Medicine (Graduate Entry) at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

Do you already have a science or health-related degree? Fast-track your MBBS at one of the UK’s top medical schools. Queen Mary University of London's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry is one of the oldest medical schools in the UK. We draw on our long experience to provide the best in modern medical training, with high-tech teaching facilities, and aim to prepare you for life as a qualified doctor. Our strong core curriculum will equip you with clinical, communication, observation, teamwork and management skills. The curriculum is underpinned by research, linking your learning to the work of the faculty, from the laboratory bench to new drugs to public health interventions. With less emphasis on traditional lectures, problem-based learning in small groups encourages you to take an independent approach to clinical scenarios. You’ll start seeing patients from your very first term, and progress to hospital and community placements. You can follow your own interests by choosing student-selected components, from basic sciences to clinical specialities, community and public health, medical ethics and law.  We're excited to announce that Higher Education England have funded a project for the Graduate Entry Programme to enhance content delivery with a blended approach, utilising bespoke premium digital content alongside active and social learning principles.


Phase 1 (Year 1) You will undertake eight modules in Year 1, covering themes including Digestion, Metabolism and Growth, Infection and Immunity, Human Sciences and Public Health.   You will be introduced to applied biological sciences and address key topics, including: 

  • Normal biological structure and function of cells, organs and body systems
  • The effect of illness on people and their families
  • The impact of environmental and social factors on health.
Our teaching methods have been chosen to help to prepare you for your working lives as doctors.  You will have lectures, practical anatomy teaching, small group work including PBL, clinical and communication skills teaching, and group projects.  Clinical placements  Clinical placements are an essential part of your development as a medical student and you will have have patient contact in every year. You will learn theory and skills through your training and be able to apply those in your clinical placements.  Clinical placements for GEP MBBS students at Queen Mary start in September you will spend every Thursday on clinical placement or learning clinical skills.    You will be allocated as a group of 8 work to a primary care setting where you will work with a GP tutor on a fortnightly basis through the year.  You will be introduced to the practice team, the practice area and most importantly the patients.  You will learn about the impact of ill health on the patient, their family and their community.

Assessment method

Your progress is monitored through a combination of continuous assessment and regular examinations, with final exams each year. A scheme of merits and distinctions recognises excellent or outstanding performance across each sector of the curriculum. Prizes reward special ability both in the main examinations and in specialist subjects.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You may apply in the final year of your degree. You must be predicted or have achieved at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject. Degrees are divided into the following categories: - Bioscience degrees which contain sufficient biology and chemistry. No further A-levels or AS-levels are required. - Science degrees with no biology or chemistry. Candidates must have minimum grade C in A-level or AS-level biology and/or chemistry (depending on what is missing from your degree). - Non-science degrees. Candidates must have minimum grade B in A-level or AS-level chemistry or biology, plus another science subject, also at grade B. Accepted science subjects are biology, chemistry, physics, maths and psychology. Please see our degree title checker for more information: If you have graduated from outside the UK, it is essential that you contact the admissions office directly to find out if you are eligible to apply at: [email protected].

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry welcomes and accommodates people with health conditions and disabilities. However, medical students must be fit to practise and the safety of patients will always be the primary consideration. We have a strong system of student support and anyone with a health condition or disability will be offered the appropriate adjustments and support to help them succeed. However, in some cases, an impairment or health condition may make it impossible for a student to meet the outcomes required by the GMC at the point of graduation. Where all possible options to help the student have been explored and are still unsuccessful, the student may have to leave the course or be reviewed by the Professional Capability Committee. If you are offered a place on the course, we will send information regarding the requirement for prior assessment. This will be in the form of a confidential health questionnaire which follows the HEOPS guidance, but also we will ask you to make contact with our Disability and Dyslexia Service. This is so that a discussion of reasonable adjustment or discussion of your assessment of needs report can be made prior to you starting the degree programme. We also have to be assured that we can help you practise safely in training and employment. The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has implemented the guidance from the Department of Health on health clearance for new healthcare workers.


University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

Applicants MUST obtain a UCAT score within the fourth decile or above, Band 3 SJT or above, to be considered further in our assessment process (applicants with a Band 4 SJT score will not be considered). Please note there is no guarantee that you will be offered an interview if you score above the fourth decile.

English language requirements

All applicants to QMUL must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student who will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Medicine (Graduate Entry) at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS