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.

Why Edinburgh?

  • 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

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