Dear University of Aberdeen,

As of the May UCAS deadline for Institutions to make their decisions on applications (or end of cycle, if you do not still hold information for this date), can you please confirm how many places there were for your A100 course, how many applicants you had, how many were invited to interview and how many offers were made, please?

I would like this information for 2021 entry, 2020 entry and 2019 entry, please, and split into Home and International fee status, please.

Many thanks for your help,

Yours faithfully,

Judy Macdonald

Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear Judy Macdonald,
I refer to your email of 9 June and, on behalf of the University, I acknowledge receipt and confirm that your request is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. In terms of the Act, a reply will be sent to you as soon as possible and within the statutory timescales.

Yours sincerely,
Mary Sabiston
Information Compliance Officer
University of Aberdeen

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Foi, University of Aberdeen

Dear Judy Macdonald,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST FOI 2021-163

I refer to your email of 9 July 2021 requesting information relating to Medicine A100.

Your request has now been considered under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, ‘the Act’.

The University of Aberdeen’s School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition publishes a significant amount of information relating to the admissions process for Medicine MBChB (UCAS - Medicine A100) on our website. You will find the information you have requested on the Admissions data webpage, please see the link below.

Admissions Data
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/smmsn/undergradua...

Data regarding applications, interview, offers and entrants which is further broken down by, domicile, gender, and type of applicant (School leaver, gap year, graduate/mature).
As soon as an admission cycle is complete the information is published on this webpage and you can also find data from previous admissions cycles, back to 2015.
We are unable to provide information on an admissions cycle until the cycle is complete at the start of the academic year.

You may also be interested in the following areas of our webpages:

UCAT
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/smmsn/undergradua...

Information regarding the UCAT including what the UCAT consists of, how we use your score, highest and lowest UCAT scores invited to Interview (broken down by Home Fees, Rest of UK Fees, and International Fees) and how to prepare for the test.

Academic requirements
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/smmsn/undergradua...

Academic requirements for UK applicants, graduate/mature requirements, EU requirements, and international requirements are detailed on our Academic Requirements page. Here you can find out guidance relating to academic requirements and COVID-19, SQA qualifications including Highers and S6 Studies, GCE A-Levels, and International Baccalaureate. This section explains the typical offers, subject requirements, failure to achieve qualifications in one attempt and further details.

Non-Academic Requirements
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/smmsn/undergradua...

Non-Academic Requirements such as personal statements, what a personal statement should contain and NHS work experience schemes.

Interviews
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/smmsn/undergradua...

Detailed guidance on the interview, preparation, invitation, how the interview is scored, and MMI examples.

Application process
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/smmsn/undergradua...

The application process timeline, how to apply, and application deadlines.

Where we have indicated that the information you have requested is published on our website the information is otherwise available and exempt from disclosure. The University is not obliged to provide you with copies of the information in terms of section 25(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Information otherwise available.
Should you be dissatisfied with this response, you have the right to request a review. A request for review must be made within 40 working days of the receipt of this reply. It must include your name and address for correspondence and specify the request for information and the grounds for dissatisfaction with the decision. Please send your request for review to [University of Aberdeen request email].

If you are unhappy with the outcome of the University’s internal review, you have the right to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner within six months of the receipt of the University’s review response. Details on how to make an appeal to the Commissioner are available at www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal. Should you be dissatisfied with the Commissioner’s decision, you have a right of appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law.

Yours sincerely,
Mary Sabiston
Information Compliance Officer
University of Aberdeen

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