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University of St Andrews

Medicine

UCAS Code: A100

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB ChB

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

To include Chemistry and one of Biology, Mathematics or Physics to be taken at the one sitting. If not passed at AS or A-level, applicants must have GCSE Biology, Mathematics and English at grade B (grade 5 in numerical grading). In addition, a minimum of five A grades (grade 7 in numerical grading) at GCSE to be taken at one sitting, will be required. Applicants with achieved Advanced Levels, may be considered with less than five A grades (grade 7 in numerical grading) at GCSE.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

To include minimum grades at HL of 6,6,6 to include Chemistry and one of Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Applicants must also have SL grades of 6,6,6. If not passed at HL, applicants must have SL in Biology, Mathematics and English. To be considered for interview, applicants must have a strong academic record. Applicants are expected to offer a minimum of five A grades at GCSE (or equivalent) to be taken at one sitting and to be predicted to achieve at least the minimum grades required in the relevant school leaving qualification. In addition, the hours of science studied in the final two years of a school leaving qualification will be assessed.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

A mix of Highers and Advanced Highers in S6 will be accepted in conjunction with the 5 Scottish Higher requirement in S5.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,B

To include Chemistry and one of Biology, Human Biology, Mathematics or Physics, to be taken at the one sitting. If not passed at Highers, applicants must also have National 5 grade B in Biology (or Human Biology), Mathematics and English. Students must also have a minimum of three subjects attained during S6.

UCAS Tariff

144-159

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35%
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About this course


Course option

6.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Pre-clinical medicine

Over the last 600 years, the University of St Andrews has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading teaching centres. Students entering Medicine at St Andrews have the unique opportunity to graduate after three years with a BSc Honours degree in Medicine before moving on to one of our Partner Medical Schools to complete their training as a doctor and graduate with an MB ChB/MBBS.

See website for details: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/medicine/medicine-bsc-a100/

Manchester route

Only applicants who are overseas for fee purposes should apply via the Manchester campus code. Our other Partner Schools do not have places for St Andrews’ students who are overseas for fee purposes.

England route, Scotland route, No Preference

Those who are Scots/EU/RUK for fee purposes can apply via the England campus code, the Scotland campus code or the No Preference campus code. For those who apply via the No Preference campus code, if they receive an offer, it will specify the route (Scotland or England) as part of their offer.

Students will enter the course on one of the routes (England or Scotland) and the allocation to specific Medical Schools will take place in second year of the course. Our Partner Schools in Scotland are Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Our Partner Schools in England are Barts and the London and Manchester. More information about the allocation can be found on our website.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£31,580
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

St Andrews, yrs 1-3, Scotland, yrs 4 - 6

St Andrews, yrs 1-3, Manchester, yrs 4-6

St Andrews yrs 1-3, England yrs 4-6

No preference

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.

93%
high
Pre-clinical 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

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
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

93%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section 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)

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?

Medical degrees are some of the most difficult courses to enter, but very nearly all graduates go on to good, well-paid and secure careers in health. If you're taking a shorter pre-clinical course, you'll need to continue on to further medical training to complete an accredited qualification, which explains why a high proportion of those grads are 'in further study' six months later. And at the moment, the UK is short of doctors and we have upped the number of places available, so demand remains high.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Pre-clinical medicine

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£43k

£43k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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