University of St Andrews School of Medicine

Cardiff University School of Medicine

Our Score88%85%
Course StructureIntegratedPBL
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleMMIMMI
EU StudentsHome (Scotland/EU): £1,820 pa; Rest of UK (England, Wales, N.Ireland): £9,250 pa£9,000 pa
Non-EU Students£31,580 paYears 1-2: £18,250 pa; Years 3-5: £32,250 pa


How?At St Andrews, the UKCAT is used to rank for interview (top 400). The Situational Judgement score contributes to the overall interview score.Cardiff does not have a minimum threshold score for the UKCAT, however, the UKCAT score may be used as part of the assessment procedure or in borderline cases.



Entry Requirements

GCSE Subjects RequiredMinimum of 5 A (grade 7) GCSEs5 Year Course and Foundation Course: B (grade 6) in Mathematics, B (grade 6) in English Language, AA (7,7) in Science and Additional Science, or AAB in three separate sciences. These are the minimum and not the standard requirements.
A-Level Subjects RequiredChemistry and one other from Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Does not have a preference for the third Advanced Level subject. Human Biology may replace Biology. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Global Perspectives & Research are not accepted. Only one of Mathematics or Further Mathematics will be considered for the 3 subjects required at Advanced Level.5 year course: Students must offer three A2 level subjects which should include Chemistry and Biology. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Further Mathematics are not acceptable at A2 Level. Foundation Course: If your qualifications do not include the correct subjects to be considered for the 5 year course, then you can apply for the foundation course (which goes on to the 5 year programme).
A-Level Grades RequiredAAA.AAA for 5 year programme and foundation programme (which leads on to five year programme).
Scottish Highers Subjects RequiredIncluding Chemistry (A grade) and one other from Biology, Mathematics or Physics.Including Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.
Scottish Higher Grades RequiredAAAABAAAAA
Scottish Advanced Highers Subjects Required-Applicants offering two subjects at Advanced Higher level with AA grades (including Chemistry); in addition to the Scottish Highers described above, can be considered for the five year scheme (A100). Applicants should normally achieve the qualifications (Highers or Advanced Highers) at the first attempt of the examinations. Mathematics and English Language must be passed to at least Standard Level with Grade 2 or Grade B.
Scottish Advanced Highers Grades RequiredPredicted to achieve at least BBB Highers or Advanced Highers in S6 studies.AA
IB Subjects RequiredSee IB grades required.Two Higher Level from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths/Statistics (not Mathematical Studies). One Higher Level must be Biology or Chemistry. The other subject (Biology/Chemistry) must be offered at Standard Level if not at Higher. Physics must be offered at GCSE level if not at Higher or Subsidiary Level.
IB Grades Required38. Higher Level: 3 passes at Grade 6 to include Chemistry and one of Biology, Maths or Physics. Standard level: 3 passes at Grade 6 to include Biology, Maths, English if not offered at Higher Level.36. Minimum of 19 points at Higher Level. 7,6,6 must be offered at Higher Level; 7 points at Standard Level Chemistry/Biology if not at Higher Level.

Open Days

27 March 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
5 July 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
14 September 2019: Undergraduate Open Day
26 October 2019: Undergraduate Open Day

The Guardian Scores

Course Satisfaction94%88.1%
Teaching Satisfaction96.3%86.4%
Feedback Satisfaction71.5%56.1%
Student Staff Ratio11.19.1
Expenditure Per Student / 1039
Average Entry Tariff220200
Value Added Score / 1085
Career After 6 Months98%100%
The Guardian Score79.3%72%
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The Complete University Guide Scores

Average Entry Tariff220198
Student Satisfaction / 54.433.92
Research Quality / 52.793.25
Graduate Prospects98%100%
The Complete University Guide Score96.9%97.0%
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