University of Dundee


Dundee Medical School is one of the smallest medical schools in the UK, with only around 160 students in each cohort. The medical school is integrated with Ninewells Hospital allowing students to learn in one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals including world renowned research facilities. There are placement opportunities across Scotland giving students a chance to experience a wide variety of clinical environments and diverse populations.

Dundee consider both UCAT and previous academic attainment when scoring applicants so it is ideal for candidates who are strong consistent all-rounders.

Key Points: Dundee

  • Small Medical School
  • Scotland
  • UCAT
  • Blended Teaching Style

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number01382 383617
Course Information
Teaching styleBlended teaching style
The course uses a spiral-based curriculum with a variety of modern teaching methods including traditional lectures, PBL and anatomy dissection. Clinical experience is integrated throughout the course, with the opportunity to meet your very first patients very early on in the course.
Course length5 years
BSCYes, optional
Intercalation available at BMSc level between Year 3 and 4
Courses offered2 courses offered:
A100 Standard Entry - 5 years
A104 Gateway to Medicine - 6 years
Graduate entryNo, however Dundee is part of ScotGEM programme.
Foundation or accessYes
University Life
Local areaDundee
Dundee is a small city on the East coast of Scotland. A large proportion of the cities population is made up of students so it is designed well for student living. The campus sits near the heart of the city so is within easy reach of everything you need including a huge variety of places to eat!
Social lifeMost students opt to live in student accommodation on the main campus, meaning you're only ever minutes away from the university facilities including libraries, gym and the student union. The city has a thriving student population meaning there is plenty of student events and societies to get involved in - including medicine specific societies tailored to your medical interests.
Interview styleMMI
5 stations lasting 6 minutes each
Interview datesDec-Feb
Interview topics
  • Problem-solving
  • Personal values
  • Communication skills
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATUCAT required
    No cut-off is used. The score is part of the pre-interview decision making process - for school-leavers, UCAT score will have 40% weighting and academic score 60% weighting.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSEs used for selection
    Grades required: grade 6/B in Biology, English and Mathematics if not studied at A-Level.
    Please note that achievement at GCSE is considered when scoring applicants
    Subjects required: Chemistry and one other from Biology, Physics, or Mathematics
    Retake policyA-Levels must be achieved in the same sitting i.e. to be achieved in the same year, two years after GCSE
    Scottish highersAAAAB
    Subjects required: Chemistry and one other from Biology, Physics, or Mathematics
    If not studied at Higher, Biology must be offered at grade A at National 5 as well as Maths and English at least to grade B.
    Please note that achievement at Nat 5 is considered when scoring applicants
    Scottish advancedBBB
    IB37 points
    Subjects required: Chemistry and one other from Biology, Physics or Mathematics at Higher level at grades 6
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
    Subjects required: Relevant life science subject
    Please not previous academic attainment will also be taken into account when assessing graduate applicants. Applicants must have undertaken academic study in the last 3 years prior to entry.
    Applications in 19/201486
    Interviews in 19/20552
    Offers in 19/20354
    Success rate in 19/20approx 1 in 4


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    AnonymousMedic Mind Tutor

    29 March 2021

    I am from Singapore and I have a IB score of 36 with a breakdown of 665 (Bio, Chem, Econs) in HL and 665 (Maths, 2nd Lang and Eng/Lit) in SL. I am taking my UCAT exam this year for next year intake. Will I be considered if my UCAT score is high? Please advice

    Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

    12 April 2021

    Dundee have a minimum IB requirement of 666 at HL so unfortunately it’s unlikely you would be considered for this program