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Queen's University Belfast School of Medicine

University of Manchester Medical School

Our Score81%80%
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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, paYears 1-2: £21,000 pa; Years 3-5: £38,000 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.If your UKCAT score is in the approximately the top third of all results nationally then you will be invited to interview based on our UKCAT threshold as long as you meet our minimum academic requirements (for example, GCSE and predicted grades). We expect to invite approximately 900-1000 candidates to interview based on this selection route. If your UKCAT does not fall within the top third of results nationally then we will include it as part of a holistic assessment using all the information available to us to arrive at a decision (for example, GCSE grades, A-level profile, additional qualifications, NAI form etc). We expect to invite 300-500 applicants to interview on this selection route.

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.We require at least five GCSEs at grade A or A*. English Language, Mathematics and at least two science subjects are required at GCSE minimum grade B. If Dual Award Science or Core and Additional Science are offered, the minimum required is BB. Due to the phased introduction of GCSE reform in England, we will accept a mixture of GCSE grading scales. We can confirm our position in terms of equivalencies: A* = 8; A = 7; B = 6; C = 4.
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/Human Biology; and one of the following subjects from Chemistry; Biology/Human Biology; Physics; Mathematics or Further Mathematics.
A-Level Grades RequiredA*AA or AAA + A in a fourth AS-levelAAA.
Scottish Highers Subjects Required-English language and any science subject (Maths, Physics, Chemistry or Biology) not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (National 5, Intermediate II or Standard Grade Credit level grade 2 or above).
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.AAAA
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.We require at least two Advanced Highers at grades AA by the end of Secondary 6. Any of the following combinations are acceptable: three Advanced Highers, including Chemistry or Biology; a second science (from Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, or Physics); plus one other rigorous academic subject; two Advanced Highers, plus one A2-level subject at grade A (subjects as above); two Advanced Highers, plus one new Higher at grade A (subjects to include Chemistry or Biology at Advanced Higher, plus one other science at Advanced Higher, and a further rigorous academic subject).
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.Major subjects must include Chemistry or Biology, plus another science (one from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics) and one further rigorous academic subject at Higher Level. Any sciences not offered at Higher Level (HL) must be taken at Standard Level (SL) or at GCSE.
IB Grades Required36 points 6,6,6.37 points are required overall to include core points with at least 766 at Higher Level, including Chemistry and minimum 555 at Standard Level. If Maths and English Language are not offered as part of the Diploma, they should be offered at GCSE or IGCSE at grade B or above.

Open Days

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The Guardian Scores

Course Satisfaction93%80%
Teaching Satisfaction92.7%83.9%
Feedback Satisfaction76.2%56.2%
Student Staff Ratio10.78.7
Expenditure Per Student / 1048
Average Entry Tariff197196
Value Added Score / 1071
Career After 6 Months100%99%
Continuation98.7%99.3%
The Guardian Score66.3%63.3%
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The Complete University Guide Scores

Average Entry Tariff194198
Student Satisfaction / 54.163.84
Research Quality / 52.883.19
Graduate Prospects100%100%
The Complete University Guide Score96.3%96.7%
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