University of St Andrews - degrees and licenses in medicine and dentistry: consultation

This consultation sought views on removing a legislative prohibition under the Universities (Scotland) Act 1966 which prevents the University of St. Andrews from awarding degrees in medicine and dentistry.

6. Stakeholder Engagement

25. The proposed legislative change impacts on a very narrow area of law and the only persons or bodies directly affected would be ScotGEM students and the other Universities who currently offer medical degrees (and to a far lesser extent those Universities who currently offer degrees in midwifery and dentistry).

26. In initial discussions with officials, the four Scottish Universities who currently award medical degrees (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow) each responded positively to the proposal to fully reinstate the University's ability to award degrees in medicine.



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