University of Aberdeen

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

At Aberdeen, you will study medicine in a thriving medical school that is co-located on one of the largest clinical sites in Europe with superb teaching and extensive research facilities. Our modern, dynamic and clearly delivered MBChB uses a systems-based, integrated approach. Our curriculum is constantly reviewed and updated in response to changing GMC guidance, scientific and medical advances, changes in healthcare delivery and changes in educational theory and practice. Early patient contact means you will be working with patients right from the very start of the programme. On site facilities include a large teaching hospital, paediatric and maternity hospitals which means that you will have access to and be taught by experienced clinicians who are at the forefront of modern clinical research and practice. With an impressive history of medical discovery and innovation, Aberdeen is the first choice for aspiring medical students looking to embark on a career that will make a real difference not just to the care of individuals but to society as a whole.

Course details


A course overview can be found on our website -

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • General Medical Council

How to apply

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 codeA100
Institution code A20
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
A level AAA Three A Levels at AAA. Chemistry is required plus at least one from Biology, Mathematics or Physics plus one other subject. All applicants must hold a GCSE pass at C or above in English Language and Mathematics.
Scottish Higher AAAAB Five Highers at AAAAB obtained at a single sitting. Chemistry is required, plus two from Biology/Human Biology, Mathematics and Physics, plus two other subjects. Applicants only attempting four Highers owing to school policy or personal difficulties are normally required to achieve AAAA at the first sitting. All applicants must hold a Standard Grade pass at 1, 2 or 3; or National 5 pass at A, B or C in English and Mathematics.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points Three at HL (Grade 6 or above) including Chemistry, plus 3 other subjects at an average of Grade 6 (including 2 additional sciences - Maths, Biology or Physics with at least one at Higher Level. Candidates with a minimum of two 7's in Higher level subjects, who do not meet our Standard Level requirements, may be considered. The 36 points required excludes points for Theory of Knowledge and bonus points.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Six Higher Level at AAAAAA obtained at a single sitting. Chemistry is required plus two from Biology, Mathematics and Physics. English and Maths at O Level also required.

Re-application to the MB ChB programme after an unsuccessful application We are happy to consider an application from a candidate who has previously applied to our medical programme but was unsuccessful. However, we recommend that candidates who have been unsuccessful in their first application ask for feedback from the Admissions Lead to ensure that a second application addresses areas of weakness. It should be noted that where a candidate is applying for a second or third time, the Admissions team will take into account information from earlier applications and any interview outcomes. Where a candidate has applied to the Aberdeen MB ChB degree programme and been unsuccessful on three occasions, we are normally unable to consider any further applications. Applicants offering qualifications not listed above can find more information on our website -

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)

All entrants are required to join the Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme. Further information will be provided should you accept an offer.

Health checks

All potential medical students are required to undergo screening for blood borne viruses. Details will be provided should you accept an offer.


Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI's).

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

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

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7Listening - 5.5 or above Reading - 5.5 or above Speaking - 7.0 or above Writing - 6.0 or above Overall - 7.0
TOEFL (iBT)100Listening - 21 or above Reading - 22 or above Speaking - 28 or above Writing - 21 or above Overall - 100
PTE Academic70Listening - 51 or above Reading - 51 or above Speaking - 70 or above Writing - 54 or above Overall - 70 or above

In all cases, all English language qualifications must be taken within two years of the start date of your desired degree.

Medicine English Language Requirements are detailed here:

Fees and funding

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Medicine at University of Aberdeen - UCAS