Top 10 UK Universities for Medicine 2021

Medicine courses in the UK prepare students for their careers through a combination of world class teaching and real clinical practice. Many UK medical schools work alongside local NHS hospitals and practices to provide real life training, while cutting edge research facilities conduct life changing work alongside your study.

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Entry standards for medical schools are tough and students will be expected to pass interviews which cover topics such as personal motivation, previous work and personal interests. A number of medical schools will expect completion of the clinical aptitude test, UCAT.

Top 10 UK Medical Schools for Medicine

Rank University Location
1 University of Dundee Dundee, Scotland
2 University of Aberdeen Aberdeen, Scotland
3 University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Scotland
4 University of Oxford Oxford, England
5 Brighton and Sussex Medical School Brighton, England
6 University of Cambridge Cambridge, England
7 Swansea University Swansea, Wales
8 Keele University Newcastle-under-Lyme, England
9 University of St Andrews St Andrews, Scotland
10 University of Leeds Leeds, England

Source: 2021 Guardian University Guide rankings

Top Ten Universities

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My counsellor contacted me every day throughout the application process and helped me receive an unconditional offer. I am so grateful to SI-UK and will never forget them. I will study very hard as I feel this is the best reward I can give the whole team. 

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