

2020/21: 20 more places available

University of Nottingham and Lincoln Medical School 

Total new places: 80

2019: 80 new places available

University of Oxford University of Oxford 

Total new places: 16

2018/19: 16 more places available

University of Plymouth University of Plymouth 

Total new places: 70

2018/19: 15 more places available

2020/21: 55 more places available

Queen Mary University London (QMUL) Queen Mary University London (QMUL) 

Total new places: 55

2018/19: 23 more places available

2020/21: 32 more places available

St George’s Hospital Medical School St George's Hospital Medical School 

Total new places: 20

2018/19: 20 more places available

University of Sheffield University of Sheffield 

Total new places: 69

2018/19: 19 more places available

2020/21: 50 more places available

University of SouthamptonUniversity of Southampton

Total new places: 19

2018/19: 19 more places available

University of SunderlandUniversity of Sunderland

Total new places: 100

2020/21: 50 new places available

University of Warwick University of Warwick 

Total new places: 16

2018/19: 16 more places available

As you can tell, some universities haven’t yet confirmed with us when the Medicine places will be available – as soon as we know we will update this blog!

Not all universities made the grade

There were far more applications from universities for Medical School spaces than were announced – many existing universities missed out on additional spaces and others missed out on establishing a Medical School at all.

One University has been very open in its disappointment of the recent new medical school spaces announcement. Which university you ask? None other than the University of Bradford

Commiserations guys – we know that the application process took a lot of work and there will be some seriously disappointed people, but we are sure the future’s bright for you in other areas! 🙂

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