University of Glasgow

This course philosophy is to provide a greater understanding of the principles relating to Evidence Based Medicine. It provides the scientific underpinning for a successful career in a wide range of medical specialties.

Students are encouraged to think for themselves and to develop critical and enquiring minds. The format focuses on self-directed learning, tutorials, problem solving, with a small number of expert lectures. Teamwork is encouraged. Communication skills (oral and written) form a significant proportion of this course.

The programme is divided into four main sections:

  • Core course
  • Specialist subjects (choose one of the subjects listed below)
  • Medical statistics
  • Research project

Subjects available to study:

  • Cancer Studies
  • Cardiovascular Studies
  • Clinical Neuroscience
  • Critical Care & Perioperative Medicine
  • Global Health
  • Inflammation Medicine
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Psychological Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Women’s & Children’s Health


Entry requirements

Applications from external medical and dental students are welcome. Please be aware that we expect admission through this route to be extremely competitive. Applications will be reviewed on their own merits and entrants would be expected to be of a similar standard to those intercalating from within Glasgow. Please note that places on specific specialist courses are limited and allocated on performance to date, therefore even if admission to the programme is successful you may not necessarily be guaranteed a place on your course of choice.

Closing date

The deadline for applications for entry in September 2019 is Friday 8th March 2019.