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Medicine (Malta, 5 Year Programme)

A110 MB BS 5 years

Overview

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Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has launched a five-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme taught on the Mediterranean islands of the Maltese Republic. The MBBS is taught by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, a faculty of QMUL, a member of the Russell Group of leading research-led UK universities.

The programme has been designed to provide students with the medical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes that are required to become a competent Foundation Year (FY1) Doctor. Our spiral curriculum is taught in a series of modules which are based on body systems which, in turn, encompass various scientific and medical themes. The programme is exactly the same as the MBBS London programme in terms of its content, method of delivery and selection criteria.

Key programme information

  • Taught in English
  • Delivered by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Identical core curriculum as the MBBS in London
  • Junior doctor (Foundation Year 1 and 2) positions available in Malta
  • Specialist guidance for home country residency entrance exams - USMLE and MCCEE
  • Early clinical experience with an innovative research-led curriculum
  • Awarded an Medicine MBBS from Queen Mary University of London
  • All candidates apply directly to Queen Mary University of London not UCAS

Russell Group member

Queen Mary is one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

About Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

  • Medicine 2nd - The Guardian University Guide 2017 – UK subject rankings
  • 1st in London for overall student satisfaction – NSS 2016

One of the leading medical schools in the UK, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry brings together two venerable teaching institutions: St Bartholomew’s Hospital, which dates back to 1123, and The London Hospital Medical College, which was the first medical school in England and Wales, founded in 1785. This wealth of tradition is combined with some of the most modern medical facilities in the UK, including the largest new hospital in Europe, the first new dental hospital building in the UK for 40 years, and in the Blizard Building, containing some of the largest open-plan biomedical research laboratories in Europe.

As you would expect from a medical college that has 230 years’ experience of training the next generation of doctors and surgeons, our students are very satisfied with their learning experience – in the most recent National Student Survey (NSS 2016), 94 per cent were satisfied with the quality of their course. We will bringing the same standards of innovative research-led teaching and investment in excellent facilities to our MBBS in Malta.

Research strength

According to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is placed within the top seven UK institutions in all three Units of Assessment – Clinical Medicine; Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care; and Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.

Find out more

Information for US and Canadian students

US and Canadian students can study on the five-year MBBS (Malta) Programme directly after high school without first undertaking a four-year college undergraduate degree. At the end of the five-year MBBS (Malta) programme, students may choose to stay in Malta to apply for their residency or apply for residency in their home country. Either way, in order for students to apply for residency there is no need for students to study a four-year postgraduate medicine qualification after the Malta undergraduate degree.

Residency, taking residency exams and employment

Barts and The London MBBS graduates are highly prized by hospitals around the world, giving our graduates an edge when they enter the competitive jobs market.

Specifically, we have negotiated an expansion in the number of posts available in the Maltese Foundation Programme in response to the development of our new course, for those wishing to remain in Malta.

Student Life in Malta and Gozo

Please visit the School of Medicine and Dentistry website

Where will students be based?

Please visit the School of Medicine and Dentistry website

Student accommodation

Finding the right place to live is important especially if this is the first time students have lived away from home. Student accommodation is available near the Medical School Campus and transport links will be augmented by private buses.

Accommodation information:

  • Students will be sharing their accommodation (three persons).
  • Three bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom and two with additional external bathrooms.
  • Shared living room, kitchen, utilities room, TV and balcony.
  • Communal outside swimming pool.
  • Planned gym and social space.
  • Local small supermarkets and other amenities.
  • Students will not need to pay for any campus commutes provided by the private buses.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants apply to study MBBS Malta via the university, not UCAS. This means that applicants can use up their five UCAS choices, then on top of this, can also apply to study Medicine MBBS Malta (A110).

Applicants can apply to study Medicine MBBS London and also Medicine MBBS Malta.

For example, an applicant applying to six university courses

UCAS choiceUniversity
1Medical school X
2Medical school X
3Medical school X
4Medical school X
5Non Medical school X  e.g. Biomedical Science
Direct applicationUniversity
6Queen Mary University of London, Medicine MBBS Malta (A110)

Further information

For more detailed information about the programme and studying in Malta please fist the School of Medicine and Dentistry website

Email: smd-mbbs-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478

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Structure

MBBS students, Queen Mary University of London

The Medicine MBBS Malta programme has been designed to provide students with the medical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitude that are required to become a competent and safe FY1 Doctor.

The curriculum is taught in a series of modules which are based on BODY SYSTEMS which, in turn, encompass various scientific and medical THEMES.

From 2017 we are introducing the QMUL Model. For further information on this initiative please contact:
Chandra Morar c.morar@qmul.ac.uk

Subjects revisited and built on throughout Phases 1-3:

Each system is visited a minimum of three times during the programme.

PHASE 1 – 5 YEAR MBBS PROGRAMME (YEARS 1 AND 2)
Phase 1 is taught via a series of systems-based modules which introduce the basic biological sciences and address key topics including normal biological structure and function of cells, organs and body systems, the effect of illness on people and their families and the impact of environmental and social factors on health. Students are regularly placed in general practices where they can learn about the clinical context of their growing medical knowledge.
PHASE 2 – 5 YEAR MBBS PROGRAMME (YEARS 3 AND 4)
Students regularly return to the medical school for teaching weeks and assessments as well as being introduced to clinical medicine through a series of placements in our associated teaching hospitals in Malta and Gozo. Students' knowledge and clinical skills are enhanced by working alongside clinical teams both in the hospital and also within community placements. This enables them to expand and apply the knowledge and skills acquired during Phase 1.
PHASE 3 – 5 YEAR MBBS PROGRAMME (YEAR 5)
The final year of the programme provides students with clinical and community placements, practical skills and first-hand experience of the working life of a first year Foundation Year (FY1) doctor. Students are placed in the hospital and firm where they will be based for their FY1 training. On successful completion of final examinations, students complete a four-week elective and this is followed by a further four-week hospital placement.

All students complete three SSCs (Student Selected Components) each year which are based around clinical scenarios, patient interviews, history taking and associated issues surrounding their chosen patient.

Student Selected Components (SSCs)

A portfolio of SSC choices will be made available for students to choose from. This portfolio will include key subject areas, such as dissection and a variety of others similar to those offered in the UK but also those unique to Maltese resources. The School will support the option of students from either site transferring over for a particular SSC experience. They are an integral part of the curriculum enabling students to demonstrate mandatory competences while allowing a degree of choice in studying an area of particular interest to them.

SSCs range from basic sciences (biochemistry, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology), to clinical specialities, community and public health, ethics and law as applied to medicine and understanding the importance of research in the development of medicine. You are encouraged to pursue any area related to medicine or medical sciences that has particularly interested you. Students are also encouraged to organise their own SSCs.

Assessment

The pattern of assessment is a combination of continuous assessment and regular examinations throughout the programme, with final exams each year. A scheme of merits and distinctions rewards excellent or outstanding performance across each sector of the curriculum. There is also a comprehensive scheme of prizes to recognise special ability both in the main examinations and in specialist subjects.

Continuous assessment

Continuous assessment provides you with regular opportunities to consolidate your learning. You can monitor your own progress and teaching staff can identify students who may need additional help with their studies. Continuous assessment takes many forms: short in-course examinations, written accounts of problems or cases studied, poster, clinical or other presentations, log-books, work-books, direct observation or clinical firm grades. This approach to the end-of-year examinations results in less cramming and examination stress for students.

End-of-year examinations

End-of-year examinations measure progression through the core curriculum and use a range of innovative assessment methods. Written papers test knowledge and its application to problem-solving with extended matching questions, short answer and modified essay questions, often used in conjunction with clinical scenarios. In addition, computer-based exams for anatomy, histology and data interpretation are used in the first two phases of the programme.

Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)

These are used from the first year of the programme to assess competence in clinical, communication and practical skills. Students move through a series of stations, where they have five or ten minutes to perform a specified task with real or simulated patient or a mannequin.

Formative assessment workshops

Formative assessment workshops (where scores do not count) and informal feedback in small group teaching sessions help you develop your knowledge, personal and group skills throughout the programme.

Assessment of Student Selected Components

SSCs are assessed individually on a simple grading system, which build into a portfolio covering many aspects of medicine. They must be successfully completed at the end of each year in order to progress to the next year and can help inform the award of merit in other parts of the programme.

Further information

For more details, please contact the admissions team.

Email: smd-mbbs-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478

Entry requirements

This section contains the programme entry requirements for the following groups:

  • UK Students
  • European students
  • International/overseas students

It also includes details of:

  • English language requirements
  • Other qualifications accepted
  • Clinical aptitude test
  • Further entry information

UK Students

Minimum entry from 2017 is AAA

  1. Chemistry or Biology
  2. Another Science or Maths (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths)
  3. Any A level except Critical Thinking, General Studies or Further Maths

For 2016, or earlier, results:

Minimum Grades requirement: three A Levels and one AS Level at AAAb

Compulsory subjects. Two Science A levels from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths. Both Chemistry and Biology at AS to a minimum of grade B. In Year 13, 3 of the accepted A levels must be taken over not more than 2 years study

All three A levels should be taken together over a period which must not exceed two years study unless exempt under the Equalities Act 2010 and exceptional circumstances have been applied for.

All eligible applicants must have at least six GCSEs at grades AAABBB or above to include the following subjects (in any order): Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, English Language and Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistics). The Science double award may substitute all sciences at GCSE.

GCSE requirements for applicants starting in 2019

The requirements will be 777666 or AAABBB or any combination of 3 (7s or As) and 3 (6 or B,s) depending on whether you sit GCSE or IGCSE.

All other subject requirements remain the same.

A-levels achieved prior to Year 13 will be considered as part of the overall academic strength of an application but will not count towards an offer. In year 13, 3 of the accepted A-levels must be taken over not more than 2 years' study.

The minimum entry requirements must be read alongside the selection criteria which gives more information on the selection process from application to interview and offer.

Please visit the School web page for more information.

Scottish Highers

Scottish Highers are not accepted alone. You must also offer Advanced Highers. Candidates must offer three Scottish Highers at grades AAA, including Biology and Chemistry and Advanced Highers at grades AA in two of the subjects offered at Scottish Highers, including Chemistry and/or Biology. English Language at Standard Grade 2 or higher is required.

Irish Leaving Certificate

We require A1 A1 A1 A2 B1 B1 at Higher level including A1 in Chemistry and Biology. English Language at grade B or higher in the Irish Junior Certificate is also required.

Cambridge Pre-U

The Pre-U Diploma is acceptable as an entry qualification. You must offer the full Diploma with grades of D3 or higher in three subjects including Biology and/or Chemistry. If either Chemistry or Biology is offered alone, a second science subject is required. An additional Short-Course in any subject is required at grade M2. You will also be required to offer grades AAABBB, in any order, in GCSEs, to include English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry. The Science double award may substitute all sciences at GCSE.

If you are taking a combination of Pre-U and A-level subjects you should contact the medicine admissions team for advice on the grades you will be required to achieve.

International Baccalaureate

The full International Baccalaureate is acceptable as an entry qualification. You must offer: three subjects including Chemistry or Biology and one other science or mathematical subject at Higher Level, and three subjects at Standard Level including Chemistry or Biology if not offered at the Higher Level. If English is not offered as part of the diploma, it must be offered at GCSE or acceptable equivalent, with grade B or above. The minimum requirement is for 38 points in total with a minimum of 6 points in the Higher Level science subjects and 6 points in the third Higher Level subject.

European students

The European Baccalaureate

The European Baccalaureate is acceptable as an entry qualification. Candidates must offer Chemistry and Biology. Minimum grades of 8.5 are required in each of these two options and a grade of 85 per cent is required overall. Good passes at GCSE (or acceptable equivalent) at grade B or above in Mathematics and English Language are also required if they are not offered as part of the Baccalaureate.

The Malta MBBS programme will accept all European qualifications currently accepted at QMUL for all courses except Medicine and Dentistry in London.

Other European qualifications accepted

The programme will accept all European qualifications currently accepted at Queen Mary at AAA equivalent or better. Grades will be needed in relevant subjects and will follow the Queen Mary guidance for European qualifications.

CountryQualification
AustriaReifeprüfung / Matura pass with distinction or higher, with at least 1.5 overall
BelgiumCertificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS), Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs (GHSO) or Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts. 85% or 8.5/10 or 18/20
BulgariaDiploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie 5.9/6 overall, including 5.9 in one Matura subject (not Bulgarian Language and Literature)
CroatiaSvjedodžba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) 5/5 overall
Cyprus (Greek Cyprus)Cypriot Public Apolytirio Lykeiou with Pancyprian examinations. Achieving a minimum average score of 19/20 overall. This must include at least 18.5 in two relevant Pancyprian examination subjects.
Czech RepublicVysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 1.2 average overall
DenmarkBevis for Studentereksamen (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate) (Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF), Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX) or Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) may also be accepted at 10 overall, including 10, 10, 10 in three Level A subjects
EstoniaGümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate with the State Examination Certificate) 5/5 overall, including 91% in at least three National State Examination subjects
FinlandYlioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination) 7,6,6,5
FranceDiplôme du Baccalauréat 15/20
GermanyZeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife / Abitur 1.5 overall, including 13 in two higher level subjects
GreeceApolytirio Genikou Lykeio plus Panhellenic Examinations with a minimum average score of 19/20 overall. This must include at least 18.5 in two relevant Panhellenic examination subjects.
HungaryÉrettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate) 5 or 80% overall, including two Advanced Level subjects with 80%
IcelandStúdentspróf (from Gymnasium) (Matriculation Certificate) 8/10 overall
ItalyDiploma di Esame di Stato/Diploma di Maturità (Classica/Scientifica/Linguistica) 95 overall
KosovoDiplomë për Kryerjen e Shkollës së Mesme të Lartë (Diploma for High School Graduation) 5/5 overall
LatviaAtestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education) 95% in four State subject exams
LithuaniaBrandos Atestatas (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 95% in three State Matura subjects, plus 9/10 as an average in the School Matura exams
LuxembourgDiplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires (secondary education completion diploma) 52/60
MaltaAdvanced Matriculation AA in the two subjects taken at Advanced level, and AAAB in the four Intermediate subjects
NetherlandsVoorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B) diploma 8 overall
NorwayVitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) 5 overall
PolandMatura/Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci in three subjects taken at Advanced Level
PortugalDiploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação 18/20 overall
RomaniaDiplomă de Bacalaureat (Baccalaureate Diploma) 9/10 overall, including 9/10 in three written subject examinations
SerbiaDiploma o Zavrsenoj Srednjoj Skoli (Diploma of Complete Secondary Education or Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 5/5 overall
SlovakiaVysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 1 overall, including 1 in three subjects taken at Level A
SloveniaMaturitetno spričevalo (Matura Certificate) 5/5 overall
SpainTítulo de Bachiller/Bachillerato 8.5/10 overall
SwedenAvgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate) A-grade average overall, including an A-grade average in at least six subjects. Each of these six subjects must include at least 200 credits of study
SwitzerlandMaturity Certificate (upper secondary school leaving certificate) 5.5 overall, including 6.0 in at least one subject

International/overseas students

CountryQualification

India

Central Boards  (CBSE, ISC )and West Bengal Board 90% Standard XII including Biology and Chemistry with 90% in these and Standard X 85% in Biology Chemistry, English and Maths.

State board qualifications other than West Bengal 95% Standard XII including Biology and Chemistry with 95% in these and Standard X 90% in Biology Chemistry, English and Maths.

Israel

Bagrut with 90% or 9/10 overall, with at least three subjects at 5 units. 
A minimum of six subjects must be studied Bagrut with 90% or 9/10 overall, with at least three subjects at 5 units. 
A minimum of six subjects must be studied

Australia

UAI/TER/ENTER/ATAR score of at least 98.00. In addition Chemistry and Biology must have been studied within year 12.

Canada

In addition Year 12 must include Chemistry and one other science (Biology, Maths or Physics). The average will be calculated looking at academic subjects. Chemistry must be studied in year 11 with a minimum score of 85%

ProvinceEntry Requirement

Alberta

General High School Diploma with a minimum of 90% in five acceptable grade 12 courses.

British Columbia

British Columbia Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with 93% in at least five acceptable grade 12 subjects.

New Brunswick

High School Graduation Diploma with five credits awarded at the 300 Level in at least four subject areas while achieving 90% in each.

Newfoundland or North West TerritoriesHigh School Graduation Diploma with a minimum of 90% in at least five acceptable subjects.
Nova ScotiaGraduate Certificate with minimum of 90% in at least five acceptable subjects at grade 12 level.
OntarioHigh School Completion Certificate with minimum of 90% in at least five acceptable subjects in the Honours University Preparatory Courses (denoted by a 5) or in University Preparatory Courses (denoted by a 4).
Prince Edward IslandA minimum of 90% in six grade 12 courses, at least five of which must be University Preparatory Courses (denoted by 4U). The sixth course could be a University/College Preparation Course (denoted by 4U/C). NB: CU and DU courses are considered on a case-by-case basis with advice from your school and our international representative.
QuebecGraduate Certificate with minimum of 90% in at least five acceptable subjects at grade 12 level.
Prince Edward IslandHigh School Graduate Diploma with a minimum of 90% in at least five acceptable subjects at grade 12.
QuebecDiplome D'Etudes Collegiales (DEC)/Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) with a minimum of 90%.
SaskatchewanComplete Division IV Standing with a minimum of 90% in at least five acceptable subjects.
Yukon TerritorySenior Secondary Graduation Diploma with a minimum of 5As (AAAAA) in acceptable grade 12 courses.

USA and Canada

US and Canadian students can study on the five-year MBBS (Malta) Programme directly after high school if they have completed at least 3 Advanced Placements (AP) in addition to High School Diploma which must be at an average of 85%(A) or higher . The entry criteria is identical to our London program at 3 AP at 5,5,4 or higher of which 2 must be in Chemistry and Biology .

High School Qualifications without Advanced Placement exams are not currently accepted.

English Language requirements

  • IELTS with a score of 7.0 overall
  • IELTS must have been taken within 2 years.
  • Language requirement test scores e.g. IELTS can be submitted at the point of application. Or candidates can make an application without submitting a language test score. Invitation to interview is subject to receiving the language score so candidates will need to submit a score before final interview invitations are sent out. 

Other qualifications accepted

NUS High School of Mathematics and Science

NUS High School Diploma should be offered with 3.6 CAP in Yrs 3-6 and 4.0 CAP in Yrs 5-6. Students must also have taken at least three Advanced Placement examinations and achieve grades of 5, 5, 4. Two of these subjects must be Biology and Chemistry

Clinical aptitude test

All Candidates must sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT).

For further information please visit the Barts MBBS Malta selection criteria web page

Further entry information

Deferred entry

The School of Medicine welcomes applications from school leavers who wish to take a gap year.

Graduate students applying for the Medicine – 5 year MBBS (Malta) Progamme

Only your first undergraduate degree will be considered for entry. Students who have commenced another medical or dental degree and have either voluntarily withdrawn or been de-registered by their university are not eligible to apply.

You may apply in or after the final year of your degree and must be predicted/achieved at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject.

There must have been a significant component of Biology and Chemistry in your degree programme, at least equivalent to AS level.

If you would like to find out whether your degree title is acceptable, you can use our degree title checker.

Graduates with a Non UK degree

Graduate students applying for the Medicine – 5 year MBBS (Malta) Progamme

Only your first undergraduate degree will be considered for entry. Students who have commenced another medical or dental degree and have either voluntarily withdrawn or been de-registered by their university are not eligible to apply.

You may apply in or after the final year of your degree and must be predicted/achieved at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject.

There must have been a significant component of Biology and Chemistry in your degree programme, at least equivalent to AS level if you do not have Biology and Chemistry A level.

If you would like to find out whether your degree title is acceptable, you can use our degree title checker.

Graduates with a Non UK degree

Graduates who offer a degree with at least an upper second class honours or equivalent who have graduated from a university outside the UK, must send the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office smdadmissions@qmul.ac.uk the following prior to application to ensure your eligibility to apply:

  • A transcript of your degree (translated into English if necessary)
  • A statement of comparability from NARIC confirming your degree is comparable to a British Bachelor (Honours) degree standard www.naric.org.uk
  • Graduates from America or Canada must offer an Honours degree with a GPA of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Work experience

We would expect that applicants will have undertaken some voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or observation in a medical clinical setting. It is important for applicants to have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional involves.

Age requirements

Individuals who would be below the age of 18 on the first day of the course in September will not be admitted to the course.

Further information

For more details, please contact the admissions team.

Email: smd-mbbs-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478

Learning and teaching

MBBS Medicine Malta

With support from tutors, you are encouraged to develop an independent attitude to learning. This approach prepares you well for life as a qualified doctor. The teaching methods ensure that you can understand the principles of medicine and apply your knowledge in the same way when treating a patient. Important features of our teaching include:

  • Lectures
  • Problem-Based Learning (PBL) – this is a central element of the medical curriculum. It is an active way of learning that teaches students problem solving skills and teamwork while at the same time allowing them to acquire basic knowledge.
  • Practical sessions – these take place in our laboratories, IT labs, clinical skills labs and/or wards.
  • Communication skills – we provide practical training in interviewing techniques with special sessions devoted to communication between doctors or dentists and their patients.
  • Project work will bring you in to contact with the local community.
  • E-learning – this allows you to have access to a large amount of teaching material via ‘Blackboard’ – an intranet-based facility. You can revisit lectures and review other teaching materials at your convenience.

Assessment

The pattern of assessment is a combination of continuous assessment and regular examinations throughout the programme, with final exams each year. A scheme of merits and distinctions rewards excellent or outstanding performance across each sector of the curriculum. There is also a comprehensive scheme of prizes to recognise special ability both in the main examinations and in specialist subjects.

  • Continuous assessment provides you with regular opportunities to consolidate your learning. You can monitor your own progress and teaching staff can identify students who may need additional help with their studies. Continuous assessment takes many forms: short in-course examinations, written accounts of problems or cases studied, poster or clinical or other presentations, log-books, work-books, direct observation or clinical firm grades. This approach results in less end of year cramming and examination stress for students.
  • End-of-year examinations measure progression through the core curriculum and use a range of innovative assessment methods. Written papers test knowledge and its application to problem solving with extended matching questions, short answer and modified essay questions, often used in conjunction with clinical scenarios. In addition, computer-based exams for anatomy, histology and data interpretation are used in the first two phases of the programme.
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) are used from the first year of the programme to assess competence in clinical, communication and practical skills. Students move through a series of stations, where they have a specific time to perform a task with a real or simulated patient or a mannequin.
  • Formative assessment workshops (where scores do not count) and informal feedback in small group teaching sessions help you develop your knowledge, personal and group skills throughout the programme.
  • Assessment of Student Selected Components, (SSCs,) are assessed individually on a simple grading system, which build into a portfolio covering many aspects of medicine. They must be successfully completed at the end of each year in order to progress to the next year and can help inform the award of merit in other parts of the programme.

The QMUL MBBS course is also taught in Malta

Medicine (MBBS Malta, 5 year Programme) A110

  • You can apply to both MBBS London and MBBS Malta
  • MBBS Malta applications are sent directly to QMUL, not UCAS

Fees and finance

Annual tuition fees are €35,000 for EU, and international (non-EU) students.

Scholarships available

QMUL charges tuition fees annually for its programmes of study. There is an annual increase on an inflationary basis and/or in line with government policy and regulation.

EU students

EU citizens do not need a visa to live and study in Malta.

Non-EU students

Non-EU students require a visa to live and study in Malta

Further information

For more details, please contact the admissions team.

Email: smd-mbbs-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478

Graduate Employment

Graduates from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry go on to work as Doctors within the NHS – unless they choose to follow other career pathways such as medical research.

The national 2014 destination survey confirmed that 99.2% of Queen Mary's MBBS graduates were working as Foundation Doctors six months after graduation – earning a median salary of £29,000.

Throughout the course, students have access to a bespoke careers programme which includes a medical careers fair, a series of talks by consultants from a variety of specialties and a range of preparatory workshops prior to assessment processes for their first job as a medical professional.

Opportunities for extra-curricular work experience are substantial given Queen Mary’s location between Canary Wharf, the City and the Olympic Village. Students are encouraged to build their work experience throughout their period of study, through, for example, our QM Projects work experience scheme (which places students on challenging projects in local community organisations), QM Temps job agency, 'Experience Works' events and 'QMSU Provide' volunteering services. Over 800 vacancies are available to browse on the QM JobOnline vacancy site.

Queen Mary’s extensive campus also provides over 1,200 on-campus job and volunteer opportunities ranging from Hospital Volunteer to Gym Instructor and from Science Ambassador to Student Mentor.

Read more about our careers programmes and range of work experience opportunities on the QMUL Careers pages.

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