Imperial college london’s faculty of medicine is ranked fourth in the world’s top universities for clinical, pre-clinical and health, according to the Times Higher Education World University rankings 2019. Providing a programme through a range of innovative and traditional teaching methods, it is no surprise that many students apply here. Students also benefit from studying in London, a busy and bustling city. With a diverse patient population and top of their field teaching staff. 

Key Points

  • Heavy UCAT Focus
  • Early Clinical Focus
  • Very Competitive

About the university Compare

Key Information
Phone number+44 (0)20 7589 5111
Course Information
Teaching styleCBL
Case-Based Learning with early clinical exposure. The spiral curriculum is delivered in three phases with a focus on layering knowledge from the previous phase of study.
Phase 1 - preclinical
Phase 2 - BSc
Phase 3 - integration into clinical
Course length 5-6 years
Undergraduate MBBS - 6 years
Graduate entry MBBS - 5 years
Students all complete an iBSc in addition to their MBBS.
Courses offered1
Undergraduate MBBS - 6 years
MBBS science graduate entry (A109) - 5 years - currently suspended from entry for curriculum update.
Graduate entryYes but suspended
Graduate entry for science graduate is currently suspended while the curriculum is updated.
Foundation or accessNo
University Life
Local areaLondon
Being located in London students will benefit from the multicultural city and will provide students with a broad range of patients to learn from.
Social lifeBeing a student in a large University gives students a great opportunity to join clubs and societies that are on offer, as well as socialising with a diverse range of students.
Interview styleMMI
Interviews last around 45 minutes and are followed by a tour of the South Kensington Campus.
Interview datesDecember to March
Interview topicsInterviews will assess the following:
  • Motivation and realistic approach to medicine as a career
  • Capacity to deal with stressful situations
  • Evidence of commitment to the values of the NHS constitution
  • Evidence of working as a leader and a team member
  • Ability to multitask
  • Likely contribution to university life
  • Communication skills and maturity of character
  • Admissions Tests
    GAMSATCandidates must achieve a minimum score in their BMAT, this cut-off varies each year. In 2019 the cut-off scores were:
    Section 1 - 3.5
    Section 2 - 3.5
    With a minimum of sections 1 + 2 = 8.6
    Section 3 - 2.5C
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSE’s not used
    A-levelA*AA is common
    Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
    Grades required: AAA but A*AA is most common for successful applicants
    Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted
    Retake policy No
    If you are resitting examinations please contact the admissions team by 20th September to determine whether they would accept an application from you.
    Some circumstances may be acceptable.
    Scottish highers 39 points typically
    Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
    Grades required: 38 points with grade 7 and 6 in required subjects
    Typical offers are between 38 and 39 points.
    Scottish advanced
    BDGA only 2:1 Honours degree
    Subjects required: science related degree
    Grades required: 2:1 minimum
    Applications in 18/192400
    Total number of home applicants: 2400
    Interviews in 18/19850
    Total number of applicants interviewed: 850
    Offers in 18/19600
    Total number of offers: 600
    Success rate in 18/19Application success rate:
    Offers per applicant: 1 in x.x
    Interview success rate:
    Offers per interview: 1 in x.x

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