Medical Schools


Medicine at University of Dundee Medical School

Overview of University of Dundee Medical School


The University of Dundee School of Medicine has around 160 medical students in each academic study year, making it one of the smaller medical schools. The size and structure of University of Dundee medicine helps you get to know your peers and the academics and clinicians teaching you. From early in the first year, students get to meet patients – on wards, in out-patient clinics, in General Practice and in their homes. It also offers students the opportunity to practice the examination and history taking skills which they have learned in clinical skills on real patients. Throughout your studies, you’ll be based at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, which will give you access to clinical areas from day one and develop your understanding of how modern healthcare operates.


Dundee University Medicine Course Structure

Levels 1-3

Pre-clinical teaching Clinical skills Throughout your studies you'll build on your clinical skills in our Clinical Skills Centre (CSC) – a purpose built simulation-based education facility that is made up of fully-equipped replica wards. 

Levels 4-5

Clinical teaching Levels 4-5, focuses on developing your practical skills in preparation for your role as a junior doctor. Clinical attachments at University of Dundee Medicine There are five clinical attachments, each being eight weeks in duration. These cover medicine, surgery, general practice and psychiatry. 


During Level 5, you will have the opportunity to undertake an eight-week elective, which can be overseas - this is a period of clinical practice that you'll organise and will allow you to focus on your own objectives.

Dundee Medicine Entry Requirements


Biology, English, and Mathematics at least to Grade B/6, if not studied at A-Level (A2)

A Levels


Must include Chemistry & one other science Widening access: ABB A-Levels to be in the same sitting i.e. to be achieved in the same year, two years after GCSE


37 points (minimum) including 6, 6, 6 at Higher level, to include chemistry and another science (from biology, physics or mathematics) at Higher Level, plus three subjects at Standard Level with an average of grade 6, to include Biology at least to Standard level 6. Applicants are advised to supply previously certified grades from nationally recognised exams if their application is to be competitive. Level 2 entry is not possible to this degree

Scottish Higher

AAAAB at Higher, in the same sitting

Scottish Advanced