University of Dundee

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Throughout your studies, you’ll be based at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, which will give you access to clinical areas from day one and develop your understanding of how modern healthcare operates. With around 160 students in each academic year, the size and structure of our medical school helps you get to know your peers and the academics and clinicians teaching you. You'll feel part of our community from the start - especially as you'll be interacting with real patients from early in the course. The curriculum starts with an eight-week foundation block which explores the fundamental science that underpins the field of medicine – this will help you start to think like a doctor and begin clinical problem-solving. Our spiral curriculum helps you build on knowledge in relevant areas year-on-year – you won’t be expected to learn everything in one block and then remember it forever. We’ll revisit topics to help your knowledge become second nature. For the first three years, you’ll learn about body systems, examining normal and abnormal function before exploring clinical cases. You'll also learn anatomy by dissection. We use Thiel-embalmed cadavers which retain life-like tissue quality. This experience is as close to examining the anatomy of a living person as possible, and will give you an experience and understanding that no other medical school in the UK can offer. After your pre-clinical years, you’ll have the option to intercalate and gain a BMSc in a range of subjects, but whether you decide to do this or not, in Levels 4 and 5, you move into clinical training. This is a series of placements that will give you a well-rounded experience in a number of clinical areas, and enable you to put your training into practice at the point of care for real patients in real healthcare settings.

Course details

Professional bodies

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  • General Medical Council

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Graduate entry: A minimum of an upper second class (2:1) Honours degree in a relevant life science subject is required to allow consideration. This should be the first degree obtained. Candidates with further or higher degrees must also meet this minimum requirement in their first degree. Previous academic attainment will also be taken into account. All offers to current PhD students will be conditional on the formal submission and written confirmation of the acceptance of their PhD dissertation. Up-to date study skills are required. Applicants must have undertaken academic study in the last 3 years prior to entry on the Medicine programme. Acceptable academic study would include an undergraduate degree, a masters, PhD or any qualification to SCQF Level 6 (with a minimum of 24 credits). An Open University 30 credit module would also be acceptable.

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Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A Disclosure for Criminal Convictions will also be required. You are at liberty not to give permission for this but in that event we will be unable to process your application further.

Health checks

All potential medical students are required to undergo screening for blood borne viruses (Hepatitis B and C, and HIV) prior to their place at the Dental School being confirmed. A full course of immunisation against Hepatitis B will be required. Details regarding testing will be sent to you when you apply.


For applicants to Medicine we use the method of interviewing known as Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs). This will be a series of 10 seven-minute interviews. You can expect the usual topics to be covered in these interviews, e.g. why do you want to study medicine, what makes medicine at Dundee unique. You will also be asked to expand on some aspects of your UCAS personal statement. We will be assessing your communication skills at most stations and also team working through a series of interactive interview stations, where you may have a task to complete or an actor to talk to.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

All applicants will be expected to undertake the UCAT test before they apply. Your UCAT score will be factored into the pre-interview rank. There is no specific cut off applied but obviously a high score is advantageous.

English language requirements

You can find details of our specific IELTS English language requirements and other accepted English language qualifications on the individual course webpages on the University website. English language tests should be no more than two years old on the start date of your chosen course. All results will be verified online.

General guidance for our accepted English language qualifications

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Fees and funding

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Fees have not yet been confirmed for 2023/4 and will be updated shortly.
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