University of Edinburgh
Entry requirements at time of writing (Check university website for most up to date information) AAAAB at higher, by end of S5. Must include Chemistry and 2 of Biology, Mathematics or Physics. Students who meet the grade requirements in S5 but are missing one or more sciences may take the missing subject(s) in S6.
Interview Style: Currently no interviews for undergraduates in most cases, although changes to this are being considered.
Lothians Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS): Works with eligible S5-S6 students in Edinburgh and Lothian offering a range of workshops, shadowing opportunities and advice for applying to Medicine. If you are a student in this catchment area you can find more information here. Find out if you are LEAPS eligible by looking at the criteria on their website.
Reach Edinburgh: Works with eligible S4-S6 students in the Scottish Borders and Forth Valley. Offers a range of workshops, shadowing opportunities and advice for applying to medicine. If you are a student in this catchment area you can find more information here.
Additional information: This booklet produced by Edinburgh University has loads of information on the admissions and application process.
- One of the world’s leading research universities
- Opportunity to carry out a degree in medical sciences in a year
- Good reputation in medicine globally
2016-2017 academic years and onwards: Edinburgh will move to a 6 year course where all students will carry out a degree in medical sciences for a year