Anglia Ruskin University

Overview

Anglia Ruskin University opened their medical school’s doors in September 2018. As one of the newer medical schools you’ll benefit from modern, cutting edge facilities including a full cadaveric dissection suite. The course is based in Chelmsford, Essex with access to five acute care providers and tertiary units, including the St Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns and the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre.

ARU use just the UCAT to shortlist candidates for interview, providing you have met the minimum academic requirements. This makes it an ideal choice for students who have lower GCSEs or prior academic performance but perform well in the UCAT. Their previous cut-off scores sit around the mid-2400s so if you exceed this score there is a good chance you’ll receive an interview invite!

Key Points

  • New Medical School
  • Campus University
  • Optional Intercalation
  • Integrated Teaching Style

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number01245 686868
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
There are several phases to the curriculum:
Phase 1 (year 1) focuses on pre-clinical science and relating this to clinical work in a systems-based approach. You'll also have the chance to do full body dissection as part of anatomy teaching.
Phase 2 (years 2+3) has a further 10 systems blocks plus the start of the transition to clinical work.
Phase 3 (years 4+5) take case-base learning approaches during your clinical years.
Course length5 years
BSCOptional intercalation at both MSc and BSc level
Courses offered1 course offered:
A100 Standard-Entry Medicine - 5 years
Graduate entryNo
Foundation or accessNo
However, students studying BSc Medical Science, Biomedical Science or Optometry at ARU can apply through an internal transfer scheme.
University Life
Local areaChelmsford, Essex
The medical school is based at ARU's Chelmsford campus. The modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter. Chelmsford is a relatively small city but there is still plenty to do. London is only 40 minutes away by train, so you can easily access everything the capital has to offer as well.
Social lifeMost first year students live in the Student Village - a great place to make new friends! It's also ideally located so you're only ever a few minutes away from your lectures, libraries, clubs and the Student Union. The centre of Chelmsford is also only a short walk away. Despite being such a new medical school ARU have a number of societies (including medicine specific ones) to get involved in.
Interview
Interview styleMMI
6 stations each lasting 6 minutes
Interview datesDec-Jan
Interview topics
  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Moral reasoning
  • Teamwork and leadership
  • Empathy
  • Problem solving
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATUCAT Required
    Students who meet the minimum academic entry requirements will be ranked on their UCAT score, with additional shortlisting points for living or studying in the East of England region, with further points for being in Essex.
    In the 2020 admissions cycle, a cut-off score of 2430 was required for interview. The cut-off score for the 2019 cycle was 2440.
    BMATN/A
    GAMSATN/A
    Academic Requirements
    GSCE5 GCSEs at A*-B (9-6)
    Subjects required: English Language, Maths and two Sciences
    GCSEs are not used for shortlisting beyond meeting the minimum requirements.
    A-levelAAA
    Subjects required: Chemistry or Biology plus one other science subject
    A-Levels are not used for shortlisting beyond meeting the minimum requirements
    Retake policyAAA
    Subjects required: Chemistry or Biology plus one other science subject
    A-Levels are not used for shortlisting beyond meeting the minimum requirements
    Students meeting specific widening participation criteria can apply to the Widening Access to Medicine Scheme (WAMS) to receive a lower conditional offer of ABB. You must submit an eligibility form to the university directly.
    Scottish highersAAAAA
    Subjects required: Biology or Chemistry plus one additional Science subject.
    N5 grade B or above in English Language, two Science subjects and Maths is also required.
    Scottish advancedAAB
    Subjects required: grades AA must come from Biology and/or Chemistry plus one other Science subject.
    N5 grade B or above in English Language, two Science subjects and Maths is also required.
    IB36 points
    666 at Higher Level Subjects required: Biology and/or Chemistry, plus one other Science subject and including Mathematics or English
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
    Subjects required: Must be in a biological, biomedical, chemistry or health science subject
    Statistics
    Applications in 19/201185
    Interviews in 19/20600
    Offers in 19/20348
    Success rate in 19/20approx 1 in 3

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