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5 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2022
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Program description

Medicine MBBS

Clinically focused and patient-centred, our five-year undergraduate degree will equip you with essential knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to practice medicine competently and professionally.

Your hands-on learning starts with practical classes in our pathology labs, anatomy and dissection rooms, alongside GP and community visits. Over the course of studies, you’ll participate in a comprehensive series of clinical placements in medicine, surgery, general practice, senior health, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, psychiatry and diagnostics such as radiology, as well as other specialities.

On successful completion, you’ll be granted the primary medical qualification – the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) – eligible to register with the General Medical Council (GMC) and begin its Foundation Programme.

Established in 1752, St George’s, University of London is the UK’s specialist health university, and we are the only UK university to share our campus with a major teaching hospital, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which is both on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions. You’ll study in a clinical setting with like-minded individuals, mixing with the many different healthcare professionals you will go on to work alongside throughout your career.

Admission requirements

With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been completed within the previous five years, including the year of application.

  • Grades - AAA
  • Subjects - Including Chemistry and Biology or Human Biology.
  • Contextual admissions - At St George’s, we want to attract students who share our mission to improve the health of society, regardless of their background. That’s why our Contextual Admissions schemes take into consideration additional information from your application, like the school you attended or the area you live in or if you have been in care, to make the admissions process fairer.

International Baccalaureate

  • Award - Full Award Diploma
  • Scores - Overall score of 36
  • Subjects - 18 points at Higher Level, including a minimum grade 6 in Biology and Chemistry. At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be attained in Maths and English, if at least a 6 (B) has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English. We accept both Mathematics: analysis & approaches and Mathematics: applications & interpretations.

English language

If you are applying from outside of the UK, you will need to meet the English language requirements outlined here.This is a group 1 course.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Broad introductory syllabus covering all modules, themes and teaching strands.
  • Half day general practice and community visits
  • Life Support Module (Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems)
  • Good Medical Practice Clinical Attachment (Paediatrics and Geriatrics, Medicine, Surgery)
  • Life Maintenance Module (Endocrine and Alimentary Systems, Kidney and Body Fluids, Metabolism)

Year 2

  • Life Structure module (Musculoskeletal and Integument, Genetics)
  • Good Medical Practice clinical placement continuation
  • Life Control module (Neuroscience and Psychiatry)
  • Student selected components; study an area of interest in depth, developing research and presentation skills and to gain insight into possible careers
  • Life Cycle module (Inheritance, Reproduction, Growth, Ageing and Disability)
  • Good Medical Practice clinical placement (continuation)
  • Life Protection module (Infection, Immunity, Mechanisms of Disease)
  • Student selected components; study an area of interest in depth, developing research and presentation skills and to gain insight into possible careers

Year 3

  • Foundations of Clinical Practice: Establishes core knowledge and skills for safe transition to clinical placements.

  • Mechanisms of disease: Reviews and extends learning in life protection topics.

  • Body systems: Revisits learning in each major organ system to support generalist clinical history and examination skills.

  • Specialties: Contains key cases from areas covered in penultimate year placements: paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, neurology, psychiatry and rheumatology.

Year 4 and 5

Year 4, the penultimate year, features rotation through a series of clinical attachments in: medicine, senior health, cardiology, surgery (including surgical specialties), palliative care, neurology, neurosurgery, neurorehabilitation, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynaecology, and paediatrics.

In the final year, five-week assistantships in medicine, surgery and general practice offer the opportunity for a one-to-one apprenticeship with a foundation (junior) doctor or GP. You’ll also experience rotations in critical care and anaesthetics, accident and emergency, and public health.

After finals assessments, you will undertake a five-week elective activity. This is an opportunity for you to explore, in a practical setting, an aspect of medicine of particular interest to you or relevant to your future career in medicine, anywhere in the world.

Clinical attachments are based at healthcare trusts, hospitals and other community-based sites mostly in south London and the south east of England. In the later years of the course, placements can include more distant sites in order that students gain experience in a range of urban and more rural settings.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

We utilise a variety of teaching styles to encourage learning including:

  • lectures
  • expert tutorials
  • clinical and communication skills sessions
  • demonstrator-led anatomy teaching using whole-body prosections in the Dissecting Room
  • directed self-learning
  • student-selected special study
  • independent study.

Tuition fees

  • Home fees : £9,250/year
  • EU/International fees : £38,500/year


Students who complete the course are awarded a primary medical qualification called the MBBS.

Continuing studies

Student who complete the course are eligible to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC), and undertake the GMC Foundation Programme.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of the Foundation Year 1 programme is normally achieved within 12 months and is marked by the award of a Certificate of Experience. You will then be eligible to apply for full registration with the General Medical Council. You need full registration with a licence to practise medicine unsupervised in the UK in the NHS or private practice.

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St George's, University of London

At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medicine, health and science, from the exploration of global...

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Why study at St George's, University of London

At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of medicine, science and allied health courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to provide you with the skills and experience you need to take your next step.

St George’s excellence has been recognised by The Complete University Guide 2022, where we are ranked within the top five universities in the UK for graduate prospects. We prepare our students with the skills and knowledge to develop into well-rounded individuals equipped for the lifelong careers.

Our close links with local healthcare trusts, in particular St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with which we share a campus, put us in a unique position to give our students a real taste of what their future working lives hold. St George’s is tackling today’s challenges head-on, such as the work our researchers, staff and students are currently undertaking to combat Covid-19. By studying with us, you will join a community that is making a difference.

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St George's, University of London

Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE London
United Kingdom

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