Medicine (13.32); Nursing (12.72) and Veterinary Medicine (12.48) once again lead the ranking of the most difficult university degrees to access at the University of Córdoba for the 2023-2024 academic year. The web portal of the Andalusian Single District has published this Thursday the cut-off marks of the Andalusian public universities. In this list, it can be seen, in general terms, that science majors are more demanding with new students and some notable drops can also be seen in the required grades compared to last year.
In this way, Medicine has dropped from 13.45 to 13.32 for a course in which the number of new admission places has increased by 10, up to 140. In Nursing, the grade has dropped from 12.82 to 12.72, and in Veterinary it has fallen from 12.67 to 12.48. The Physiotherapy degree taught at the Faculty of Medicine and Nursing is the fourth with the highest grade, requiring 12.38. In Biochemistry they ask for 12.34; in Biotechnology, 12.31, and in Physics, 12.29. Psychology is another career with a high demand and this year it is necessary to have obtained a minimum grade of 11.58 to be able to start it.
Regarding the degrees traditionally known as letters, in this case the bilingual itinerary of Primary Education and English Studies stands out, with a cut-off mark of 11.13; History and History of art, with 11.71; Translation and interpretation of French and Hispanic Philology (11.95); Translation and interpretation of English and Spanish Philology (11.61), and Translation and interpretation of English and English Studies (11.39).RELATED
Some of the careers that ask for the lowest grades are Tourism, History, Art History, Civil Engineering, Cultural Management, Labor Relations and Hispanic Philology, all of them with a 5.
Cut-off grades from the University of Córdoba 2023.
Some careers have increased their cut-off marks significantly compared to the past year and among these are Civil Engineering and Business Administration and Management (from 6.68 to 7.56); Forest engineering (from 5 to 5.92); French Translation and Hispanic Philology (from 10.27 to 11.95) and English Translation and Hispanic Philology (from 11.13 to 11.61).
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On the opposite side, they have recorded the most significant decreases in Business Administration and Management and Law (from 10.29 to 9.24); Cinema and Culture (from 8.43 to 7.10); the bilingual itinerary of Primary Education (from 10.12 to 9.34); English studies (from 7.83 to 6.12); Oenology (from 10.58 to 9.26) and Tourism and English Translation (from 9.41 to 8).
In addition to Medicine, the UCO has increased the number of places for Agro-food Engineering and rural areas (from 77 to 80); Forest Engineering (from 45 to 50); Oenology (from 7 to 12) and Physiotherapy, from 80 to 88, and has introduced the degree in Tourism with a bilingual itinerary, with 30 places.
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The vice-rector for Students and Culture of the UCO, Israel Muñoz, recalls that “last year there were five places awarded, so the cut-off marks may vary at the end.” When asked about the results of the first phase, he comments that “careers in the health field are once again the most in demand in Córdoba, including Veterinary. Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Civil Engineering and Business Administration and Management, all of these already have the quota covered, and some more such as Computer Engineering », he points out.
After health, the degrees most in demand by students are engineering and some sciences such as Physics, Biology and Chemistry, as well as some humanities such as those related to translation. In last place, there is a group of careers “that are more lame, some may be left with free places, for example, Cultural Management and English Studies,” he points out.
Students can access the degrees by taking the Selectivity tests or after studying a higher cycle. Regarding the award dates, Israel Muñoz predicts that, “practically, until the end of this month we will not have the students in their places.”
The Vice Chancellor for Students makes a “positive assessment” of the results and states that “we would always like to give a boost to those grades that are a little weaker, but the demand for students who want to come to study at the UCO is stable”, underlines.