Plymouth University

The Plymouth University Peninsula Medical School provides the medicine (A100) and Dentistry (A206) courses.

UCAT

Interviews are awarded based on UCAT and academic ability. 

UCAT threshold over the past few years ranged from 2330 (2019) to 2400 (2018/2021).

Personal Statement

Not scored.

Academic Requirements

GCSE Requirements

GCSE Requirements for Plymouth University Peninsula Medical School are:

  • Maths - Grade 4 minimum
  • English - Grade 4 minimum
  • Science - Grade 4 minimum in either Double Award Science or two from single award Chemistry, Biology or Physics.
  • Other requirements - 7 GCSEs at grade 4 minimum, including English Language, Maths, and either Double Award Science or two from single award Chemistry, Biology or Physics.

GCSEs are not scored. Only minimum requirements needed.

A-levels or Scottish Higher requirements.

The typical offer is A*AA – AAA at GCE A level which must include an A grade in biology and A in one further science from chemistry, physics, maths, and psychology. Your third GCE A level can be from any subject area including the humanities, languages, music, sport, science and the social sciences. General Studies is not accepted.

AAB offers are specifically for applicants coming from a Widening Participation background who meet contextual requirements.

Scottish Advanced Highers: AAA  which must include Grade A in Biology and Grade A in one further science from Chemistry, Physics, Maths, and Psychology.

International Baccalaureate

36–38 points overall including Higher Level 6 in Biology and Higher Level 6 in one further science from Chemistry, Physics, Maths, and Psychology.

Graduate Applicant Degree Requirements

Degrees are not recognised. GAMSAT is required.

Widening Participation

The University of Plymouth is committed to Widening Access (WA) and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply. The additional information gained through contextual data enables their Admissions Advisory Panel to recognise student achievements and identify their potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience.

The contextual data they will consult when determining to issue an AAB offer are listed below.

Applicants will need to meet a minimum of three from the following WA indicators to be considered:

  • Living in a low participation neighbourhood as determined by your postcode (POLAR4 quintiles 1 & 2).
  • Living in an area categorised as being in Indices of Mass Deprivation (IMD) 1 – 4 or 20% most deprived, as determined by your English postcode. Northern Ireland postcode, Scottish postcode, and Welsh postcode.
  • Receiving schooling that is not paid for, for example by attending or having attended a state school, or attending or having attended an independent school that is fully funded by a scholarship whilst completing your relevant Level 3 qualifications. Receipt of scholarships must be evidenced by a school letter submitted at the point of application to meddent-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.
  • Attending or attended a low performing school/college whilst completing your level 3 qualifications in England e.g. 16-18 performance in the ‘below’ or ‘well below average’ classifications. If you attend a secondary school or college in Northern Ireland, Scotland, or Wales, please contact meddent-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.       
  • In receipt of a UCAT bursary – the admissions team will receive this data directly from UCAT. Being in receipt of free school meals - evidenced by a letter from your school or college submitted at the point of application to meddent-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.
  • Being in receipt of free school meals – evidenced by school letter submitted by applicant at the point of application to meddent-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
  • Being in care or a care leaver – evidenced by school letter submitted by applicant at the point of application to meddent-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
  • Significant engagement in either our Peninsula Pathways programme or another widening access intervention. Peninsula Pathways provides an excellent opportunity to aspiring medical, dental and biomedical students to develop their skills and knowledge in order to make an informed decision about their future career and enhance their university application. See website for details.

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