Medicine (Gateway to Medicine)

University of Dundee


City Campus, Ninewells Campus


Gateway is a one-year course designed to support you towards the five-year Dundee MBChB course if you meet relevant criteria.

Maybe you haven't studied chemistry to a high enough level or perhaps your grades have suffered due to hardship in your personal, home, or school life.

Our experienced staff will support you from day one and work closely with you to help you achieve your potential. You'll also benefit from our small and friendly learning community that will make you feel at home and support your learning.

As far as possible, what you study will be tailored to your personal academic needs and aspirations. If you are short of chemistry, maths, or physics, or you are still not confident in these subjects, you will study those in Semester 1.

Once you have chosen the right science subjects to help you progress, you'll select other subjects to complete your timetable.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements:

Non-Science entry:
5 Highers at AAAAB (first sitting) including not more than one science subject and excluding Chemistry plus English at National 5. Offers will be conditional on the attainment of 3 Advanced Highers or crash Highers in 6th year.

Widening access entry:
4 or 5 Highers at ABBB or BBBBB including Chemistry and another science subject plus English at National 5. Local school pupils with evidence of significant adversity.

All applicants will be expected to undertake the UCAT test before they apply.

All potential medical students are required to undergo screening for blood borne viruses (Hepatitis B and C, and HIV). You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date






Study Method

Full time



Course Length

6 years

SCQF Level