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Welcome to the Barts and the London (QMUL) A101 2021 Entry Discussion.

QMUL A101 2020 thread: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6022342

For general information click: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/smd/undergraduate/courses/a101/

For entry requirements click: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/smd/undergrad...te-entry-mbbs/

QMUL A100 / A101 2021 Offer Holders' thread: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6965068

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Hey team, just looking at the entry requirements for those with science degrees, and it says you need A levels in biology and/or chem depending on your degree. Also for non-science degrees it’s bio or chem. I have physics - does anyone know if this actually means I need bio and chem A levels? Just seems a bit strange to me that the science degrees would need both but non-science don’t, if it’s the same course!

I’ve emailed them but understandably no reply as of yet!
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Hey team, just looking at the entry requirements for those with science degrees, and it says you need A levels in biology and/or chem depending on your degree. Also for non-science degrees it’s bio or chem. I have physics - does anyone know if this actually means I need bio and chem A levels? Just seems a bit strange to me that the science degrees would need both but non-science don’t, if it’s the same course!

I’ve emailed them but understandably no reply as of yet!
I think for non-science degrees, it’s bio or chem plus another science (which can be physics) with a minimum grade B at AS or A level

Here’s the link with more details:
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/smd/undergrad...s/acceptquals/
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I think for non-science degrees, it’s bio or chem plus another science (which can be physics) with a minimum grade B at AS or A level

Here’s the link with more details:
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/smd/undergrad...s/acceptquals/
Thanks for the reply - I should have been clearer, I have a physics degree and chemistry and physics A levels (but not biology). So still slightly unclear as the degree checker just says "A/AS Level Chemistry or Biology required - yes" but then the main entry requirements page says "biology and/or chemistry depending on what's in your degree". Any thoughts?
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Thanks for the reply - I should have been clearer, I have a physics degree and chemistry and physics A levels (but not biology). So still slightly unclear as the degree checker just says "A/AS Level Chemistry or Biology required - yes" but then the main entry requirements page says "biology and/or chemistry depending on what's in your degree". Any thoughts?
Ah makes sense. On that same page, there’s an option to search a degree and see its specific requirements. For physics it says “A/AS Level Chemistry or Biology required (minimum C grade)”.

But I think you should try contacting them again just to be safe and to confirm. Hopefully they get around soon.
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Do I have a chance of an interview with 2730 UCAT and an achieved first (MPharm)?

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Do I have a chance of an interview with 2730 UCAT and an achieved first (MPharm)?

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Last year the lowest TSR applicant got 2770, not sure what the official lowest score was (perhaps submit a freedom of information request?), but you're fairly close so would probably be borderline. Of course, we won't have any idea what the lowest UCAT score needed for an interview will be this year, and scores could definitely drop (it's a bit too early in the testing cycle to tell). The achieved first puts you in very very good stead due to their 50:50 scoring so well done on that!
I'd say if you really like Barts I'd go for it, provided your other choices are fairly secure!

Edit: just had a look on their website - "The top and bottom UCAT scores for Graduates that received offers for interview this year was 3480 and 2750 respectively. Information on the UCAT scores and deciles can be found on their website."
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I got 2780 with a predicted first do I have a chance?
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Hi,What chance do you think I have of QMUL or KCL GEM. I got a first in biomedical science and for my UCAT i got 2530. my scores were 650 650 690 with a 540 in VR unfortunately. I also got band 1 in SJTkind regards
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Hi,What chance do you think I have of QMUL or KCL GEM. I got a first in biomedical science and for my UCAT i got 2530. my scores were 650 650 690 with a 540 in VR unfortunately. I also got band 1 in SJTkind regards
They look at degree and ucat in a 50:50 balance according to the uni the lowest last year was 2770 for Barts and for KCL I don’t think I’ve seen anyone get in with anything lower than 2780 but they do say they’re holistic! Have you thought about 5 year Med?
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Does anyone know whether they look at achieved and predicted degree classifications equally? Thanks
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Does anyone know whether they look at achieved and predicted degree classifications equally? Thanks
I believe they do! Do check with the uni just in case!
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They look at degree and ucat in a 50:50 balance according to the uni the lowest last year was 2770 for Barts and for KCL I don’t think I’ve seen anyone get in with anything lower than 2780 but they do say they’re holistic! Have you thought about 5 year Med?
Do you think i would have a chance with the 5 year med?

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Would we be allowed to apply to both A101 and A100. I could only apply to a selected amount of unis with my degree and my UCAT results.
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Would we be allowed to apply to both A101 and A100. I could only apply to a selected amount of unis with my degree and my UCAT results.
Yep, that'll count as 2/4 UCAS choices.
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When assessing candidates on their academic score, does QMUL consider the most recent degree the candidate has studied or do they consider the undergrad degree only? Do masters contribute more points to the academic score?
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When assessing candidates on their academic score, does QMUL consider the most recent degree the candidate has studied or do they consider the undergrad degree only? Do masters contribute more points to the academic score?
I think they only consider undergraduate degree now. Used to have extra points for higher degrees, but not any more.
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When assessing candidates on their academic score, does QMUL consider the most recent degree the candidate has studied or do they consider the undergrad degree only? Do masters contribute more points to the academic score?
Academic points

Graduates are expected to meet our requirements of 2:1 or higher in an undergraduate degree.

How we use academic points
All applicants are given points for achieving a 2:1 in their first undergraduate degree. Other points are awarded for:

First class undergraduate degree
Academic points are then weighted to be considered as strongly as the UKCAT score. Both scores are looked at equally when ranking for interview.


That’s all they say
https://www.qmul.ac.uk/smd/undergrad...tion-criteria/
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Hey guys,

I scored an avg of 660, band 1 in my UCAT and have achieved a 1st class Hons in Economics (BSc) - can anyone shed any advice on whether it would be worth applying for the A101 or is there no point? Would this be competitive enough if applying to the A100?

Thanks!
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Does Barts do only one assessment centre? I know on the page it says it is online now btw.
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