MBPhD Programme




The programme is only available to students who are currently undertaking a Primary Medical Qualification (MBBS, MBChB or equivalent) at a UK Medical School.


At the point of entry, successful applicants will have:

  • completed the first two years of a full 5 years’ primary medical qualification and;
  • achieved an upper second or first class honours degree (or iBSc).


Non-UCL applicants must have completed, in the UK, 2 years of an equivalent undergraduate medical degree programme and an intercalated BSc, or have entered and completed 2 years of an equivalent undergraduate medical degree programme as a graduate entrant with a BSc which meets UCL regulations for iBSc exemption, and must be eligible to continue at their own Medical School.


The candidate must satisfy the UCL MBBS academic and non-academic entry requirements (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medicalschool/undergraduate/mbbs-admissions/entry-requirements).


Students who are following an accelerated graduate medical programme are not eligible to transfer to UCL's  MBPhD programme. 
(The first two years of accelerated graduate courses are not equivalent to the first two years of UCL's 6 year MBBS programme, which is a regulatory requirement for transfer to the MBBS at UCL.)


At present, College regulations preclude transfers from medical schools outside the United Kingdom.