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.
- Problem Based Learning
- Small Group Teaching
About the university Compare
|Phone number||0141 3306216|
|Teaching style||PBL |
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 length||5 years|
Opportunities to study a BSc between Year 3 and 4
|Courses offered||1 course offered:|
A100 Standard Entry - 5 years
|Foundation or access||No|
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 life||The 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.|
Two panels, lasting for a total of 30 minutes
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.
|GSCE||GCSEs 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 policy||Retakes are not normally considered. The required grades and subjects must be obtained at one sitting and at the first attempt.|
|Scottish highers||AAAAA 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 advanced||BBB or AB + B Higher in S6|
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 19/20||1932|
|Interviews in 19/20||868|
|Offers in 19/20||569|
|Success rate in 19/20||approx 1 in 3|