Take the first step to a rewarding career in medicine and biomedical sciences with our Certificate of Higher Education in Pre-Medical Studies.
This programme is studied on campus.
The University of Aberdeen has a long and distinguished history in the UK and internationally of producing excellent medical graduates who have gone on to practice medicine and undertake medical research all over the world.
Now, for the first time, the University of Aberdeen is taking its experitise directly to Sri Lanka. Delivered in collaboration with the International Institute of Health Science (IIHS), Sri Lanka's premium International University Learning Centre located in Colombo, students in the region will be able to gain the necessary knowledge, allowing them the opportunity to take their first steps into a medical career with our one year pre-medical programme.
Key Programme Information
At a Glance
- Learning Mode
- On Campus Learning
- Degree Qualification
- 12 months
- Study Mode
- Full Time
- Start Month
- Location of Study
- Sri Lanka
What You'll Study
Our course comprises elements of the University of Aberdeen's longstanding Certificate in Pre-Medical Studies and courses from the International Institute of Health Science's Advanced Diploma in Biomedical Science. Curriculum First Half-Session (September - January) The first half-session will be taught by IIHS academics and will include the following:
- Human anatomy and physiology
- Chemistry for biological sciences
- Biochemistry and metabolism
- Medical terminology
Second Half-Session (January - June) The second half-session will be taught by University of Aberdeen academics using on-campus and distance learning tools and will comprise the following four courses:
- Introduction to the science of sport, exercise and health
- The cell
- Research skills for medical sciences
- Introduction to health and health services in the UK.
Both sessions will be delivered at the IIHS campus in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this programme.
We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints. Please see our InfoHub pages for further information.
How You'll Study
- Group Projects
- Individual Projects
- Peer Learning
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:
- coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course;
- practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and
- written examinations at the end of each course.
Why Study Pre-Medical Studies (Sri Lanka)?
- Offers students a new and exciting pathway to study medicine or biomedical sciences.
- Builds on the University of Aberdeen’s long and distinguished history of producing outstanding medical graduates.
- Delivered in partnership with the International Institute of Health Sciences in Sri Lanka, one of Sri Lanka's leading International University Learning Centres.
The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.
Please note: entry requirements are different for 2018 and 2019 entry.
Entry Requirements (2018):
To be considered for the programme you should have achieved or be predicted to achieve a minimum of three A-Levels at grade CCC.
Students wishing to follow a career in medicine should have A-levels in two science subjects including Biology and one other subject, with the following exceptions: ·
- Although this premedical programme contains Chemistry, some medical schools may still require an A-level in Chemistry. You are advised to check with individual schools on their requirements.
- Students wishing to follow a career in medicine and ultimately work in Sri Lanka currently must have A-levels in Chemistry, Biology and Physics in order to meet the requirements of the Sri Lanka Medical Council.
Students wishing to follow a career in biomedical sciences should have A-levels in two Maths/ Science subjects.
English language: GCE in English grade B or equivalent.
Entry Requirements (2019):
Entry requirements for 2019 will be displayed here shortly.
Further detailed entry requirements for Medicine (Sri Lanka) degrees.
English Language Requirements
To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:
OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0
OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21
OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54
Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:
OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169
Fitness to Practice Guidelines
Students undertaking Education, Medicine or Dentistry programmes must comply with the University's fitness to practise guidelines.
Fees and Funding
The tuition fee for Sri Lankan nationals for entry in September 2018 is £7,400. For international students the tuition fee is £8,900.
For international students (all non-EU students) the tuition fee charged upon entry will apply to all years of study; however, most international students will be eligible for a fee waiver in their final year via the International Undergraduate Scholarship.
International non-EU Applicants
- In exceptional circumstances there may be additional fees associated with specialist courses, for example field trips. Any additional fees for a course can be found in our Catalogue of Courses.
- For more information about tuition fees for this programme, including payment plans and our refund policy, please visit our InfoHub Tuition Fees page.
Our Funding Database
View all funding options in our Funding Database.
All those who successfully completed the one year Pre-Medical Studies programme are eligible to apply for the University of Aberdeen’s Medicine degree (MBChB). Students interested in studying at alternative Institutions should contact them directly. Students can also articulate directly into Year 2 of the University of Aberdeen biomedical sciences honours programme.
Information About Staff Changes
You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time; please see our InfoHub pages for further information.
First Chair of Medicine
The University of Aberdeen is the fifth oldest university in the UK, dating back to 1495 and the first in the English-speaking world to create a Chair of Medicine.
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School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Nutrition
University of Aberdeen