The University of Dundee: UCAT and Course Entry Information

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

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The University of Dundee Medical Courses offered that require UCAT

Medical CoursesCourse CodeEntry RequirementsLength of CourseCampus Taught
Bachelor of MedicineA100ATAR (for AUS):

  • NA

IB (International Baccalaureate for International students):

  • At least 37 points overall

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, another science (Biology, Physics or Mathematics) at HL
  • Three subjects at Standard Level with an average of Grade 6, to include Biology at least to Standard Level 6.

For GCSE:

  • A-Level Chemistry
  • A-Level Biology, Physics or Mathematics
  • Another subject of choice
  • NOTE: A-Level general studies is not accepted.

For European Baccalaureate:

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

For SQA Higher/ Advanced Higher:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology, Physics or Mathematics
  • Other three Highers can be your own 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:

The university offers 160 places.

  • Criteria: The interview assesses:
    • Ability to think critically and flexibly
    • Your work experience
    • Communication Skills
    • Ability to work in a team
  • 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 SurgeryA200ATAR (for NSW):

  • NA

IB (International Baccalaureate for International students):

  • At least 37 points overall

GCSE: 

  • Applicants must receive a minimum of AAA at A-Level.

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 Biology, with no retakes
  • Three subjects at Standard Level with an average of Grade 6.

For GCSE:

  • A-Level Chemistry
  • A-Level Biology
  • NOTE: A-Level general studies is not accepted.

For SQA Higher/ Advanced Higher:

  • Higher:
    • Biology (preferably Human Biology)
    • Chemistry
    • Another science
  • 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.
    • Each station is 7 minutes long.
    • Stations are either: on-to-one interviews, discussions on set topics or role-playing tasks.

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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