Facts and figures

The Faculty of Medicine - our size and shape

The statistics for Faculty of Medicine activity presented here are drawn from the latest College pocket statistics guide (Imperial College Statistics Guide 2017-2018).

  1. Numbers have been rounded as appropriate.
  2. MRes students are counted as research students.
  3. Overseas students are counted as any from non-EU countries.

Faculty of Medicine size and shape

Student : staff ratios


Full-time equivalent staff numbers and student : staff ratios (2018-19)

Academic staffResearch staffSupport staffStudent loadStudent : staff ratio
 450  1,012  1,114  3,676  8.2 : 1
Note - Student : staff ratio is in terms of academic staff only.
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UG applications and admissions


Applications and admissions - Undergraduate Medicine (2018-19)

Home/EU applications receivedOverseas applications receivedNew admissionsApplications : admissions ratio
2,421  1,302  417  8.9 : 1
 
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PG applications and admissions


Applications and admissions - Postgraduate Medicine (2018-19)

Applications received (taught)Applications received (research)New admissions (taught)New admissions (research)Applications : admissions
 2,762  1,401  692  434  3.7 : 1
Note - Applications : admissions ratio is for 2018-19 entry.
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UG degrees awarded


Undergraduate degrees awarded (2017-18)

 First2.1TotalPercentage of first / 2.1
 Medicine - MBBS n/a n/a  331 n/a 
 School of Medicine 203 202 416 97.4%
Note - Total includes all degree classifications. Total does not include awards made to occasional students.
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Academic expenditure

 
Academic expenditure (2017-18)

 General funds (staff, in £k)General funds (other, in £k)Research grants and contracts (staff, in £k)Research grants and contracts (other, in £k)
Faculty of Medicine 88,292 25,602 78,315 74,322
Department of Medicine 27,028 5,225 26,983 25,982
Department of Surgery and Cancer 20,311 2,533 19,441 13,935
Institute of Clinical Sciences 1,555 2,155 2,544 3,046
Institute of Global Health 612 113 0 0
National Heart and Lung Institute 16,407 2,100 12,004 10,832
School of Public Health 10,856 8,496 17,181 19,178
Medicine HQ 11,524 4,980 163 1,348
Note - The Faculty of Medicine accounted for 45.5% of total academic expenditure at Imperial College during this period.
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Research grants and contracts


Research grants and contracts income (2017-18)

(All figures in £k)Faculty of MedicineDepartment of MedicineDepartment of Surgery and CancerInstitute of Clinical Sciences
Research councils 27,748 14,802 4,668 2,586
UK charities 52,186 21,789 9,780 1,597
UK gov., including health authorities 37,745 9,073 11,094 319
UK industry 6,815 948 3,164 8
EU and overseas industry 19,127 3,511 878 38
EU government bodies 10,786 6,061 1,969 748
Other 22,513 8,231 5,042 88
Total 176,919 64,416 37,568 5,384
Note - 'EU government bodies' category includes the European Commission.
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(Research grants and contracts income for 2017-18 continued below)

(All figures in £k)National Heart and Lung InstituteSchool of Public HealthMedicine HQ
Research councils 1,789 3,898 4
UK charities 14,514 4,506 0
UK gov., including health authorities 4,270 11,604 412
UK industry 1,547 1,148 0
EU and overseas industry 2,970 11,730 0
EU government bodies 963 1,045 0
Other 1,107 8,044 0
Total 27,160 41,975 416
Note - 'EU government bodies' category includes the European Commission.
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External rankings


The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.  Subject rankings 2019

  • The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 judge world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.  The Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health subject ranking table highlights the universities that are leading medicine, dentistry and health subjects.
  • Imperial College was ranked 4th in the world for Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health for 2019.

The Complete University Guide - University Subject Tables 2019


More about our rankings
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further information about the Faculty of Medicine and other College rankings is available in the College League tables pages.


Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

The College submitted to the following medicine-related Units of Assessment within Main Panel A in REF 2014:

  • Unit of Assessment 1 - Clinical Medicine
  • Unit of Assessment 2 - Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care
  • Unit of Assessment 4 - Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
 % of the submission meeting the standard for:Unit of Assessment 1 - Clinical MedicineUnit of Assessment 2 - Public Health, Health Services and Primary CareUnit of Assessment 4 - Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
4* 48 57 50
3* 38 34 42
2* 13 8 7
1* 1 0 1
U/C 0 1 0
FTE category A staff submitted 334.18 54.60 44.33
Note - all results presented in this table are reproduced directly from the REF results and submissions page for Imperial College London (on the HEFCE website).
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 For more information on the College's performance in REF2014, visit the College's Research Excellence Framework web pages.