Queen Mary, University of London: UCAT and Medical Course Entry Requirements (2021 Update)

Looking to study Medicine or Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London? Still unsure of the entry requirements? Don't worry! We will explain it all.

This article explains Queen Mary University of London’s UCAT, academic and non-academic entry requirements to study Medicine and Dentistry at their school.

 

An overview of Queen Mary, University of London

Queen Mary, University of London that we know today is a result of the merging of The London Hospital Medical College (1785), and St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College (1123 – also known as Barts). Today they have 5 campuses (Mile End, Whitechapel, Charterhouse Square, Lincoln’s Inn Fields and West Smithfield) in the UK and other international campuses in France, China, Malta, Piraeus and Singapore.

Up to 2866 bedrooms are available on a number of campuses and partner residences, including Mile End campus, Whitechapel and lots more. Medical and Dentistry students are usually accommodated at Whitechapel and Charterhouse Square campuses.

There are over 200 different societies to join, including arts, academic, cultural, faith, political and recreational societies. Queen Mary also has a strong sports and volunteering presence. They also have campus cafes, union shops, campus sports games and a free gym program.

 

Rankings

Times Higher Education RankQS RankAcademic Ranking of World Universities
110114201-300

 

Queen Mary, University of London Medical Courses offered that require UCAT

Medical CoursesCourse CodeEntry RequirementsLength of CourseCampus Taught
Bachelors of Medicine and SurgeryA100Academic requirements:

ATAR/TER/UAI/ENTER:

  • 98

A-Level:

  • A*AA

IB:

  • Overall, 38 points

Irish Leaving Certificate:

  •  A1 A1 A1 A2 B1 B1
  • OR H1 H1 H1 H2 H2 H2

Scottish Highers:

  • Scottish Higher: AAA
  • AND Advanced Higher: AA

Cambridge Pre-U

  • D3, D3, D3;
  • M2 for short course;
  • AND GCSE AAABBB

European Baccalaureate:

  • Overall, 85%

 

Prerequisites: 

ATAR:

  • Biology; and
  • Chemistry

A-Level:

  • Biology or Chemistry; and
  • Another science:
    • Chemistry;
    • Biology;
    • Physics; or
    • Mathematics

IB:

  • Higher Level (6,6,6):
    • Biology or chemistry; and
    • Second science or Mathematics; and
    • Third Higher level subject of your choice
  • AND Standard Level (6,6,6);
    • Must include an additional 3 Standard Level subjects
    • Note: If not taken at Higher level, the following must be taken at Standard Level:
      • Biology
      • Chemistry

Scottish Highers:

  • Scottish Higher (AAA):
    • Biology; and
    • Chemistry
  • Advanced Highers (AA):
    • Chemistry; and/or
    • Biology

Cambridge Pre-U:

  •  D3, D3, D3:
    • Biology; and/or
    • Chemistry
    • Note: If only ONE of the above subjects is taken alone, a second science subject is required
  • GCSE (AAABBB any order):
    • English Language
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Note: Science (Double awards) can replace all sciences at GCSE

European Baccalaureate:

  • EB:
    • Chemistry (8.5); and
    • Biology (8.5)
  • GCSE (Good passes at Grade B) if not offered in the EB:
    • Mathematics;
    • English Language

 

Entry requirements:

Acceptance is based on students’ academic results (including GCSE) and UCAT results.

GCSE:

  • 777666 or AAABBB
    • Biology or Human Biology;
    • Chemistry;
    • English Language; and
    • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics or Statistics
  •  Note: Science (Double Award) can substitute individual sciences

 

UCAT:

Students who score in the third decile or above are considered to attend an interview. However, all students are then ranked according to a 50:50 weighting of UCAT score and academic score measured by the UCAS tariff.

Home/EU students are ranked separately from Overseas students. In 2019, the minimum UCAT score that received an offer was 2580 for Home/EU students and the tariff score ranged from 188-352 (based on the student’s UCAT score).

On the other hand, international students cut-offs ranged from 2300 – 2410 (2410 for Singapore, 2370 for Malaysia, 2300 for Hong Kong and rest). The minimum tariff scores ranged from 152-244, and the highest tariff scores ranged from 272-502.

It is important to remember that students are selected for an interview on a 50:50 weighting of UCAT scores and academic UCAS tariff.

 

Personal Statement:

Personal Statements should demonstrate students’ skills, interests, talents and contribution to the school and community. Queen Mary, University of London looks for students who participated in school/college life and the community.

 

Work Experience:

The interview component examines student’s skills that are relevant to health-care and their commitment and understanding of a medical profession. To strongly demonstrate this, it is recommended that students undertake work experience in a health-care setting, either as a volunteer or work experience.

 

Application process: 

  • Students are required to achieve the minimum academic standards covered above
  • Students also need to sit the UCAT exam, score a high mark, have a high UCAS tariff and pass the interview section
  • Students will need to write a Personal Statement
  • The final stage of the application process is the interview. Students must pass this to be accepted into the university.

 

Interview criteria and structure: 

Note: Due to COVID-19, interviews will be held online, as opposed to their usual face-to-face interviews held at Whitechapel.

Approximately 900-1000 Home/EU and 145 overseas students are invited for an interview.

  • Criteria: The interview assesses student’s interpersonal skills including;
    • Empathy and communication;
    • Understanding of the role of a health professional and commitment;
    • Interest;and
    • Motivation to study Medicine at Queen Mary, University of London.
  • Structure:
    • Queen Mary University of London structures their interview section into Multiple Mini Interviews.

 

Other options to entry:

  • Graduate degree: At least an upper second class honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in any subject
5 Full-Time YearsAcross 3 campuses: Mile End, West Smithfield (St Bartholomew’s Hospital) and Whitechapel (Royal London Hospital)
Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery (Graduate Entry)A101Graduate degree:

  • At least an upper second class honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in any degree
  • Different degrees may require an additional A or AS level requirement:
    • Bioscience degrees with sufficient Biology and Chemistry:
      • No further A/AS level requirement
    • Science degrees lacking in Biology and/or Chemistry:
      • Minimum A or AS level grade C for biology and/or chemistry
    • Non-science degrees:
      • Minimum B grade A or AS level in:
        • Chemistry or Biology and;
        • Another science
  • To check whether your degree requires an additional A or AS level requirement, see Queen Mary’s Degree Title Checker.

 

Entry requirements:

Acceptance is based on students’ academic results and UCAT results.

 

UCAT:

Students are ranked on a 50:50 weighting of UCAT scores and their Academic Points. You will not be accepted if you score below the third decile. 

Home/EU students are ranked separately from Overseas students. The minimum UCAT score that was accepted in 2019 for Home/EU students was 2750, whereas, the minimum for Overseas students are 2840.

 

Personal Statement:

Students must demonstrate their contribution to the community, participation in school/college life, interests and talents. Queen Mary, University of London looks for students who participated in school/college life and the community.

 

Work Experience:

The interview component examines student’s skills that are relevant to health-care and their commitment and understanding of a medical profession. To strongly demonstrate this, it is recommended that students undertake work experience in a health-care setting, either as a volunteer or work experience.

 

Application process: 

  • Students must achieve the minimum academic standards covered above
  • Students also need to sit the UCAT exam and score a high mark
  • Students also need to achieve at least 153/164 in their assessments (interview section)

 

Interview criteria and structure: 

Note: Due to COVID-19, interviews will be held online as opposed to in-person.

The Graduate Medical Programme scores students based on 2 assessments that examine different competencies, as opposed to the undergraduate interview process.

In 2019, 185 Home/EU students and 8 Overseas students were invited to complete the assessments at Queen Mary University of London.

Students who achieved a total of at least 153/140 were offered a place to study at Queen Mary University of London’s Medical School.

 

Degree facts:

  • This is a graduate entry course
  • Approximately 1500 applications are entered, 200 invitations sent to candidates, and 60 offers made.
4 Full-Time YearsAcross 3 campuses: Mile End, West Smithfield (St Bartholomew’s Hospital) and Whitechapel (Royal London Hospital)
Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery (Malta Programme)A110Academic requirements

ATAR:

  • 93

A-Level:

  • AAB

IB:

  • Overall, 37 points

Irish Leaving Certificate:

  • A1 A1 A2 A2 B1 B1 OR H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2

Scottish Highers:

  • Scottish Higher: AAB; and
  • Advanced Higher: AA

Cambridge Pre-U:

  • Full Diploma with grades of D3 or higher
  • AND Short-Course with M2 grade

European Baccalaureate:

  • Overall, 82%

 

Prerequisites: 

ATAR:

  • Chemistry; and
  • Biology

A-Level:

  • Grade A in:
    • Biology or Chemistry
    • AND second science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics); and
  • Grade B in:
    • Any third subject
  • Exceptions:
    • Critical Thinking
    • General Studies

IB:

  • Higher Level subjects (665):
    • Biology or Chemistry; and
    • Second science subject or Mathematics
  • If Biology and/or Chemistry are not taken at Higher Level, then it must be taken in Standard Level:
    • Biology;
    • Chemistry

Irish Leaving Certificate:

  • Higher Level:
    • Chemistry (A1 or H1)
    • Biology (A1 or H1)

Scottish Highers:

  • Scottish Higher (AAB)
    • Biology; and
    • Chemistry
  • Advanced Highers (AA):
    • Chemistry and/or Biology

Cambridge Pre-U:

  • Full Diploma (D3):
    • Biology and/or Chemistry
    • Note: If only one of the above subjects is taken, then an additional second science subject must be taken

European Baccalaureate:

  • EB:
    • Chemistry (8.2)
    • Biology (8.2)
  • GCSE (Good passes at grade B if the following subjects are not offered in the EB):
    • Mathematics
    • English Language

 

Entry requirements:

Acceptance is based on students’ academic results and UCAT results.

GCSE:

  • 777666 or AAABBB:
  • Biology or Human Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics or Statistics
  • Note: Science (Double Award) can substitute individual sciences

 

UCAT:

Students must have a minimum score of 2291 to be considered for an interview.

They are then ranked on a 50:50 weighting of UCAT scores and their Academic Points. Home/EU students are ranked separately from Overseas students.

 

Personal Statement:

Personal Statements should demonstrate students’ skills, interests, talents and contribution to the school and community. Queen Mary, University of London looks for students who participated in school/college life and the community.

 

Work Experience:

The interview component examines student’s skills that are relevant to health-care and their commitment and understanding of a medical profession. To strongly demonstrate this, it is recommended that students undertake work experience in a health-care setting, either as a volunteer or work experience.

 

Application process: 

  • Students are required to achieve the minimum academic standards covered above
  • Students also need to sit the UCAT exam, score a high mark, have a high UCAS tariff and pass the interview section
  • Students will need to write a Personal Statement to demonstrate their skills

 

Interview criteria and structure: 

Interviews are held in Malton, London and/or Zoom.

  • Criteria: The interviews assess the student’s:
    • motivation to study medicine;
    • Their understanding of the reality of a health-professional rolel
    • Their organisational;
    • Communication;
    • Teamwork;
    • Problem-solving skills;
    • Initiative;
    • Resilience; and
    • Maturity.
  • Structure: The interview section is divided into Multiple Mini Interview sections.

 

Other options to entry:

  • Graduate degree:
    • At least an upper second class honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in any subject.
    • Note: Different degrees may require an additional A or AS level requirement. Refer to Bachelors of Medicine (Graduate Entry) above to see the full requirements.

 

Degree facts:

  • Students will be studying at Malta
  • The curriculum is the same as Barts medical school’s and students will graduate with an MBBS degree from Queen Mary University of London.
5 Full-Time YearsBarts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry Malta
Bachelors of DentistryA200Academic requirements:

ATAR:

  • 98

A-Level:

  • A*AA

IB:

  • Overall, 38 points

GCSE:

  • 777666 or AAABBB

Irish Leaving Certificate:

  • A1 A1 A1 A2 B1 B1 or H1 H1 H1 H2 H2 H2

Scottish Highers:

  • Highers: AAA; and
  • AA in Advanced Highers

Cambridge Pre-U:

  • D3, D3, D3
  • Short-Course in any subject at grade M2; and
  • GCSE minimum requirements

European Baccalaureate:

  • Overall, 85%

 

Prerequisites: 

ATAR:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry

A-Level:

  • Biology or Chemistry;
  • Second science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Mathematics);
  • Any third A-Level subject
  • Note: Excludes:
    • General Studies
    • Critical Thinking
    • Further Maths (if further Maths is completed in A-Levels)

IB:

  • Higher Level (666):
    • Biology or Chemistry; and
    • A second science or Mathematics; and
    • Third subject
  • AND three Standard Level subjects
    • Note: If Chemistry or Biology is not offered at Higher Level, then it must be offered at Standard Level
  • Note: If English is not offered as part of the diploma, it must be offered at GCSE at grade B.

GCSE:

  • Biology or Human Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • Mathematics or Additional Mathematics or Statistics
  • Note: Science (Double Award) can substitute individual sciences

Irish Leaving Certificate:

  • Higher Level:
    • Chemistry (A1 or H1)
    • Biology (A1 or H1)

Scottish Highers:

  • Scottish Highers (AAA):
    • Biology; and
    • Chemistry
  • Advanced Highers (AA):
    • Chemistry and/or Biology

Cambridge Pre-U:

  • Full Diploma (D3) – three subjects including:
    • Biology and/or Chemistry;
    • Note: If only one of the above subjects is taken, then an additional second science subject must be taken
  • GCSE: AAABBB including:
    • English Language;
    • Mathematics;
    • Biology; and
    • Chemistry
    • Note: Good passes at grade B if the following subjects are not offered in the EB:
      • Mathematics
      • English Language

European Baccalaureate:

  • EB:
    • Chemistry (8.5); and
    • Biology (8.5)
  • GCSE (Good passes at grade B if the following subjects are not offered in the EB):
    • Mathematics; and
    • English Language

 

Entry requirements:

Acceptance is based on students’ academic results (including GCSE) and UCAT results.

GCSE:

All eligible applicants must have GCSE at 777666 (AAABBB) in any order of the following subjects:

  • Biology/Human Biology
  • English Language
  • Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistcs

 

UCAT:

Students must meet the minimum academic requirement, achieve an overall score in the third decile range or above and meet Queen Mary’s minimum UCAS tariff (152 points).

Then, students are ranked based on a 50:50 weighting of their UCAT scores and Tariff to be selected for an interview.

All UCAT results under the third decile will be rejected. 

 

Personal Statement:

Personal Statements should demonstrate students’ skills, interests, talents and contribution to the school and community. Queen Mary, University of London looks for students who participated in school/college life and the community.

 

Work Experience:

The interview component examines student’s skills that are relevant to dentistry and their commitment and understanding of a dentistry profession. To strongly demonstrate this, it is recommended that students undertake work experience in a dental setting, either as a volunteer or work experience.

 

Application process: 

  • Students are required to achieve the minimum academic standards covered above
  • Students also need to sit the UCAT exam, score a high mark, have a high UCAS tariff and pass the interview section
  • Students will need to write a Personal Statement to demonstrate their skills
  • Students also need to pass their interviews.

 

Interview criteria and structure: 

Note: The interviews will be held online due to COVID-19. Interviews were normally held on Whitechapel campus, Malaysia, and Singapore.

There are approximately 700 applications, but only 250 students are selected to attend the interviews for Dentistry.

However, only 150 students are offered to study Dental Surgery at Queen Mary University of London (67 Home/EU and up to 8 Overseas).

  • Criteria: The interview assesses your motivation and interest to perform dentistry as a profession. It also examined your:
    • Resilience;
    • Initiative;
    • Maturity; and
    • Teamwork skills;
    • Problem-solving abilities and organisations;
    • Strong and realistic understanding of what a dentistry profession requires (especially through work experience)
  • Structure:
    • This is a short interview examining the above criteria

 

Other options to entry:

  • Graduate degree:
    • Upper second class honours degree (2:1 or equivalent) in any degree
    • Note: Different degrees may require an additional A or AS level requirement. Refer to Bachelors of Medicine (Graduate Entry) above to see the full requirements.
5 Full-Time YearsSt Across 3 campuses: Mile End, West Smithfield (St Bartholomew’s Hospital) and Whitechapel (Royal London Hospital)Hospital

 

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