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The University of Edinburgh

Postgraduate requirements

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine


English language requirements for programmes in the College, with conditions and exemptions.

The English language qualifications we accept are listed below. If you have taken or plan to take an English language test that does not appear on our list, please contact the relevant College Admissions Office to check if we will accept it. Minimum test scores for entry in 2013
Subject areas/ Programmes All programmes offered by the Postgraduate Dental Institute IELTS Minimum Score IELTS Academic module 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in each section) Other tests & scores that are accepted: TOEFL-iBT: Total 100 (at least 23 in all sections) PTE(A): Total 67 (with no score lower than 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections - "Enabling Skills" section scores are not considered) Cambridge CPE Grade B; Cambridge CAE Grade A TOEFL-iBT 100 (with at least 23 in all sections) PTE(A): 67 (with no score lower than 61 in each (with no score lower than 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections - "Enabling Skills" section scores are not considered) Cambridge CPE Grade B; Cambridge CAE Grade A

MSc Biomedical Sciences Master of Public Health MSc Science Communication and Public Engagement MSc Transfusion, Transplantation and Tissue Banking programmes Postgraduate Certificate in Global Health Challenges (Distance Learning)

IELTS Academic module 7.0 (with at least 6.5 in each section)

IELTS 7.0 (with no score lower than 6.0 in each section)

TOEFL-iBT: Total 100 (with no score lower than 20 in each section PTE(A): 67 (with no score lower than 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections - "Enabling Skills" section scores are not considered) Cambridge CPE Grade C; Cambridge CAE Grade B TOEFL-iBT 92 (with at least 20 in all sections) PTE(A): 61 (with no score lower than 56 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections - 'Enabling Skills' section scores are not considered) Cambridge CPE Grade B; Cambridge CAE Grade A

All other programmes in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

IELTS Academic module 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each section)

Abbreviations used on this page


iBT

Internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Test


IELTS

International English Language Testing System


TOEFL

Test of English as a Foreign Language


PTE(A)

Pearson Test of English (Academic)


CAE

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English


CPE

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Conditions and exemptions An English language certificate must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree course. A degree from an English speaking university may also be accepted in some circumstances but also must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree course.
This article was published on Sep 16, 2013

Indonesia

US qualifications
Students from Indonesia applying with US qualifications will be required to reach the same levels as American applicants. American applicants must have, or expect to obtain, certain US qualifications. Our requirements for students with US qualifications vary by degree programme. Other that the general requirements listed below, each course may have further specific entry requirements. Search undergraduate courses

All subjects except Medicine & Veterinary Medicine


All subjects in the College of Humanities and Social Science and the College of Science and Engineering require completion of the High School Diploma, plus one of the following as a minimum requirement.

A successful completion of one year of University in the USA

OR
SAT score of 1800 (600 minimum in Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing) plus two APs at Grade 4;

OR

SAT score of 1800 (600 minimum in Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing) plus two SAT Subject tests with 650 minimum

OR

ACT Composite score of 27 minimum plus two SAT Subject tests with 650 minimum;

OR
ACT Composite score of 27 minimum plus two APs at Grade 4;

OR
Three APs at Grade 4 minimum;

A combination of AP and SAT subject tests are acceptable provided they are in different subjects, i.e. AP French and SATS Physics is acceptable as two qualifications but AP French and SATS French is only considered once. Entry to some degree programmes requires SAT subject tests or APs in specific subjects. These subject requirements are listed in the undergraduate prospectus. If you are unsure of the subject requirements for your chosen degree programme please contact the relevant college admissions office.

Further detailed entry requirements for applicants to the College of Humanities & Social Science

Veterinary Medicine
US candidates must normally have either studied APs, the International Baccalaurate (IB) or A level examinations. 3 APs all at 4 or above in Chemistry, Biology and either Maths/Physics would be required. If Physics has not been studied as part of the AP examinations, candidates must also provide evidence of a qualification at a minimum of SQA Standard Grade 2 or GCSE Grade B or equivalent in this subject. All applicants to Veterinary Medicine will be expected to have relevant practical experience of handling animals.

Medicine
Entry directly from high school will not normally be considered.

Graduate entry to Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

For entry to most postgraduate taught or research degrees, the minimum requirement for students from the USA is an undergraduate degree from a recognised university or college with a minimum 3.25 GPA.

Medicine (MBChB)
Applications for graduate entry to the MBChB will be considered for the 5-year programme (A100) with:

Pass in a 4-year undergraduate degree with a science major and a GPA of 3.4 or better

plus, MCAT score of at least:


Verbal 9 Biological Sciences 10 Physical Sciences 10 Writing Letter M

Veterinary Medicine

a minimum of at least two years of a pre-veterinary or science course at College a minimum of one year (two semesters or three terms) in Chemistry additional courses in Biology, Physics and/or Mathematics a minimum grade point average of 3.4, with more than 3.0 in science courses which have been completed

College leavers must apply through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) not through the UCAS application system. Contact VMCAS directly to apply.

VMCAS

Indonesian qualifications
Students who have completed the Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingkat Atas (STTB - SMA) are required to undertake further study as this qualification does not meet our minimum entry requirements.

Other qualifications

A Levels International Baccalaureate US qualifications

Applicants with qualifications other than those listed above will usually be required to complete a Foundation Year before entering the University.

Foundation year Further guidance on entry requirements

Each course may have further specific entry requirements. All applicants must meet these requirements. You can also obtain further guidance on admissions requirements from staff in the Admissions Offices.

Degree finder
College of Humanities and Social Science

The University of EdinburghDavid Hume Tower, George Square Edinburgh EH8 9JX Work: +44 (0)131 650 3565 Fax: +44 (0)131 650 4678 Enquiry form: Ask a question using our online form Web: www.ed.ac.uk/humanities-soc-sci
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Undergraduate Medical Admissions

The University of EdinburghThe Chancellor's Building, 49 Little France Crescent EdinburghEH16 4SB Work: +44 (0)131 242 6407 Fax: +44 (0)131 242 6791 Email: medug@ed.ac.uk

Web: www.ed.ac.uk/medicine-vet-medicine
College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Undergraduate Veterinary Medicine Admissions

The University of EdinburghRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies Easter Bush Veterinary Centre Roslin EH25 9RG Work: +44 (0)131 650 6178 Fax: +44 (0)131 651 7305 Email: vetug@ed.ac.uk Web: www.ed.ac.uk/vet
College of Science and Engineering

The University of EdinburghWeir Building The King's Buildings Edinburgh EH9 3JY Work: +44 (0)131 650 5737 Fax: +44 (0)131 650 5738 Email: sciengra@ed.ac.uk Web: www.ed.ac.uk/science-engineering
This article was published on Mar 15, 2012