Imperial College London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (also known as Imperial College London)

Medicine

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Course summary

This degree is professionally accredited by the General Medical Council. As well as your main Imperial degree (MBBS & BSc), you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the Imperial College School of Medicine (AICSM). Imperial’s Faculty of Medicine is one of the largest in Europe, with medical campuses across north and west London and partnerships with a wide range of NHS Trusts, hospitals and clinics. This access to a very large and diverse patient population enables you to gain clinical experience from your very first term, with placements carefully selected to give you a broad and balanced clinical learning experience. Our teaching is enriched by our internationally competitive research and clinical expertise, so you’ll be learning at the very cutting edge of the subject. We deliver the course through a range of innovative and traditional teaching methods, including lectures, small group teaching, computer workshops, laboratory classes and problem-based learning.

  • The first two years of the degree focus on the scientific basis of medicine and the foundations of clinical practice, including early clinical experience.
  • Your third year will consist of clinical attachments in primary care placements and hospitals associated with Imperial You continue to study the systems and topics component of the course via a programme of live lectures and interactive online learning delivered alongside the clinical attachments.
  • During your fourth year you will work towards the BSc by completing a series of modules and a supervised research project or specialist course in a scientific/medical subject of your choice. This gives you the chance to develop your scientific knowledge and research skills, as well as expose you to research at the cutting edge of the field.
  • Year five is the start of your finals phase and includes a variety of clinical specialities in rotation as well as a specialist study placement.
  • Your final year will include a range of clinical attachments designed to prepare you for your first job as a doctor.
You will also have the opportunity to undertake an elective working alongside specialists from across the globe. Exceptional students may be offered the opportunity to include a PhD as part of their course. You will graduate with a primary medical qualification, which entitles you to provisional registration with the General Medical Council and license to practice in approved Foundation Year 1 posts.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • General Medical Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
A100
Institution code:
I50
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

You will need to successfully obtain a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate before you can study the course and go out to placements. The DBS is designed to ensure candidates are suited to working with vulnerable groups including children. You will need to have completed an enhanced DBS check, and will be notified of the procedures should you receive an offer of a place on the course.

Health checks

All candidates offered a place must complete a health assessment with the College’s Occupational Health Service. We are also required by the General Medical Council (GMC) to ensure that you are not affected by a condition that would make it impossible for you to acquire the skills necessary to qualify and work safely as a doctor before accepting you onto the course. If you are offered a place, you will need to be immunised against a range of infections to meet health and safety standards necessary for work with patients. You will be sent details of the vaccination programme along with your offer. As soon as you receive this information you should arrange with your doctor or a health clinic to begin this programme, as it can take eight months to complete. Medical Students are also required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Chronic viral infections that are carried in the blood can be transmitted during surgery to patients from an infected healthcare worker. When you come to Imperial, in order to comply with NHS requirements, you will be offered blood tests to check that you are not infected with hepatitis B, hepatitis C and/or HIV, before you can be cleared for hands-on surgical experience. If tested positive for these infections, you will be allowed to continue your course but not allowed to assist with or undertake surgery or other ‘exposure-prone’ procedures on patients. It will not prevent you from qualifying or practising as a doctor, except for the restriction on exposure-prone procedures.

Interview

The School of Medicine invites shortlisted applicants to take part in Multiple Mini Interviews. The following criteria may be considered when assessing candidates: • Evidence of commitment to the values of the NHS Constitution • Motivation and understanding of medicine as a career • Empathy and Resilience • Community activities • Leadership and teamwork • Extracurricular interests A candidate’s UCAS application will be reviewed during interview. This could include: • Personal Statement • Referee’s report Further information can be found in the interview details section of our course page: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/courses/school-of-medicine/medicine/

Other

You must be 18 years of age by the time you would start this course.

Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

Please note that for 2023 entry applicants will need to sit the November 2022 BMAT. Please refer to the Cambridge Assessment and Admissions Testing website for further details on registration dates and costs.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
Cambridge English AdvancedBFor pre-2015 test, the College requires grade B overall. If your test result is 2016 onwards, the College requires 185 overall with 176 in all elements/bands
IELTS (Academic)7Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 6.5 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
PTE Academic69Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 62 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.
TOEFL (iBT)100Score above refers to overall score. Additionally, a score of 22 is required in all bands. Results must be within 2 years of course start date in order to be valid.

For further information on the College English entry requirements and a full list of accepted tests and grade requirements, please visit the College website URL detailed below.

College English Language Entry Requirements

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/apply/requirements/english/


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Tuition fees at the home and overseas chargeable rate for 2023/24 entry are still to be confirmed. Tuition fee rates at the home and overseas chargeable rate for 2022/23 entry are published at www.imperial.ac.uk on our course listings, which provide an indicative cost, noting that 2023/24 fees are likely to be subject to increases in line with inflation as per the Retail Price Index (RPIX) value. This information will be updated in due course when the home and overseas tuition fee rates for 2023/24 are confirmed. For further information on fees, funding, loans and grants, see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/ For further information on fee status eligibility see: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/ug/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/fee-status/
Medicine at Imperial College London - UCAS