Medicine Queen Mary University of London


Awarded by: Queen Mary, University of London

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.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB BS

  • Study mode


  • Location


  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    5 years

Course details


YEARS 1 - 2
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.

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

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 October *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA Due to A Levels changing to the linear system from 2017, we now have different A Level requirements dependant on the year you achieved your A Levels

A level results achieved in 2017 onwards:
Grades A*AA from three linear A levels.
To include A level Biology or Chemistry.
A second science subject is also required from any of the following - Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics.

Please note:
You will also be excepted to achieve a Pass grade in the practical endorsement for any of the following A levels - Biology, Chemistry, Physics - if taken with one of the Awarding Bodies in England.

A level results achieved in 2016, or earlier:
Minimum grade requirement: three A levels and one AS level at AAAb
Compulsory subjects. Two Science A levels from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths. Both Chemistry and Biology at AS to a minimum of grade B.

All A level requirements must be taken in one sitting, resits are not accepted, unless protected under the Equality and Diversity Act 2010 (documentary evidence in such cases is required by 1st September in the year of entry).

Excluded subjects - General Studies and Critical Thinking. Also excluded is Further Maths if taken together with Maths.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 All eligible applicants must have the following subjects at GCSE level, at grades AAABBB or 777666 to include English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistics).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points 6,6,6 in HL subjects, to include HL Biology or Chemistry and one other science or mathematical subject at HL.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)

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:

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.

Criminal records declaration (Disclosure Scotland)


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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please visit and search for your chosen course on our A-Z course finder at - here you will find further details on fees and funding. Please also visit our A-Z course finder to view the amount of fee you would need to pay if you are an International fee paying student.