Edinburgh Medical School

Undergraduate medicine

The Medical School is renowned for preparing its students to be world class doctors.

Our six year Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) degree will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a Foundation Year 1 doctor.

Next, you could become a GP, a hospital consultant, or begin a career in medical research.


Video: Study medicine at the University of Edinburgh
Study medicine (MBChB) at the University of Edinburgh. Promotional video recorded summer 2023. With contributions from both faculty and students.



What you will study

Students on a ward in the Royal Infirmary hospital
The Medicine (MBChB) degree simply explained.

Explore the school

Close up of medical student smiling
Medical student Heen Shamaz shows us around Edinburgh Medical School, taking in both the BioQuarter and central campus.

Location and facilities

Students walking outside the Royal Infirmary hospital
Our modern facilities are spread out across a number of University campuses.

Why study at Edinburgh?

Three students walking outside the Old Medical School
Consistently ranked one of the top 50 universities in the world, the University of Edinburgh has been making its mark on the world for more than 400 years.

The student experience

Students sharing a coffee and a joke
Discover what it's like to study medicine at Edinburgh - and hear from current and former students.

Widening participation

Edinburgh Medical School wants to attract a wide range of applicants from different social, cultural and educational backgrounds.

How to apply

Students on the step
The application and admissions process from start to finish.

Related links

Edinburgh Medical School Facebook page

Edinburgh Medical School on Instagram

Medical Student Life blog

Virtual visit

History of the Medical School