University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow offers students the opportunity to study medicine at a leading Scottish university with clinical placements taking place across the West of Scotland. Teaching is delivered in a range of innovative modern styles including small-group teaching, problem based learning and traditional lectures. Students at Glasgow have the benefit of training in the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, which is home to purpose-built teaching facilities and laboratories.

Provided applicants meet the minimum academic requirements and have a satisfactory personal statement, interviews are allocated in order of UCAT score. This makes Glasgow an ideal choice for students scoring well in the UCAT.

Key Points

  • Scotland
  • Problem Based Learning
  • UCAT
  • Small Group Teaching

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number0141 3306216
Course Information
Teaching stylePBL
Glasgow utilises a problem based learning approach following a spiral curriculum. This means subject material is revisited at different stages of the curriculum with an increasing depth and clinical focus. A variety of teaching styles are used including small group learning, problem based learning, traditional lectures and anatomy practical classes.
Course length5 years
BSCYes, optional
Opportunities to study a BSc between Year 3 and 4
Courses offered1 course offered:
A100 Standard Entry - 5 years
Graduate entryNo
Foundation or accessNo
University Life
Local areaGlasgow
Glasgow is a beautiful, vibrant city with plenty of bars, restaurants and well-known nightlife. The beauty Scottish countryside including Loch Lomond is only a short journey away - perfect for escaping for the day! Based around West Scotland students will benefit from placements across the region in both city and rural locations.
Social lifeThe university is home to 100s of societies covering a wide range of academic subjects, sports and interests. The MedChir (medical society) is renowned for hosting frequent social and educational events.
Interview stylePanel
Two panels, lasting for a total of 30 minutes
Interview datesDec-Mar
Interview topics
  • Knowledge of curriculum
  • Medical ethics
  • Understanding of the reality of a career in medicine
  • Reflection on work experiences
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATUCAT Required
    UCAT scores are used to allocated interview invites to students who have met all other screening aspects.
    For 2019 entry, the minimum UCAT to receive an interview was 2600.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSEs not used for selection beyond minimum requirements
    Subjects required: Grade B/6 in English Language
    Subjects required: Chemistry and one of Maths, Physics or Biology
    If Biology is not studied at A2 level, it must have been taken at AS level and a grade A is required
    Retake policyRetakes are not normally considered. The required grades and subjects must be obtained at one sitting and at the first attempt.
    Scottish highersAAAAA at end of S5
    Subjects required: Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics or Physics
    Highers are not considered alone for entry from level S5. S6 required for entry. Details of grades are below
    Scottish advancedBBB or AB + B Higher in S6
    IB38 points
    Subjects required: Grade 666 at Higher Level to include Chemistry and Biology
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
    Subject required: Related science degree, obtained within seven years of entry date.
    Applicants offering a non-science degree will be required to meet the A-level (or equivalent) entry criteria.
    Graduates who have obtained their degree more than 7 years ago but also offer a masters of PhD in a relevant field may compensate for not having Higher/A-level Chemistry and Biology.
    Applications in 19/201932
    Interviews in 19/20868
    Offers in 19/20569
    Success rate in 19/20approx 1 in 3


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