Which UK Universities Use Interviews?

Which of the universities I applied to require Interviews? Read on to learn which universities and their courses require Interviews, when they take place, the Interview style and extra useful information such as what the Admissions Tutors look for.

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Interview season is here, and you’re probably wondering which of the universities you applied to require Interviews?

To help you, we have gone through all the Russel Group Universities and outlined which subjects require Interviews, when they take place, the Interview style and any useful extra information such as what the Admissions Tutors look for. 

As a general guide, professional training degrees (Dentistry, Medicine, Primary Education etc.) nearly always require Interviews, whereas humanities and social science degrees (Geography, History and English) are less likely to ask you to Interview. Also, some universities will always Interview, such as Oxford and Cambridge, but other universities, such as LSE, never Interview applicants.

Let’s get started with the Russel Group Universities and begin with Birmingham.

  • MBChB Medicine and Surgery
  • Graduate MBChB Medicine and Surgery

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  • Dental Hygiene and Therapy
  • Dentistry and Gateway to Dentistry
  • Gateway to Veterinary Science
  • Medicine and Gateway to Medicine
  • Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry

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  • The majority, if not, all courses require Interviews.

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  • Cardiff Interviews for multiple different subjects so it is worth checking the specific course page that applies to you. Courses that require Interviews include (but are not limited to):
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing 
  • Pharmacy
  • Music
  • Languages
  • Politics

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  • Durham only has compulsory Interviews for one course – the BA (Hons) Primary Education.
  • Sometimes Adimmisions Tutors would like to gain more information on a candidate that they felt was lacking important information on their UCAS application. These applicants are invited for an Interview/informal chat.
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Oral health sciences
  • Teacher education
  • Veterinary Medicine

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  • No offer for the following courses will be made unless an applicant has attended an Interview:
  • BMBS Medicine
  • BSc Medical Imaging
  • Nursing
  • MSci Applied Psychology (Clinical)
  • Initial Teacher Training (PGCE)

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  • Medicine
  • Community Development
  • Dentistry
  • History of Art & Art-world Practice
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Teaching
  • Veterinary Medicine & Surgery

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  • Most departments at Imperial use an Interview as part of the selection process, including Medicine and Engineering. It is best to check the applicable course page for clarification. 

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  • Mostly for courses like Medicine and Dentistry.

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  • Leeds states that some of their courses do require an Interview, this includes Medicine, Midwifery and Social Work.

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  • Liverpool Interviews for their healthcare and medical subjects such as Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Nursing and Occupational Therapy.

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  • LSE does not Interview applicants for any of their programmes and it is not possible for applicants to request an Interview.
  • Manchester Interviews for their healthcare and medical subjects such as Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing.

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  • Medicine
  • Dentistry 
  • Music

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  • Nottingham Interviews for their healthcare and medical subjects such as Medicine, Physiotherapy, Midwifery and Vet Med.

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  • The majority, if not, all courses require Interviews.

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  • Interviews are required for high-demand professional programmes, e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Social Work.

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  • Interviews are required for some medical-related degrees such as Medicine, Dentistry and Oral Health.

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  • Departments that Interview include Medicine, Dentistry, Orthoptics, Human Communication Science (for entry to Speech Science) and Social Work. Other departments may also Interview applicants.

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  • Medicine

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  • UCL Interview for a wide range of degrees including Medicine, English, Fine Art etc. so it is worth going to the course that applies to you and checking.

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  • There may be circumstances where Warwick will Interview students but most undergraduate courses, if not all, do not require Interviews.
  • York Interview for a wide range of degrees including Medicine, Engineering, Music, Law, Social Work and Mathematics etc. so it is worth going to the course that applies to you and checking.

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