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Course summary

University of St Andrews has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award. Find out more about the TEF - Over the last 600 years, the University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading teaching centres. Students entering Medicine at St Andrews have the unique opportunity to graduate after three years with a BSc Honours degree in Medicine before moving on to one of our Partner Medical Schools to complete their training as a doctor and graduate with an MB ChB/MBBS. See website for details: Manchester route Only applicants who are overseas for fee purposes should apply via the Manchester campus code. Our other Partner Schools do not have places for St Andrews’ students who are overseas for fee purposes. England route, Scotland route, No Preference Those who are Scots/EU/RUK for fee purposes can apply via the England campus code, the Scotland campus code or the No Preference campus code. For those who apply via the No Preference campus code, if they receive an offer, it will specify the route (Scotland or England) as part of their offer. Students will enter the course on one of the routes (England or Scotland) and the allocation to specific Medical Schools will take place in second year of the course. Our Partner Schools in Scotland are Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Our Partner Schools in England are Barts and the London and Manchester. More information about the allocation can be found on our website.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.

If you already have a 2022 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

English Language Requirements Applicants who use English as an additional language, and who cannot provide their English language ability through their school-leaving qualifications must achieve 7 in all four components of the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) exam, to be taken at one sitting. This is irrespective of any other English qualification achieved. The final four consecutive years of secondary or high school education in an English-medium school may in some cases be considered as evidence of English language ability. This will be considered on a case by case basis. IELTS scores have a recommended two-year validity period, and this time limit will be applied. Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

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Minimum Qualification Requirements

The University of St Andrews uses contextual data for applicants domiciled in the UK for fees purposes to indicate which of our academic entry requirements ( are most likely to be relevant. You can use the indicator ( on our website to tell you which category of entry requirements you will need to look at.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


The interview is in the format of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) consisting of a small number of ‘mini’ interviews.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

All candidates applying to Medicine at St Andrews, including international students, are required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test. This should be sat in the year before the year of entry to Medicine. Information can be found on the UCAT website.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £32910 Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
International £32910 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The fees shown are for 2021/2 entry.
Medicine at University of St Andrews - UCAS