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Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Cardiff University School of Medicine

Our Score85%85%
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Course StructurePBLPBL
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleMMIMMI
EU Students£9,250 pa£9,000 pa
Non-EU StudentsPre-Clinical: £18,600 pa; Clinical: £34,500 paYears 1-2: £18,250 pa; Years 3-5: £32,250 pa

UKCAT (UCAT)

Used
How?At Plymouth, the UKCAT is used alongside academic ability. You are required to meet a minimum standard in each of the subtests plus an overall target score set and reviewed annually by the Admissions Advisory Panel. For example, in 2015 for 2016 entry: The minimum scores were: Verbal Reasoning - 530; Quantitative Reasoning - 650; Abstract Reasoning - 610; Decision Analysis - 600. An overall score of 2610Cardiff 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.

BMAT

Used
How?n/an/a

Entry Requirements

GCSE Subjects RequiredApplicants need to achieve 7 GCSE passes at grades A-C/9-4 which must include English language, mathematics and either GCSE double award science or two from single award chemistry, biology, or physics5 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 RequiredA*AA - AAB at A-Level which must include an A grade in biology and one further science from chemistry, physics, maths, and psychology. Your third GCE A level can be from any subject area including the humanities, languages, music, sport, science and the social sciences5 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 RequiredA*AA - AAB.AAA for 5 year programme and foundation programme (which leads on to five year programme).
Scottish Highers Subjects Required-Including Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.
Scottish Higher Grades Required-AAAAA
Scottish Advanced Highers Subjects RequiredGrades AAA-AAB including a grade A in biology and one further science from chemistry, physics, maths, and psychology.Applicants 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 Required38 - 36 points overall including 6 in Higher Level Biology and one further science from chemistry, physics, maths, and psychology at the Higher Level.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 Required38 - 36 points.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

6 March 2019: Postgraduate Open Evening.27 March 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
27 April 2019: Undergraduate Open Day.5 July 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
26 June 2019: Undergraduate Open Day.14 September 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
26 October 2019: Undergraduate Open Day

The Guardian Scores

Course Satisfaction92.6%88.1%
Teaching Satisfaction92.4%86.4%
Feedback Satisfaction61.9%56.1%
Student Staff Ratio79.1
Expenditure Per Student / 1049
Average Entry Tariff189200
Value Added Score / 1055
Career After 6 Months100%100%
Continuation100%99.3%
The Guardian Score73.7%72%
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The Complete University Guide Scores

Average Entry Tariff190198
Student Satisfaction / 54.073.92
Research Quality / 53.163.25
Graduate Prospects100%100%
The Complete University Guide Score95.9%97.0%
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