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Hello all, I currently hold an Msc in Psychology and a Pg Dip in medical imaging dignostics and I also have 5 a-b in GCSE. SO I've been told to have a levels and am starting them in Sept, (Chem, Phy and Bio). Should I do UCAT ths year and differ entry till I have finished my Alevels that way I can do BMAT next summer too? Thoughts welcome
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Hello all, I currently hold an Msc in Psychology and a Pg Dip in medical imaging dignostics and I also have 5 a-b in GCSE. SO I've been told to have a levels and am starting them in Sept, (Chem, Phy and Bio). Should I do UCAT ths year and differ entry till I have finished my Alevels that way I can do BMAT next summer too? Thoughts welcome
Bottom line: you take the UCAT and BMAT the year before admission.

So if you are thinking of 2020 entry, you'll need to take UCAT (around now) and BMAT this year and apply to UCAS by 15th October 2019.

but if you are thinking of 2021 entry, you'll need to take UCAT (Summer 2020) and BMAT next year and apply to UCAS by 15th October 2020.

If you are applying for deferred entry, as long as you are applying in October 2019 you'll still need your UCAT score too; otherwise you can decide to take a gap year (i.e. defer yourself) and apply in 2020 for 2021 entry.

https://www.ucat.ac.uk/ucat/universities/

The UCAT is a compulsory entry requirement for our UK Consortium Universities and our non-UK Associate Member Universities. You are required to sit the test by 2 October 2019 if you are intending to apply for entry in 2020 (or deferred entry in 2021) to a relevant course listed below. UCAT results cannot be carried over from one year to the next.
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Bottom line: you take the UCAT and BMAT the year before admission.

So if you are thinking of 2020 entry, you'll need to take UCAT (around now) and BMAT this year and apply to UCAS by 15th October 2019.

but if you are thinking of 2021 entry, you'll need to take UCAT (Summer 2020) and BMAT next year and apply to UCAS by 15th October 2020.
Okay I was under the impression (by UCAT) I could use my UCAT score for 2 years as long as I differed my entry
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Okay I was under the impression (by UCAT) I could use my UCAT score for 2 years as long as I differed my entry
As I said (see my edited post), if you are applying in October 2019 for deferred entry starting 2021 you will need to take the UCAT before October 2019.

Basically, you will need to take the UCAT before you apply - deferred or not. It's a good system so you see what scores you have and can choose to take the BMAT if required / or withdraw from application.
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Ah so I'm better of cancelling my UCAT exam cause I'm booked on there for the 1st Oct, I'm confused cause I'm doing A levels as they require this over 2 years but Queen Mary has said to do As only but that's only one choice. Also i was going to do my As and A2 in one year but as im not doing them over 2 I guess its better I sit my UCAT next year ?
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Ah so I'm better of cancelling my UCAT exam cause I'm booked on there for the 1st Oct, I'm confused cause I'm doing A levels as they require this over 2 years but Queen Mary has said to do As only but that's only one choice. Also i was going to do my As and A2 in one year but as im not doing them over 2 I guess its better I sit my UCAT next year ?
When are you thinking of entering medical school?

You can take your A-Levels in one or two years - it doesn't really matter for the med schools (it is obviously much harder for you to try and achieve 3 As over one year). If you take more than two years for all of your A-Levels (even if you took non-science A-Levels the first time round) then you'll have to apply to the med schools that take A-Level resit students (there are 18 of them, so don't worry).
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When are you thinking of entering medical school?

You can take your A-Levels in one or two years - it doesn't really matter for the med schools (it is obviously much harder for you to try and achieve 3 As over one year). If you take more than two years for all of your A-Levels (even if you took non-science A-Levels the first time round) then you'll have to apply to the med schools that take A-Level resit students (there are 18 of them, so don't worry).
Yes, which is why I'm taking them over 2 years cause I want to get it right, my A levels are not resits, I have a masters and modules at degree level in biochemistry and medical imaging so however, will I have predicted grades for my AS in October? to apply this year to then differ entry till 2021 when ill have my a level complete?
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Yes, which is why I'm taking them over 2 years cause I want to get it right, my A levels are not resits, I have a masters and modules at degree level in biochemistry and medical imaging so however, will I have predicted grades for my AS in October? to apply this year to then differ entry till 2021 when ill have my a level complete?
If you are taking your A-Levels in a school, then the responsible person / exam officer there will predict your grades for you.

So you're applying for entry in 2021 - apply next year in 2020 and take your UCAT next year.

Any reason why you are not considering graduate entry medicine? Some med schools don't even have GCSEs and A-Level requirements for GEM.

You could potentially start earlier then. Read https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf (page 50 onwards for GEM).
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I wanted to take my UCAT this year so I would have time to take it again if the score was below 650, and if it was good then Use it for the 2021 entry, I guess that's not possible. Well, I was going to do Clinical Neurology this year at Sheffield (Msc) and then apply to medicine however I was told without A levels in Bio and Chem they wouldn't accept me as a graduate entry my responses are below

Hull university:


Yes, I’m afraid we do require 3 A-levels, to include Biology and Chemistry, for our graduate applicants. I’m sorry to be so inflexible but although we do accept graduate applicants, our course is predominantly aimed at school leavers.

All the best

Dr Paul Docherty
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Imperial University

Graduate Entry

Our Graduate Medicine degree (UCAS code A109) has been suspended and as such, the course will not run in September 2019 or 2020. Graduates may be considered for the full 6 year MBBS (including the BSc year) but must meet the entry criteria of that course (i.e. A-Levels or equivalent).

Thank you for your email.

All our Medicine applicants need to have taken A levels and achieved the required grades in the required subjects. I’m afraid we cannot make any exceptions to this. We have a very high science content in our course and our students need to be at least A grade in Chemistry and Biology to cope with the demands of the course.

Kind regards
Josie Carter
Imperial College London



Sheffield University:

Thank you for your email.

As I have already noted, you would need an A Level in Biology or Chemistry. You would need to be predicted at least a grade B.

Because your first degree is in Design, taking an A level as above would render you eligible for our 5-year programme but you would not be eligible for our 4-year graduate entry programme. You would be in competition with all other applicants to the programme and as your first attempt taking them it would not be a resit. You would need to take the UCAT.

Best wishes

Julian
Dr Julian Burton
MBChB Director of Undergraduate Medical Admissions


SO... as you can see although graduate-entry on paper seems logical as my previous degree is in design and I don't have the a-levels I would need to sit them
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I wanted to take my UCAT this year so I would have time to take it again if the score was below 650, and if it was good then Use it for the 2021 entry, I guess that's not possible. Well, I was going to do Clinical Neurology this year at Sheffield (Msc) and then apply to medicine however I was told without A levels in Bio and Chem they wouldn't accept me as a graduate entry my responses are below

Hull university:


Yes, I’m afraid we do require 3 A-levels, to include Biology and Chemistry, for our graduate applicants. I’m sorry to be so inflexible but although we do accept graduate applicants, our course is predominantly aimed at school leavers.

All the best

Dr Paul Docherty
Admissions Tutor


Imperial University

Graduate Entry

Our Graduate Medicine degree (UCAS code A109) has been suspended and as such, the course will not run in September 2019 or 2020. Graduates may be considered for the full 6 year MBBS (including the BSc year) but must meet the entry criteria of that course (i.e. A-Levels or equivalent).

Thank you for your email.

All our Medicine applicants need to have taken A levels and achieved the required grades in the required subjects. I’m afraid we cannot make any exceptions to this. We have a very high science content in our course and our students need to be at least A grade in Chemistry and Biology to cope with the demands of the course.

Kind regards
Josie Carter
Imperial College London



Sheffield University:

Thank you for your email.

As I have already noted, you would need an A Level in Biology or Chemistry. You would need to be predicted at least a grade B.

Because your first degree is in Design, taking an A level as above would render you eligible for our 5-year programme but you would not be eligible for our 4-year graduate entry programme. You would be in competition with all other applicants to the programme and as your first attempt taking them it would not be a resit. You would need to take the UCAT.

Best wishes

Julian
Dr Julian Burton
MBChB Director of Undergraduate Medical Admissions


SO... as you can see although graduate-entry on paper seems logical as my previous degree is in design and I don't have the a-levels I would need to sit them
Read https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf.

There are (a few, admittedly) med schools who do not require you to have done a science degree prior to GEM - clearly you can tick Imperial and Sheffield off your list. HYMS has never offered GEM.
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Hi would you be able to provide a link or info about which 18 uk med schools that accept a level repeats? Thanks
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Hi would you be able to provide a link or info about which 18 uk med schools that accept a level repeats? Thanks
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...28&postcount=3
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