Queen's University Belfast School of Medicine

Hull York Medical School

Our Score81%79%
Course StructureTraditionalPBL
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleMMIMMI
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£29,400 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.At Hull York, applicants with a Situational Judgement Test Band of 4 (the lowest band) will not be considered. Prior to interview, they use your total UKCAT score (allocated points out of 50) alongside your GCSE results (allocated points out of 40) in order to decide who to invite to interview. Following interview, they make offers based primarily on interview performance, and they use the UKCAT Situational Judgement Test as an extra interview station.



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 8.8 GCSEs at grade A*-C or equivalent, or grades 9-4 in the reformed GCSEs. English Language and Maths at GCSE grade B or above, or reformed GCSE grade 6 or above (with a Pass in Spoken English), or equivalent.
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.Biology and Chemistry. For the third subject, we consider all subjects of equal merit except General Studies, Applied Science, Citizenship or Critical Thinking. They strongly encourage applications from students with an arts or humanities subject. They do not consider Maths and Further Maths, or Biology and Human Biology, as distinct subjects for the purposes of offering 3 distinct A-Level subjects.
A-Level Grades RequiredA*AA or AAA + A in a fourth AS-levelAAA.
Scottish Highers Subjects Required-AAAAB at Higher level (H), including Biology and Chemistry at grade A, taken in a single attempt in Secondary Five
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.AAAAB
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.AA in Advanced Higher level (AH) Biology and Chemistry plus an additional Higher (H) at grade A, taken in Secondary Six, or: AA in Advanced Higher level (AH) Biology and Chemistry, plus an additional Advanced Higher (AH) at grade B, taken in Secondary Six.
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).AAA
IB Subjects RequiredMust include Chemistry and Biology at Higher Level.Higher Level Biology and Chemistry.
IB Grades Required36 points 6,6,6.You must have 6,6,5 in three Higher-level subjects, including Biology and Chemistry. You must also have an overall total of 36 points for the diploma. Please note that we don't accept English Language B as proof of English language ability to GCSE grade B standard, nor do we accept Maths Studies as proof of maths ability to GCSE grade B standard. You may include these as part of your IB course, but if you do we will also ask for separate qualifications to GCSE grade B standard.

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