Record numbers signing up to study medicine at university, figures show

Posted: November 11th 2019


A positive story to start with – looks like we might be seeing a bit of a bulge coming down the pipeline – lets hope we get our full share of these players in rural England and wider… This story tells us:

Record numbers of would-be doctors are signing up to study medicine.

New Ucas figures show a six per cent increase on the number of people applying to take a degree in the subject, compared to last year.

The deadline for applications to begin medicine, as well as dentistry and veterinary science courses next autumn, was on October 15.

This is also the deadline for potential students to apply for degree courses at Oxford and Cambridge.

Ucas figures show that 23,710 people have applied to study medicine, with increases in applicants from all four countries of the UK (a total of 18,500 UK applicants, up five per cent from last year).