Medicine programmes

Medicine programmes

Medicine degrees
Programme nameUCAS codeDuration
MBBS/BSc in Medicine (for undergraduates)  A100  Six years
MBBS in Medicine (for science graduates only)  A109   Five years
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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 medicine.


Programme outline and Key facts

Programme outline

Key programme information

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 specialties 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.

Key facts

How much will it cost?
Check out general information about Fees and funding.  There is also detailed information about NHS funding for medical students.

What are the entry requirements?

What will I do when I gradaute?
Find out more about potential career paths


Is Imperial a good place to train?
Imperial College is London is rated one of the world's best universities.  Check out our national and international rankings.

Medicine open days

Coming to an open day gives you a feel for Imperial’s atmosphere and our world leading education experience. The School of Medicine takes part in the College Science & Engineering open days over the course of the year.

You will have a chance to:

  • learn more about the 5-year Graduate Medicine and 6-year undergraduate medicine course
  • clarify what we look for in successful applicants
  • observe a demonstration selection interview in real time.
  • chat to admissions staff and some of our current students
  • meet the President of Imperial College School of Medicine Student’s Union, which exists to help you get the most out of your time at Imperial.

Book your place!