Course Details

This course covers studying medicine in the UK and career options, as well as taster lectures and practical sessions on clinically applied anatomy and physiology, clinical medicine and diagnoses, and experimental design and data interpretation. Students will improve their academic writing, develop arguments, and expand their vocabulary. The course includes a mix of lectures, seminars, group work, and independent study, taught by University of St Andrews staff, and offers the opportunity to practice medical communication with qualified GPs and simulated patients. Students will also complete a poster-project on a medical topic and visit the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Upon completion, students will receive an official certificate from the University of St Andrews and gain familiarity with the application process, UCAT, and MMIs for studying medicine in the UK.

1. SAEC students will stay in Andrew Melville Hall or Agnes Blackadder Hall.

2. All SAEC students are guaranteed accommodation, but en-suite rooms are limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.    

3. Dedicated staff are available 24/7 to provide pastoral care, emergency first aid response, and ensure students' safety and well-being.

1. All courses have current academic staff from the University as teachers.

2. Students can experience academic life in one of the UK's oldest and highest-ranking institutions.

3. Students can benefit from the University's resources and facilities while studying their course.

1. All courses are supplemented by a diverse range of extracurricular activities that cater to various interests and hobbies.

2. Students have the opportunity to participate in cultural excursions to historically and scientifically significant places, including a full-day trip to Edinburgh.

3. There is an ongoing program of informal activities available in the evenings and on weekends.


St Andrews

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Typical duration:

3 Weeks


8 - 29 July 2023

Age Range:


Testimonials from our students

The best lesson I have had so far was at the beginning of the course when we studied Game Theory, and when we did presentations in class about shops or platforms that we had to imagine ourselves.

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The best thing about the Medicine course was the interactivity of the lectures. My tutor was really interested in the subject, so I always felt like I could go up to her and ask her questions, whether they were about what we were learning or about other areas of biotechnology.

Taylor Johnson

The course gave me an insight into how to make arguments in support of or against certain positions which is useful in law and the tutor assisted me in how to structure these arguments. I've enjoyed the company of having a roommate and that you make so many new friends.

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