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Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Lancaster University Medical School

Our Score85%80%
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Course StructurePBLPBL
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleMMIMMI
EU Students£9,250 pa£9,250 pa
Non-EU StudentsPre-Clinical: £18,600 pa; Clinical: £34,500 pa£29,170 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 2610n/a

BMAT

Used
How?n/aApplicants are considered in 5 stages. 1: Academic Critera, 2: BMAT, 3: Non-academic Criteria, 4: Interview, 5: Fitness to Practice. They calculate the total BMAT score by combining the individual scores for Sections 1, 2 and 3. Section 1 is scored out of 9; Section 2 is scored out of 9; and Section 3 is scored out of 5 (for quality of content). They do not use the quality of English score (A-E).

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 physics9 subjects: 15 points (A*/A = 2 points, B = 1 point), including at least Grade B in English, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry (or Core and Additional Science). Grade C must be achieved in all other subjects. New grading system A*=Grade 8/9, A=7 and B=6)
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 sciencesA2 Biology and Chemistry are mandatory. General Studies accepted as 4th AS Level only. Only one of Maths/Further Maths will be considered. Three subjects taken at one sitting, after 2 years of study, plus a 4th subject at AS-level 5 or EPQ.
A-Level Grades RequiredA*AA - AAB.AAA - A*AA
Scottish Highers Subjects Required-Highers: at least five subjects, taken at one sitting, after one year of study and including Biology (A), Chemistry (A) plus at least three other subjects. Minimum grades required: AAAAB.
Scottish Higher Grades Required-AAAAB
Scottish Advanced Highers Subjects RequiredGrades AAA-AAB including a grade A in biology and one further science from chemistry, physics, maths, and psychology.Advanced Highers in Biology and Chemistry.
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.At Higher Level: Biology and Chemistry, plus one other subject, all at a minimum of 6 points. At Standard Level, three subjects, all at a minimum of 5 points.
IB Grades Required38 - 36 points.36. Higher Level 6,6,6.

Open Days

6 March 2019: Postgraduate Open Evening.
27 April 2019: Undergraduate Open Day.
26 June 2019: Undergraduate Open Day.

The Guardian Scores

Course Satisfaction92.6%93.9%
Teaching Satisfaction92.4%93.3%
Feedback Satisfaction61.9%72.0%
Student Staff Ratio710.1
Expenditure Per Student / 1044
Average Entry Tariff189171
Value Added Score / 105n/a
Career After 6 Months100%n/a%
Continuation100%95.7%
The Guardian Score73.7%64.3%
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The Complete University Guide Scores

Average Entry Tariff190169
Student Satisfaction / 54.074.25
Research Quality / 53.163.27
Graduate Prospects100%n/a%
The Complete University Guide Score95.9%95.4%
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