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
- 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 passes 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

AAA in three A-Levels taken together at first sitting over a maximum of two years of study.


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



Admission Tests for University of Aberdeen Medical School


Yes - the UCAT is required for Aberdeen Medical School






Course Information

Graduate Entry



Offered, after year 3 or 4

Foundation Year / Gateway 

Aberdeen Gateway to Medicine is offered. Gateway to Medicine 1 year long + 5 year medicine degree


Work Experience for University of Aberdeen Medical School

Required. Attempt to arrange private visits to medical schools and speak with doctors/students, or get information about open days


Personal Statement for Aberdeen Medical School

Required and used highly in the application


Aberdeen Medicine Interview


Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) - 7 minute stations


February and March


- Motivation to study medicine
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Core qualities of a doctor
- Teamwork
- Professionalism
- Personal Statement


Contact Details

Email: medadm@abdn.ac.uk
Telephone: 01224 437923

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