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By how many % do unis oversubscribe medicine? watch

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    If there are 100 places, how many do they offer?

    I think there'll be a lot of variation based on the individual universities (e.g. Oxbridge will not oversubscribe by very much at all as most people will firm them and they won't expect a large number of people not to meet their offer).
    Others will probably look at how many people meet their offers each year, how many firm them or have them as their insurance and base the number of offers given on this.
    Last year, Barts (and I think another, but can't remember which) gave out too many offers so come results day had 50 more applicants who met their offers than expected and had to offer deferred entry (+ money) to try and get the number back down, which is likely to result in fewer offers being made this year.
    If you have a look at this web page and go through to each unis page, you'll find some statistics which usually include the number of offers made and the number of places, which should give you some idea.
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