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  • Number of students per year: 11
  • Typical offer: A*A*A or equivalent
  • Essential subjects: Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics
  • Useful subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Biology

At Jesus College we provide a supportive and challenging intellectual environment for our Medical students.

The College has first rate study facilities, such as the Quincentenary Library, which has an excellent collection of textbooks and resources related to the Medical and Veterinary course. There are also two rooms dedicated to Medical and Veterinary teaching and meetings in the new West Court building.

We have a Fellow teaching in most of the core subjects:

Other high profile medical Fellows in the College include Professor Sir Bruce Ponder, Professor Alastair Compston, and Professor John Danesh.

Our clinical students are also an important part of Medicine at Jesus, providing both teaching and mentoring for undergraduates.

Our medical students go on to a variety of positions within the NHS, public health organisations, and private practice. Graduates have gone on to do everything from general practice to working at the World Health Organisation.

Medical and Veterinary Society

The student run Medical and Veterinary Society supports students through their six years of study. The Society organises both social and professional events.

Around twice a term the Society invites speakers to talk and have informal discussions about their speciality and career path. Recent speakers include Dr Pixie McKenna from Embarrassing Bodies and Dr David Maxwell, respiratory consultant, Olympic silver medallist in rowing, and Jesuan.

Find out more on the University webpage.
What we look for


Our typical offer is for A* A* A at A-Level or equivalent.  If you are taking four relevant A-Levels you may be asked for A*A*AA or A*A*AB.

Our Medical and Veterinary course requires a solid grounding in science because the first three years are taught as Natural Science. You should have an A-Level or International Baccalaureate Higher in Chemistry, in combination with Maths, Physics, or Biology.


It's important that you understand what it means to be a doctor and what the profession demands. We like to see that you've had some work experience, for example volunteering at a care home or special needs facility, a GP practice, or as a hospital assistant.

Written test 

You'll need to sit the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) in mid-October. You will need to ensure you have registered to sit this in advance. Find out more on the University website.


In 2023-24, we’ll be interviewing shortlisted applicants virtually, with interviews taking place in December.

The interview process aims to assess your intellectual ability, potential, and commitment to the subject. Candidates are typically interviewed by at least three subject specialists, including the Director of Studies, and total contact time will be between 35-50 minutes in total. This could be in a single interview, or in separate interviews. Further details will be made available to candidates closer to the time.

Find out more about the interview process on the University website.

Written work

You don't need to submit any written work.

Deferred and post A-Level entry

We're happy to consider applications for either immediate or deferred entry in Medicine or Veterinary Medicine, or from post qualification applicants. We also welcome applications from mature students.

Find out how to apply to study at Jesus.