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Medicine - Gateway to Medicine MBChB

University of Dundee
1 year
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

Medicine - Gateway to Medicine MBChB

Gateway is a one-year course designed to support you towards the five-year Dundee MBChB course if you meet relevant criteria.

Maybe you haven't studied chemistry to a high enough level or perhaps your grades have suffered due to hardship in your personal, home, or school life.

Our experienced staff will support you from day one and work closely with you to help you achieve your potential. You'll also benefit from our small and friendly learning community that will make you feel at home and support your learning.

As far as possible, what you study will be tailored to your personal academic needs and aspirations. If you are short of chemistry, maths, or physics, or you are still not confident in these subjects, you will study those in Semester 1.

Once you have chosen the right science subjects to help you progress, you'll select other subjects to complete your timetable.

Psychology can help you understand how patients behave and the signs and symptoms of neurological disorders. You can also choose anatomy modules, or one that gives you the option to study parts of the human skeleton in detail.

We also offer modules that cover key healthcare themes: healthcare provision in the UK, getting familiar with a working hospital by shadowing senior medical students, and making a difference by volunteering in the local community in a caring role. Our students find these valuable and enjoyable, plus they will help you learn how to talk to patients, which is something everyone finds a bit intimidating to begin with.

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Admission requirements

Level 1 entry

Grade requirements

All applicants for the Gateway to Medicine (A104) course need to sit the UCAT test in their year of application unless certified exempt because there is no testing centre in your country. There is no minimum cut-off score.

All Highers are to be obtained at first attempt and at one sitting.

  • National 5 / Intermediate 2 grades will also be taken into account.

Widening Access applicants

  • ABBB / BBBBB grades at Higher, to include chemistry and another science subject.

The other three Highers can be your own choice and this will not influence assessment.

Applicants with a non-science background

  • AAAAB grades at Higher, to include no more than one science subject, excluding chemistry.

Offers will be conditional on the attainment of three Advanced Highers / crash Highers taken in 6th year.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (overall) - 7.0
  • Reading - 7.0
  • Listening - 7.0
  • Speaking – 7.0
  • Writing – 7.0

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Level 1

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

  • Numeracy, Chemistry and Physics for the Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Science and Society

Optional Modules

You need to choose one or more of these modules as part of your course.

  • Biomolecules
  • Evolution of Cells
  • Core Skills in the Life Sciences 1A
  • Genes & Heredity
  • Origins of Animal Organ Systems
  • Core Skills 1B
  • Student Selected Component

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Scotland: £ 1,820 per year
  • EU settled / pre-settled status: £ 1,820 per year
  • England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £ 9,250 per year
  • EU and International: £ 18,600 per year

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