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The University of Edinburgh Medical School

University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division

Our Score95%100%
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Course StructureIntegratedTraditional
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleNoneTraditional
EU StudentsScottish students: £1,820 pa; rest of UK: £9,250 pa£9,250 pa
Non-EU StudentsYears 1, 2 and 3: £32,100 pa; Years 4-6: £49, 900 paPre clinical: £18,080 pa; Clinical: £31,935 pa

UKCAT (UCAT)

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How?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.n/a

BMAT

Used
How?n/aA numerical ranking is established based on GCSE performance & BMAT results. This forms an initial shortlist. Equal weighting is not ascribed to all sections. In 2016, weightings were: Section 1 = 40%, Section 2 = 40%, and Section 3 = 20%. In calculating the Section 3 score, double weight was ascribed to the ‘Quality of Content’ score and single weight given to the ‘Quality of English’ score (with A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, and X=0).

Entry Requirements

GCSE Subjects RequiredGrade 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.There are no specific GCSE requirements for Medicine, though higher grades can help to make your application more competitive. Successful applicants typically have a high proportion of A and A* grades (grade 7-9) However, in order to be adequately equipped for the BMAT, and if Biology, Physics or Mathematics have not been taken to A-Level (or equivalent), applicants will need to have received a basic education in those subjects (for example at least a grade C/4 at GCSE).
A-Level Subjects RequiredA 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.At least A grade in both Chemistry and at least one from Biology, Physics or Mathematics (Critical Thinking and General Studies are not considered). They have no preference for whether the third or fourth A-level subject (or further subject in equivalent qualifications) is a science or not.
A-Level Grades RequiredAAA.A*AA.
Scottish Highers Subjects RequiredAAAAB 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 RequiredAAAABAAAAA
Scottish Advanced Highers Subjects RequiredSQA 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.Applicants are required to offer Chemistry (compulsory) and one from Biology, Physics or Mathematics at Advanced Higher.
Scottish Advanced Highers Grades Required-AA
IB Subjects RequiredChemistry and one other science subject (Biology preferred). Biology at least to Standard Level.You must have taken Chemistry and at least one from Biology, Physics and Mathematics to Higher Level.
IB Grades RequiredOverall 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 5.39, with scores of 7,6,6 in Higher Level subjects.

Open Days

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

The Guardian Scores

Course Satisfaction83.2%94.6%
Teaching Satisfaction93.0%95.5%
Feedback Satisfaction56.6%79.1%
Student Staff Ratio6.510.1
Expenditure Per Student / 10910
Average Entry Tariff218220
Value Added Score / 1033
Career After 6 Months98%96%
Continuation99.4%98.2%
The Guardian Score91.1%99.8%
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The Complete University Guide Scores

Average Entry Tariff209221
Student Satisfaction / 53.954.47
Research Quality / 53.303.45
Graduate Prospects98%99%
The Complete University Guide Score98.4%100.0%
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