This six-year programme includes an integrated BSc (except for graduate entrants with UK degrees), leading to the awards of Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). The curriculum is centred on key health problems, clinical presentations and patient pathways. You will have clinical contact throughout with patients and doctors.
- UCAS code
Full-time: 6 years
- Application deadline
- 15 October 2018
- London, Bloomsbury
- General Medical Council (GMC)
- Biology and Chemistry required.
- AAB (more about contextual offers)
- Biology and Chemistry required at grades AA.
- English Language and Mathematics at grade B or 6. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-requirements
- A total of 19 points in three higher level subjects including Biology and Chemistry, each with minimum score 6. No score below 5.
- 36 (more about contextual offers)
- A total of 17 points in three higher level subjects with a minimum score of 6 in Chemistry and Biology and no score below 5.
UK applicants qualifications
For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:
Not acceptable for entrance to this programme
Pass in Access to HE Diploma (Medicine) from the College of West Anglia, with a minimum of 28 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units, the remainder of the credits in the Level 3 units awarded with Merit.
D2,D3,D3 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects. Chemistry and Biology required.
A1,A,A at Advanced Highers (or A1,A at Advanced Higher and A,A,A at Higher), to include Chemistry and Biology at Advanced Higher.
Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus Chemistry and Biology GCE A levels at grades A*AA.
In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.
Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates
UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are intensive one-year foundation courses for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.
Typical UPC students will be high achievers in a 12-year school system which does not meet the standard required for direct entry to UCL.
For more information see: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc.
English language requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.
The English language level for this programme is: Advanced
A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.
As a student of medicine at UCL you will be joining a prestigious medical school, part of the largest Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) in Europe.
Six former students and staff have been awarded Nobel Prizes. Medical advances have included the discovery of adrenaline, the immune system, the hormone aldosterone and auto-immune disease.
You will be taught by those at the forefront of international research and cutting-edge practice in medical sciences and clinical medicine.
Our location in central London provides access to exciting clinical attachments in a range of settings.
The MBBS is accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC) as a Primary Medical Qualification
In each year of your degree you will take a number of compulsory modules. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken through both formative and integrated summative methods.
Your degree will follow a six-year programme inclusive of an integrated BSc (except for graduate entrants with UK degrees) leading to the award of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
The MBBS programme aspires to educate the 'UCL Doctor': a highly competent and scientifically literate clinician who is equipped to practise patient-centred medicine in a constantly changing modern world and has a foundation in the basic medical and social sciences.
The MBBS at UCL is a six-year integrated programme of study. Each year comprises a number of themed integrated modules, focusing on:
Year 1: Fundamentals of Clinical Science 1
Year 2: Fundamentals of Clinical Science 2
Year 3: Integrated BSc
Year 4: Integrated Clinical Care
Year 5: The Life Cycle and Specialist Practice
Year 6: Preparation for Practice
Students who are already UK graduates are exempt from the integrated BSc and will move directly from year two to year four.
Clinical and Professional Practice (CPP) modules run 'vertically' across the entire MBBS programme.
There are 16 CPP modules organised into three groupings: Integrated Clinical and Professional Practice (including: Anatomy and Imaging, Cinical Skills and Practical Procedures, Pathological Sciences, Use of Medicines and Use of Evidence); Overarching Themes (including: Mental Health, Social Determinants of Health, Ethics and Law and Clinical Communication); and Student-centred Learning, Person-centred Learning.
Students may choose Student Selected Components (SSCs) in years one, two and six and in the elective period in year six. SSCs allow students to pursue special interests and develop a range of generic skills. They include choices in science, research, the arts, and humanities and languages.
For highly motivated and especially able students there is the opportunity to obtain a PhD in addition to the BSc and MBBS degrees. A small number of students are selected each year for the MBPhD programme. Selection takes place during year four of the programme.
An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year.
A variety of teaching and learning methods are used throughout the programme. These include: small group activities, lectures, self-paced and computer-assisted learning, practical work, patient and community-based activities, and private study. Anatomy and imaging are taught through a combination of dissection, prosection and computer simulation. You will also learn from a range of healthcare professionals and patients during placements.
You will be assessed using a wide range of methods, including single-best-answer questions, data interpretation, practical examinations, clinical examinations, workplace-based assessment and a comprehensive portfolio. The integrated BSc year will be assessed partly through a research project and also using your marks from years one and two.
Detailed course descriptions are available on the department website: Medicine MBBS BSc.
The programme integrates basic medical sciences and clinical sciences with professional skills and competencies throughout the programme. The integrated BSc enhances key generic skills including independent learning, critical thinking, scholarly writing and scientific method.
Your medical degree opens up a structured career framework and a wealth of opportunities. You will have access to the UCL Careers Service, and to specialist help and advice through the Careers and Foundation Transition Committee of the Medical School.
The two-year foundation programme for medical graduates offers the opportunity to gain insight into possible career options or to build a wider appreciation of medical practice before embarking on specialist training.
First career destinations of recent graduates (2013-2015) of this programme include:
- FY1/F1 Junior Doctor (Foundation Year 1), Heart Of England NHS Foundation Trust
- FY1/F1 Junior Doctor (Foundation Year 1), Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trus
- FY1/F1 Junior Doctor (Foundation Year 1), University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Academic Foundation Doctor, Borders General Hospital (NHS)
- FY1/F1 Junior Doctor (Foundation Year 1), Basildon Hospital (NHS)
Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013-2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
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“As I've reached my clinical years, I've learnt to appreciate the advantage we have by rotating around some of the best hospitals in the country. The University College Hospital and the Royal Free are known for offering specialised modern treatments. Having access to such a large number of patients has been crucial to our learning. ”Carmen Camino Garcia - Medicine MBBS BSc Fifth Year
Fees and funding
The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2019/20 academic year. The UK/EU fees shown are for the first year of the programme at UCL only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase. The Overseas fees shown are the fees that will be charged to 2019/20 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below.
- UK/EU students
- £9,250 (2019/20)
- Overseas students
- £34,660 (2019/20) - Fixed fees for Overseas students do not apply for this programme. Overseas students entering in Year 1 pay the fees in 5 annual instalments of £34,660 (2 x £23,300 plus 3 x £42,230). Continuing Overseas students transferring in will pay £42,230 per year, representing the clinical rate for the later years of the MBBS programme. All fees are subject to annual increases of up to 5%.
Full details of UCL's tuition fees, tuition fee policy and potential increases to fees can be found on the UCL Students website.
Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.
If you are concerned by potential additional costs for books, equipment, etc. on this programme, please get in touch with the relevant departmental contact (details given on this page).
The scholarships listed below are for 2018 entry. Funding opportunities for students applying for 2019 entry will be published when they are available.
The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.