Aston University Medical School

Cardiff University School of Medicine

Our Score85%
Course StructureIntegratedPBL
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleMMIMMI
EU Students£9,250* per academic year *Confirmed 2018 entry fees. Tuition fees will be reviewed each year and may be subject to increase in line with government recommendations for 2019 entry.£9,000 pa
Non-EU Students£38,850 per academic year *Confirmed 2018 entry fees. Tuition fees will be reviewed each year and may be subject to increase including government recommendations for a levy on clinical placements for 2019 entry.Years 1-2: £18,250 pa; Years 3-5: £32,250 pa


How?This will be considered alongside the other selection criteria.Cardiff does not have a minimum threshold score for the UKCAT, however, the UKCAT score may be used as part of the assessment procedure or in borderline cases.



Entry Requirements

GCSE Subjects RequiredMinimum of five GCSEs/IGCSEs at grade B/6 which must include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Double Science (or overseas equivalent).5 Year Course and Foundation Course: B (grade 6) in Mathematics, B (grade 6) in English Language, AA (7,7) in Science and Additional Science, or AAB in three separate sciences. These are the minimum and not the standard requirements.
A-Level Subjects RequiredChemistry, Biology (including passing the practical elements) and any third subject, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.5 year course: Students must offer three A2 level subjects which should include Chemistry and Biology. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Further Mathematics are not acceptable at A2 Level. Foundation Course: If your qualifications do not include the correct subjects to be considered for the 5 year course, then you can apply for the foundation course (which goes on to the 5 year programme).
A-Level Grades RequiredMinimum of AAA – AABAAA for 5 year programme and foundation programme (which leads on to five year programme).
Scottish Highers Subjects RequiredN/AIncluding Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.
Scottish Higher Grades RequiredN/AAAAAA
Scottish Advanced Highers Subjects RequiredChemistry and BiologyApplicants offering two subjects at Advanced Higher level with AA grades (including Chemistry); in addition to the Scottish Highers described above, can be considered for the five year scheme (A100). Applicants should normally achieve the qualifications (Highers or Advanced Highers) at the first attempt of the examinations. Mathematics and English Language must be passed to at least Standard Level with Grade 2 or Grade B.
Scottish Advanced Highers Grades RequiredAAA- AABAA
IB Subjects RequiredChemistry and Biology with one other subject at Higher Level and the remaining points from Standard Level subjects and Diploma Programme Core.Two Higher Level from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths/Statistics (not Mathematical Studies). One Higher Level must be Biology or Chemistry. The other subject (Biology/Chemistry) must be offered at Standard Level if not at Higher. Physics must be offered at GCSE level if not at Higher or Subsidiary Level.
IB Grades RequiredTotal of 35 points with grades of 6,6,5 in three Higher Level subjects.36. Minimum of 19 points at Higher Level. 7,6,6 must be offered at Higher Level; 7 points at Standard Level Chemistry/Biology if not at Higher Level.

Open Days

5 July 2019: Get a taste of your subject, a feel for the campus and hear from Aston students.27 March 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
5 October 2019: Get a taste of your subject, a feel for the campus and hear from Aston students.5 July 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
23 November 2019: Get a taste of your subject, a feel for the campus and hear from Aston students.14 September 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
26 October 2019: Undergraduate Open Day

The Guardian Scores

Course Satisfaction88.1%
Teaching Satisfaction86.4%
Feedback Satisfaction56.1%
Student Staff Ratio9.1
Expenditure Per Student / 109
Average Entry Tariff200
Value Added Score / 105
Career After 6 Months100%
The Guardian Score72%
The Guardian

The Complete University Guide Scores

Average Entry Tariff198
Student Satisfaction / 53.92
Research Quality / 53.25
Graduate Prospects100%
The Complete University Guide Score97.0%
The Complete University Guide