Admission Criteria A100
We require students to study 4 AS levels including Biology (or Human Biology) & Chemistry and to continue 3 of these subjects, including Chemistry, to A2 level. Our standard offer is based on performance at A2 level and is now AAA. We do not specify a minimum number of A*grades at GCSE. However, we may need to take GCSE performance into consideration when selecting candidates for interview as competition for our places is so intense. Applicants must have achieved at least a grade C in English Language, Mathematics and Double Science.
Please note that General Studies is not included in our offers. No additional credit is given for taking more than the recommended number of subjects. Candidates offering Mathematics and Further Mathematics may only include 1 of these grades towards their offer.
We are willing to consider applicants offering Scottish Advanced Highers either alone or in a combination with A-levels. Our standard offer is AAA. to include Chemistry and Biology. We do not consider applicants only taking Scottish Highers.
Applications from candidates offering qualifications other than AS and A2 level will also be considered. These include International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate and certain Access to Medicine courses. A Single Level 3 BTEC Award or Certificate in combination with Biology and Chemistry A-levels (AA) would also be considered.
We will also consider graduate applicants from other disciplines as well as those from Biological Sciences or Health Sciences. These applicants must achieve at least an upper second classification in their first degree and have sufficient knowledge of Biology and Chemistry. Applications should be made through UCAS.
In addition, applicants should possess those personal qualities which make a good doctor. These include empathy, good communication skills (speaking and listening) and a caring manner. The way in which you can discover whether you have these qualities, and so demonstrate them to the selectors, is by undertaking significant work experience in the caring professions. This could include voluntary or paid work in a hospital, a residential home or other caring environment. However, we recognise the difficulties faced by some candidates in arranging this type of activity and the lack of such experience does not mean that an application will automatically be rejected.
These personal qualities are judged by consideration of the written material provided by the candidate from the referee's report on the UCAS form, and at interview.