Medical Schools


Medicine at University of Glasgow Medical School

Overview of University of Glasgow Medical School


The University of Glasgow has been renowned worldwide for the last 560 years. The University has students from over 140 different countries, spread across two main campuses in the city. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group. The 2019 League Ranking Table placed the University of Glasgow 24th. Each year, 25,000 new students enroll into the university – around 250 of these are medical students! The Medical School is well-known in the UK and provides state-of-the-art facilities for students and patients alike.


University of Glasgow Medical School's Course Structure

Glasgow Uni Medicine’s innovative and forward-thinking curriculum is delivered through a range of teaching styles which include small-group teaching, problem-based learning (PBL), lectures, Vocational and Clinical Studies, labs and e-learning. 


You will undertake sessions in Vocational and Professional Studies, have your first Clinical Skills sessions and undertake a clinical visit to an A&E ward or General Practice. 


It is a system-by-system programme that covers the anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry (and related biomedical sciences) of the major clinical systems. 


There are major contributions from pathology, microbiology, haematology, clinical biochemistry and clinical pharmacology, and the small-group teaching is focused on clinical cases, using case-based learning (CBL), with a clinical tutor. You also have one day per week in hospital or general practice.


It is based in hospitals and in general practice, with dedicated academic days. Teaching is structured around 5-10 week clinical attachments, and you will rotate through specialties.

Glasgow Medical School Entry Requirements


 Grade 6 (B) - English Language

A Levels


Must include Chemistry & Biology/Maths/Physics Must have at least AS Biology at grade A. Mathematics and Further Mathematics are not considered as separate subjects at A-level.


Standard academic entry requirements: 38 Points including three HL subjects at 6,6,6. Minimum academic entry requirements: Applicants must meet standard Entry Requirements. 

Additional requirements: Chemistry HL6 and Biology HL6. Mathematics or Physics at HL is preferred, however, SL6 will also be accepted. Mathematics Studies is not accepted where Mathematics is required. English at SL6.

Scottish Higher

S5 standard entry requirements: No entry from S5.. S5