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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

A Levels

A levels at grades A*AA, achieved in one sitting over a study period of no longer than two years. A-levels must include:

  • First A Level - Chemistry or Biology
  • Second A Level – A further science subject from (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Maths)
  • Third A Level - Any A level subject with the exception of Critical Thinking and General Studies.  Further Maths is not accepted if Maths is taken as your second A level.  
  • The A* can be in any of the three subjects and does not need to be in one of the required sciences
  • If A level Maths and Further Maths are offered in the same sitting, Further Maths will not be counted towards the minimum A*AA requirement.
  • General studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted subjects.
  • Applicants who have taken or will take an additional year (or more) to complete their qualifications and achieve the minimum academic entry requirements (e.g. A*AA or 2:1) can only be considered if their extenuating circumstances fall within the Equality Act 2010. Extenuating circumstances that fall within this criteria must be approved by the EC panel prior to making a UCAS application. Further information on the process and deadline to be considered, please refer to Extenuating Circumstances for Prospective Applicants.

 

Other Accepted Qualifications

In general, we do not accept equivalent qualifications so candidates with overseas qualifications may not be accepted. However, we do accept the following:

 

IB | 38 points overall and three Higher Level subjects at 666 including Chemistry or Biology plus one further science subject from (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths). Three further subjects at Standard Level including Chemistry or Biology if not both offered at Higher Level.

 

H1 H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 at Higher Level including H1 in Chemistry and Biology

Three Highers at grades AAA, including Chemistry and Biology

Two Advanced Highers at grades AA including Chemistry and/or Biology

D3 D3 D3 in three Pre-U Principal subjects including Chemistry and/or Biology.

If either Chemistry or Biology is offered, a further science subject is required (Chemistry, Biology, Maths or Physics).

Global Perspectives is not accepted as one of the Pre-U Principal subjects.

Combinations of Pre-U Principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) can be considered. Where combined with other qualifications, the required subject needs to be at D3 for Principal subject or grade A at A-level (or equivalent).

Award of the European Baccalaureate with 85% overall including Chemistry and Biology. Minimum grades of 8.5 are required in Chemistry and Biology.

 

  • You may apply in the final year of your degree and must be predicted/achieved at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject. Degrees are divided into three categories, you can find more information on our degree title checker
  • Degrees must be completed in the natural length intended for the qualification (generally, 3 years for Bachelors, and 4 years for integrated Masters).
  • If you are unsure that your degree subject is acceptable, or what A/AS requirements you may need, then please use our degree title checker or contact us and we will be happy to advise. We may request you provide us with evidence as to why you believe your degree should be exempted for the A or AS level requirement
  • We do not accept alternative qualifications in lieu of A/AS Levels or acceptable equivalents and so candidates with overseas degrees may not be accepted if their degree does not have at least two thirds Bioscience content.
  • Graduates who offer a degree with at least an upper second class honours or equivalent who have graduated from a university outside the UK, must check their degree equivalency to a UK Honours degree with at least a 2:1 against the Postgraduate requirements stipulated for their region. If equivalent, applicants should then use the degree title checker to check your degree subject and any additional requirements for entry.
  • You may apply in the final year of your degree and must be predicted/achieved the equivalent of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) in any subject. Degrees are divided into three categories.
  • Bioscience degrees which contain sufficient biology and chemistry
  • Science degrees which do not contain sufficient biology or chemistry – require achieved/predicted A/AS level biology and/or chemistry at grade C.
  • Non-science degrees which do not contain any biology or chemistry – require achieved/predicted A/AS level biology or chemistry plus one further science (Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Psychology) at grade B.
  • Degrees must be completed in the natural length intended for the qualification (generally, 3 years for Bachelors and 4 years for integrated Masters).
  • We do not accept alternative qualifications in lieu of A/AS Levels or acceptable equivalents and so candidates with overseas degrees may not be accepted if their degree does not have at least two thirds Bioscience content.
  • Graduates from USA/Canada must offer an honours degree with a GPA of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale

A GPA of 3.3 or higher in the High School Diploma. At least 3 Advanced Placement (AP) examinations with grades 5,5,4 or higher including Biology and Chemistry.

US High School Diploma (delivered in the US)

Queen Mary University will consider the Grade 12 level English module from the US High School Graduation Diploma to satisfy our English Language Requirements, according to the IELTS equivalencies below, provided the qualification is delivered in the USA.

Equivalent to IELTS 5.5: grade C- or 70%

Equivalent to IELTS 6.0: grade C or 75%

Equivalent to IELTS 6.5: grade B or 80%

Equivalent to IELTS 7.0: grade B or 80%

The qualification should have been achieved no more than 5 years from the start date of your course.

Applicants are required to have a UAI/TER/ENTER/ATAR score of at least 98.00. In addition Chemistry and Biology must have been studied within year 12.

Entry requirements differ depending on province (please see reference table in our Undergraduate Medicine and Dentistry Admissions Policy). In addition Year 12 must include Chemistry and one other science (Biology, Maths or Physics). The average will be calculated looking at academic subjects. Chemistry must be studied in Year 11 with a minimum score of 85 per cent.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations (HKALE) at AAA including Chemistry and Biology.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Level 5 in English Language and Mathematics and level 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies. Level 5 in 3 elective subjects. Level 5 is needed in Chemistry and Biology.

Standard XII including Biology and Chemistry.

 

National Board (CBSE/ISC)

West Bengal Council of Higher Education

Other boards

A*AA

90%

90%

95%

Standard X including Biology, Chemistry, English and Maths (CBSE, ISC and West Bengal) with 85%

Standard X including Biology, Chemistry, English and Maths (all other state boards) with 90%

Award of the Bagrut with an overall average of 90% and at least three subjects at unit level 5. Required subjects must be taken at unit level 5. A minimum of six subjects must be studied including Biology and/or Chemistry plus one further science subject from (Chemistry, Biology, Maths or Physics).

Singapore Integrated Programme / GCE A levels

Three H2 subjects with AAA including 2 science subjects (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths).

Excluded subjects - Knowledge and Inquiry, General Paper and Project Work

GCSE 

We require at least six GCSEs at grades 777666 (AAABBB pre 2017) including Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Mathematics. The Science Double Award may substitute all sciences at GCSE.

GCSEs are not required for graduates.

UCAT

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test, used by a consortium of UK Universities and non-UK associate member universities to help select applicants for their medical and dental degree programmes.

It is used in collaboration with other admissions processes such as the UCAS application and academic qualifications.

It is also your opportunity to stand out from other applicants and demonstrate your aptitude for a demanding programme of study.

The UCAT is a computer-based test delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout the UK and worldwide.  More information on the UCAT and how to register can be found here

How we use the UCAT

Applicants will be selected for interview on the basis of a weighted score compared to other applicants who apply in the same year, and may be comprised of UCAT score, UCAS tariff of qualifications predicted or achieved or weighted scoring of degree for graduates. Selection after interview may consider all assessment factors: interview score, situational judgement test, UCAS tariff of qualifications predicted or achieved or weighted scoring from degree and UCAT score.

  • Your application will not be considered further than the first shortlisting if you obtained a total UCAT score below the third decile. Please note there is no guarantee that you will be offered an interview if you score above the third decile. 
  • It is not possible to predict what the thresholds will be in any individual year, nor to use data from previous years to predict subsequent years’ thresholds. 

UCAT Exemptions/Waiver

UCAT exemptions/waivers are not granted under any circumstances. If you are unable to take the UCAT for any reason, our advice will be to reapply for the following application cycle.

Age

Candidates MUST be 18 or over by the end of course enrolment (mid-September). If applicants are under 18 at the start of the course, they can apply for deferred entry if they will meet the age requirement the following year.  

English Language Requirements

GCSE English Language grade 6

or 

IELTS score of 7.0 overall with 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in the other components. This must be taken within two years of starting the course.

For further information on other accepted qualifications, please see our English Language page

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