Queen’s University Belfast Centre for Medical Education
Our Medicine degree enables students to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council and on successful completion of Foundation Training to practise medicine in its various specialities.
In the first instance all queries regarding admission to medicine should be directed to the Admissions and Access Service. Please call them on 028 9097 3838 or visit their website.
The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences has 262 places available for candidates applying for 2018 entry to undergraduate medicine. The selection process for medicine is intended to look at the following factors:
- Consideration of previous academic performance, either school or university grades
- Assessments of cognitive ability, so-called ‘intelligence testing’ or ‘aptitude testing’ (UKCAT)
- Assessments of non-cognitive ability. These assessments examine skills and attributes such as the ability to communicate, to empathise and moral reasoning.
All applicants will be required to take UKCAT* in the summer prior to the completion of their UCAS application and their overall score will attract up to six points, see Admissions Policy Statement for Medicine (link below). This score will be added to their knowledge based mark and all applicants ranked. The top circa 700 applicants will then be considered under stage 2 of the selection process which will be a nine station multiple mini interview (MMI) to determine non-cognitive performance. MMIs are being used to test non-cognitive competence and the applicant’s personal statement is considered within this process.
*Please note that all applicants are required to sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test. This is an online test administered at various centres throughout the UK. To find out more please visit their website: http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/.
Final decisions about whether or not to make an offer will be made on the basis of interview ranking alone (i.e. Stage 2 results) and not in combination with other factors.
Further details on Admission requirements are given in the Entry Profile on the UCAS website: www.ucas.com/students/coursesearch/.
You will find the links to two key documents below which will help answer the more detailed questions you might have about applying to Queen’s to study medicine.
- The Queen’s University Undergraduate Prospectus
Tells you how to apply to Queen’s and when. You will also find details about what it is like to study at Queen’s, what the university facilities are and what current students really think of Queen’s.
- Admission Policy Statement for Medicine (2018 entry)
Gives detailed admission criteria including current grades required. There is also information for graduates, school leavers and international applicants.
Summer Studentship – Centre for Medical Education
Summer Studentships within the Centre for Medical Education at Queen’s afford students significant experience in the educational process when they work on an education development project. The nature of individual projects vary from the design of new and innovative Special Study Modules, the creation of eLearning materials for use in the online curriculum to research projects about the impact of curricular developments.
Students make a real difference and contribute to curricular development and have opportunities to develop project management skills and a deeper understanding of the medical curriculum. Summer students also have opportunities to present their work at National and International medical education conferences.
For further information please contact Kieran McGlade.