Minimum Entrance Requirements
English and Maths: All applicants must have passes in English and Maths in one of the following: National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4
Higher BBBB Essential subjects: Biology or Human Biology at Higher and Chemistry at National 5 Level or better
A Level CCC Essential subjects: Biology or Human Biology at A Level and Chemistry or Combined Science/Additional Science/Further Science at GCSE Level or better
Irish Highers H3H3H3H3 Essential subjects: Biology
BTEC Extended Diploma MMM Applied Science or Applied Science (Forensic Science) or Applied Science (Medical Science)
International Baccalaureate 28 Points to include Biology at S5 or H4
AHEAD - successful completion of the relevant stream of our AHEAD programme
SWAP - our Coming from College pages list approved SWAP courses
Advanced Higher: BBB (to include Biology and Chemistry)
A Level: BBB (to include Biology and Chemistry)
BTEC Extended Diploma: DDD Applied Science (Medical Science)
HNC/HND - our Coming from College pages list approved HNC/HND courses
YEAR 3 (standard route only):
HND - our Coming from College pages list approved HND courses
Not sure if you are eligible for entry?
If you have the potential and motivation to study at university, regardless of your background or personal circumstances, we welcome your application.
We know that some people have faced extra challenges before applying to university and that is why we consider the background in which your academic grades have been achieved when making an offer.
If you expect to receive passes in 3 Scottish Highers (grades A-C) and have:
- been in care, or
- participated in a targeted aspiration-raising programme such as LIFT OFF, LEAPS, FOCUS West, or Aspire North
- no family background of going to university, or
- live in an area, or attend a school, where not many people go to university.
We encourage you to submit an application.
Once you graduate, your HCPC registration will require a disclosure check and 'fitness to practice'. You will therefore be required to undergo a disclosure check before being registered for this programme.
Before commencing the clinical placement, students must obtain vaccination against Hepatitis B, and any other current infectious risks (or show that they have previously been immunised or possess natural immunity). Obtaining vaccination is the responsibility of the student, and he or she ahould make the necessary arrangements with an appropriate health professional, such as a GP or nurse practitioner. It should be noted that some vaccination courses take time to work (weeks or even months, depending on the schedule), and this should be borne in mind when planning vaccinations. It should also be noted that your health professional may charge you for vaccination. As is the case with all BMS programmes throughout Scotland, any costs associated with vaccination must be borne by the student, not the University, SAAS, NHS or clinical laboratories.
EU applicants: Entry requirements can be found on our Europe pages. Overseas (non-EU) applicants: We're currently developing your country pages, so please email us details of your entry requirements.
Alternative Entrance Requirements
Please email us if you have other qualifications/experience not listed here.