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2019-08-14 16:27:33

Medical education abroad

Medical education abroad

Pupils are already completing their studies on the A-level program and go on to higher education institutions. What if there are not enough points for progression to medicine ?

If a student wants to enter a medical specialty after finishing the A-level, but he does not have enough points, what needs to be done?

If you do not have enough points, you can start studying at the University on the International Year One program at the university INTO Glasgow Caledonian University in the city of Glasgow. The city of Glasgow itself is one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, cheerful and welcoming with many festivals, exhibitions and holidays, located in the center of Scotland, and therefore many foreign students choose to travel around the region in their free time. Within a 30-minute drive of the city is the picturesque Loch Lomond and Trossax National Park with an area of 720 square miles, the best place for hiking, cycling and boat trips. In about an hour you can reach Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, and 20 minutes to Stirling.

Glasgow Caledonian University is the only university in Scotland to study in higher education in optometry since 1971. GCU is also the only one to register with the General Optical Council (GOC) - a license for the right to professional activities in the field of optometry and ophthalmology. The duration of education for this program is 4 years and includes compulsory practice in the eye clinic on the university campus. The University has a modern kapusom has its own Lazne clinic on the campus of the University - the only institution in the UK, which serves optometrists, specialists in the manufacture of glasses for spectacles and orthoptists is diagnostic equipment, which is available only in stationary hospitals. The university has the virtualnaya laboratory - here with the help of unique programs designed virtual prototypes for the automotive industry and health and explores possible and new ways to use three-dimensional digital imaging and interactive technologies.

The International Year One in Science at GCU is essentially the first bachelor's degree, it leads to the second year of the university for paramedical programs :

  • Biomedical Science-BSc (Hons)
  • Cell and Molecular Biology-BSc (Hons)
  • Food Biosciences-BSc (Hons)
  • Forensic Investigation-BSc (Hons)
  • Microbiology-BSc (Hons)
  • Pharmacology-BSc (Hons)


Progression to the first year of university is possible in the following areas:

  • Optometry-BSc (Hons) ( progression only to the first year )
  • BSc (Hons) Ophthalmic Dispensing ( progression only to the first course )
  • Orthoptics-BSc (Hons) ( progression only to the first year )




Why shoul you choose Glasgow Caledonian University?

Research Excellence Framework - GCU's health research programs are in the TOP-20 in the UK;

University Ranking for Health Care Professionals in the UK:
№ 1 in Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics (Complete University Guide 2019);
№ 6 in Social Work (Guardian 2018)
№ 8 in Forensic Science (Complete University Guide 2018);
№ 11 in Food Science (Times & Sunday Times 2017);
№ 11 in Medical technology (Complete University Guide 2018);
№ 12 in Physiotherapy (Times & Sunday Times 2017);
№ 15 in Occupational therapy (Complete University Guide 2018);
№ 19 in Radiography (Times & Sunday Times 2017);

Glasgow - Student City
Thanks to the incredible variety of shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs, Glasgow is considered one of the best student cities in the world. Despite the fact that Glasgow is Scotland's largest city, its central part is very compact: everything you need is located not far from the campus.


SMAPSE experts will be happy to answer your questions and help you enroll at Glasgow Caledonian University. To enter the university, contact us:


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Egor Eremeev
Current material has been prepared by Egor Eremeev
Education: Westminster University (Business & Management), London.
Egor studied and lived in the UK for 8 years and graduated from the university of Westminster. He is currently the co-founder and the director of business development at Smapse Education and personally visits foreign schools and universities, interviews students studying in those institutions.
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