The University of Glasgow: UCAT and Course Entry Information

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

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

An overview of The University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow was found in 1451 and is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world.

The University has four colleges and is also the home to the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.

The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences includes the Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing School.

The University has a range of facilities for students to partake in to better their university experience. There are over 200 clubs (including Bad Movie Society, Vegan Society, and Fin Society), and a range of sporting facilities and club sport.

Students are able to live on campus at one of the various accommodation options, which are mostly a 10 -15 minute walk from the campus. Options include:

 

Rankings

Times Higher Ed RankQS rankingsAcademic Ranking of World Universities
9967151-200

 

The University of Glasgow Medical Courses offered that require UCAT

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

  • NA

IB (International Baccalaureate for International students):

  • The standard entry requirement is 38 points including 3 High-Level subjects at 6,6,6.

A-Levels:

  • Applicants must be achieving AAA at A-Level.

Highers:

  • S5 standard entry requirements: No entry from S5.
  • S6 standard entry requirements:
    • S5 minimum ( AAAAA/AAAABB ) and two Advanced Highers at AB and one Higher at B, or 
    • S5 minimum and three Advanced Highers at BBB.

Cambridge Pre-U Diploma:

  • Standard academic entry requirements: D3, D3, D3

Prerequisites:

For IB:

  • Chemistry at HL6.
  • Biology at HL6.
  • Mathematics or Physics at HL is preferred, however, SL6 will also be accepted.
  • Mathematics Studies is not accepted.
  • English at SL6.
  • Note: the entry qualifications must be met in the first attempt.

For A-Levels:

  • A-Level Chemistry
  • A-Level Biology, Physics or Mathematics
  • AS-level Biology at grade A (if not at A-Level).
  • GCSE English at grade B ( or grade 6 or above).
  • NOTE: Biology and Human Biology are not considered as separate subjects at A-level.
  • NOTE: Mathematics and Further Mathematics are not considered as separate subjects at A-level.
  • NOTE: A-Level General Studies, Critical Thinking, and Global Perspectives & Research are not accepted.

For Highers:

  • Higher Chemistry
  • Higher Biology/ Human Biology
  • Higher Mathematics or Physics
  • English at National 5 level at Grade B or above
  • NOTE: Advanced Highers are normally only considered from S6.
  • NOTE: It is acceptable to take Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics as Highers in S6, provided grades AAAAA or AAAABB are achieved by end of S5.

For Cambridge Pre-U Diploma:

  • D3 in Principal Subjects Chemistry
  • D3 in one of Maths, Physics or Biology
  • GCSE pass in English at a minimum of grade B.
  • NOTE: If Biology is not studied at Pre-U diploma level, it should to at least AS level with a minimum of grade A.

Entry Requirement: 

  • Acceptance into the program is based on student’s meeting the minimum academic results, UCAT results, personal statement, and their interview. An interview will be offered if students meet the minimum and standard academic requirements and have a high UCAT score.
  • Students must demonstrate an interest and understanding of a career in Medicine.

UCAT:

There is no minimum threshold mark required for the UCAT. The Situational Judgement Test will not be considered.

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
  • Students need to also complete a satisfactory personal statement.
  • If selected, students will need to attend an interview usually in December.

Personal Statement:

The personal statement must illustrate the following:

  • Serious consideration of the implications of a medical career
  • Qualities which are desirable in a future doctor
  • Demonstrate commitment, motivation, and enthusiasm for a medical career
  • Work experience or volunteering in a health-related field.

Interview Criteria and structure:

The University interviews approximately 900 students.

  • Criteria: The interview assesses:
    • Your personal characteristics
    • Achievements and skills
    • Understanding of being a doctor.
  • Structure:
    • The interview will be around 30 minutes.
    • Applicants will be interviewed by two panels which will swap midway. There will be two interviewers on each panel.
    • You will be required to choose one of the two scenarios to discuss at a panel.

Notes:

  • Re-sits are not accepted.
  • Approximately 450 applicants are offered a place.
5 years full-timeGlasgow Main Campus
Bachelor of Dental SurgeryA200ATAR (for NSW):

  • NA

IB (International Baccalaureate for International students):

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 points including three HL subjects at 6,6,6.

A-Levels:

  • Standard entry requirements: AAA

Highers:

  • S5 standard entry requirements: No entry from S5
  • S5 minimum entry requirements: AABB (must include A in Chemistry or Biology/Human Biology)
  • S6 standard entry requirements: AAAAB and Advanced Higher Biology or Chemistry at B

Prerequisites:

For IB:

  • Chemistry at HL6
  • Biology at HL6
  • Mathematics or Physics at HL

For A-Levels:

  • A-Level Chemistry
  • A-Level Biology/ Human Biology
  • 6 GCSE ar Grade A including Mathematics/Physics and English Language at Grade B
  • NOTE: A-Level general studies is not accepted.

For Highers:

  • Higher Biology/Human Biology at Grade A
  • Higher Chemistry at Grade A
  • Higher English (or ESOL) at Grade C
  • Higher Mathematics or Higher Physics
  • NOTE: S6 study should include at least three subjects and must include at least one Advanced Higher (Chemistry and/or Biology).

Entry Requirement: 

  • Acceptance is based on student’s meeting the minimum academic results, UCAT results, and their interview.
  • Applicants must also complete a minimum of three days of work experience preferably within a General Dental Practice.

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 late January/ early February.

Interview Criteria and structure:

The University selects around 200 applicants for an interview.

  • Criteria: Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following skills :
    • Diligence and ethical behaviour
    • Caring nature, being empathetic and respectful
    • Good communication skills
    • Teamwork and capacity to act as a leader
    • Capable to think independently and review oneself
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Manual dexterity and spatial awareness.
  • Structure:
    • The interview is structured as Multiple Mini Interviews
5 years full-timeGlasgow Main Campus

 

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