University of St Andrews

Entry requirements at time of writing (Check university website for most up to date information) AAAAB at Higher in S5.  Chemistry required at grade A, if higher grade B applicants may be considered if they take chemistry for Advanced Higher. If Biology, Mathematics and English have not been passed at Higher grade, each must normally have been passed at Intermediate 2 (grade A or B) or National 5 (grade A or B)

Interview Style: Multiple Mini Interview format consisting of 4 different stations.

Reach St. Andrews: Works with eligible S4-S6 students in Fife. 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: A small number of students following a specified pathway in the Higher National Certificate (HNC) Applied Sciences at Perth College will be eligible to progress on to the Medical programme at the University of St Andrews. You can find out more information here!

Why St. Andrews? 

  • Opportunity to carry out a degree in medical sciences in a year
  • The School of Medicine has been rated very highly in the UK ‘student satisfaction’ ratings, in top place for 2 of the last 3 years

IMPORTANT: At St. Andrews students carry out 2 years of medicine plus a 1 year degree in a science related subject.  After this, students move to one of the 4 other Scottish medical schools or Manchester to complete their final 3 years of study.