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Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

Our Score85%100%
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Course StructurePBLTraditional
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleMMITraditional
EU Students£9,250 pa£9,250 pa
Non-EU StudentsPre-Clinical: £18,600 pa; Clinical: £34,500 pa£52,638 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/aUsed alongside Personal Statement and grades. Admissions Tutors use the BMAT results in conjunction with the other elements of students' applications to decide which candidates will be invited to interview and to help with deciding who should be offered places on the course. Students who achieve higher BMAT results are more likely to be invited to interview but there isn't a 'pass' mark for the BMAT at Cambridge. As an indication, last year around 79% of candidates who scored an average of 5.0 or above in Sections 1 and 2 were interviews, and around 33% of those scoring below 5.0 were interviewed.

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 physicsGrade C (Grade 5) or above in Double Science and Maths (two single awards in Biology and Physics can be substituted for double science).
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 sciencesA-Levels in Chemistry and one of Biology/Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Please note that in the past three admissions rounds, 98% of applicants for Medicine (A100) offered three or more science/mathematics A Levels and, of these, 30% were successful in obtaining a place. Of the two per cent of applicants who offered only two science/mathematics A-Levels, 8% were successful in gaining a place.
A-Level Grades RequiredA*AA - AAB.A*A*A.
Scottish Highers Subjects Required--
Scottish Higher Grades Required--
Scottish Advanced Highers Subjects RequiredGrades AAA-AAB including a grade A in biology and one further science from chemistry, physics, maths, and psychology.Offers usually require AAA at Advanced Higher Grade.
Scottish Advanced Highers Grades RequiredAAA-AAB-
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.Standard Level or Higher Level passes in Chemistry and two of Biology/Human Biology/Physics/Maths. At least one pass must be at Higher Level.
IB Grades Required38 - 36 points.40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level.

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%76.8%
Teaching Satisfaction92.4%88.6%
Feedback Satisfaction61.9%54.8%
Student Staff Ratio76.3
Expenditure Per Student / 10410
Average Entry Tariff189235
Value Added Score / 1053
Career After 6 Months100%100%
Continuation100%98.8%
The Guardian Score73.7%100%
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The Complete University Guide Scores

Average Entry Tariff190235
Student Satisfaction / 54.073.81
Research Quality / 53.163.43
Graduate Prospects100%99%
The Complete University Guide Score95.9%100.0%
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