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Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

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£9,250 pa£9,250 pa
Non-EU StudentsPre-Clinical: £18,600 pa; Clinical: £34,500 paPre clinical: £18,080 pa; Clinical: £31,935 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/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 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 physicsThere 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 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 sciencesAt 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 RequiredA*AA - AAB.A*AA.
Scottish Highers Subjects Required--
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 are required to offer Chemistry (compulsory) and one from Biology, Physics or Mathematics at Advanced Higher.
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.You must have taken Chemistry and at least one from Biology, Physics and Mathematics to Higher Level.
IB Grades Required38 - 36 points.39, with scores of 7,6,6 in Higher Level subjects.

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%94.6%
Teaching Satisfaction92.4%95.5%
Feedback Satisfaction61.9%79.1%
Student Staff Ratio710.1
Expenditure Per Student / 10410
Average Entry Tariff189220
Value Added Score / 1053
Career After 6 Months100%96%
Continuation100%98.2%
The Guardian Score73.7%99.8%
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The Complete University Guide Scores

Average Entry Tariff190221
Student Satisfaction / 54.074.47
Research Quality / 53.163.45
Graduate Prospects100%99%
The Complete University Guide Score95.9%100.0%
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