Kent and Medway Medical School: UCAT and Medical Course Entry Information

Are you thinking about doing a Medicine at Kent and Medway Medical School? Are you still confused about your entry requirements? Well, this article explains everything you need to know about Kent and Medway Medical School's UCAT and course requirements!

In this article, we’re going to give you an overview of Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) and the medicine courses it offers which require UCAT for admission.

An overview of Kent and Medway Medical School

Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS) is a joint venture between the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. It is a newly-established partnership with the Undergraduate Medicine Program starting from 2020. Thus, students have access to facilities from both universities.

The University of Kent was established in 1965 and has over 19,000 students currently enrolled. It is located in a parkland overlooking the city and has students from over 158 nationalities.

Canterbury Christ Church University was established in 1962 and was granted university status in 2005. Currently, there are over 15,000 students enrolled and the main campus is located amidst the city-centre of Canterbury.

Both university campuses are located in Canterbury which is a historic, student city. The city has a range of historic locations (such as the oldest church in the country), a number of galleries, shops, and a range of nightlife options.

First-year students will have the opportunity to live on the University of Kent or Canterbury Christ Church University campus accommodation. Both campuses offer a range of accommodation options with varying prices and amenities.

  • Accommodation at Canterbury Christ Church University: Accommodation at Canterbury has a range of Residence options, including:
    • Petros Court: Newest accommodation at the University with rooms starting from 167 Euros per week. Rooms are ensuite and self-catered.
    • Vernon Place: Located close to the city centre, rooms start from 118 Euros per week. each room is self-catered and has a shared bathroom and kitchen.
  • Accommodation at the University of Kent: There are a range of Colleges where students can reside. These include:
    • Keynes College: Ensuite rooms and are catered for meals. The College operates on a Bed and Bistro scheme whereby students can have breakfast and dinner at Dolche Vita Monday-Friday and at Rutherford Dining Halls on the weekend. Rooms cost an average of 7,000 Euros per annum.
    • Rutherford College: Rooms have shared bathroom facilities and are partially-catered with Bed and Flex. Students are provided with an allowance of 10 Euros daily to purchase meals at 10 different catering venues around campus during the term. The average cost of a room is 5,500 Euros per annum.
    • Darwin College: The College has shared bathrooms and kitchen and is mostly self-catered. It is a popular accommodation option for students due to its proximity to Bar and bistro, Origins. On average, room prices range from 4,600-5,400 Euros per annum.
  • Medway: Medway accommodation at Liberty Quays is easily accessible and close to both universities. The accommodation has rooms starting from a weekly cost of 154 Euros for a single en-suite study bedroom. The rooms are self-catered and have a range of social facilities nearby. NOTE: The accommodation contract is with Liberty Living and not the universities.

Students who are studying at the Medical School will have access to all the facilities available by both schools. Some facilities include:

  • Libraries
  • Clubs and societies
  • Sporting facilities

Rankings

NOTE: As this is a newly developed partnership, ranks for the Medical School are not available. However, the separate ranks for both universities are listed below.

UNIVERSITYTimes Higher Ed RankQS rankingsAcademic Ranking of World Universities
University of Kent351-400368501-600
Canterbury Christ Church University1001+801-1000NA

 

KMMS Medical Courses offered that require UCAT

Medical CourseCourse CodeEntry RequirementsLength of CourseCampus Taught
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of SurgeryA100

Entry Requirements: 

  • Applicants will be selected on their ability to demonstrate the following:
    • A resilient all-rounder
    • A realistic and committed attitude towards studying Medicine
    • A commitment to help improve the quality of care and patient lives
    • An understanding of NHS core values
    • Communicate and work effectively in a team
    • Appreciation of the need to treat people with dignity and respect
    • Willingness to accept responsibility
    • Academic achievement and potential

Application Process:

  • Apply through UCAS;
  • Students must meet the minimum academic requirements;
  • UCAT must be sat in the year of applying;
  • Have a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service and Occupational Health Check;
  • If selected, attend an interview.

Academic Requirements: 

ATAR:

  •  ATAR requirements have not been published on the Med School website.
  • Prerequisites:
    •  NA

GCSE:

  • Students must obtain grades between A* to B/ 9 to 6.
  • English and Mathematics must be achieved at a minimum of grade B/ grade 6.
  • Prerequisites:
    •  Sit 5 subjects which include:
      • English Language
      • Mathematics
      • Biology
      • Chemistry
      • Physics
    • NOTE: Double science will be accepted as an alternative to the three separate sciences.

A-Levels:

  •  Must have a minimum grade of AAB.
  • Prerequisites:
    •  Students must achieve A-levels in:
      • Chemistry or Biology
      • Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Psychology, Physics, Computing/Computer Science
      • Any other A-level excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking

IB (International Baccalaureate):

  • Students must achieve a minimum of 34 points overall.
  • Prerequisites:
    • Biology or Chemistry at Higher Level 6
    • Biology, Chemistry, Maths (excluding Maths: Applications and Interpretations), Physics or Psychology at Higher Level 6

UCAT:

  • Currently, the Medical School has not posted a threshold UCAT score as they are a new Med School.

Interview Criteria and structure:

Interviews will be conducted from December.

  • Criteria: The interview assesses:
    • The Criteria for the interview will be chosen from the key skills outlined by NHS.
  • Structure:
    • The interview will be structured as Multiple Mini Interviews.
  • Scoring:
    • Information on how interviews are scored is not available yet.

Re-sits and re-application: 

  •  GCSE resits:
    • GCSE resits to meet minimum academic requirements are accepted as long they have been completed before making an application.
  • A-Level resits:
    • A-level resits are not accepted unless there are extenuating circumstances.
5 Years Full-TimeCanterbury Christ Church Campus or University of Kent campus

 

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