University of St Andrews

Degree level: Undergraduate

Medicine (Graduate Entry) (4 years)

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Course summary

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TEF Gold University of St Andrews has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award. Find out more about the TEF ( Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine (ScotGEM) is a unique and innovative 4-year graduate entry medical programme run jointly between the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee, in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and NHS Scotland. It is tailored to meet the contemporary and future needs of the NHS in Scotland and will include training opportunities in NHS Fife, Tayside, Highland and Dumfries and Galloway. It has the full support of the Scottish Government. ScotGEM will capitalise on the existing strengths of medical teaching in the two Universities and local health boards of Fife and Tayside. In addition, our collaboration with NHS Highland, NHS Dumfries and Galloway and the UHI allow us to offer a programme that is truly distinctive. Training will be embedded in the community initially but with secondary care placements increasing in later years. Community engagement is to be expected (such as service within the charitable sector), as are extended opportunities to train in remote and rural areas of Scotland. ScotGEM affords training that is ideal for those interested in a generalist career within the Scottish NHS. The ScotGEM programme is tailored to the specific needs of graduates, taking account of the experience acquired during their initial degree, leading to a degree jointly awarded by St Andrews and Dundee that will meet General Medical Council (GMC) Primary Medical Qualification (PMQ) requirements. Please note ScotGEM is subject to approval by the GMC and the process of accreditation is well underway. You should be aware that this process is expected to be completed prior to the graduation of the first cohort of students in September 2022. Full details of the programme are available at: Applications and decisions will be processed through the University of St Andrews. Please note that those who are ‘overseas’ for fee purposes are not eligible to apply for this course. Students on the ScotGEM course are offered a 'return of service' bursary, a grant worth up to £16,000 in total, in exchange for working in NHS Scotland for up to four years. The scheme, administered by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), will offer ScotGEM students a bursary of £4,000 per student per annum in return for a year of service up to a maximum of four bursaries and four equivalent years of service . For students opting to participate, the ‘return of service’ arrangement will become effective at the beginning of year one of their foundation training.

Course details

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 October

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeA101
Institution code S36
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Chemistry grade B plus GCSE grade B in Mathematics
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Chemistry grade B, plus National 5 grade B in Mathematics
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Applicants must have achieved a minimum score of H2 in Chemistry
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Mathematics Standard Grade (Credit 2) or Intermediate 2 (grade B) or National 5 (Grade B) or GCSE (Grade B) or equivalent

Degree and other study All applicants must have achieved or be predicted to achieve a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent). Honours degrees in Arts and Science and other disciplines will be accepted. See additional Chemistry and Mathematics requirements above and English Language requirements for non-native speakers of English. English Language Non-native speakers of English are required to sit IELTS (7 in all 4 areas of the test to be taken at one sitting). Work Experience Applicants will be expected to have achieved work experience; please see ScotGEM website for information: Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course -

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


The interview format will be multiple mini interviews and will be carried out at the Medical School, University of Dundee.

Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT)

You need to complete the following entry or admissions test(s). Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) To apply in 2020 for a course commencing in 2021 ONLY the following results can be used: March 2019, September 2019, March 2020, September 2020

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7 in all 4 areas of the test to be taken at one sitting

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The fees shown are for 2021/2 entry.
Medicine (Graduate Entry) (4 years) at University of St Andrews - UCAS