University of Aberdeen

Medicine 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

Modules

A course overview can be found on our website - https://www.abdn.ac.uk/smmsn/undergraduate/medicine/our-course.php

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 code A100
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

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.
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 - 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

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/smmsn/undergraduate/medicine/entrance-requirements.php

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.

Interview

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI's).


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:

https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/undergraduate-degrees-english-requirements-268.php


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £40,500 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The International Fee includes the mandatory national levy to cover the costs of tuition in the NHS. Further information can be found here: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/smmsn/undergraduate/medicine/tuition-fees.php. Rest of UK applicants (RUK) - 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
Student Recruitment and Admissions
King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX


Course contact details

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+44 (0) 1224 272090