The School of Medicine at St Andrews offers an undergraduate course, the BSc (Honours) Medicine degree, which is designed to meet the General Medical Council’s expectations expressed in ‘Outcomes for Graduates.’ Students on this degree graduate after three years and move on to one of the University's partner medical schools to complete a further three years of training and graduate with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB/MBBS).
The School also offers a four-year Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine course (ScotGEM). This graduate entry programme is intended to provide a pathway into Medicine for graduates from an Arts or Science background, and will lead to a Primary Medical Qualification which meets General Medical Council requirements. The programme is run in partnership with NHS Scotland and the universities of St Andrews, Dundee and the Highlands and Islands.
The School offers one taught Masters in Health Psychology as well as a range of PhD and MD opportunities.
The purpose-built research facilities within the School of Medicine provide the infrastructure and academic environment to ensure the sustained development and expansion of medical research in St Andrews in the future.
2022 entry requirements
5 Highers at AAAAB including Chemistry and one from Maths, Biology (or Human Biology) or Physics plus English, Maths and Biology at National 5 at B (if not held at Higher).
Widening access entry:
5 Highers at AAABB including Chemistry and one from Maths, Biology (or Human Biology) or Physics plus English, Maths and Biology at National 5 at B (if not held at Higher). (You may gain entry to the Gateway programme with 4 Highers at BBBB).
There is no direct entry from fifth year if you are a Scottish candidate, although offers will be made as usual on the Higher Qualifications you obtained in S5. You would normally be expected to study at least three subjects in sixth year and expect to obtain BBB in Advanced Highers or new Highers.
Faculty of Medicine