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Queen's University Belfast School of Medicine

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

Our Score81%85%
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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, paPre-Clinical: £18,600 pa; Clinical: £34,500 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.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 2610

BMAT

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How?n/an/a

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.Applicants 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 physics
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.A*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 sciences
A-Level Grades RequiredA*AA or AAA + A in a fourth AS-levelA*AA - AAB.
Scottish Highers Subjects Required--
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.-
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.Grades AAA-AAB including a grade A in biology and one further science from chemistry, physics, maths, and psychology.
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-AAB
IB Subjects RequiredMust include Chemistry and Biology at Higher Level.38 - 36 points overall including 6 in Higher Level Biology and one further science from chemistry, physics, maths, and psychology at the Higher Level.
IB Grades Required36 points 6,6,6.38 - 36 points.

Open Days

6 March 2019: Postgraduate Open Evening.
27 April 2019: Undergraduate Open Day.
26 June 2019: Undergraduate Open Day.

The Guardian Scores

Course Satisfaction93%92.6%
Teaching Satisfaction92.7%92.4%
Feedback Satisfaction76.2%61.9%
Student Staff Ratio10.77
Expenditure Per Student / 1044
Average Entry Tariff197189
Value Added Score / 1075
Career After 6 Months100%100%
Continuation98.7%100%
The Guardian Score66.3%73.7%
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The Complete University Guide Scores

Average Entry Tariff194190
Student Satisfaction / 54.164.07
Research Quality / 52.883.16
Graduate Prospects100%100%
The Complete University Guide Score96.3%95.9%
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