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University of St Andrews

Medicine (Graduate Entry) (4 years)

UCAS Code: A101

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB ChB

Entry requirements


A level

B

Chemistry Higher or A level (Grade B), Mathematics Standard Grade (Credit 2) or Intermediate 2 (grade B) or National 5 (Grade B) or GCSE (Grade B) or equivalent.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Mathematics Standard Grade (Credit 2) or Intermediate 2 (grade B) or National 5 (Grade B) or GCSE (Grade B) or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

5

Applicants must have achieved a minimum score of 5 in Higher Level Chemistry.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2

Applicants must have achieved a minimum score of H2 in Chemistry.

Scottish Higher

B

In Chemistry.

UCAS Tariff

27-40

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32%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Medicine

Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine (ScotGEM) is a unique and innovative 4-year graduate entry medical programme run jointly between the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee, in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands and NHS Scotland. It is tailored to meet the contemporary and future needs of the NHS in Scotland and will include training opportunities in NHS Fife, Tayside, Highland and Dumfries and Galloway. It has the full support of the Scottish Government.

ScotGEM will capitalise on the existing strengths of medical teaching in the two Universities and local health boards of Fife and Tayside. In addition, our collaboration with NHS Highland, NHS Dumfries and Galloway and the UHI allow us to offer a programme that is truly distinctive. Training will be embedded in the community initially but with secondary care placements increasing in later years. Community engagement is to be expected (such as service within the charitable sector), as are extended opportunities to train in remote and rural areas of Scotland. ScotGEM affords training that is ideal for those interested in a generalist career within the Scottish NHS.

The ScotGEM programme is tailored to the specific needs of graduates, taking account of the experience acquired during their initial degree, leading to a degree jointly awarded by St Andrews and Dundee that will meet General Medical Council (GMC) Primary Medical Qualification (PMQ) requirements.

Please note ScotGEM is subject to approval by the GMC and the process of accreditation has started. Final GMC approval to admit students in 2018 is expected in September 2017 with final approval to award an MBChB degree expected prior to graduation of the first cohort in 2022. Full details of the programme, prvosional information and the process for accreditation are available at: http://medicine.st-andrews.ac.uk/graduate-entry-medicine/.

Applications and decisions will be processed through the University of St Andrews. Please note that those who are ‘overseas’ for fee purposes are not eligible to apply for this course.

A bursary of £4,000 per year will be made available to students on ScotGEM. The optional grant, worth £16,000 over the four year course, will be payable to students who agree to work in Scotland’s NHS for a certain time period. For each £4,000 claimed, there will be a commitment to one year of service to NHS Scotland. This ‘return of service’ commitment being counted from the start of Foundation Training.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of St Andrews

Department:

Medicine

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

90%
high
Medicine

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medicine (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

94%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

70%
UK students
30%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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Medicine (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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