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Aston Medical School pathway

Kings is partnered with Aston University to offer a unique pathway to the Medical School of this world-class university.

Aston University has an exceptional reputation for excellence in business, engineering, science and technology, and a brand new Medical School that opened in 2018.

Founded in 1895, and granted university status in 1966, it currently has over 7,500 undergraduate students.

Excellent rankings

  • Ranked 25th overall in Guardian Good University Guide 2024
  • Ranked 39th for Subjects Allied to Medicine in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
  • Ranked 25th for Pharmacy and Pharmacology in Guardian Good University Guide 2024
  • Ranked 29th for Pharmacy and Pharmacology in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

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Pathway at a glance


  • Kings Bournemouth
  • Kings Brighton
  • Kings London
  • Kings Oxford

Start dates:

  • September 2024
  • September 2025

Entry requirements:

  • Completed 11 – 12 years of schooling
  • Minimum IELTS 6.5
  • Completing the Medical Summer Programme first is highly recommended

Minimum age:

  • 16.5


  • 1 academic year (3 terms)


  • Average 21 hours per week, plus homework and private study

Class size range:

  • 8 – 12

Learning outcomes

  • Raise academic qualifications to UK university entrance level
  • Raise English to university level 
  • Develop learning and self-study skills for degree level 
  • Full preparation for participation in the MMIs 
  • Develop relevant working experience required for entry into medical school 

Aston Medical School enrichment programme

In addition to your Kings classes, you will meet regularly with Aston Medical School staff. They will give you guidance on your application and on studying Medicine.

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Two-year A-level pathway

You will study Biology and Chemistry at A-level, as well as either Maths or Physics.

One-year Foundation pathway

You will follow the specialist Kings Advanced Level Foundation. This is based on A-level and taught by A-level teachers.

You will study Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Maths. Very strong students may also opt to do Further Maths.

On application to Kings you will receive a Conditional Offer letter from Aston.

Aston Medical School entry criteria

After successfully completing your course at Kings you will have the opportunity to apply for the Aston University medical course (MBChB).


  • Foundation: Minimum 75% overall with at least 70% in Chemistry and Biology


  • IELTS 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in each category)

Additional requirements


You will need to register and book to take the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT).

UCAS application

Once you have taken UCAT, you must apply to Aston through UCAS.

Your Kings UCAS adviser will support your application.


You will usually need to attend MMIs (Multiple Mini Interviews). Kings will prepare you fully for these.

After consideration of your UCAS application and the above conditions you may be invited for an interview by Aston University.

Other progression options

If you successfully complete the programme but decide to apply elsewhere your Kings UCAS Counsellor will help you find the best alternative course or university.

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The Kings Admissions Team