The University of Dundee: UCAT and Course Entry Information (2021 update)

Are you thinking about doing a Medicine or Dental surgery degree at the University of Dundee? Are you still confused about your entry requirements? Well, this article explains everything you need to know about University of Dundee's UCAT and course requirements!

In this article, we’re going to give you an overview of The University of Dundee and the medicine courses it offers which require UCAT for admission.

An overview of The University of Dundee

The University of Dundee was established in 1881 with a focus on innovative thinking. Currently, the University has more than 17,000 students.

It is organised into ten different schools and has three campuses. These are:

  • City Campus
  • Kirkcaldy Campus
  • Ninewells Campus

Both, the School of Medicine and School of Dentistry are located on the City Campus.

The University offers a range of accommodation options to suit students. There are almost 1600 beds over 4 sites, with each room having an en-suite shower and toilet as well as self-catering:

Dundee offers students a vibrant life on campus through its collection of 195 societies and clubs (including debating society, green society, and Latin dance), 24-hour libraries, and sporting facilities (including gym, squash courts, and swimming pool with sauna).

Rankings

Times Higher Ed RankQS rankingsAcademic Ranking of World Universities
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The University of Dundee Medical Courses offered that require UCAT

Medical CoursesCourse CodeEntry RequirementsLength of CourseCampus Taught
Bachelor of MedicineA100Academic requirements:

ATAR (for AUS):

  • NA

IB (International Baccalaureate for International students):

  • At least 37 points overall

A-Level:

  • AAA at A-level (A2)

GCSE:

  • Applicants must receive a minimum of ABB, however, a typical student who receives entry would be achieving AAA at A-Level.

European Baccalaureate:

  • A minimum of 85% for Level 1 courses.

SQA Higher/ Advanced Higher:

  • Five Highers: Five full courses at AAAAB in the same sitting

 

Prerequisites:

For IB:

  • 6,6,6 at Higher Level to include
    • Chemistry; AND
    • Another science (Biology, Physics or Mathematics)
  • Three subjects at Standard Level (average of Grade 6) to include:
    • Biology at least to Standard Level 6.

A-Level:

  • Chemistry;
  • Another Science (Biology, Physics, or Mathematics); and
  • Third subject of your choice.
  • Note: If not studied at A-Level (A2), students must achieve the following at GSCE:
    • Biology (B/6)
    • English (B/6)
    • Maths (B/6)

For EB (European Baccalaureate):

  • There are no prerequisites other than an overall mark of 85%.

For SQA Higher/ Advanced Higher:

  • Chemistry;
  • Biology, Physics or Mathematics; and
  • Another 3 Highers of your own choice.
  • Note: If not done at Higher, students must study at National 5:
    • Biology (grade A)
    • Mathematics (grade B)
    • English (grade B)

 

Entry Requirement: 

Acceptance is based on student’s meeting the minimum academic results, UCAT results, and their interview.

UCAT:

There is no minimum threshold mark required for the UCAT.

 

Application Process:

  • Students are required to apply through UCAS.
  • Students are required to achieve the minimum academic standards covered above
  • Students also need to sit the UCAT exam and score a high mark
  • If selected, students will need to attend an interview between December and January.

 

Interview Criteria and structure:

The university offers 160 places.

Due to COVID-19, interviews are being held online, as opposed to face-to-face. However, their criteria remains the same.

  • Criteria: The interview assesses:
    • Ability to think critically and flexibly
    • Your work experience
    • Communication Skills
    • Ability to work in a team
    • Ability to think on your feed
    • Your problem solving skills
    • Personal values

Online interviews will be taking place in 2021 through Blackboard Collaborate:

  • Structure:
    • Series of virtual stations
    • 5 stations lasting 6 minutes each
    • There will be a 1 minute break between each station

Previously, the interviews were held in-person. They were structured in this way:

  • Structure:
    • The interview is structured as Multiple Mini Interviews.
    • There are 10 stations with each station assessing a specific criterion.
    • Each station is 7 minutes long.
    • Some stations are on-to-one interviews whilst others are interactive.

 

Alternate Entry Pathway:

If you do not meet the entry requirements for the Medicine program, you are able to apply through the Gateway to Medicine program. The course code for this is A104 and it is one-year long.

5 years full-timeDundee City Campus
Bachelor of Dental SurgeryA200Academic Requirements

ATAR (for NSW):

  • NA

IB (International Baccalaureate for International students):

  • At least 37 points overall

A Level:

  • AAA

SQA Higher/ Advanced Higher:

  • Five Highers: Five full courses at AAAAB in the same sitting

 

Prerequisites:

For IB:

  • 6,6,6 at Higher Level (no retakes) to include
    • Chemistry; and
    • Biology
  • 3 subjects at Standard Level with an average of Grade 6.

For A Level:

  • A-Level Chemistry; and
  • A-Level Biology; and
  • GCSE:
    • Biology (A/7)
    • Chemistry (A/7)
    • English (B/6)
    • Mathematics (B/6)
    • Another subject (B/6)
  • NOTE: A-Level general studies is not accepted.

For SQA Higher/ Advanced Higher:

  • Higher:
    • Biology (preferably Human Biology); and
    • Chemistry; AND
  • National 5:
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • One more subject of choice

 

Entry Requirement: 

Acceptance is based on student’s meeting the minimum academic results, UCAT results, and their interview.

UCAT:

There is no minimum threshold mark required for the UCAT.

 

Application Process:

  • Students are required to apply through UCAS.
  • Students are required to achieve the minimum academic standards covered above
  • Students also need to sit the UCAT exam and score a high mark
  • If selected, students will need to attend an interview between December and January.

 

Interview Criteria and structure:

  • Criteria: The interview assesses:
    • Ability to think critically and flexibly
    • Your work experience
    • Communication Skills
    • Ability to work in a team
    • Personal Values
  • Structure:
    • The interview is structured as Multiple Mini Interviews.
    • There are 10 stations with each station assessing a specific criterion.
      • 1-1 interviews
      • Discussions on set topics
      • Role playing tasks framed in dental context
    •  Each station is 7 minutes long.

 

Alternate Entry Pathway:

If you do not meet the entry requirements for the Dentistry program, you are able to apply through the Gateway to Dentistry program. The course code for this is A204 and it is one-year long.

Dundee City Campus

 

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