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Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Medicine MBBS (Malta, 5 Years) entry requirements


Candidates must score in the third decile or above.  

All applicants must undertake the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). We use UCAT scores to select applicants for interview, in conjunction with academic performance. To register and for further information. see



A-level results must be achieved in one sitting over a study period of no longer than two years.

Must include

Grade A in Biology or Chemistry, and grade A in a second science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics)


General Studies
Critical Thinking
Further Maths, if Mathematics is included in your A-levels

International Baccalaureate (IB)

37 points overall with 665 in Higher Level subjects

Must include

Biology or Chemistry and a second science subject or Mathematics
Biology and Chemistry must be taken at Standard Level if not taken at Higher Level

If English is not offered as part of the diploma, you must have GCSE or equivalent at grade B or above

We accept a wide range of international academic qualifications, please visit our Malta entry requirements section for full details.  


777666 or AAABBB

Must include

Biology or Human Biology
English Language
Mathematics or Additional Mathematics or Statistics
Science (Double Award) may substitute any individual science


Selection criteria



All Interviews take place online via Zoom between December and April.

Interview panels consist of two members of senior academic or clinical staff, a medical student and sometimes a lay selector. The interview is not intended to be an intimidating experience and staff will try to put you at ease while evaluating:

  • your motivation and realistic approach to medicine as a career
  • whether you show initiative, resilience and maturity
  • whether you work well as part of a team
  • your organisational and problem-solving abilities
  • your ability to communicate effectively.

Personal statements

Interviewers will also consider your interests, talents, and the contribution you can make to the university. Your personal statement will help us to ask you relevant questions. We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school or college life, and who have also contributed in some way to the outside community.

Work experience

We strongly recommend that applicants explore what a career in medicine entails, and this is reinforced by work experience. We recognise the challenge of obtaining medical work experience – a period of volunteering in a caring role can be equally valuable.


There are three possible outcomes from the interview:

  • a conditional offer upon obtaining relevant qualifications and/or non-academic clearance checks
  • rejection
  • waiting list – you may be reconsidered after the summer examination results.

Non-academic entry requirements

Fitness to practise

As a medical student, you will have responsibilities that differ from those of other students. We expect high standards of professional behaviour from you.

The School is responsible for ensuring that students who graduate are fit to practise, according to principles laid down by the General Medical Council (GMC). If the conduct of a medical student calls into question their fitness to practise, they may be required to appear before the Fitness to Practise Committee and could be removed from the course.

Disclosure and Barring Service

All offers of a place on our medical courses are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring check. The check will disclose any convictions, cautions and reprimands. You must pay the costs of carrying out the check.

The School has strict deadlines for submitting the necessary information. These deadlines are conditions of the offers we make, and applicants who do not meet them will be rejected.

Once you have been offered a place at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, we’ll send you full information on how to obtain disclosure clearance.

For more information, see the Disclosure and Barring service

Declaring police matters

If you have received a conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning from the police, you must tick the relevant box on your application form. You should also contact the admissions department to find out how the matter will affect your application:

Failure to tell us about something that subsequently appears on a Disclosure and Barring check may result in your application being withdrawn.

Health conditions and disabilities

The School welcomes applications from people with health conditions and disabilities. We have a strong system of student support and anyone with a health condition or disability will be offered appropriate adjustments to help them succeed.

However, we have a duty to ensure that candidates admitted to our programmes will be eligible for registration by the GMC on graduation, and that they can practise safely in training and employment.

If you have a disability or health condition, you should seek advice from us as early as possible through the Malta admissions team

Blood-borne viruses

All medical students are offered blood-borne virus (BBV) testing, and, if appropriate, hepatitis B vaccination, on entry to medical school. Students declining testing or found to test positive for a BBV are not cleared to undertake Exposure-Prone Procedures (EPPs) and will be required to follow an EPP-free curriculum.

If you know you are a carrier of hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV, contact the Occupational Health Service for advice. Advice on BBVs is frequently updated, and requirements may change.

Check the current government guidance

A-level resits

We only consider applications from students who are resitting their A-levels or equivalent qualifications if they are protected under the Equality and Diversity Act 2010.

Full details of how to apply for extenuating circumstances can be found here in the MBBS Malta section. 


English language

If you are not from a majority English-speaking country, you need to achieve International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum of 7.0 overall. 

Find out more about English language entry requirements for all degree programmes.

Further information

See our full entry requirements for detailed information

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