Graduate

Application from graduate applicants will be considered if candidates have achieved, or are predicted to achieve our minimum academic requirements. All degree results must be obtained at the first sitting.  

Important Information for Graduates Applicants
 

  • Make sure that your referee is able to discuss your attributes as a medical applicant, as well as have knowledge of your academic progress.
  • Estimated grades for candidates whose examination results are not available at the time of application must be included on the UCAS application form.
  • Additional documentation that is sent directly to the Medical Admissions Office in support of an application can only be considered if it is received by the UCAS deadline of 18.00 GMT 15th October.
  • All applicants for Medicine must take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test prior to application.  Please see http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/
  • Successful applicants must provide their original qualification certificates prior to admission to the MBChB programme.

Honours Graduates

The Admissions Committee is pleased to consider applications from appropriately qualified Honours graduates. Graduates must hold at least an upper second class honours degree. Chemistry to at least B grade in Scottish Higher or B grade in GCE A-Level examinations is required also, although this requirement may be satisfied in individual cases by appropriate courses of study and achievement during the first degree.

Dental graduates: Should hold at least Part A of the MFDS qualification and have at least two years post-qualification experience.

All graduate applicants should note that no exemptions from any part of the programme or examinations are granted. 

Graduate applicants will only be considered for Year 1 entry to our five-year degree programme.  

Graduates with a Non-Honours ('Ordinary') Degree

Graduates who have achieved a non-Honours degree will be deemed to be 'Mature' applicants and may thus be considered for medicine if they fulfil the requirements stated on the Mature Applicants page.

Exceptions: Non-honours graduates offering a nursing degree can 'upgrade' their qualifications by:

  • Extending their degree to Honours 2:1 level through the Open University or another university, or by obtaining an MSc
  • Undertaking our requirements for Scottish Highers or A-Levels, which could be taken in two sittings
  • Undertaking a recognised Access to Medicine course (see Mature Tab above).

Please note that our Chemistry requirements also apply (see above).

Typical Offer for Honours Graduates

  • Should the degree and Chemistry requirement be achieved, a typical offer would be Unconditional
  • If our requirements are not yet achieved, a typical offer will be Conditional upon achieving a minimum of Honours 2:1 at first sitting plus (if appropriate) grade B in Higher or B in A-Level Chemistry or equivalent 
Mature

Applicants who have completed full time secondary education and who have elected to delay university entry, but whose life-long experiences are comparable at least to those of a graduate are considered as "mature applicants".

Important Information for Mature Applicants

  • Make sure that your referee is able to discuss your attributes as a medical applicant, as well as have knowledge of your academic progress.
  • Estimated grades for candidates whose examination results are not available at the time of application must be included on the UCAS application form.
  • Additional documentation that is sent directly to the Medical Admissions Office in support of an application can only be considered if it is received by the UCAS deadline of 15 October.
  • All applicants for Medicine must take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test prior to application. Please see www.ukcat.ac.uk.
  • Successful applicants must provide their original qualification certificates prior to admission to the MBChB programme.

Minimum Academic Requirements

Our minimum academic requirements may be achieved through different routes:

  • School-leaving qualifications: Such applicants are expected to achieve the same minimum academic requirements for entry as school leavers. However, these qualifications may be obtained over two diets of examinations. Please see UK Requirements.
  • Non-Honours or 'Ordinary' degree: These degrees do not fulfil our minimum academic requirements. However such applicants may offer additional qualifications e.g. our school-leaving academic qualifications, undertake one of the Access Courses (see below), or, for non-honours graduates in Healthcare, 'upgrade' their degree (please select the graduates tab above).
  • Access to Medicine Higher Education Diplomas recognised by the University of Aberdeen: Mature candidates who have successfully undertaken an Access courses will be considered for entry to Aberdeen on a case-by-case basis, providing that an Honours degree achievement of less than 2:1 has not previously been undertaken

Further information on Access courses can be found on the Medical Schools Council website.

Applications cannot normally be considered on the basis of National Certificates and Diplomas.

  • Mature applicants who offer school-leaving or non-honours (ordinary) degree qualifications must have completed and achieved our minimum academic requirements within SIX years of the start of their proposed entry to the MBChB programme.
  • Mature applicants who offer an Access to Medicine Courses must have completed and achieved our minimum academic requirements within TWO years of the start of their proposed entry to the MBChB programme.

Typical Offer for Mature Applicants

  • Should the above minimum qualifications and Chemistry requirement be achieved, a typical offer would be Unconditional.
  • If our requirements are not yet achieved, a typical offer will be Conditional upon achieving a minimum of the predicted requirements stated above.