International summer school provides a pathway for pre-university students

Posted on 5th Nov 2019 in University Study, United Kingdom, Diploma Programme

Are you considering your subjects for the IB Diploma? Are you interested in studying Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Life Sciences at a World Top 100 University?

The University of Glasgow is launching a unique Pre-University International Summer School, hosted by the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences in 2020. Our credit bearing International Summer School program enables high school students to choose from three distinct pathways to prepare for a career as a Doctor, Veterinarian or Scientist. Our Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences tracks provide the opportunity to gain a conditional offer to the University of Glasgow upon completion of the summer school. Furthermore, the students will experience what it is like to study at an international university and engage with staff who can help guide and inform them about their chosen subject as well as career paths and key opportunities.

The IB is a qualification that is highly regarded and recognised as undergraduate admissions criterion to our degree programs. This means that IB students are eligible, and are qualified, to apply for direct access to Veterinary Medicine, Medicine or many of our disciplines in Life Sciences without the need to do (or complete) an undergraduate degree first. Due to the nature of the Scottish degree system, professionally accredited subjects like Medicine and Veterinary Medicine are undergraduate courses and are 5 years in duration. Upon graduation students are qualified to practice in their respective field. Interestingly, for those students studying Veterinary Medicine, their qualification from the University of Glasgow is dual accredited meaning they are qualified to practice in the UK and the USA.

The Pre-University International Summer School invites applications from those students who are on track to graduate in the summer of 2021 from high school, beginning their University career in the fall of 2021.

Successful applicants will spend Summer 2020 at the University of Glasgow returning to their school with a conditional offer to begin their studies in the fall of 2021 at the University of Glasgow, if they so choose, in either Veterinary Medicine or Life Sciences. Those students who wish to pursue the Medical track will receive 10 university credits and are encouraged to use their Glasgow experience as a key element in their application to medical school

The University of Glasgow recognize and value the IB as a qualification. We are seeking to raise awareness of opportunities that enable students to engage in their careers and embark on their professional work after the completion of their undergraduate studies.

Our applications open on the 1st of November, information on how to apply is available on our website.

The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences is home to world leading expertise across an impressive diversity of disciplines with research into processes at every biological level from genes, to cells, organs, individuals, populations, and ecosystems. It is through our research and teaching excellence that we make a sustained contribution to the understanding and resolution of national and global issues. We offer a dynamic learning environment for our students, with access to state-of-the-art resources, world-renowned lecturers, and programs that prepare our graduates for exciting careers across the whole spectrum of the medical, veterinary and life sciences.

The College is organised into seven Research Institutes, each focussed on key strategic research themes. Our research generates an annual income of over £106.5M and is focussed on improving the health and quality of life of humans and animals across the globe.

The College also includes three Schools that deliver internationally recognised research-led undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and build upon the diversity of our College's extensive research activity, providing our students with a rich stimulating learning environment which prepares them for a wide variety of careers ranging from clinical medicine and veterinary medicine to biological and environmental science.

The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences is committed to research-driven curricula and an innovative approach to teaching. We offer a dynamic learning environment for our students, with access to state-of-the-art resources, world-renowned lecturers, and programs that prepare our graduates for exciting careers across the whole spectrum of the medical, veterinary and life sciences.