Medical Schools


Medicine at University of Aberdeen Medical School

Overview of The University of Aberdeen Medical School


Students in Aberdeen have the opportunity to 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. The course students undertake is very modern, dynamic and clearly delivered using a systems-based, integrated approach. Student feedback is encouraged and is extremely important in informing future course developments.


Course Structure for University of Aberdeen Medicine

  • Year 1: Foundations of Medicine, Anatomy and clinical skills at Aberdeen Medical School 

  • Year 2: Alimentary system, Head/Neck/Dermatology and Nervous system

  • Year 3: Bi-weekly clinical attachments and by the end of the year, you will be able to perform a complete - head-to-toe examination of your patients

  • Year 4: Senior Clinical Practice. Five horizontal themes also arc across the curriculum: diagnostics, end of - life care, health data science, quality improvement, cost and value of healthcare

  • Year 5: Final year represents a deliberate change in approach from the systems-based learning of Years 1 to 4, to experience professional practice as a member of the clinical team dealing with the whole patient.

Aberdeen Medicine Entry Requirements


Grade 6 (B) in English Language and Maths - Biology is recommended - Physics is recommended (or Dual Award Science)

A combination of Grade 6-9 passes at GCSE is expected, especially in science subjects.

A Levels


Must include Chemistry & Biology/Human Biology/ Maths/Physics


36 points overall (including core), with 3 appropriate subjects at HL each to achieve grade 6 and 3 appropriate subjects at SL with an average of 6.

Scottish Higher

A minimum of 4 Highers at AABB over one or two sittings (over S4-S6). This must include any two sciences from Chemistry, Maths, Biology/Human Biology and Physics or;

Scottish Advanced