Entry requirements

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Cardiff University School of Medicine

MB BCh Medicine (A104)

6 years

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

 

Data unavailable.

Degree (graduate applicants)

Minimum 2.1 honours degree.

A Levels and Scottish Highers

AAA at A level (for students who did not study enough science subjects).

A Levels and Scottish Highers

Either grades 6,6 (BB) in Science and Additional Science or grades 6,6 (BB) in both Chemistry and Biology if taken as single sciences. Grade 6 (B) is required in Maths and English Language. If Welsh Language is offered, it must also be supplemented with English Language at a minimum of a grade 6 (B).

International Baccalaureate

A minimum of 19 points must be achieved in the Higher level subjects.

Personal statement

Non-academic criteria assessed: medical motivation and awareness of the career; sense of responsibility; evidence of a balanced approach to life; evidence of self-directed learning and extracurricular activities; caring ethos and a sense of social awareness; referee’s report.

Admissions test

UCAT (GAMSAT for graduates)

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

The university recognises that opportunities for work experience will vary according to individual circumstances. Applicants are to showcase an appreciation of the length of the training programme and the career structure.

Widening participation

The academic and non-academic attainment of a candidate will be reviewed against educational performance data and socio-economic background to provide an overview of an applicant’s potential. The medical school will consider this information when deciding whether to call a candidate for interview. See website for details.

University of Manchester Medical School

MB ChB Medicine (A104)

6 years

Last updated: May 2019

Competition ratios

Number of applicants per interview: Home/EU: 5.1 – International: -

Number of applicants per place: Home/EU: 6.6 – International: -

A Levels and Scottish Highers

AAA in either three arts/humanities subjects or two arts/humanities subjects and one science subject.

Four Highers at grades AAAA by the end of Secondary 5. Grades should be achieved in the same sitting at first attempt. At least two Advanced Highers at grades AA are required, attained by the end of Secondary 6.

GCSEs and Scottish Nationals

At least seven GCSEs at grade A (7) or A* (8+). 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.

International Baccalaureate

36 points are required overall to include core points with at least 6,6,6 at Higher 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. Higher level subjects should include either three arts/humanities subjects or two arts/humanities subjects and one science subject.

Personal statement

Personal statement no longer used in assessment. Electronic non-academic information is required instead.

Admissions test

UCAT

Interview method

Multiple mini-interviews

Work experience

We require applicants to undertake some relevant work experience prior to application in order that they can gain some insight into what the role of a doctor involves. Shadowing doctors in a hospital/GP setting is not essential or considered to be a substitute for hands-on caring work experience.

Widening participation

Widening participation applicants with a contextual data flag are identified through the UCAS application and given a lower UCAT threshold, but not a lower offer after interview. See website for details.

Manchester Access Programme (MAP), a targeted work experience scheme in Preston (PWAP) and automatic contextual offers (AAB) are available for candidates who meet specific WP criteria. See website for details.