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  • Deadline:
  • 15 October 2016

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    Why study Medicine at Dundee?

    In Dundee you have the opportunity to study medicine in a fully integrated medical school and hospital with extensive teaching and research facilities, which serve both teaching and clinical needs. Ninewells Hospital and Medical School is the centre of many areas of pioneering research in cancer, keyhole surgery, heart disease, drug development, and medical education.

    You will be part of a caring community providing healthcare for Tayside, Fife, and further afield, and have access to a wide range of facilities including lecture theatres, teaching laboratories, library, integrated self-teaching area, computer suite and a leading Clinical Skills Centre. A new education facility is being built on the Ninewells Hospital site which will further enhance the quality of our teaching.

    What's so good about Medicine at Dundee?

    In the 2010 National Student Survey we were ranked 2nd in Scotland and 4th in the UK, and 94% of our students said they were satisfied with the quality of the course.

    Who should apply?
    • Students who have done well at school and are committed to medicine.
    • Individuals with other broader interests demonstrating leadership, organisational and communication skills.
    • Post-school students and graduates, for whom a number of places are allocated.
    Premedical year

    Widening Access Premedical Option

    In 2010 Dundee medical school allocated up to 6 places within the premedical year for local applicants (Tayside and Fife) with proven evidence of adverse circumstances leading to significant educational disadvantage.

    Premedical Year for Non-science background

    • Very able applicants who have a predominantly non-Science background (i.e. those who have not studied either Higher or A-Level Chemistry) will be considered for the pre-medicine year.
    • Passing with satisfactory grade average guarantees your entry into the medical course itself.

    “The Medical School is part of the Ninewells Hospital and it is a wonderful opportunity for us students to be able to go on wards, ask for advice from doctors, and see patients from the very beginning of our studies. The curriculum at Dundee Medical School suits my learning style perfectly and I am so glad I am a Medical student at the University of Dundee!”

    Anda Bularga


    Medicine is a rewarding career path and being a doctor involves a lifetime of learning. Once you have completed your undergraduate medical course, you will undergo a period of postgraduate training which incorporates foundation training followed by a period of higher training. When you begin your foundation training you will be entitled to a salary from the NHS.

    Foundation training is competency based and runs over 2 years, most commonly 6 x 4 month posts with full registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) achievable after Foundation year 1. At the end of Foundation training, if competencies are achieved, then doctors will be able to apply for specialty training.

    There are currently over 60 specialties available, including:

    • Anaesthesia
    • Intensive Care Medicine
    • Emergency Medicine
    • General Practice
    • Medicine
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    • Occupational Medicine
    • Ophthalmology
    • Paediatrics
    • Pathology
    • Psychiatry Information
    • Public Health
    • Radiology
    • Surgery
    Alternative careers

    Gaining an undergraduate medical degree provides you with many skills and experiences that you could offer to a potential employer in another field. These include communication skills, empathy and sensitivity, problem solving, coping with pressure, professional integrity, team working and decision making.

    If you wish to move out of clinical practice, other sectors that you could consider are:

    • Medical journalism (although many undertake this as an addition, rather than an alternative to their clinical work)
    • The Civil Service - medical experience could be utilised in an advisory capacity or as substantial background when working with central government departments such as the Department of Health or Ministry of Defence.
    • Law - this might include working in clinical areas like forensic pathology, or within medical ethics, or in a medical advisor role within law firms or other organisations.
    • Medical research - researchers conduct experiments and analyse results in an effort to learn more about the human body. This can result in new drug development or improvements in medically-related products.

    To learn more about medical and related careers, please visit the medical student pages on our careers website and the Medical Careers - NHS website.

    UCAS Code: A100

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline October 15 Tuition fee

    The fees you pay will, in most cases, depend on your current country of residence.

    The fee shown is annual, and may be subject to an increase each year.

    Fee category

    Fees for students starting September 2015

    Scottish students

    £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2014 entry). Fees for September 2015 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2015.

    Rest of UK students

    £9,000 per year of study. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants.

    EU students

    £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2014 entry). Fees for September 2015 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2015.

    Overseas students (non-EU)

    £21,000 per year of study for Levels 1 and 2, then £31,500 per year for each of the remaining three years. £21,000 for the Pre-Medical year.

    Not specified Start date September 2015 Course Starts in September Duration full-time 60 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Structure Fully structured Student interaction Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments Attendance Regular mandatory meetings Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

    Course Content

    Please Visit the Medicine Course Page

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements


    For Full Details Please see the Course Homepage, including entry requirements for the Pre-medical year.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Dundee.


    Professional Accreditation:

    Fully accredited by the professional governing body for medicine in the UK, the General Medical Council (GMC)

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