University of Aberdeen

Clinical Medical Science (leading to MBChB) University of Aberdeen Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Students entering the University of Aberdeen Sri Lanka Medical Pathway will spend the first three years of the programme and will be awarded the bachelor of Clinical Medical Science (B Clin Med Sci) upon completion of year 3. Students will then progress to year 4 and 5 of our Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree with excellent clinical experience undertaken in Sri Lanka.

During your time in 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 programme 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. Student feedback is highly encouraged. 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 practice and research.

In Sri Lanka, clinical placements will be delivered with our private healthcare partners, who provide centres of excellence in hospitals in Colombo as well as hospitals in the Central and Southern regions of Sri Lanka.

Course details


A course overview can be found on our website –

How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

This programme is for international fee-paying students only.

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*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 code A105
Institution code A20
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This programme is only open for International Fee-paying Students to apply.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further 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.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points At least 6,6,6 at Higher Level (to include Chemistry and one other science) plus 3 other subjects at Standard Level at an average of Grade 6 (including 1 science).

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.

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

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

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

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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 (MMIs).

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 Listening - 5.5 or above Reading - 5.5 or above Speaking - 7.0 or above Writing - 6.0 or above Overall - 7.0
PTE Academic 70.0 Listening - 51 or above Reading - 51 or above Speaking - 70 or above Writing - 54 or above Overall - 70 or above
TOEFL (iBT) 100.0 Listening - 21 or above Reading - 22 or above Speaking - 28 or above Writing - 21 or above Overall - 100

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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £19,700 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

International Applicants: 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 arrange all your funding for BOTH your tuition fees and your living costs. Rest of UK (RUK) Applicants: Tuition fees for entry in 2020 at the University of Aberdeen, for students domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are £9,250 per annum, but the University has capped this so that no student will pay more than £27,750 in total for their three or four year Honours degree, or £37,000 for a five year Honours degree (with the exception of Medicine). There are no up-front tuition fees, as you can apply for a government loan to cover the fees. The loan is not repayable until after graduation.

Provider information

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University of Aberdeen
Directorate of External Relations & Marketing
King's College
AB24 3FX

Course contact details

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+44 (0) 1224 272090