Medical Schools


Medicine at University of Edinburgh Medical School

Overview of The University of Edinburgh Medical School


University of Edinburgh Medicine degree equips students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a Foundation Year 1 doctor. The degree programme is designed to prepare you for the contemporary challenges of medical practice. Consistently ranked one of the top 50 universities in the world, Edinburgh has been making its mark on the world for more than 400 years


Course Structure of Edinburgh Uni Medicine

Years 1 and 2 

In your first two years, you will study the biomedical and clinical sciences such as anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pathology and microbiology, along with social and ethical aspects of clinical practice. 

Year 3 

An intercalated degree, often accompanied with a research project, which will set you up well for future life within the research field. 

Years 4,5 & 6 

You will study clinical medicine and healthcare. Able to move around a number of specialities, working on hospital wards and part of a team in clinical placements. 

In your final year, you will apply your learning from previous years and clinical placements, with an emphasis on developing practical skills and knowledge of general and acute medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, anaesthetics and intensive care.

Edinburgh University Medicine Entry Requirements


Biology, Chemistry, English, Maths at grade 6 (B).

A Levels


Widening Access: AAB Chemistry and one of Biology/Human Biology, Mathematics or Physics Only one of Mathematics or Further Mathematics


Standard Entry Requirement for IB: 37 points with 766 at HL. Widening 

Access Applicants Requirement: 36 overall with 666 at HL. HL: Chemistry and one other science subject. SL: Mathematics and English at 5 and Biology at 5 (if not at HL). From 2021, both the Mathematics Analysis & approaches and Applications & interpretation pathways will be accepted. If Mathematics and English Language do not form part of your IB diploma we will also accept GCSE, or equivalent, at B.

Scottish Higher

Standard Entry Requirement: SQA Highers: AAAAB by end of S5 

Widening Access Applicants Requirement: AAABB by end of S5 Chemistry and two of Biology, Mathematics or Physics. For some applicants this subject combination is not possible at S5.