Queen Mary in Malta

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From application to arrival... Your journey to study MBBS at QMUL Malta 

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1. Take UCAT – preferably before submitting your application. If this is not possible, by no later than the 31st July in the year the course starts. Two UCAT sessions are available: autumn and summer. Read more about UCAT here

2. Applyclick here to apply. Submit your application form along with any relevant documents, such as academic transcripts or certificates and your UCAT scoresheet. Provide details of one referee, an academic or professional. The university will be in direct contact with your referee. You will be contacted by the university in a couple of weeks should further information be required.

3. Assessment – Admissions will assess your application based on actual/predicted grades, UCAT, references and personal statement. Admissions will be in touch should they require any further information.

4. Interview – Interviews can be conducted in person in London or Malta, or via Zoom. The 20-minute interview will include comments and questions on a pre-read article. Interviews are scheduled on a monthly basis so you should expect to be called for interview within 6 – 8 weeks of complete application. 

Criteria for interview

Academic Requirements

The application is reviewed by the Admissions Office to check that the minimum academic requirements have been met. Applications which do not meet the minimum academic requirements are rejected.

 

UCAT

Candidates must score a minimum of 2281.

Candidates who have not taken the UCAT in 2019 can sit the UCAT in July 2020 for September 2020 entry and score a minimum of 2281.

Please refer to the UCAT website for key dates and additional information.

 

Work Experience

We strongly recommend that candidates explore what a career in medicine entails through work experience. During the interview, we will delve into your understanding of the realities of a career in medicine.

We do understand the challenge of obtaining work experience. For this reason, a period of volunteering in a caring role can be equally as valuable.

Personal Statement

During the interview, time will be dedicated to your personal statement. Barts and The London looks for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school or college life, and who have also contributed to the wider community. Your interests, talents, and the contribution you can make to the university will be considered.

Full entry requirements can be found here

 

 

The Interview

All shortlisted candidates are required to attend an interview.

Interviews take place between December and July in Malta, London, or via Skype or Zoom.

Interviews are 20 to 30 minutes in duration and follow the same format as the QMUL London programme interviews.

The interview panel consists of two persons. We will look for the qualities that we consider would make you a good doctor. An article will be sent to you to read prior to the interview. You will be asked questions on this, as well as general competency-based questions.

It would be useful to prepare yourself by browsing student forums where you can find details of other students’ experiences of interview. The interview is not intended to be an intimidating experience and staff will try to put candidates at ease.

There will be a series of structured questions as part of the assessment and consideration of the personal statement and school reference, as well as an evaluation of the following:

  • Motivation and realistic approach to medicine as a career
  • Show initiative, resilience and maturity
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Be well organised and demonstrate problem solving abilities
  • Likely contribution to university life
  • Communicate effectively in a wide range of situations

The personal statement does not form part of the assessment to reach the interview stage; rather, it is there to support you during the interview process. The personal statement does not form part of the scoring, however, in addition to your academic ability, your interviewers will consider your interests, talents, and the contribution you can make to our School. They will also bear in mind your suitability as a future member of the medical profession. We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school or college life, and who have also contributed in some way to the outside community. This means we will take into account all your achievements, both academic and in other activities.

5. Offer – sent once interview is successfully passed (within two weeks, unless there is outstanding information required). Offer can be conditional on pending grades, or unconditional if all requirements have been met

6. Acceptance – Acceptance documentation has to be returned to Admissions and deposit paid

7. Confirmation – Conditional offers would be ‘confirmed’ or made unconditional once you have received the necessary grades or provided any outstanding information. Unconditional offer holders will be asked to complete the Occupational Health and Police Clearance/DBS checks required prior to starting the course. Applicants can apply for accommodation.

8. Visa – a visa letter is sent out to international applicants. More information on student visas is available hereContact the Student Recruitment and Marketing Manager if you are experiencing issues with your visa, we may be able to help.

9. Fly to Malta – Notify Admissions and Malta team of your arrival date and time. The team in Malta will meet you at the airport and take you to the accommodation.

10.Enrolment – Present your original ID documents. Induction week begins, timetable given and classes start.

 

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