Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Medicine MBBS (Malta, 5 Years) 2019 entry requirements

UKCAT

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All applicants must undertake the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). We use UKCAT scores to select applicants for interview, in conjunction with academic performance. To register and for further information. see ukcat.ac.uk


A-level

AAB

A-level results must be achieved in one sitting over a study period of no longer than two years.

Must include

Grade A in Biology or Chemistry, and grade A in a second science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics)

Excludes

General Studies
Critical Thinking
Further Maths, if Mathematics is included in your A-levels


International Baccalaureate (IB)

37 points overall with 665 in Higher Level subjects

Must include

Biology or Chemistry and a second science subject or Mathematics
Biology and Chemistry must be taken at Standard Level if not taken at Higher Level

If English is not offered as part of the diploma, you must have GCSE or equivalent at grade B or above


BTEC

Not accepted


Access HE

Not accepted


GCSE

777666 or AAABBB

Must include

Biology or Human Biology Chemistry

English Language
Mathematics or Additional Mathematics or Statistics

Science (Double Award) may substitute any individual science

 

Irish Leaving Certificate

We require A1 A1 A2 A2 B1 B1 or H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 at Higher Level including A1 or H1 in Chemistry and Biology.

Scottish Highers

Scottish Highers are not accepted alone. You must offer Advanced Highers. Applicants must offer: three Scottish Highers at grades AAB, including Biology and Chemistry. Candidates must offer grades at AA in Advanced Highers in two of the subjects offered at Scottish Highers, including Chemistry and/or Biology.

Cambridge Pre-U

The Pre-U Diploma is acceptable as an entry qualification. We require the full Diploma with grades of D3 or higher in two subjects including Biology and/or Chemistry. If either Chemistry or Biology is offered alone, a second science subject is required. An additional Short-Course in any subject is required at grade M2. If you are taking a combination of Pre-U and A Level subjects you should contact the medicine admissions team for advice on the grades you will be required to achieve.

 


Graduate applicants

  • 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.
  • Bioscience degrees which DO contain sufficient biology and chemistry - no further A or AS level requirements
  • Science degrees which lack biology or chemistry then candidates must have a minimum A or AS level grade C for biology and/or chemistry (depending on what is missing in your degree).
  • Non-science degrees. Candidates must have a minimum B grade A or AS level in chemistry or biology, plus one other science also at grade B. Accepted science subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, and Psychology. You may apply with achieved or predicted grades.
  • 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 you degree is acceptable, or what A/AS requirements you may need then please 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.

 

Graduates with a non-UK degree

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 send the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office (smdadmissions@qmul.ac.uk) the following prior to application to ensure your eligibility to apply:

  • A transcript of your degree (translated into English if necessary) and evidence of high School qualifications (e.g. IB etc.)
  • A statement of comparability from UK NARIC confirming your degree is comparable to a British bachelor (honours) degree standard: www.naric.org.uk
  • Graduates from USA/Canada must offer an honours degree with a GPA of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and a UK NARIC statement is not required

 

International students 

European Baccalaureate

The European Baccalaureate is acceptable as an entry qualification. Applicants must offer Chemistry and Biology. Minimum grades of 8.2 are required in each of these two options and a grade of 82 per cent is required overall. Good passes at GCSE at grade B or above or acceptable equivalent in Mathematics and English Language if they are not offered as part of the Baccalaureate are also required.

Other European qualifications accepted

The programme will accept all European qualifications currently accepted at Queen Mary at AAB equivalent or better. Grades will be needed in the relevant subjects and should follow the Queen Mary guidance for European qualifications.

CountryQualification
Austria Reifeprüfung / Matura pass with good distinction or higher, with at least 2.0 overall
Belgium Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS), Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs (GHSO) or Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts. 75% or 7.5/10 or 16/20
Bulgaria Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie 5.6/6 overall, including 5.8 in one Matura subject (not Bulgarian Language and Literature)
Croatia Svjedodžba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) 5/5 overall
Cyprus (Greek Cyprus) Cypriot Public Apolytirio Lykeiou with Pancyprian examinations. Achieving a minimum average score of 17.5/20 overall. This must include AA at A level
Czech Republic Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 1.5 average from best four subjects
Denmark Bevis for Studentereksamen (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate) (Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF), Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX) or Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) may also be accepted at 9.1 overall, including 10, 10, 10 in three Level A subjects
Estonia Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate with the State Examination Certificate) 5/5 overall, including 89% in at least three National State Examination subjects
Finland Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination) 6,6,6,5 in your best subjects
France Diplôme du Baccalauréat 14/20
Germany Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife / Abitur 1.6 overall, including 12 in two higher level subjects
Greece Apolytirio Genikou Lykeio plus Panhellenic Examinations with a minimum average score of 18.5/20 overall. This must include at least 18 in two relevant Panhellenic examination subjects
Hungary Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate) 5 overall, including one Advanced Level subject at grade 5
Iceland Stúdentspróf (from Gymnasium) (Matriculation Certificate) 7.8/10 overall
Italy Diploma di Esame di Stato/Diploma di Maturità (Classica/Scientifica/Linguistica) 90 overall, including 9 in Biology and Chemistry in the final year of study, or 14 in the written assessment
Kosovo Diplomë për Kryerjen e Shkollës së Mesme të Lartë (Diploma for High School Graduation) 4.5/5 overall
Latvia Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education) 90% in four State subject exams
Lithuania Brandos Atestatas (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 90% in three State Matura subjects, plus 9/10 as an average in the School Matura exams
Luxembourg Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires (secondary education completion diploma) 50/60
Malta Advanced Matriculation AA in the two subjects taken at Advanced level, and AABB in the four Intermediate subjects
Netherlands Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B) diploma 7.5 overall
Norway

Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) Award of VVO with overall average grade of 5. For subjects with external examinations, we will use the average grade of your final assessment and external examination when calculating the overall average

Poland Matura/Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci with 80% in three subjects taken at Advanced Level
Portugal Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação 18/20 overall
Romania Diplomă de Bacalaureat (Baccalaureate Diploma) 9/10 overall, including 9/10 in three written subject examinations
Serbia Diploma o Zavrsenoj Srednjoj Skoli (Diploma of Complete Secondary Education or Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 4.5/5 overall
Slovakia Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 1 in three subjects, with no subject lower than 2
Slovenia Maturitetno spričevalo (Matura Certificate) 4.8/5 overall
Spain Título de Bachiller/Bachillerato 8/10 overall
Sweden Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate) Grade A in 1700 credits with no subjects below grade C
Switzerland Maturity Certificate (upper secondary school leaving certificate) 5.0 overall, including 6.0 in at least one subject

 

International qualifications

In general, we do not accept equivalent qualifications, however, we do accepted the following international qualifications: 

CountryQualification

Australia

UAI/TER/ENTER/ATAR score of at least 93.00. In addition Chemistry and Biology must have been studied within year 12.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) level 4 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.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations (HKALE) at AAB including Chemistry and Biology at grade A.

India

Central Boards (CBSE, ISC) and West Bengal Board 85% Standard XII, including 85% in Biology and Chemistry, and Standard X 80% in Biology Chemistry, English and Maths.

Applicants must pass the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) mandatory for those students who wish to study medicine outside India.

State board qualifications other than West Bengal 90% Standard XII, including 85% Biology and Chemistry, and Standard X 85% in Biology Chemistry, English and Maths.

Israel

Bagrut with 85% or 8.5/10 overall, with at least three subjects at 5 units

USA

Advanced Placement Program with an average of 85 per cent (A) or higher in the High School Diploma, including a minimum grade B in English Language. At least 3 Advanced Placement (AP) examinations with grades of 5, 4, 4 or higher; two of these subjects must be Biology and Chemistry.

 

Canadian qualifications

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

ProvinceEntry Requirement

Alberta

General High School Diploma with a minimum of 87% in five acceptable grade 12 courses

British Columbia

British Columbia Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with 87 per cent in at least five acceptable grade 12 subjects

Manitoba

High School Graduation Diploma with five credits awarded at the 300 Level in at least four subject areas while achieving 87 per cent in each

New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum of 87 per cent in at least five acceptable subjects
Newfoundland or North West Territories Graduate Certificate with minimum of 87% in at least five acceptable subjects at grade 12 level
Nova Scotia High School Completion Certificate with minimum of 87 per cent in at least five acceptable subjects in the Honours University Preparatory Courses (denoted by a 5) or in University Preparatory Courses (denoted by a 4)
Ontario A minimum of 87 per cent in six grade 12 courses, at least five of which must be University Preparatory Courses (denoted by 4U). The sixth course could be aUniversity/College Preparation Course (denoted by 4U/C). NB: CU and DU courses are considered on a case-by-case basis with advice from your school and our international representative
Prince Edward Island High School Graduate Diploma with a minimum of 90 per cent in at least five acceptable subjects at grade 12
Quebec Diplome D'Etudes Collegiales (DEC)/Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) with a minimum of 87%

Saskatchewan

Complete Division IV Standing with a minimum of 87 per cent in at least five acceptable subjects

Yukon Territory

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with a minimum of 5As (AAAAA) or 90% in acceptable grade 12 courses

Selection criteria

School leavers

Applicants are selected for interview based 50% on UKCAT score and 50% on UCAS tariff.

UCAS tariff

Your UCAS tariff is made up of academic and non-academic qualifications, including some that don’t count towards our minimum academic requirements, like A-level General Studies.

Make sure that all your qualifications are listed on your UCAS application so that we can take them into consideration.

As well as AS- and A-levels, tariffable qualifications include:

  • BTEC level 3
  • Cambridge Pre-U
  • Extended Project Qualification
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Music examinations
  • Dance examinations.

Find out more about the UCAS tariff

 

Graduate applicants

You will be given points based on the degree classification of your first undergraduate degree. 

Selection for interview is based on academic points and your UKCAT score.

For all 4 programmes: MBBS London/MBBS Malta/GEP/BDS:  https://www.qmul.ac.uk/smd/undergraduate/courses/full-entry-requirements/

Interview

Interviews take place in London or over Skype, between December and AugustJuly.

Interview panels consist of two members of senior academic or clinical staff, a medical student and sometimes a lay selector. The interview is not intended to be an intimidating experience and staff will try to put you at ease while evaluating:

  • your motivation and realistic approach to medicine as a career
  • whether you show initiative, resilience and maturity
  • whether you work well as part of a team
  • your organisational and problem-solving abilities
  • your ability to communicate effectively.

Personal statements

Interviewers will also consider your interests, talents, and the contribution you can make to the university. Your personal statement will help us to ask you relevant questions. 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.

Work experience

We strongly recommend that applicants explore what a career in medicine entails, and this is reinforced by work experience. We recognise the challenge of obtaining medical work experience – a period of volunteering in a caring role can be equally valuable.

Outcomes

There are three possible outcomes from the interview:

  • a conditional offer upon obtaining relevant qualifications and/or non-academic clearance checks
  • rejection
  • waiting list – you may be reconsidered after the summer examination results.

Non-academic entry requirements

Fitness to practise

As a medical student, you will have responsibilities that differ from those of other students. We expect high standards of professional behaviour from you.

The School is responsible for ensuring that students who graduate are fit to practise, according to principles laid down by the General Medical Council (GMC). If the conduct of a medical student calls into question their fitness to practise, they may be required to appear before the Fitness to Practise Committee and could be removed from the course.

Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB)

All offers of a place on our medical courses are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring check. The check will disclose any convictions, cautions and reprimands. You must pay the costs of carrying out the check.

The School has strict deadlines for submitting the necessary information. These deadlines are conditions of the offers we make, and applicants who do not meet them will be rejected.

Once you have been offered a place at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, we’ll send you full information on how to obtain disclosure clearance.

For more information, see the Disclosure and Barring service

Declaring police matters

If you have received a conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning from the police, you must tick the relevant box on your application form UCAS form. You should also contact the admissions department to find out how the matter will affect your application.

Failure to tell us about something that subsequently appears on a Disclosure and Barring check may result in your application being withdrawn.

Health conditions and disabilities

The School welcomes applications from people with health conditions and disabilities. We have a strong system of student support and anyone with a health condition or disability will be offered appropriate adjustments to help them succeed.

However, we have a duty to ensure that candidates admitted to our programmes will be eligible for registration by the GMC on graduation, and that they can practise safely in training and employment.

If you have a disability or health condition, you should seek advice from us as early as possible and at least four weeks before 15 October of the year of application.

Blood-borne viruses

All medical students are offered blood-borne virus (BBV) testing, and, if appropriate, hepatitis B vaccination, on entry to medical school. Students declining testing or found to test positive for a BBV are not cleared to undertake Exposure-Prone Procedures (EPPs) and will be required to follow an EPP-free curriculum.

If you know you are a carrier of hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV, contact the Occupational Health Service for advice. Advice on BBVs is frequently updated, and requirements may change.

Check the current government guidance


Individual circumstances

We will take into account some of your personal circumstances and background when considering your application. Find out more about contextualised admissions.

A-level resits

We only consider applications from students who are resitting their A-levels or equivalent qualifications if they are protected under the Equality and Diversity Act 2010.

Email qmul-malta smdadmissions@qmul.ac.uk as early as possible and no later than 1 September of the year of application, with the reasons for your request and appropriate evidence.

UKCAT exemptions

Appropriate reasons to request a UKCAT exemption are:

  • illness or personal circumstances
  • geographical circumstances
  • requiring adjustments to the test that UKCAT are unable to offer.

Email smdadmissions@qmul.ac.uk as early as possible, with the reasons for your request and appropriate evidence.

In most cases our advice will be to defer your application until the next application cycle.


Students from other European countries

We accept most European qualifications at AAB equivalent or better, including Biology and Chemistry.

See country-specific information


English language

If you are not from a majority English-speaking country, you need to achieve International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum of 7.0, including a 6.5 in writing.

You may be accepted at a lower level of IELTS if you attend a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.

Find out more about English language entry requirements for all degree programmes.


Further information

See our general admission undergraduate entry requirements

 

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