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Start your journey to a world-class medical degree and gain a global perspective on medicine.

The Five-Year MD Track (MD Track 5) is suitable for students who have completed their high school education and have performed well in science subjects. You will study for two years in Newcastle. Your first year of study will focus on pre-clinical studies, followed by a second year of basic sciences. After two years, you will progress to the second year of basic sciences training at SGU’s True Blue campus in Grenada. Upon completing the second year of basic sciences, students who satisfy the necessary requirements will be granted a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) award from Northumbria University. You can complete up to two years of clinical rotations in the US or UK, subject to local visa policies and restrictions in each location. Students are also able to complete elective clinical rotations in Canada. The Doctor of Medicine (MD) will be granted upon successfully completing the Programme.

The SGU and Northumbria University MD Programme and Tracks have been designed to develop your knowledge, clinical skills, and research interests. You can experience various healthcare systems, enabling you to practice medicine across all specialities with a global perspective. The Programme and Tracks offered in Newcastle are equivalent to those delivered in Grenada.

The MD Programme at SGU opens doors for a medical career internationally, having been accredited and approved by many external regulatory and accrediting bodies. The accreditation standards used to accredit the SGU’s MD Programme and Tracks have been deemed comparable to those used by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. This organization accredits US and Canadian medical schools.

SGU has contributed over 22,000 physicians to the global physician workforce, and the University’s MD alums have practiced in every state in the US and in more than 50 countries globally.*

If you are ready to submit your application, please visit the SGU website.

*Based on the number of students who have completed the Doctor of Medicine program from 1981-2023.


How to Apply

Applications should be submitted online through the SGU website. Applications can also be submitted via the Apply Now button on each SGU course page. Once you have submitted your application representatives from SGU will be in touch to advise on the next stage of the process. If you have any questions about your SGU application, please contact the SGU at

Entry Requirements

Please visit the SGU entry requirements page for further information. Please note that the SGU Faculty Student Selection Committee will consider the whole of each applicant’s background – academic, personal development, extracurricular activities, social commitment – when making determinations for suitability for admission. If you have any questions about SGU entry requirements, please contact the SGU at

Fees & Scholarships

Fees for SGU programmes are different to those for standard Northumbria University courses. Please visit our SGU Fees and Scholarships page for further information. SGU also offer a range of scholarships options. If you have any questions about SGU fees or scholarships please contact SGU at

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We are proud to work in partnership with AccessAble to provide Detailed Access Guides to our buildings and facilities across our City, Coach Lane and London Campuses. A Detailed Access Guide lets you know what access will be like when you visit somewhere. It looks at the route you will use getting in and what is available inside. All guides have Accessibility Symbols that give you a quick overview of what is available, and photographs to show you what to expect. The guides are produced by trained surveyors who visit our campuses annually to ensure you have trusted and accurate information.

You can use Northumbria’s AccessAble Guides anytime to check the accessibility of a building or facility and to plan your routes and journeys. Search by location, building or accessibility feature to find the information you need. 

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