Facts and figures

The Faculty of Medicine - our size and shape

The statistics for the Faculty of Medicine activity presented here are drawn from the latest College pocket statistics guide (Imperial College Statistics Guide 2019-2020).

  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 (2019-20)

Academic staffResearch staffSupport staffStudent loadStudent : staff ratio
 480  977  1,068  3,860  8.0 : 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 (2019-20)

Home/EU applications receivedOverseas applications receivedNew admissionsApplications : admissions ratio
2,768  1,345  492  8.4 : 1
 
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PG applications and admissions


Applications and admissions - Postgraduate Medicine (2019-20)

Applications received (taught)Applications received (research)New admissions (taught)New admissions (research)Applications : admissions
 3,694  1,584  558  343  5.9 : 1
Note - Applications : admissions ratio is for 2019-20 entry.
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UG degrees awarded


Undergraduate degrees awarded (2018-19)

 First2.1TotalPercentage of first / 2.1
 Medicine - MBBS n/a n/a  291 n/a 
 School of Medicine 283 147 434 99.1%
Note - Total includes all degree classifications. Total does not include awards made to occasional students.
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Academic expenditure

 
Academic expenditure (2018-19)

 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 92,622 24,147 80,617 70,072
Department of Medicine 26,967 6,266 27,159 22,720
Department of Surgery and Cancer 20,876 3,190 19,471 10,523
Institute of Clinical Sciences 1,784 2,407 2,871 3,156
Institute of Global Health 694 167 0 0
National Heart and Lung Institute 17,316 2,536 12,394 11,072
School of Public Health 13,058 3,502 18,544 22,430
Medicine HQ 11,927 6,077 177 171
Note - The Faculty of Medicine accounted for 43.7% of total academic expenditure at Imperial College during this period.
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Research grants and contracts


Research grants and contracts income (2018-19)

(All figures in £k)Faculty of MedicineDepartment of MedicineDepartment of Surgery and CancerInstitute of Clinical Sciences
Research councils 27,751 15,175 4,472 1,960
UK charities 48,572 17,942 9,256 1,964
UK gov., including health authorities 37,877 9,111 12,309 249
UK industry 9,518 1,098 3,656 12
EU and overseas industry 20,826 3,075 1,452 49
EU government bodies 10,055 5,493 1,473 1,174
Other 21,050 7,315 2,649 84
Total 175,649 59,209 35,267 5,491
Note - 'EU government bodies' category includes the European Commission.
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(Research grants and contracts income for 2018-19 continued below)

(All figures in £k)National Heart and Lung InstituteSchool of Public HealthMedicine HQ
Research councils 1,962 4,176 7
UK charities 14,569 4,841 0
UK gov., including health authorities 4,496 11,367 345
UK industry 1,508 3,245 0
EU and overseas industry 4,104 12,147 0
EU government bodies 989 926 0
Other 788 10,214 0
Total 28,416 46,915 352
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 2021

  • The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 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 2021.

The Complete University Guide - University Subject Tables 2021


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.