Facts and figures

Our Size and Shape  - External Rankings - REF 2014 - Key Information Sets


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 (2014-15). 

  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.


Full-time equivalent staff numbers and student : staff ratios (2015-16)

Academic staffResearch staffSupport staffStudent loadStudent : staff ratio
 437  1,041  1,137  3,312  7.6 : 1
Note - Student : staff ratio is in terms of academic staff only.
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Applications and admissions - Undergraduate Medicine (2015-16)

Home/EU applications receivedOverseas applications receivedNew admissionsApplications : admissions ratioAverage tariff score on entry
2,054  719  380  7.3 : 1  532
Note - The method used in calculating the average tariff scores includes all qualifications that fall within the UCAS tariff points system (A* = 140, A = 120, B = 100, C = 80, D = 60, E = 40).
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Applications and admissions - Postgraduate Medicine (2015-16)

Applications received (taught)Applications received (research)New admissions (taught)New admissions (research)Applications : admissions
 1,556  1,105  357  285  4.1 : 1
Note - Applications : admissions ratio is for 2015 entry.
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Undergraduate degrees awarded (2015-16)

 First2.1TotalPercentage of first / 2.1
 Medicine - MBBS n/a n/a  365 n/a 
 School of Medicine 151 217 382 96.3%
Note - Total includes all degree classifications. Total does not include awards made to occasional students.
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Academic expenditure (2014-15)

 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 75,119 14,447 85,841 73,353
Department of Medicine 23,284 4,252 32,811 27,131
Department of Surgery and Cancer 13,679 2,858 19,822 14,864
Institute of Clinical Sciences 1,137 266 2,484 4,764
Institute of Global Health 416 126 0 0
National Heart and Lung Institute 14,815 2,503 15,093 11,953
School of Public Health 8,918 2,664 15,339 13,138
Medicine HQ 12,870 1,778 292 1,503
Note - The Faculty of Medicine accounted for 45.8% of total academic expenditure at Imperial College during this period.
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Research grants and contracts income (2014-15)

(All figures in £k)Faculty of MedicineDepartment of MedicineDepartment of Surgery and CancerInstitute of Clinical Sciences
Research councils 33,558 16,332 5,184 4,209
UK charities 50,898 21,071 9,988 1,398
UK gov., including health authorities 45,877 17,235 12,945 401
UK industry 6,875 2,229 2,291 12
EU and overseas industry 14,538 2,353 5,868 4
EU government bodies 10,999 3,915 1,910 1,097
Other 19,551 4,796 1,446 336
Total 182,296 67,931 39,633 7,457
Note - 'EU government bodies' category includes the European Commission.
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(Research grants and contracts income for 2014-15 continued below)

(All figures in £k)Institute of Global HealthNational Heart and Lung InstituteSchool of Public HealthMedicine HQ
Research councils 0 4,235 2,798 800
UK charities 0 13,772 3,968 701
UK gov., including health authorities 0 4,800 10,300 196
UK industry 0 1,114 1,229 0
EU and overseas industry 0 3,610 2,652 51
EU government bodies 0 1,352 2,725 0
Other 0 2,755 10,171 47
Total 0 31,638 33,842 1,795
Note - 'EU government bodies' category includes the European Commission.
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External rankings


The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings' Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health table judges world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

Imperial College was ranked joint 4th in the world for Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health.


The Complete University Guide - Top 10 UK Universities for Medicine 2017

The Complete University Guide's 2017 league tables rank institutions by entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality, research intensity and graduate prospects.

Imperial College was ranked 3rd out of 34 in the UK for Medicine by the Complete University Guide.


More about our rankings
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further information about 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.


Key Information Sets

Key Information Sets - MBBS / BSc Medicine 6 years


Key Information Sets - BSc Biomedical Science


Key Information Sets - BSc Biomedical Science with Management