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Queen's University Belfast School of Medicine

The University of Edinburgh Medical School

Our Score81%95%
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Course StructureTraditionalIntegrated
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleMMINone
EU StudentsEngland, Scotland & Wales: £9,250 pa; Northern Ireland & EU: £4,030 paScottish students: £1,820 pa; rest of UK: £9,250 pa
Non-EU StudentsPre- Clinical: £20,550, pa, Clinical: £38,850, paYears 1, 2 and 3: £32,100 pa; Years 4-6: £49, 900 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 Edinburgh, once all the scores are received they rank them, divide the groups into octiles and allocate a score. Weighting is based on applicant: school leavers: 50% academic, 15% SJT (of UKCAT), 15% personal statement, 20% UKCAT (excluding SJT); graduates: 30% interview, 35% academic, 20% UKCAT (excluding SJT), 15% SJT (of UKCAT). The points are then added to your total score to contribute towards your final ranking. Due to the introduction of the Situational Judgement section of the test, they will be assessing this as part of their non-academic requirements and not alongside your overall UKCAT score. They will consider all scores and no applicant will be excluded from selection based on the score achieved in their UKCAT test. The average score to receive an offer in 2016 was 2370.

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.Grade B / 6 in Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics. Double Award combined sciences or equivalent at Grade BB / 66 may replace GCSE grades in sciences. Additional Applied Science and Applied Science will not be accepted.
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 Levels must include Chemistry and one of Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Biology at AS Level required as minimum. For both AS and A Level, only one of Mathematics or Further Mathematics will be considered. Human Biology may replace Biology but General Studies will not be considered.
A-Level Grades RequiredA*AA or AAA + A in a fourth AS-levelAAA.
Scottish Highers Subjects Required-AAAAB by the end of S5, to include Chemistry and two of Biology, Mathematics or Physics. For some applicants this subject combination at S5 Higher is neither possible nor appropriate. Students who meet the grade requirements in S5 but are missing one or more sciences may take the missing subject(s) in S6. Human Biology may replace Biology. National 5s: B grades in Biology, Chemistry, English and Mathematics.
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.SQA Advanced Highers: We encourage the study of at least two subjects at Advanced Higher level in S6 and one further subject at Higher or above. The subjects of greatest relevance to a medical programme are Chemistry and Biology. Offers are usually conditional on S6 performance.
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).-
IB Subjects RequiredMust include Chemistry and Biology at Higher Level.Chemistry and one other science subject (Biology preferred). Biology at least to Standard Level.
IB Grades Required36 points 6,6,6.Overall score of 37 points (including TOK and EE) including 667 at HL in Chemistry and at least one other science subject (Biology preferred). Biology should be taken to at least SL. You must also provide evidence of a qualification at minimum Standard Grade 2 or GCSE B or equivalent in Mathematics and English Language if these subjects do not form part of your IB diploma. If you are using English /English Language at SL as part of the English language requirement, you must obtain Grade 5.

Open Days

10 June 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
21 September 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
5 October 2019: Undergraduate Open Day

The Guardian Scores

Course Satisfaction93%83.2%
Teaching Satisfaction92.7%93.0%
Feedback Satisfaction76.2%56.6%
Student Staff Ratio10.76.5
Expenditure Per Student / 1049
Average Entry Tariff197218
Value Added Score / 1073
Career After 6 Months100%98%
Continuation98.7%99.4%
The Guardian Score66.3%91.1%
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The Complete University Guide Scores

Average Entry Tariff194209
Student Satisfaction / 54.163.95
Research Quality / 52.883.30
Graduate Prospects100%98%
The Complete University Guide Score96.3%98.4%
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