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

  • High BMAT
  • Russell Group
  • London
  • 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
A100 - Undergraduate MBBS - 6 years
A109 - Graduate entry MBBS - 5 years (currently suspended)
Students all complete an iBSc in addition to their MBBS.
Courses offered1
A109 - Graduate entry MBBS - 5 years (currently suspended)
Graduate entryCurrently suspended
A101 - Graduate entry for science graduate is currently suspended while the curriculum is updated.
Foundation or accessNot offered
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
UCATNot Offered
BMATCut off score: 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
The cut off score varies year of year, so please use this as a guide only.
Average BMAT score: unknown
Weighting: 100% for applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements
GAMSATNot Offered
Academic Requirements
GSCEGCSE’s not used
Subjects required: English Language
Grades required: B/6
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 highersunknown
Scottish advancedunknown
IB 39 points
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.
Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only) 2:1 Honours degree
Degree Subjects: science related degree
Degree Class: 2:1 minimum
Applications in 19/202400
Total number of home applicants: 2400
Interviews in 19/20850
Total number of applicants interviewed: 850
Offers in 19/20600
Total number of offers: 600
Success rate in 19/20Application success rate:
Offers per applicant: 1 in 4
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: 1 in 1.4


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