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Cardiff University School of Medicine

University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division

Our Score85%100%
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Course StructurePBLTraditional
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleMMITraditional
EU Students£9,000 pa£9,250 pa
Non-EU StudentsYears 1-2: £18,250 pa; Years 3-5: £32,250 paPre clinical: £18,080 pa; Clinical: £31,935 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.n/a

BMAT

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How?n/aA numerical ranking is established based on GCSE performance & BMAT results. This forms an initial shortlist. Equal weighting is not ascribed to all sections. In 2016, weightings were: Section 1 = 40%, Section 2 = 40%, and Section 3 = 20%. In calculating the Section 3 score, double weight was ascribed to the ‘Quality of Content’ score and single weight given to the ‘Quality of English’ score (with A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, and X=0).

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.There are no specific GCSE requirements for Medicine, though higher grades can help to make your application more competitive. Successful applicants typically have a high proportion of A and A* grades (grade 7-9) However, in order to be adequately equipped for the BMAT, and if Biology, Physics or Mathematics have not been taken to A-Level (or equivalent), applicants will need to have received a basic education in those subjects (for example at least a grade C/4 at GCSE).
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).At least A grade in both Chemistry and at least one from Biology, Physics or Mathematics (Critical Thinking and General Studies are not considered). They have no preference for whether the third or fourth A-level subject (or further subject in equivalent qualifications) is a science or not.
A-Level Grades RequiredAAA for 5 year programme and foundation programme (which leads on to five year programme).A*AA.
Scottish Highers Subjects RequiredIncluding Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.-
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.Applicants are required to offer Chemistry (compulsory) and one from Biology, Physics or Mathematics at Advanced Higher.
Scottish Advanced Highers Grades RequiredAAAA
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.You must have taken Chemistry and at least one from Biology, Physics and Mathematics to 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.39, with scores of 7,6,6 in Higher Level subjects.

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%94.6%
Teaching Satisfaction86.4%95.5%
Feedback Satisfaction56.1%79.1%
Student Staff Ratio9.110.1
Expenditure Per Student / 10910
Average Entry Tariff200220
Value Added Score / 1053
Career After 6 Months100%96%
Continuation99.3%98.2%
The Guardian Score72%99.8%
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The Complete University Guide Scores

Average Entry Tariff198221
Student Satisfaction / 53.924.47
Research Quality / 53.253.45
Graduate Prospects100%99%
The Complete University Guide Score97.0%100.0%
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