Dundee University

Overview: Dundee

Dundee medical school is one of the smaller medical schools in the UK, with only around 160 students in each year of the medical school. The medical school is integrated with Ninewells Hospital which allows students to learn in one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals with world renowned research facilities. Students have access to studying in these clinical environments from day one of the course, and is something many students find appealing. 

Dundee use the UCAT along with other aspects of your application, including academic achievements and your personal statements in assessing your application prior to interviews. They do not use a UCAT cut-off or threshold.

Key Points: Dundee

  • Heavy UCAT Focus
  • Early Clinical Focus
  • Very Competitive
  • Insert Point
  • Insert Point

About the university Compare

Key Information
Emaildmissions enquiries: [email protected]
General enquiries: [email protected]
Phone number01382 383617
Course Information
Teaching styleTraditional, PBL and CBL used
The teaching methods used at Dundee medical school vary from traditional lectures, PBL (problem-based lectures) and CBL (case-based lectures). In addition to this students will be taught human anatomy through full-body dissection. Students will also benefit from early clinical interaction from the first year of study.
Course length5 years
Undergraduate entry - 5 years
10 intercalating options, which ofer BMSc qualifications. More information about these options are available here.
Courses offered1 course offered
Undergraduate entry - 5 years
Graduate entryNo
Foundation or accessYes
Reduced grade requirements for the standard undergraduate entry course.
Gateway to Medicine course available as a Foundation Year access to the undergraduate medical degree at Dundee.
University Life
Local areaDundee
Dundee City Campus and Ninewells Hospital
Social life
Interview styleMMI
10 stations lasting 7 minutes each, with a short 30 second break between each station. At the beginning of each station you will be given a card to read with simple instructions on.
Interview datesDecember and January
Interviews usually take place during December and January, with a break over the festive period.
Offers are usually made in March
Interview topicsDesigned to assess your:
  • Thinking skills
  • Personal value
  • Ability to communicate
  • Half of the stations will be a fairly traditional one-to-one interview, while others will be more interactive. These could involve actors, or you may be asked to complete a task with a helper.
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATNo UCAT cut-off or threshold in place.
    The use of the UCAT score of a candidate varies between school leavers and graduate applicants.
    SJT band scores are only considered along with comments recorded by interview assessors at the final stage of the application process.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSE’s used other than as requirement
    Grades required: Biology, English and Mathematics at grade B/6 or above if not studied at A-Level.
    A-levelAAA is common
    Subjects required: Chemistry and one other science subject from Biology, Physics, or Mathematics
    Grades required: AAA or ABB for widening access
    General Studies is not accepted
    Retake policyNo
    Scottish highersAAAAB
    Subjects required: Chemistry and one other science subject from Biology, Physics, or Mathematics
    Grades required: AAAAB or AAABB for widening access
    Scottish advancedN/A
    IB37 points
    Subjects required: Chemistry and one other science subject; Biology, Physics or Mathematics at Higher level. Plus three subjects at Standard Level to include Biology.
    Grades required: 6,6,6 at Higher Level, and average of grade 6 at standard Level with a minimum of grade 6 in Biology (at SL)
    BDGA only2:1 Honours degree
    Subjects required: Relevant life science subject, this should be the first degree obtained
    Grades required: 2:1 honours degree or higher.
    Previous academic attainment will also be taken into account when assessing graduate applicants.
    Applications in 18/19Total number of home applicants: 1254
    Graduate applicants: 311
    Undergraduate applicants: 943
    Interviews in 18/19Total number of applicants interviewed: 565
    Graduates interviewed: 89
    Undergraduate interviewed: 476
    Offers in 18/19Total number of offers: 292
    Graduate applicants with offer: 61
    Undergraduate applicants with offer: 231
    Success rate in 18/19Application success rate:
    Offers per applicant: 1 in 4.3
    Interview success rate:
    Offers per interview: 1 in 1.9

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