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  • Undergraduate
  • MBBS/BSc

Medicine

Study medicine with an integrated approach and start your career with an MBBS and BSc qualification.

Benefit from placements at major NHS trusts

Study through an integrated approach in a range of clinical settings

Gain a dual award degree with a specialist BSc built into your course

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Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MBBS/BSc

  • Duration

    6 years

  • Start date

    October 2025

  • UCAS course code

    A100

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Fees

    • Not set Home

    • Not set Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • Charing Cross

    • South Kensington

  • Applications: places

    10 : 1 (2023)

Minimum entry standard

  • AAA (A-level)

  • 38 points (International Baccalaureate)

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Course overview

Come study at one of the largest medicine departments in Europe, with medical campuses across north and west London and partnerships with a wide range of NHS Trusts, hospitals and clinics.

Our newly redeveloped curriculum looks at technological developments in education and healthcare and expectations of medical practice within the NHS of the future, with teaching enriched by our internationally competitive research and clinical expertise.

You will benefit from early exposure to clinical skills training and patient experience, as well as a focus on the application of research skills in phase two. A case-based learning approach integrates and translates scientific knowledge to clinical care and each module builds on the last, adding more depth and complexity.

Successful students will graduate with both an MBBS and BSc qualification with this integrated course. Exceptional students may be offered the opportunity to include a PhD as part of their studies.

We also offer an Intercalated BSc programme for external medical, dental and veterinary students to study at Imperial College London. Find out more about our Intercalated BSc programme.

Subject to university approval.

Key facts

Miscellaneous clinical equipment such as a stethoscope, tablets and scissors.
  • 4th in the world Medicine, Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject, 2024
  • Specialist pathways so you can focus on core fields of interest such as neuroscience or mental health.
  • Accredited by the General Medical Council Graduate qualified for provisional registration with the GMC

Structure

This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

Phase 1 promotes critical thinking, personal/professional development, and team working.

Teaching on each of the body systems will be complemented by case-based learning and early exposure to patient care in a variety of health community settings.

Practical skills will be taught early in the course. There will be a focus on health and prevention of disease, specifically around behaviour change.

Phase 1a modules

Phase 1b modules

Phase 1c modules

In Phase 2 you will undertake your BSc. The BSc pathways at Imperial aim to create clinicians and academics with the ability to interpret and inform best practice, and to extend boundaries of current thinking and advance medicine.

The BSc involves a series of modules and a supervised research project in an area of particular scientific/medical interest. This will enable you to develop consistent foundations in research skills, from which you can grow into a competent clinician and clinical researcher. You will select one of the following specialisms:

 

 

In phase 3, you will experience how clinical teams work together to deliver patient care from beginning to end of life. Significant emphasis will be placed on preparing you for clinical practice.

During Phase 3b (final year), you will undertake a Pre-Foundation Assistantship (PFA) which focuses on preparing students for their foundation posts (preparedness for practice) in Term 3.

Phase 3a modules

Phase 3b modules

Professional accreditation

This course is professionally accredited by General Medical Council.

This means that your education meets a respected and recognised standard, starting your career with skills and attitudes needed to deliver high-quality care.

Associateship

As well as your main Imperial degree, you will also receive the award of the Associateship of the Imperial College School of Medicine (AICSM). This associateship is awarded by one of our historic constituent Colleges.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures
  • Skill-based learning
  • Scientific practicals
  • Clinical placements
  • Case studies
  • Flipped classrooms
  • Computer workshops
  • Laboratory classes
  • Guided problem solving
  • Independent study

Assessment methods

  • Papers from a written report
    Written assessments
  • Clinical assessments
  • Reports and write ups
  • Lay communications
  • Oral presentation
  • Progress tests
  • Workplace assessments
  • Applied knowledge tests

Your timetable and learning

We use a repeating schedule to allow you to focus on Professional Knowledge, Clinical Skills, Professional Values and Behaviours at specific times.

You will focus on deep and active learning methods, such as flipped classrooms and team-based Learning so you can practise and apply your knowledge and critical thinking. 

Assessment

Your performance will be assessed by a combination of written and clinical examinations and continuous assessment.

Assessments for the MBBS programme are pass/fail. In-course assessments and examinations relating to the science modules in Phase 2 contribute to the final classification for honours for the BSc element of the MBBS/BSc degree and are graded.

Medical Licensing Assessment

The General Medical Council's Medical Licensing Assessment aims to demonstrate that those who obtain registration with a licence to practise medicine in the UK meet a common threshold for safe practice.

To obtain registration with a licence to practise, you will need to pass both parts of the MLA, pass university finals and demonstrate your fitness to practise.

Student agreement

Due to the unique nature of Medicine courses, which emphasise clinical placements, all students will be asked to sign an agreement upon entry which sets out the responsibilities of both the university and the student.

The agreement complements the university's current policies and procedures, promoting a coherent understanding between students and the Faculty as to what is expected from each and improving the student’s learning experience.‌

Placements and location of study

You will complete a number of placements and clinical attachments throughout your degree. Most of your study will be at our South Kensington and Charing Cross Campuses, however, your studies will also take you off-campus at various points in each academic year.

During phase one, you will undertake community-based experiences at General Practices in London. Practices will be accessible by either bus or train, usually requiring under one hour travel.

The Phase 3 clinical specialities, as well as other opportunities to specialise, may be located at other Imperial campuses such as Charing CrossChelsea and WestminsterHammersmithRoyal BromptonSt. Mary’s.

You can expect to complete attachments at the below list of teaching hospitals, provided as a guide:

  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • London North West Healthcare NHS Trust – Ealing Hospital
  • Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust
  • Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust – Charing Cross, Hammersmith, St Mary's and Western Eye Hospitals
  • London North West Healthcare NHS Trust – Northwick Park
  • Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust
  • West Middlesex University Hospital

We have partnerships with healthcare providers inside and outside of London, and the list above is given as a guide and is not intended to be exhaustive.

The main clinical attachments or training away from South Kensington and Charing Cross are in the Phase 1c, Phase 3a and Phase 3b:

  • Phase 1c: three 8-weeks clinical placements (including one in General Practice)
  • Phase 3a: dedicated pathology course and a range of clinical specialities
  • Phase 3b: range of clinical attachments and elective period

Staff expertise

At Imperial, you will be taught by a range of teachers of all levels from Professors to PhD students, including some who undertake groundbreaking research and are regarded as experts in their field. You may also experience peer teaching and be taught by specialists external to the university.

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply via UCAS

When applications open, you will be able to start your application via UCAS Hub. There you can add this course as one of your choices and track your application.

Applications open on 14 May 2024

Application deadlines – 15 October 2024 at 18.00 (UK time)

Tuition fees

Home fee

2025 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Home fee for 2024–25 was £9,250 per year

Overseas fee

2025 entry

Not set
As a guide, the Overseas fee for 2024–25 was £53,700 per year

Scholarships

Imperial Bursary

Value per award

  • £1,000–£5,000 per year

Who it's for

  • Home students whose household income falls below £60,000 a year
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Medicine scholarships

Who it's for

  • Students who have Firm Unconditional places to study Medicine at Imperial.
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NHS funding

Value per award

  • Full tuition fee support and a means-tested bursary or a tuition fees only bursary.

Who it's for

  • Students in the final (clinical) years of their MBBS
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How will studying at Imperial help my career as a doctor?

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Graduate with the skills and knowledge to enter into a diverse range of careers including clinical medical practice, biomedical research, the pharmaceutical industry, scientific journalism and healthcare management.

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Access the specialist careers support from the medical school careers team, alongside the support offered through your personal tutor and other medical school staff. Including one-to-one appointments, talks from doctors in different specialities, skill sessions, networking events and careers fairs, a dedicated careers websites and much more.

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Achieving this MBBS provides you with a primary medical qualification (PMQ), entitling you to provisional registration with the GMC and license to practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts. In your final year, we will support you to apply for a Foundation Year 1 post through the UK Foundation Programme selection scheme.

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On successful completion of the Foundation Year 1 programme you can apply for full registration with the GMC before entering Foundation Year 2.

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As a doctor you’ll need full registration with a license to practise for unsupervised medical practise in the NHS or UK private practice, although regulations in this area are subject to change. Then, you can train as a specialist through an NHS scheme, choosing from around seventy different specialities.

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