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Queen's University Belfast School of Medicine

Keele University School of Medicine

Our Score81%92%
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Course StructureTraditionalIntegrated
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£27,800 pa

UKCAT (UCAT)

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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.Keele exclude students who scored in the bottom 20% nationally, or students who score Band 4 in Situational Judgement. Keele also uses UKCAT results in borderline cases. Applicants who narrowly miss achieving the required score for their application may receive further consideration on the basis of their UKCAT score. Similarly, if the number of applicants tied on a particular academic score exceeds the number of interview slots available, these applicants will be ranked on their total UKCAT score. In these borderline cases, the required UKCAT score will depend upon the level of performance in the test among this group of applicants. For 2015 entry, applicants who were successful in gaining an offer had total UKCAT scores in the range 2,190 - 3,170.

BMAT

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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 8.5As; Maths, English Language & Science GCSE at a minimum of grade B/6. Science/Core Science (including AQA Science A or Science B) plus Additional Science is acceptable as an alternative to Biology, Chemistry and Physics. If Further Additional Science has been taken, this must also be passed at grade B. IGCSE double-award Science is also acceptable. Applied Science is not an acceptable GCSE. Please note that physics – as well as Biology and Chemistry – must have been passed at the required level, either as a stand-alone GCSE or as part of double/triple-award science.
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 a second science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths/Statistics). General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies are not accepted. Only one A-Level from Maths/Further Maths/Statistics will be considered; Biology and PE are not accepted in combination.
A-Level Grades RequiredA*AA or AAA + A in a fourth AS-levelA*AA-AAA
Scottish Highers Subjects Required-National 5 - minimum 5x A with minimum of B in maths, English, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Higher - minimum of AAAAB, including chemistry/biology plus a second science both at A, to be achieved by the end of S5 (i.e. before applying).
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.Advanced Higher - minimum of AB from two subjects (both sciences) sat in S6 - any additional subject sat at Higher level in S6 must be achieved at grade B or higher. Any science subject not being offered at Higher or Advanced Higher level must have been passed at Standard/National 5 grade B/2.
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).AB minimum
IB Subjects RequiredMust include Chemistry and Biology at Higher Level.Higher Level subjects should include Chemistry or Biology, plus one from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths and a third rigorous subject. Any science not taken at the Higher Level must be offered at Standard Level grade 5 or GCSE grade B (or equivalent).
IB Grades Required36 points 6,6,6.35 points from six academic subjects. Three grade 6 passes at IB Higher Level and grades of 6, 6, 5 at Standard Level are required.

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Teaching Satisfaction92.7%97.0%
Feedback Satisfaction76.2%72.4%
Student Staff Ratio10.76.9
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Value Added Score / 1076
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Continuation98.7%98.0%
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Research Quality / 52.883.27
Graduate Prospects100%100%
The Complete University Guide Score96.3%97.9%
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