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.

Access to the Professions works with eligible S4-S6 students in the South East Scotland. They offer a range of workshops, shadowing opportunities and advice for applying to medicine.  Check if you are eligible and register 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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