English Language & Mathematics
Candidates whose first language is not English, must also achieve either IELTS overall score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in speaking section, or TOEFL score of 600/250, plus 50-60 in the TSE speaking test.
NATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (NQ)
5H at AAAAB obtained at a single sitting of Hs. Chemistry is highly desirable, plus two from Biology/ Human Biology, Mathematics and Physics. Applicants only attempting four Hs owing to school policy or personal difficulties are normally required to achieve AAAA at the first sitting. Candidates who do not meet the H requirements in S5 may be considered* but must offer an appropriate programme of study in S6. The normal expectation would be that applicants may offer one new H at A, plus two AH at BB, or two new Hs at AA plus one AH at B. Alternative studies could be 3AH at ABB; Chemistry is highly desirable, plus one from Biology, Mathematics or Physics plus one other subject.
*Please refer to our website for full details.
GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (GCE)
3Adv at AAB. Equivilant to 340 UCAS Tariff Points
Chemistry is highly desirable, plus at least one from Biology, Mathematics or Physics and one other.
IRISH LEAVING CERTIFICATE/ ARDTEISTIMEIREACHT (ILC)
6H at AAAAAA obtained at a single sitting of Hs.
Chemistry is highly desirable plus two from Biology, Mathematics and Physics.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB)
3 subjects at HL (Grade 6 or better) preferably including Chemistry, plus 3 subjects at SL (average of grade 6) - i.e. 36 points overall.
UK CLINICAL APTITUDE TEST(UK CAT)
The University of Aberdeen Medical School has agreed, along with most other UK medical schools, to support the introduction of the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UK CAT). This test is used in conjunction with other methods of assessment in the admissions process. All candidates therefore must complete the UK CAT by the appropriate closing date for that year's entry.
For more information, visit: UK Cat Home
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