Queen's University Belfast School of Medicine

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Our Score81%94%
Course StructureTraditionalPBL
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleMMITraditional
EU StudentsEngland, Scotland & Wales: £9,250 pa; Northern Ireland & EU: £4,030 pa£9,250 pa
Non-EU StudentsPre- Clinical: £20,550, pa, Clinical: £38,850, pa£35,000 pa


How?At QUB, you are awarded points for your UKCAT score and this is used at stage one of the selection process. For example: a score of 2,200+ would score 6 points; 2040 - 2190: 5 points; 1880 - 2030: 4 points; 1720 - 1870: 3 points; 1560 - 1710: 2 points; 1400 - 1550 1 point. The current scoring system is being reviewed for 2018 entry.Those who meet their minimum academic criteria will be ranked according to 50:50 weighting (UKCAT 50% and academic ability 50%). UKCAT scores sorted into deciles; candidates must score more than average UKCAT score to be considered (this was around 2330 in 2016). An interview will not be offered if the total UKCAT score is below the third decile. However, there is no guarantee of interview if you score above the third decile.



Entry Requirements

GCSE Subjects RequiredGCSE performance in the best 9 subjects will be scored with 4 points awarded for an A* (grades 8 and 9 on the new 9-1 grading scale), 3 points for an A (grade 7), 2 points for a B (grade 6) and 1 point for a C (grades 4 and 5). From 2021 entry, in view of the re-alignment of the A* with a Grade 9, scoring will change to 4 points for a Grade 9 and 3 points for Grades 7 and 8.All eligible applicants must have the following subjects at GCSE level, at grades AAABBB (777666 for GSCEs taken from 2015) or above (in any order) to include Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, English Language, and Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistics). The Science Double Award may substitute all sciences at GCSE.
A-Level Subjects RequiredChemistry and at least one from: Biology/Human Biology, Physics and Maths. A maximum of one VCE/Applied subject. A-level Mathematics and Further Mathematics cannot be counted together at A- Level. Critical Thinking and General Studies excluded. If not offered at A-level then Biology/Human Biology grade A as a 4th AS-level or grade B as a 5th AS-level. Grade A in the EPQ or Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate or a grade B in a 4th A-level is acceptable in place of the 4th AS-level.Chemistry or Biology, and another Science or Maths (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Maths) plus any other subject (General studies/critical thinking/ further Maths if Mathematics is included in A- Levels is not acceptable).
A-Level Grades RequiredA*AA or AAA + A in a fourth AS-level3 A-Levels at A*AA. Chemistry or Biology Another Science or Maths (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Maths) Any A level except Critical Thinking or General Studies, or Further Maths if Maths is taken too
Scottish Highers Subjects Required-Scottish Highers are not accepted alone. You must offer Advanced Highers. Candidates must offer: three Scottish Highers at grades AAA, including Biology and Chemistry.
Scottish Higher Grades RequiredApplicants with a minimum of AAABB in Scottish Highers at the first attempt are given serious consideration. 32 points are awarded for AAABB; 34 points for AAAAB and 36 points for AAAAA.AAA
Scottish Advanced Highers Subjects RequiredIn all cases, Chemistry (Grade A) plus a grade A in at least one from Physics, Biology and Mathematics are required. Three Advanced Highers are necessary unless applicants achieved five A grades in their Highers. If not taken as an Advanced Higher, Biology Higher is required and Standard Grade, Intermediate 2 or National 5 Physics and Mathematics are also necessary.Candidates must offer grades at AA in Advanced Highers in two of the subjects offered at Scottish Highers, including Chemistry and/or Biology.
Scottish Advanced Highers Grades RequiredWhere conditional offers are made, the standard specified in Advanced Highers is also dependent on performance in Scottish Highers and are AA (for those with AAAAA in Highers); AAB (for those with AAAAB in Highers) and AAA (for those with AAABB in Highers).AA
IB Subjects RequiredMust include Chemistry and Biology at Higher Level.Higher Level: Chemistry/Biology + one other science/mathematical. Standard Level: Chemistry/Biology if not offered at higher level. If English is not offered as part of the diploma, it must be offered at GCSE, grade B or above or acceptable equivalent.
IB Grades Required36 points 6,6,6.The minimum requirement is for 38 points in total with a minimum of 6 points in the Higher Level science subjects and 6 points in the third Higher Level subject. Overall, 666 in Higher Level subjects

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