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I thought I'd set this up for all those of you considering applying to Manchester this year.

We can discuss stats, the application process requirements and also parts of the Manchester course. Remember Manchester is PBL/Integrated so they do a lot of small group teaching which is supplemented with lectures and early clinical experience. You have weekly PBL sessions, Anatomy (dissection), and communication sessions.

I've just finished my 2nd year of Medicine at Manchester (will be in my 3rd year by the time you all apply) so if any of you have any questions about the uni, the course structure or want and tips regarding your application, feel free to just ask!
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Hiya,
So with the PBL course, how many lectures do you get a week? Also any tips for the application and the non-academic form if you did that?
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Does anyone know what the entry requirements are for graduates with a science degree? (2:1 Bsc Biology)
On their website it only states A level requirements when you apply with your predicted grades.
I don't have Chemistry at A level but do have A*AA (Biology, Economics, Geography)

If anyone could get back to me I'd greatly appreciate it.
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You get on about 7 lectures a week on a typical week.
Yes I did the NAI and here's some tips for it: https://lifeofamedic.com/2018/10/27/...omment-page-1/
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Is it true that they’ve increased 5 7-9 grades to 7 7-9 grades to get into Manchester uni for medicine?
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Is it true that you now need 7 instead of the 5 7-9 grades to do medicine at Manchester uni?
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Is it true that you now need 7 instead of the 5 7-9 grades to do medicine at Manchester uni?
According to their webiste:
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...course-profile
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got an interview !! 642 ukcat band 1, 8A*s, A, B
where???
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got an interview !! 642 ukcat band 1, 8A*s, A, B
do you have widening participation or anything like that???? Looking to apply to manchester with 645 but don't have widening participation or anything like that
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INTERVIEW

UKCAT 640
GCSE 3A* 6As 1B
PREDICTED A*A*A

Good luck
do you have widening participation or anything like that???? Looking to apply to manchester with 645 but don't have widening participation or anything like that
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ok, thanks!! I got 645 band 1, 9a* 1a English lang. ive done lots of work experience and have extra circular. done an epq as well. 3a* predictions. do you think I have a chance for hollistic.
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ok, thanks!! I got 645 band 1, 9a* 1a English lang. ive done lots of work experience and have extra circular. done an epq as well. 3a* predictions. do you think I have a chance for hollistic.
Your stats are excellent, but Manchester do not release exactly how they assess for the holisitic route. They do imply that extra A levels or an EPQ would be helpful, so I would have thought you have a good chance
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aww ok thanks so much! i read somewhere on the forum someone got similar ucat and GCSEs and didn't through holistic so I know its a bit of a risk so wasn't sure. I don't have any sort of widening participation so can't go through those areas for uni either!

Looking to apply liverpool and cardiff as well. and hopefully leeds.
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(Original post by ryphilli)
Does anyone know what the entry requirements are for graduates with a science degree? (2:1 Bsc Biology)
On their website it only states A level requirements when you apply with your predicted grades.
I don't have Chemistry at A level but do have A*AA (Biology, Economics, Geography)

If anyone could get back to me I'd greatly appreciate it.
Hey! I was in the same boat as you. You can email [email protected] with your situation including full qualifications and they should tell you if you meet the minimum entry requirements (it took them about a week to review what I sent). I am a US graduate with BS in Chemistry and I emphasized in my email the importance of knowing before applying if I meet the minimum requirements, and that I had exhausted all the information available online. For reference their website states:
"We welcome applications from graduates or those in their final year of study towards an undergraduate degree. You should have achieved or be predicted a minimum of an upper second (2:1) honours degree and should have achieved a minimum of BBB at A-level (32 IB) in your first sitting. Applicants with a relevant science degree are exempted from our subject specification at A-Level, but must still meet the BBB academic standard."
My degree was in chemistry but included modules in biology, biochemistry, and math, and I also submitted AP (eq. to A-levels) exams for other subjects. They told me I would be eligible for 5 year course. Hope this helps. Also, I would recommend reaching out to any schools you are uncertain about if your degree counts. I heard back from all 4 schools I inquired about, and 3 were able to confirm that I met the requirements, with 1 telling me they can't evaluate until I apply (kinda bs lol) which gives me a lot of peace of mind that my application won't be wasted.
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(Original post by lifeofamedic)
Hey everyone,

I thought I'd set this up for all those of you considering applying to Manchester this year.

We can discuss stats, the application process requirements and also parts of the Manchester course. Remember Manchester is PBL/Integrated so they do a lot of small group teaching which is supplemented with lectures and early clinical experience. You have weekly PBL sessions, Anatomy (dissection), and communication sessions.

I've just finished my 2nd year of Medicine at Manchester (will be in my 3rd year by the time you all apply) so if any of you have any questions about the uni, the course structure or want and tips regarding your application, feel free to just ask!
Hi, I've seen your blog and a lot of it is very informative I was wondering if you think it is possible to have a part time job during years 1 and 2. I'm international so I will seriously need the income to avoid taking out as much in loans. I know most people say you can't have a job due to the workload, but most people aren't facing 50k/year in debt! I would like to work as many hours as possible, which is maxed at 20 hrs/week. But maybe 10-15 is more realistic. Thanks for any insight you can give on this. On another note- is it typical to find a summer job for more hours when school is off?
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do you have widening participation or anything like that???? Looking to apply to manchester with 645 but don't have widening participation or anything like that
Yes, I was on a programme.
645 is a bit low for Manchester.
My friends for 2019 with similar scores (without flags) got rejected instantly (pre interview).

Doesn't matter I guess, I got rejected post interview.
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yeh i know its pretty low so was hoping to get in via holistic route
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literally none. I am going in my second yr at Manchester. Anyone with questions are free to pm me
what type of grades did people have that got through holistic route?
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[quote=flowergirl15;84662758]w
what type of grades did people have that got through holistic route?


tbh we do not really talk about grades with our friends at university but in my case i had very bad Ukcat score. I am an international student and my ukcat average was 620 but my A levels results were very good. I have 4 A* at A levels in Chem, Bio, Maths and Physics.
I know someone however who got 2As and 1 B at A levels but i dont know his UKcat score. I guess he should have a pretty good score and maybe things like his Personal statement got him in.
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Do interviews take place continuously throughout Jan/Feb or are they scheduled in certain blocks?
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