Medicine programmes

Benefit from extensive clinical experience at our partner NHS Trusts, and have direct contact with patients from your very first term

Key information

MBBS/BSc in Medicine (for undergraduates)
UCAS code: A100
Duration: 6 years full-time
Start date: October
Information on tuition fees 2017-18

MBBS in Medicine (for science graduates only)
UCAS code: A109
Duration: 5 years full-time

Start date: October
Information on tuition fees 2017-18

How to applyApply online now through UCAS

Why study Medicine at Imperial?

A world-class institution

Imperial College London is ranked fourth in the world's top 100 universities for clinical, pre-clinical and health, according to the Times Higher Education World University rankings (2014-15).

Quality of education
The programme is delivered through a range of innovative and traditional teaching methods.

Patient contact throughout your degree
You will have direct contact with patients from the first term.

Dual qualification
Students on the six-year undergraduate programme obtain a BSc in addition to their MBBS.

You will have access to teaching with a strong scientific emphasis throughout your programme. Consequently, you will develop skills in research techniques and methodology and an ability to apply evidence-based medicine wherever you practise.

Programme outline

Years 1 and 2

Focus on the scientific basis of medicine and introductory clinical experience.  Teaching is delivered through a range of lectures, tutorials and problem-based learning sessions.

Year 3
Three 10-week hospital attachments covering General Medicine and Surgery, complemented by a central teaching programme and e-learning.

Year 4
Working towards the BSc - undertaking a series of modules and a supervised research project or a specialist course, giving you an opportunity to delve deeply into a subject that catches your interest.

Year 5
A dedicated Pathology course followed by a year of clinical specialities in rotation, including Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, General Practice and Paediatrics.

Year 6
A range of clinical placements and lecture courses designed to prepare you for your first job as a doctor and a student-selected specialist study module.

MBBS pathways

We offer two routes to an MBBS qualification - the six-year option for undergraduates, and a five-year option for those in possession of a science undergraduate degree. Follow the links below for further information on each pathway.