BDS Dentistry Queries on Admissions

J. D. Thomas made this Freedom of Information request to Queen Mary University of London

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Dear Queen Mary University of London,

I would like to request for information regarding the undergraduate BDS Dentistry admissions for GRADUATES.

1) Please could you provide me an excel sheet containing all of the following information for the past 3 BDS Dentistry admission cycles: 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 (if available). If you do not have information for the years requested, I kindly ask for you to provide the statistics for the next most recent 3 years of admissions.

* UCAT/UKCAT score cut-off
* Mean UCAT/UKCAT for offer holders
* Number of Applicants – Graduate and Non-Graduate
* Number Interviewed – Graduate and Non-Graduate
* Number of offers made – Graduate and Non-Graduate

2) To what extent is the UCAT used in the selection process, when compared to academic qualifications (e.g. degree prediction, A-levels, GCSEs) and the personal statement?

3) Are graduates applying for the program given equal consideration to those applying without any higher education of such? Are graduates compared exclusively between graduates or between all applicants?

4) Is there a limit of the number of graduates to be given offers?

5i) To what extent will the A-Level grades of applying graduates be considered once over the threshold?
5ii) If the A-Level grades are to be more heavily considered, is there a point system, and how are the points awarded?

Yours faithfully,

J. D. Thomas

QM FOI Enquiries, Queen Mary University of London

FOI 2020/F198
 
Dear Mr. Thomas,
 
Thank you for your email.
 
As advised when you made this request last year, we do not offer graduate
entry for the BDS at Queen Mary University of London as we do for the MBBS
programme. Therefore, the information is not held.
 
You can find out about entry requirements and use of UCAT on our website.
 
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Yours sincerely
 
Paul Smallcombe
Records & Information Compliance Manager
 

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Dear QM FOI Enquiries,

Would it be possible to receive all the requested information for undergraduate students only?

Additionally, could I be provided with a number of the graduate students who apply and get admitted to the undergraduate 5-year BDS dentistry course?

Yours sincerely,

J. D. Thomas

QM FOI Enquiries, Queen Mary University of London

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Dear Mr. Thomas,

Please find our response on the attached.

If you are dissatisfied with this response, you may ask QMUL to conduct a review of this decision. To do this, please contact the College in writing (including by fax, letter or email), describe the original request, explain your grounds for dissatisfaction, and include an address for correspondence. You have 40 working days from receipt of this communication to submit a review request. When the review process has been completed, if you are still dissatisfied, you may ask the Information Commissioner to intervene. Please see www.ico.org.uk for details.

Yours sincerely

Paul Smallcombe
Records & Information Compliance Manager

Dear QM FOI Enquiries,

Thank you very much for providing this information.

Yours sincerely,

J. D. Thomas