UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences


Medicine degrees

With our renowned MBBS undergraduate Medicine programme, you will graduate with a Primary Medical Qualification and become a highly capable and patient-centred clinician. Our postgraduate and research degrees in the practice and teaching of medicine provide world-leading scientific and clinical expertise directed towards better understanding and treatment of human disease.

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Join a Virtual Open Day to find out more about our programmes and get the chance to ask your questions in a live session. Book your place today.

Medicine MBBS BSc: Thurs 25 April, 4.30pm

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Our programmes

Join UCL's world-leading academic community working in medicine and taught by internationally renowned educators and researchers from our Division of Medicine and the UCL Medical School. Our medicine programmes explore the biomedical and care needs of patients and other groups, while our medical education programmes help you become expert medical educators in a range of contexts.

Medicine MBBS, BSc

Study the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) with us to become a highly capable, patient-centred clinician, grounded in science and best practice. 

  • Full-time, 6 years.
  • Subjects: Medicine

Medicine, MPhil / PhD

This master's degree focuses on over- and under-nutrition, which apply to most developed nations as well as those undergoing rapid transformation.

  • Full-time, 1 year.
  • Subjects: Medicine

Health Professions Education, MSc 

This course provides the training you need to develop your career as an educator and leader. You can choose from five pathways: a flexible route, or specialising in Leadership, Research, Primary Care, or Assessment.

  • Full-time, 1 year. Flexible, 5 years.
  • Subjects: Medical Education | Medicine

Medical Education, MSc

This is a flexible, part-time, modular master's programme designed by the Royal College of Physicians and UCL for doctors who intend to have a significant role in medical education.

  • Flexible, 5 years.
  • Subjects: Medical Education | Medicine

Division of Medical Education, MPhil / PhD

On this full or part-time PhD programme, you will have access to high levels of pedagogical expertise for your development as a successful independent researcher.

  • Full-time, 3 years. Part-time, 5-years.
  • Subjects: Medical Education | Medicine

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Why study Medicine at UCL?

Our goal is to educate 'The UCL Doctor' - a highly capable, and patient-centred clinician, equipped to practise medicine in a professional, inclusive and sustainable way. Study in the heart of London and work closely with several major teaching hospitals to gain a world class medical education. UCL is ranked 7th for Clinical and Health in the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject.

MBBS student George at Westminster

Be who you want to be

MBBS student George has an interest in space medicine. He discusses an average day as a medical student and his experience with Sexpression UK.

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Add research with an MBPhD

MBBS students can build on research skills gained during the BSc year by including a three-year research degree within their programme. Find out more.

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Global leader for medicine

UCL is a global leader for medicine, ranked 6th in the world for Medicine (and first in London) in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023.

MBPhD student Izabella at a microscope in a lab

Exploring brain tumours in children

MBPhD student Izabella researched the diagnosis and treatment for children with brain tumours at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

MBBS student Martin at a demonstration with fellow activists

Doctors who engage with society

MBBS student Martin became interested in activism around public health during his time at UCL and aspires to change attitudes and eventually policy.

Oz Ismail

Where science meets comedy

Scientist and stand-up comedian Oz researched Alzheimer's Disease for his PhD. He co-hosts an award-winning podcast, 'Why Aren't You a Doctor Yet?'

Making the UCL Doctor

The goal of the UCL MBBS programme is to produce the UCL Doctor: a highly competent and scientifically literate clinician, equipped to practise person-centred medicine in a constantly changing modern world, with a foundation in the basic medical and social sciences. See more about the programme.

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The MBBS integrates basic medical sciences and clinical sciences with professional skills and competences, to be able to award a Primary Medical Qualification. UCL is the gateway to rewarding careers in different medical and surgical specialities and we encourage the development of future leaders in healthcare.

After graduation, the two-year UK Foundation Programme offers opportunities to gain insight into possible career options or build a wider appreciation of medical practice before embarking on specialist training.

Our medical education programmes help you to navigate educational career routes in diverse settings. Graduates are equipped to deliver excellent education in diverse contexts, from university settings to clinical workplaces.

Former master’s students now work in education leadership roles within NHS Trusts, as teaching clinicians, university tutors, lecturers, and researchers in clinical and non-clinical areas. Graduates also become clinical education policymakers and managers.

Every day is different and unique, and I am constantly surprised and challenged. I might start off by joining a ward round in the morning after a handover. We'll see patients with a consultant.

We then might break with a tutorial and dive into one of the cases in depth, and then maybe explore some of the subjects in that.

In the future, once I’m working as a doctor, I hope to remain active in the field of sexual health. I hope to maintain my enthusiasm for space and perhaps work towards a career in space medicine, perhaps as a flight surgeon.

George Barker, MBBS Medicine.

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Did you know?

  • UCL is a prestigious medical school which has educated doctors since 1834.
  • Six former students and staff have been awarded Nobel Prizes. Medical advances have included the discovery of adrenaline, the immune system or auto-immune disease.
  • We have one of the largest concentrations of biomedical scientist in Europe.
  • Among over 100 principal investigators are Fellows of the Royal Society, members of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Senior Investigators of the National Institute for Health Research.
  • UCL is ranked 7th for Clinical and Health in the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject.

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Our research in Medicine

Our research aims to understand the basis of disease, and to develop better diagnostics and treatments for disease. Our research areas include respiratory medicine, renal medicine, imaging, inflammation, and experimental medicine. A research degree at UCL offers broad research training opportunities under the supervision of world-class academics, and the chance to collaborative with scientists, clinicians, and healthcare industries.

Trial shows reduced mortality in kidney failure patients

Mortality in patients with kidney failure has been found to be 23% lower among those treated with high dose haemodiafiltration compared to those treated with high flux haemodialysis.

Devastating heart condition can be reversed

Three men with heart failure caused by the build-up of sticky, toxic proteins are now free of symptoms after their condition spontaneously reversed.

Our teaching leads

Dr Kerry Calvo

Dr Kerry Calvo

Professor Faye Gishen

Prof Faye Gishen

Professor Ann Griffin

Prof. Ann Griffin

Dr Miranda Kronfli

Dr Miranda Kronfli

Professor Reza Motallebzadeh

Prof. Reza Mottallebzadeh


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