University of dundee pre medical year

By | 24th May 2017

University of dundee pre medical year

The Pre-Medical Year is an additional year which prepares students for the standard MBChB Medicine course.

The Pre-Medical Year is suitable for two groups of applicants in particular. For both groups, passing the Pre-Medical Year with a satisfactory grade average (B3 or above) and competitive UKCAT and Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) performance is required for progression onto the MBChB Medicine course itself.

Pre-Medical Year for Widening Access (Gateway to Medicine) (A104)

Since 2010 we have allocated up to six places on the pre-medical year for applicants with proven evidence of adverse circumstances leading to significant educational disadvantage. In February 2016 the Scottish Government announced an additional ten places for this group.

The entry requirements for this group of applicants is lower than for the MBChB Medicine (A100) course.  Applicants will be required to provide evidence of significant adverse circumstances such as lower than average progression rates to higher education from their school, limited family income, neighbourhood or home circumstances not conducive to study, education affected by adverse events at critical times or other exceptional factors.

Additional support structures are in place for this student group.

Pre-Medical Year for Non-Science Background (A104)

A handful of places each year are available for very able applicants who have a predominantly non-science background (i.e. those who have not studied either Higher or A-Level Chemistry). This is not a Foundation course, and applicants will be expected to have demonstrated comparable performance to those with a science background who come straight into the MBChB Medicine course.

Pre-Medical Year

The University of Dundee’s School of Medicine is ranked 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK (Guardian Good University Guide 2017)

Clinical Skills Centre, School of Medicine

University of dundee pre medical year

The following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements.

Widening Access Applicants

Qualification Grade
SQA Higher AABBB grades at Higher, to include chemistry and another science subject. The other three Highers can be your own choice and this choice of subjects will not influence the assessment. All to be obtained at first attempt and at one sitting. Achievement at National 5 / Intermediate 2 will also be taken into account.
GCE A-Level AAB at A-Level (A2), to include chemistry and another science subject. The third subject can be your own choice; we have no preference. Results to be obtained at one sitting and at the first attempt at A-Level examinations, two years after GCSE. Achievement at GCSE and AS level will also be taken into account.

University of dundee pre medical year

Applicants with a non-science background

Qualification Grade
SQA Higher AAAAB grades at Higher, to include no more than one science subject and to exclude chemistry. All to be obtained at first attempt and at one sitting (5th year). Achievement at National 5 / Intermediate 2 will also be taken into account. Offers will be conditional on the attainment of three Advanced Highers/‘crash’ Highers taken in 6th year.
GCE A-Level AAA grades at A level (A2), to include no more than one science subject and to exclude chemistry. These results should be obtained at one sitting and at the first attempt at A level examinations, two years after GCSE. General Studies is an acceptable subject. Achievement at GCSE and AS level will also be taken into account.
Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) AAAAAA grades at Higher level, to include no more than one science Higher and to exclude chemistry.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Minimum of 37 points, to include 6, 6 and 6 at Higher level. Subjects at Higher level should include no more than one science and exclude chemistry. Plus 3 subjects at Standard Level with an average of grade 6.

University of dundee pre medical year

Graduate Entry A minimum of an upper second class Honours degree in a non-science subject is required to allow consideration. This should be the first degree obtained. Previous academic attainment will also be taken into account.

All offers to current PhD students will be conditional on the formal submission and written confirmation of the acceptance of their PhD dissertation.