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Course summary

Study an innovative curriculum at a top medical school, and work with a diverse range of patients and clinical issues at some of London’s greatest hospitals. Barts and The London School 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.

Modules

Phase 1 (Years 1 and 2) You’ll take five systems-based modules and three student-selected components in each of the two years of Phase 1. Modules are based on body systems, which in turn encompass various scientific and medical themes. Each system is visited a minimum of three times during the programme. We introduce the basic 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.
Student-selected components (SSCs) SSCs allow you to build a portfolio of core competencies while focusing on topics of particular interest. Some are carried out in blocks of two to five weeks, while others run throughout the year. Please note that all modules are subject to change.

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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.

If you already have a 2022 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
A100
Institution code:
Q50
Campus name:
Whitechapel
Campus code:
W

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

All candidates for medicine must undertake the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Your overall UCAT score will be used in our selection for interview in conjunction with your academic performance to date. To register, and for further information please see: https://www.ucat.ac.uk For school-leavers/gap-year students and graduates, applicants will be ranked according to a 50:50 weighting applied to the UCAT score and academic ability as measured by UCAS tariff or academic ability for graduates based on a weighting of degree classification or postgraduate degrees compared to other applicants who apply in that same year Graduates who apply for the five-year programmes and four-year GEP programme who meet the minimum academic criteria will be ranked against the other graduate applicants applying in that year according to 50:50 weighting applied to the UCAT score and academic ability as measured using a points weighting of degree classification or postgraduate degrees You will not be offered an interview if you obtained a total UCAT score below the third decile. Please note there is no guarantee that you will be offered an interview if you score above the third 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

http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/englishlanguagerequirements/index.html#


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
81%
Student satisfaction
82%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
99%
Go onto work and study

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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.

Additional fee information

Our most recent information regarding tuition fees can be found at http://www.qmul.ac.uk/tuitionfees/
Medicine at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS