With an impressive history of medical discovery and innovation, Aberdeen is the first choice for aspiring medical students. Our medical programme aims to produce excellent doctors who will be able to assimilate and apply new knowledge throughout their careers and who will themselves contribute to the advancement of medicine.

Our undergraduate medical programmes are delivered in world-class facilities by academic staff who are at the forefront of teaching and research excellence.

The University of Aberdeen is taking its expertise directly to Sri Lanka, enabling students in the region to gain the necessary knowledge and giving them the opportunity to take their first steps into a medical career. We offer undergraduate programmes in:

As a medical student at the University of Aberdeen you will be part of the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition. Our Medical School is relatively small, enabling us to offer superb care and support for our ‘medical apprentices’.

Reasons to study medicine at Aberdeen

  • Our thriving medical school is co-located on one of the largest clinical sites in Europe with superb teaching and extensive research facilities.

  • You will have access to state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities at our purpose-built healthcare education centre. The Suttie Centre offers excellent teaching and simulation facilities as well as good social facilities.

  • Clinical teaching is central to our teaching and your patient contact will being in Year one with internationally renowned clinical partners in both the UK and Sri Lanka allowing you to gain invaluable experience of two healthcare systems.

  • Our modern, dynamic and clearly delivered MBChB programmes uses a system-based integrated approach. Our curriculum is constantly reviewed and updated in response to changing GMC guidance, scientific and medical advances, changes in healthcare delivery and changes in educational theory and practice.

  • Our qualifications are recognised and respected worldwide. We are ranked in the Top 150 for medicine in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018) and are Top in Scotland and 4th in the UK for Medicine (Guardian League Tables 2019).