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.
Students undertake a step-by-step approach to the development of knowledge, skills and professional attitudes through a systems-based approach to learning. Medical students have the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge by undertaking a one year intercalated honours degree in Medical Science or Medical Humanities at the end of year 3 or 4. All students will enjoy a clinical attachment experiencing remote & rural medicine in year 4, with the opportunity to undertake the whole year outwith Aberdeen.
A variety of assessment methods are used to carry out formative and summative assessments including: Written Exams - These test factual knowledge, but can also test clinical reasoning/diagnostic skills. Course Work - In some courses, essays or reports are written. Some involve working in groups to produce posters and presentations. Clinical Exams - Clinical, diagnostic skills, disease management and a range of professional skills including ethics are encompassed within clinical exams.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- General Medical Council
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved and budget accordingly. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs. Please visit please visit the Institute for Education in Medical and Dental Sciences website for information on additional ACT Levy charge that will be applied on top of fees.
Re-application to the MBChB 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 - https://www.abdn.ac.uk/smmsn/undergraduate/medicine/international-requirements.php
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
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.
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
|IELTS (Academic)||7||Listening - 5.5 or above; Reading - 5.5 or above; Speaking - 7.0 or above; Writing - 6.0 or above.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||100||Listening - 21 or above; Reading - 22 or above; Speaking - 28 or above; Writing - 21 or above.|
|PTE Academic||70||Listening - 59 or above; Reading - 59 or above; Speaking - 70 or above; Writing - 59 or above.|
|Trinity ISE||Pass||Pass overall at ISE III with a distinction in writing and merit in the other three skills.|
To study for an undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write academic English fluently. These skills will allow you to understand lectures, produce high standards of written work, and perform well in examinations. Alternative English Language qualifications are NOT accepted for Medicine (MB ChB) applicants. Please note certification must be within the two years prior to commencement of your course, unless otherwise stated.
Medicine English Language Requirements are detailed here:
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
View the University of Aberdeen Online Prospectus programme page to find out about any scholarships and funding you may be able to apply for.