Entry requirements

These are the minimum entry requirements and do not guarantee an offer of a place.

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Academic requirements

Degree programme requirements are listed in the University Prospectus.

Applicants with qualifications from outside the UK

Information on academic requirements for applicants with non UK qualifications can be found listed by country on the International pages. Please note that we are unable to consider applications from applicants who are classed as international for fees purposes.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English proficiency either at the time of application or when accepting an offer.

Non-academic requirements

In order to balance the vocational and academic components of the degree, prospective students are expected to:

  • be informed about the profession
  • have good communication skills
  • have a keen interest in teamwork
  • have evidence of manual dexterity
  • have organisational skills

Age on entry

There is no minimum or maximum age for entry.

Admissions selectors will not normally consider applications from Scottish S5 applicants for either immediate or deferred entry.

Equal opportunities

The College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine complies with the Equal Opportunities Policy of the University of Edinburgh published in the Prospectus.


Applicants with disabilities or other health problems are encouraged to seek advice from the Admissions Office prior to UCAS application.