Medical Sciences (Extended International Pre-Med)
September 2023 entry
The Medical Sciences (Extended International Pre-Med) programme offers students the potential to move on to a degree in medicine at the University of St Andrews.
This is a two-year programme of study with four taught semesters. During the first year, you will focus on studying sciences and learning to present and interact effectively in an academic environment. You will also start to reflect on how you can build knowledge about medicine. In the second year, you study modules focusing on the academic knowledge and skills required to study medicine.
The interactive teaching and learning experiences will help students understand what it means to study medicine and to be a doctor.
Over the past two years, more than 70% of all Medicine Sciences (Extended International Pre-Med) students at the International Education Institute achieved all progression requirements to move onto the BSc Medicine (A100) degree at St Andrews.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2022 as 89% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
“I have been fortunate to have Chemistry and Biology lab sessions, along with simulated patient consultation experiences. These have really exposed me to new and challenging environments, allowing me to adapt and enrich my overall learning experience. In many circumstances, we share these sessions with first year students, allowing me to have a first-hand experience of what it feels like to be in University."
Join a live question and answer session
The International Education Institute offers question and answer sessions (Q&A) to prospective International Foundation students who would like more information about St Andrews, university life and the application process at the University.