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Queen Mary in Malta

Our Rankings and Reputation



2nd in LondonThe Guardian University Guide 2020


1st in LondonThe Complete University Guide 2021


Top 100 in the World for Medicine

QS World University Rankings 2019

The Queen Mary Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry programme, the same programme you will study in Malta, was ranked second in London in the Guardian University Guide 2020, the Complete University Guide 2020 and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. We were also ranked second in London for student satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey (first in Dentistry). QS World University Rankings 2019 placed us third in the world for research citations in medicine.

World Directory of Medical Schools

We are proud to be listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools, developed through a partnership between the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). These organisations collaborate to identify new schools for inclusion in the directory and to update existing school records.

General Medical Council

The course is accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC).  The GMC helps protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. Visits by the GMC monitor organisations in their compliance with the standards and requirements as set out in Promoting Excellence: Standards for medical education and training.

At the end of the undergraduate course you will receive your MBBS degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ). Holding a PMQ entitles you to provisional registration with the General Medical Council, subject only to its acceptance that there are no Fitness to Practise concerns that need consideration.  Provisional registration is time limited to a maximum of three years and 30 days (1125 days in total). After this time period your provisional registration will normally expire.

Provisionally registered doctors can only practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts: the law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of work. To obtain a Foundation Year 1 post you will need to apply during the final year of your undergraduate course through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis. So far, all suitably qualified UK graduates have found a place on the Foundation Year 1 programme, but this cannot be guaranteed, for instance if there were to be an increased number of competitive applications from non-UK graduates.

Successful completion of the Foundation Year 1 programme is normally achieved within 12 months and is marked by the award of a Certificate of Experience.  You will then be eligible to apply for full registration with the General Medical Council. You need full registration with a licence to practise for unsupervised medical practice in the NHS or private practice in the UK.

Although this information is currently correct, students need to be aware that regulations in this area may change from time to time.


The Medicine MBBS Malta currently has recognition in the countries listed below. This is not an exhaustive list as we are obtaining additional recognition often. Please use this as a reference list and do contact us for the most up-to-date version of this list.

  • The National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) (Malta)
  • The Medical Council of India
  • Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and other Health Professions (CAAM-HP)
  • Medical Council of China
  • General Medical Council (GMC) (UK)
  • French Medical Council - Ordre National des Médecins (CNOM)
  • The Medical Council of Canada
  • Australian Medical Council (AMC)
  • American Medical Association (AMA) (except California and Texas)
  • Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Sciences (AHPGS) (Germany)
  • Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR)
  • Italian Medical Association
  • The Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT)

Please do contact us if you have any questions about recognition in your home country.


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