Prepare to become a medical practitioner. Gain the scientific foundation to provide excellent care, and explore the current healthcare environment in the UK.

At St Andrews, clinical practice is combined with a highly supportive educational environment to provide you with the necessary training to start your medical career.

Students practising clinical skills


Postgraduate taught

Postgraduate research

The School of Medicine offers PhD and MSc (Res) research degree programmes in medicine. Research interests within the School are typically divided into four areas: 

See current postgraduate research opportunities for information on available supervision topics and how to apply.

“It is important to me that medicine challenges me to think about what I am learning. I like that we get exposure to a hospital setting early on in the course as well as learning the different clinical skills that are involved. The University staff are amazing people - they are kind, helpful, friendly, and they care about you.”

Xu Xuan
Xu Xuan
- Penang, Malaysia