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Cardiff University School of Medicine

University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences

Our Score85%88%
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Course StructurePBLIntegrated
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleMMIMMI
EU Students£9,000 pa£9,250 pa
Non-EU StudentsYears 1-2: £18,250 pa; Years 3-5: £32,250 pa£22,500 (International students –Year 1 and 2) £38,100 (International students – Years 3, 4 and 5)

UKCAT (UCAT)

Used
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 Birmingham, there is no UKCAT cut off score. An application will receive an overall score, which is the sum of weighted scores for each of the academic and UKCAT components. GCSE and UKCAT used for interview. The weightings are: academic – 70%; UKCAT – 30%. Total UKCAT scores of our applicants (excluding the band score for the SJT component) will be separated into deciles and scored (i.e. the top 10% of applicants’ scores will be in the top decile). The maximum score is 3.0. For example, for 2015 applicants, the 10th decile was a score of 2980 and allocated a score of 3; 9th decile was a score of 2880 and allocated a score of 2.67 - and so on.

BMAT

Used
How?n/an/a

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.An application will receive a score for academic achievement based on GCSE (or equivalent) results. The subjects that will be scored are: English (both English Language and English Literature), Mathematics (or one, but not both, of Methods in Mathematics and Applications of Mathematics), Science (either, both of Biology and Chemistry or Double Award Science), plus two additional GCSEs (any subject). For the subjects specified above, a minimum grade of B (grade 6) must be offered. It is expected that the scores allocated to the different grades will be in the ratio of 4:2:1 (for A*, A, B, respectively). For each of the two unspecified subjects, a score of 2 will be allocated when an A* grade has been obtained (lower grades will not receive a score).
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 Biology (or Human Biology). General studies or Critical Thinking not accepted.
A-Level Grades RequiredAAA for 5 year programme and foundation programme (which leads on to five year programme).A*AA. Candidates should have predicted AAA including Biology and Chemistry (NB. Human Biology is acceptable as an alternative to Biology).
Scottish Highers Subjects RequiredIncluding Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.Highers: Five subjects at grade A including, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English.
Scottish Higher Grades RequiredAAAAAAAAAA
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.Advanced Highers: Three subjects including Chemistry and Biology must be offered (grade requirements: AAB)
Scottish Advanced Highers Grades RequiredAAAAB
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.Higher level: 766 from Chemistry and Biology and one other approved subject (in any order). Subsidiary level: The subjects must include English and Mathematics if not offered at the higher level (Maths Studies is acceptable).
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.Minimum of 32 points must be attained. You must provide results from the Middle Years' Programme if available, or a GCSE-equivalent qualification. MYP results will be scored according to the following equivalencies to GCSEs: 7 = A*; 6 = A; 5 = B. A minimum of 5 must have been achieved in Science, English and Mathematics

Open Days

27 March 2019: Undergraduate Open Day28 June 2019: Undergraduate Open Day - A chance for prospective applicants to visit the University, talk to staff, attend talks and take tours of the campus.
5 July 2019: Undergraduate Open Day29 June 2019: Undergraduate Open Day - A chance for prospective applicants to visit the University, talk to staff, attend talks and take tours of the campus.
14 September 2019: Undergraduate Open Day14 September 2019: Undergraduate Open Day - A chance for prospective applicants to visit the University, talk to staff, attend talks and take tours of the campus.
26 October 2019: Undergraduate Open Day19 October 2019: Undergraduate Open Day - A chance for prospective applicants to visit the University, talk to staff, attend talks and take tours of the campus.

The Guardian Scores

Course Satisfaction88.1%93%
Teaching Satisfaction86.4%92.0%
Feedback Satisfaction56.1%67.9%
Student Staff Ratio9.17.9
Expenditure Per Student / 1094
Average Entry Tariff200204
Value Added Score / 1055
Career After 6 Months100%100%
Continuation99.3%97.7%
The Guardian Score72%79.3%
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The Complete University Guide Scores

Average Entry Tariff198201
Student Satisfaction / 53.924.11
Research Quality / 53.253.04
Graduate Prospects100%100%
The Complete University Guide Score97.0%96.7%
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