Newcastle University School of Medical Education

The University of Edinburgh Medical School

Our Score95%95%
Course StructureIntegratedIntegrated
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleMMINone
EU Students£9,250 paScottish students: £1,820 pa; rest of UK: £9,250 pa
Non-EU StudentsYears 1-2: £17,935 pa; Years 3-5: £33,190 paYears 1, 2 and 3: £32,100 pa; Years 4-6: £49, 900 pa


How?At Newcastle, applications fulfilling the academic thresholds will then be assessed on their UKCAT scores. The UKCAT threshold may vary depending upon the competition to each programme. The threshold is based on the total UKCAT score. This threshold may differ in each admission cycle, as it is dependent on the scores achieved by applicants in the current cycle.At Edinburgh, once all the scores are received they rank them, divide the groups into octiles and allocate a score. Weighting is based on applicant: school leavers: 50% academic, 15% SJT (of UKCAT), 15% personal statement, 20% UKCAT (excluding SJT); graduates: 30% interview, 35% academic, 20% UKCAT (excluding SJT), 15% SJT (of UKCAT). The points are then added to your total score to contribute towards your final ranking. Due to the introduction of the Situational Judgement section of the test, they will be assessing this as part of their non-academic requirements and not alongside your overall UKCAT score. They will consider all scores and no applicant will be excluded from selection based on the score achieved in their UKCAT test. The average score to receive an offer in 2016 was 2370.



Entry Requirements

GCSE Subjects RequiredIf Chemistry or Biology are not offered at AS/A-Level, they must be offered at GCSE with Grade A or 7.Grade B / 6 in Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics. Double Award combined sciences or equivalent at Grade BB / 66 may replace GCSE grades in sciences. Additional Applied Science and Applied Science will not be accepted.
A-Level Subjects RequiredCandidates must have Chemistry and/or Biology at A or AS level. General Studies/Critical Thinking are not considered. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics, a pass is required in the practical element. If only one of Biology/Chemistry is offered at A or AS level, the other should be offered at GCSE with an A grade or 7.A Levels must include Chemistry and one of Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Biology at AS Level required as minimum. For both AS and A Level, only one of Mathematics or Further Mathematics will be considered. Human Biology may replace Biology but General Studies will not be considered.
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Scottish Highers Subjects RequiredHigher Grade including Chemistry and/or Biology. If only one of Chemistry or Biology is offered at Higher level then the other should be offered at National 5, minimum grade A (or grade 1 Standard grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent).AAAAB by the end of S5, to include Chemistry and two of Biology, Mathematics or Physics. For some applicants this subject combination at S5 Higher is neither possible nor appropriate. Students who meet the grade requirements in S5 but are missing one or more sciences may take the missing subject(s) in S6. Human Biology may replace Biology. National 5s: B grades in Biology, Chemistry, English and Mathematics.
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Scottish Advanced Highers Subjects Required-SQA Advanced Highers: We encourage the study of at least two subjects at Advanced Higher level in S6 and one further subject at Higher or above. The subjects of greatest relevance to a medical programme are Chemistry and Biology. Offers are usually conditional on S6 performance.
Scottish Advanced Highers Grades Required--
IB Subjects RequiredHigher Level Chemistry and/or Biology required. Combinations of two sciences, Mathematics and English.Chemistry and one other science subject (Biology preferred). Biology at least to Standard Level.
IB Grades RequiredMinimum of 38 points: Higher Level Grade 6 in Chemistry or Biology. Minimum of 5 in all subjects.Overall score of 37 points (including TOK and EE) including 667 at HL in Chemistry and at least one other science subject (Biology preferred). Biology should be taken to at least SL. You must also provide evidence of a qualification at minimum Standard Grade 2 or GCSE B or equivalent in Mathematics and English Language if these subjects do not form part of your IB diploma. If you are using English /English Language at SL as part of the English language requirement, you must obtain Grade 5.

Open Days

28 June 2019: Discover the many opportunities to fulfil your potential at Newcastle.10 June 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
29 June 2019: Discover the many opportunities to fulfil your potential at Newcastle.21 September 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
14 September 2019: Discover the many opportunities to fulfil your potential at Newcastle.5 October 2019: Undergraduate Open Day

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Course Satisfaction93%83.2%
Teaching Satisfaction95%93.0%
Feedback Satisfaction74.6%56.6%
Student Staff Ratio7.36.5
Expenditure Per Student / 1079
Average Entry Tariff208218
Value Added Score / 1053
Career After 6 Months99%98%
The Guardian Score92.1%91.1%
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Average Entry Tariff208209
Student Satisfaction / 54.263.95
Research Quality / 53.203.30
Graduate Prospects100%98%
The Complete University Guide Score98.2%98.4%
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