King's Buildings Campus
You take six courses, including the three core courses: Medical Sciences 1, Medical Biology 1 and Molecules, Genes and Cells 1. Students without an A Grade in SQA Advanced Higher or GCE A Level Chemistry need to take two core courses in biological chemistry. You choose other courses from a range of biomedical and non-biomedical courses.
You take three core courses: Anatomy and Pathology 2, Biomedical Sciences 2 and Microorganisms, Cells and Immunity 2. You also choose other courses – biomedical, biological or from other areas of the University.
You study three core courses: Health, Illness and Society 3, Clinical Biochemistry and Endocrinology 3 and Clinical Immunology and Haematology 3A, and three optional courses.
You study core course Medical Sciences 4 plus four optional courses that allow you to analyse high-profile contemporary issues in medical sciences. With individual tutor support, you will complete a major research project that involves either original, laboratory-based medical research; clinically related research or library-based literature research.
2021 entry requirements
4 Highers at ABBB (minimum) but typically AAAB (first sitting) or 4/5 Highers at AABB/ABBBB (two sittings) including Biology and Chemistry and preferably Maths or Physics plus English and Maths at National 5 at B. Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry recommended.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) including Biology and Chemistry and preferably Maths or Physics recommended plus English and Maths at National 5 at B. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6. Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry preferred.
For entry to second year you would need Advanced Higher Biology and Chemistry at AB.
Part time (day)
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh Medical School