Medicine programmes

Benefit from extensive clinical experience at our partner NHS Trusts, and have direct contact with patients from your very first term

Key information


MBBS/BSc in Medicine (for undergraduates)
UCAS code: A100
Duration: 6 years full-time
Start date: October
Information on tuition fees 2018-19


Our Graduate Medicine degree (UCAS code A109) has been temporarily suspended for September 2019 entry while we update the curriculum.

A new version of Graduate Medicine will be launched for 2020 entry. Information on the new course will be published in early 2019.

How to applyApply online now through UCAS

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.

Science
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.


Programme outline

Please note that the curriculum of this course is currently being reviewed as part of a College-wide process to introduce a standardised modular structure. As a result, the content and assessment structures of this course may change for your year of entry. We therefore recommend that you check this course page before finalising your application and after submitting it as we will aim to update this page as soon as any changes are ratified by the College.

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 specialities 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.


MBBS pathways

We offer two routes to an MBBS qualification - the six-year option for undergraduates, and a five-year option for those in possession of a science undergraduate degree. Follow the links below for further information on each pathway.