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University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences

University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division

Our Score88%100%
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Course StructureIntegratedTraditional
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleMMITraditional
EU Students£9,250 pa£9,250 pa
Non-EU Students£22,500 (International students –Year 1 and 2) £38,100 (International students – Years 3, 4 and 5)Pre clinical: £18,080 pa; Clinical: £31,935 pa

UKCAT (UCAT)

Used
How?At Birmingham, there is no UKCAT cut off score. An application will receive an overall score, which is the sum of weighted scores for each of the academic and UKCAT components. GCSE and UKCAT used for interview. The weightings are: academic – 70%; UKCAT – 30%. Total UKCAT scores of our applicants (excluding the band score for the SJT component) will be separated into deciles and scored (i.e. the top 10% of applicants’ scores will be in the top decile). The maximum score is 3.0. For example, for 2015 applicants, the 10th decile was a score of 2980 and allocated a score of 3; 9th decile was a score of 2880 and allocated a score of 2.67 - and so on.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 RequiredAn application will receive a score for academic achievement based on GCSE (or equivalent) results. The subjects that will be scored are: English (both English Language and English Literature), Mathematics (or one, but not both, of Methods in Mathematics and Applications of Mathematics), Science (either, both of Biology and Chemistry or Double Award Science), plus two additional GCSEs (any subject). For the subjects specified above, a minimum grade of B (grade 6) must be offered. It is expected that the scores allocated to the different grades will be in the ratio of 4:2:1 (for A*, A, B, respectively). For each of the two unspecified subjects, a score of 2 will be allocated when an A* grade has been obtained (lower grades will not receive a score).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 RequiredChemistry and Biology (or Human Biology). General studies or Critical Thinking not accepted.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 RequiredA*AA. Candidates should have predicted AAA including Biology and Chemistry (NB. Human Biology is acceptable as an alternative to Biology).A*AA.
Scottish Highers Subjects RequiredHighers: Five subjects at grade A including, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English.-
Scottish Higher Grades RequiredAAAAAAAAAA
Scottish Advanced Highers Subjects RequiredAdvanced Highers: Three subjects including Chemistry and Biology must be offered (grade requirements: AAB)Applicants are required to offer Chemistry (compulsory) and one from Biology, Physics or Mathematics at Advanced Higher.
Scottish Advanced Highers Grades RequiredAABAA
IB Subjects RequiredHigher level: 766 from Chemistry and Biology and one other approved subject (in any order). Subsidiary level: The subjects must include English and Mathematics if not offered at the higher level (Maths Studies is acceptable).You must have taken Chemistry and at least one from Biology, Physics and Mathematics to Higher Level.
IB Grades RequiredMinimum of 32 points must be attained. You must provide results from the Middle Years' Programme if available, or a GCSE-equivalent qualification. MYP results will be scored according to the following equivalencies to GCSEs: 7 = A*; 6 = A; 5 = B. A minimum of 5 must have been achieved in Science, English and Mathematics39, with scores of 7,6,6 in Higher Level subjects.

Open Days

28 June 2019: Undergraduate Open Day - A chance for prospective applicants to visit the University, talk to staff, attend talks and take tours of the campus.
29 June 2019: Undergraduate Open Day - A chance for prospective applicants to visit the University, talk to staff, attend talks and take tours of the campus.
14 September 2019: Undergraduate Open Day - A chance for prospective applicants to visit the University, talk to staff, attend talks and take tours of the campus.
19 October 2019: Undergraduate Open Day - A chance for prospective applicants to visit the University, talk to staff, attend talks and take tours of the campus.

The Guardian Scores

Course Satisfaction93%94.6%
Teaching Satisfaction92.0%95.5%
Feedback Satisfaction67.9%79.1%
Student Staff Ratio7.910.1
Expenditure Per Student / 10410
Average Entry Tariff204220
Value Added Score / 1053
Career After 6 Months100%96%
Continuation97.7%98.2%
The Guardian Score79.3%99.8%
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The Complete University Guide Scores

Average Entry Tariff201221
Student Satisfaction / 54.114.47
Research Quality / 53.043.45
Graduate Prospects100%99%
The Complete University Guide Score96.7%100.0%
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