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Cardiff University School of Medicine

Queen's University Belfast School of Medicine

Our Score85%81%
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Course StructurePBLTraditional
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleMMIMMI
EU Students£9,000 paEngland, Scotland & Wales: £9,250 pa; Northern Ireland & EU: £4,030 pa
Non-EU StudentsYears 1-2: £18,250 pa; Years 3-5: £32,250 paPre- Clinical: £20,550, pa, Clinical: £38,850, pa

UKCAT (UCAT)

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How?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.At QUB, you are awarded points for your UKCAT score and this is used at stage one of the selection process. For example: a score of 2,200+ would score 6 points; 2040 - 2190: 5 points; 1880 - 2030: 4 points; 1720 - 1870: 3 points; 1560 - 1710: 2 points; 1400 - 1550 1 point. The current scoring system is being reviewed for 2018 entry.

BMAT

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Entry Requirements

GCSE Subjects Required5 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.GCSE performance in the best 9 subjects will be scored with 4 points awarded for an A* (grades 8 and 9 on the new 9-1 grading scale), 3 points for an A (grade 7), 2 points for a B (grade 6) and 1 point for a C (grades 4 and 5). From 2021 entry, in view of the re-alignment of the A* with a Grade 9, scoring will change to 4 points for a Grade 9 and 3 points for Grades 7 and 8.
A-Level Subjects Required5 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).Chemistry and at least one from: Biology/Human Biology, Physics and Maths. A maximum of one VCE/Applied subject. A-level Mathematics and Further Mathematics cannot be counted together at A- Level. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded. If not offered at A-level then Biology/Human Biology grade A as a 4th AS-level or grade B as a 5th AS-level. Grade A in the EPQ or Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate or a grade B in a 4th A-level is acceptable in place of the 4th AS-level.
A-Level Grades RequiredAAA for 5 year programme and foundation programme (which leads on to five year programme).A*AA or AAA + A in a fourth AS-level
Scottish Highers Subjects RequiredIncluding Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.-
Scottish Higher Grades RequiredAAAAAApplicants with a minimum of AAABB in Scottish Highers at the first attempt are given serious consideration. 32 points are awarded for AAABB; 34 points for AAAAB and 36 points for AAAAA.
Scottish Advanced Highers Subjects RequiredApplicants 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.In all cases, Chemistry (Grade A) plus a grade A in at least one from Physics, Biology and Mathematics are required. Three Advanced Highers are necessary unless applicants achieved five A grades in their Highers. If not taken as an Advanced Higher, Biology Higher is required and Standard Grade, Intermediate 2 or National 5 Physics and Mathematics are also necessary.
Scottish Advanced Highers Grades RequiredAAWhere conditional offers are made, the standard specified in Advanced Highers is also dependent on performance in Scottish Highers and are AA (for those with AAAAA in Highers); AAB (for those with AAAAB in Highers) and AAA (for those with AAABB in Highers).
IB Subjects RequiredTwo 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.Must include Chemistry and Biology at Higher Level.
IB Grades Required36. 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.36 points 6,6,6.

Open Days

27 March 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
5 July 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
14 September 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
26 October 2019: Undergraduate Open Day

The Guardian Scores

Course Satisfaction88.1%93%
Teaching Satisfaction86.4%92.7%
Feedback Satisfaction56.1%76.2%
Student Staff Ratio9.110.7
Expenditure Per Student / 1094
Average Entry Tariff200197
Value Added Score / 1057
Career After 6 Months100%100%
Continuation99.3%98.7%
The Guardian Score72%66.3%
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The Complete University Guide Scores

Average Entry Tariff198194
Student Satisfaction / 53.924.16
Research Quality / 53.252.88
Graduate Prospects100%100%
The Complete University Guide Score97.0%96.3%
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