University of St. Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill


About the Bill

The University of St. Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 29 September 2020. The Bill was referred to the Health and Sport Committee for Stage 1 Scrutiny.

The Bill would amend the Universities (Scotland) Act 1966 to remove the prohibition which stops St. Andrews University from awarding degrees in Medicine and Dentistry.

More information on the Bill and associated documents can be found at the following link:

St. Andrews (Degrees in Medicine and Dentistry) Bill

Stage 1

The Committee will undertake its scrutiny of the Bill at Stage 1 during 2020 and 2021.


Call for views 

The Committee is keen to hear your views on the Bill and specifically would like your comments on:  

1. Do you support the Bill's aim of removing the prohibition on the University of St, Andrews to hold qualifying examinations and award degrees in medicine, midwifery and dentistry?  Please provide reasons for your answer. 

2. How, if at all, would the Bill impact you or your organisation? 

How to submit your views 

You can submit your views using the online submission tool, Citizen Space

The call for written views will close on 18 November 2020

A link to all published responses will be added to this page once available, but can also be accessed via the Citizen Space consultation.

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We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language.

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