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 The QMUL entry requirements are based on following factors:

  1. Academic qualifications and performance (or predictions)
  2. Aptitude testing – the UCAT
  3. Age
  4. English Language 

 


Upon making your application, you are asked to upload relevant documents as evidence. We encourage you to group associated documents together to avoid delay. For example - including all of your A Level certificates within the same document. 


 

For your application to be considered, the following entry requirements should be met: 

1. Academic qualifications 

A Levels

3 A levels at AAB, achieved in one sitting over a study period of no longer than two years.

A-levels must include:

  • Grade A in Biology or Chemistry,
  • Grade A in a second science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics)
  • Grade B can be in any subject apart from Critical Thinking and General Studies 

Barts and The London does not consider any applications from students who are re-sitting their AS or A level year - thereby taking 3 years to achieve the required grades - unless protected under the Equality and Diversity Act 2010. Applicants citing this provision must provide the school with evidence by 1st September of the year of application to ensure their application is suitable for consideration under this framework. Full details of how to apply for extenuating circumstances can be found here

Alternative qualifications:

International Baccalaureate

The full International Baccalaureate is acceptable as an entry qualification at 37 points overall, with 665 in Higher Level subjects.

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

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

International qualifications

In general, we do not accept equivalent qualifications, however, we do accept the following international qualifications: 

Country

Qualification

Australia

UAI/TER/ENTER/ATAR score of at least 93.00. In addition, Chemistry and Biology must have been studied within year 12.

Caribbean

Award of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) with three two-Unit courses with grades 1,1,2 including Chemistry/Biology

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) level 4 in English Language and Mathematics and level 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies. Level 5 in 3 elective subjects. Level 5 is needed in Chemistry and Biology.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations (HKALE) at AAB including Chemistry and Biology at grade A.

India

Central Boards (CBSE, ISC) and West Bengal Board 85% Standard XII, including 85% in Biology and Chemistry, and Standard X 80% in Biology Chemistry, English and Maths.

State board qualifications other than West Bengal 90% Standard XII, including 85% Biology and Chemistry, and Standard X 85% in Biology Chemistry, English and Maths.

Israel

Bagrut with 85% or 8.5/10 overall, with at least three subjects at 5 units

Singapore

Singapore Integrated Programme Cambridge A levels (SIPCAL) at AAB at H2 level including 2 science subjects (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths)

USA

A GPA of 3.3 or higher in the High School Diploma, including a minimum grade B in English Language. At least 3 Advanced Placement (AP) examinations with grades of 5, 4, 4 or higher; two of these subjects must be Biology and Chemistry.

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. Students may apply to stay in Malta for their early postgraduate training at the end of the five-year MBBS (Malta) programme or apply for residency in their home country, without having to undertake a four-year postgraduate medicine qualification.

The Sponsor Note on our listing in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS) confirms that the MBBS degree, awarded by the Barts & The London School of Medicine in Malta, is acceptable to the Education Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).  This means that current students and graduates of this medical school are eligible to apply for ECFMG certification. If the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1 and 2 CK and Step 2 CS requirements are satisfied, graduates may continue and take Step 3. This acceptability by ECFMG also allows our students and graduates to sit Part 1 of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE).

To see our listing in WDOMS please click here

To find out more about ECFMG click here

To find out more about USMLE click here

To find out more about MCCQE click here

European Baccalaureate

The European Baccalaureate is acceptable as an entry qualification. Applicants must offer Chemistry and Biology. Minimum grades of 8.2 are required in each of these two options and a grade of 82 per cent is required overall. Good passes at GCSE at grade B or above or acceptable equivalent in Mathematics and English Language if not offered as part of the Baccalaureate, are also required

Other European qualifications accepted

The MBBS Malta programme accepts all European qualifications currently accepted at Queen Mary at AAB equivalent or better. Grades will be needed in the relevant subjects and should follow Queen Mary guidance for European qualifications.

Country

Qualification

Austria

Reifeprüfung / Matura pass with good distinction or higher, with at least 2.0 overall

Belgium

Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS), Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs (GHSO) or Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts. 75% or 7.5/10 or 16/20

Bulgaria

Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie 5.6/6 overall, including 5.8 in one Matura subject (not Bulgarian Language and Literature)

Croatia

Svjedodžba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) 5/5 overall

Cyprus (Greek Cyprus)

Cypriot Public Apolytirio Lykeiou with Pancyprian examinations. Achieving a minimum average score of 17.5/20 overall. This must include AA at A level

Czech Republic

Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 1.5 average from best four subjects

Denmark

Bevis for Studentereksamen (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate) (Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF), Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX) or Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) may also be accepted at 9.1 overall, including 10, 10, 10 in three Level A subjects

Estonia

Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate with the State Examination Certificate) 5/5 overall, including 89% in at least three National State Examination subjects

Finland

Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination) 6,6,6,5 in your best subjects

France

Diplôme du Baccalauréat 14/20

Germany

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife / Abitur 1.6 overall, including 12 in two higher level subjects

Greece

Apolytirio Genikou Lykeio plus Panhellenic Examinations with a minimum average score of 18.5/20 overall. This must include at least 18 in two relevant Panhellenic examination subjects

Hungary

Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate) 5 overall, including one Advanced Level subject at grade 5

Iceland

Stúdentspróf (from Gymnasium) (Matriculation Certificate) 7.8/10 overall

Italy

Diploma di Esame di Stato/Diploma di Maturità (Classica/Scientifica/Linguistica) 90 overall, including 9 in Biology and Chemistry in the final year of study, or 14 in the written assessment

Kosovo

Diplomë për Kryerjen e Shkollës së Mesme të Lartë (Diploma for High School Graduation) 4.5/5 overall

Latvia

Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education) 90% in four State subject exams

Lithuania

Brandos Atestatas (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 90% in three State Matura subjects, plus 9/10 as an average in the School Matura exams

Luxembourg

Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires (secondary education completion diploma) 50/60

Malta

Advanced Matriculation AA in the two subjects taken at Advanced level, and AABB in the four Intermediate subjects

Netherlands

Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B) diploma 7.5 overall

Norway

Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) Award of VVO with overall average grade of 5. For subjects with external examinations, we will use the average grade of your final assessment and external examination when calculating the overall average

Poland

Matura/Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci with 80% in three subjects taken at Advanced Level

Portugal

Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação 18/20 overall

Romania

Diplomă de Bacalaureat (Baccalaureate Diploma) 9/10 overall, including 9/10 in three written subject examinations

Serbia

Diploma o Zavrsenoj Srednjoj Skoli (Diploma of Complete Secondary Education or Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 4.5/5 overall

Slovakia

Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 1 in three subjects, with no subject lower than 2

Slovenia

Maturitetno spričevalo (Matura Certificate) 4.8/5 overall

Spain

Título de Bachiller/Bachillerato 8/10 overall

Sweden

Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate) Grade A in 1700 credits with no subjects below grade C

Switzerland

Maturity Certificate (upper secondary school leaving certificate) 5.0 overall, including 6.0 in at least one subject

Irish Leaving Certificate

We require A1 A1 A2 A2 B1 B1 or H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 at Higher Level including A1 or H1 in Chemistry and Biology.

Scottish Highers

Scottish Highers are not accepted alone. Applicants must offer three Scottish Highers at grades AAB, including Biology and Chemistry and grades at AA in Advanced Highers in two of the subjects offered at Scottish Highers, including Chemistry and/or Biology.

Cambridge Pre-U

The Pre-U Diploma is acceptable as an entry qualification. We require the full Diploma with grades of D3 or higher in two 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. 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.

BTEC

Not accepted

Access HE

Not accepted

Canadian qualifications

Entry requirements differ depending on province (please see table below). In addition, Year 12 must include Chemistry and one other science (Biology, Maths or Physics). The average will be calculated by looking at academic subjects. Chemistry must be studied in Year 11 with a minimum score of 85 per cent.

Province

Entry Requirement

Alberta

General High School Diploma with a minimum of 87% in five acceptable grade 12 courses

British Columbia

British Columbia Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with 87 per cent in at least five acceptable grade 12 subjects

Manitoba

High School Graduation Diploma with five credits awarded at the 300 Level in at least four subject areas while achieving 87 per cent in each

New Brunswick

High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum of 87 per cent in at least five acceptable subjects

Newfoundland or North West Territories

Graduate Certificate with minimum of 87 per cent in at least five acceptable subjects at grade 12 level

Nova Scotia

High School Completion Certificate with minimum of 87 per cent 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)

Ontario

A minimum of 87 per cent 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

Prince Edward Island

High School Graduate Diploma with a minimum of 90 per cent in at least five acceptable subjects at grade 12

Quebec

Diplome D'Etudes Collegiales (DEC)/Diploma of Collegial Studies (DCS) with a minimum of 87 per cent

Saskatchewan 

Complete Division IV Standing with a minimum of 87 per cent in at least five acceptable subjects

Yukon Territory

Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma with a minimum of 5As (AAAAA) or 90% in acceptable grade 12 courses

Graduate applicants

You may apply in the final year of your degree and must be predicted/achieved at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject. Degrees are divided into three categories:

  • Bioscience degrees which DO contain sufficient biology and chemistry: no further A or AS level requirements
  • Science degrees which lack biology or chemistry: candidates must have a minimum A or AS level grade C for biology and/or chemistry (depending on what is missing in your degree).
  • Non-science degrees: Candidates must have a minimum B grade A or AS level in chemistry or biology, plus one other science also at grade B. Accepted science subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, and Psychology. You may apply with achieved or predicted grades.

To check whether your degree has additional A Level requirements, please use our Degree Title Checker

Degrees must be completed in the natural length intended for the qualification (generally, 3 years for Bachelors, and 4 years for integrated Masters).

If you are unsure about the acceptability of your degree or what A/AS requirements you may need, please contact us and we will be happy to advise. We may request you provide us with evidence as to why you believe your degree should be exempted from the A or AS level requirement.

Graduates with a non-UK degree

To ensure eligibility, graduates who offer a degree with at least an upper second class honours or equivalent and who have graduated from a university outside the UK, must provide the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office (smdadmissions@qmul.ac.uk) with the following:

  • A transcript of your degree (translated into English, if necessary) and evidence of High School qualifications (e.g. IB, etc.)
  • Graduates from USA/Canada must offer an honours degree with a GPA of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Foundation programme: QMUL International Foundation Year (CCFS)

Queen Mary University of London's Medical School offers a 1-year Internation Foundation Year. This Foundation Programme provides a basic introduction to Clinical Medicine and Dentistry as well as Biology, Maths, Physics and Chemistry tuition equivalent to A-levels, for those who do not already have A-level equivalents. Upon successful completion, students will be able to graduate with a Foundation Certificate (FDCert). Progression onto the MBBS Malta course will be possible for those who earn at least 120 credits and meet our other progression requirements. Further information can be found here

Foundation programme: NCUK

The International Foundation Programme from NCUK is accepted for entry to MBBS Malta. We require AAA in three major modules (IFYBI002 Biology, IFYCH002 Chemistry, IFYMS002 Mathematics (Science) or IFYAP001 Anatomy/Physiology), to be taken in one sitting. In addition, candidates must have an overall A in English for Academic purposes (FYEN001) with a minimum B in writing and D in all other components. 

Foundation programme: Bellerbys Science and Pharmacy Foundation

The Science and Pharmacy Foundation from Bellerbys College is accepted for entry to MBBS Malta. We require 75% overall with 75% in two modules (including Cell Biology, Chemistry 1 and Chemistry 2). Also, candidates must have an overall 70% in the Bellerbys AES for English Language Proficiency. 

Foundation programme: David Game

A in Chemistry or Biology,

A in another Science or Maths (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Maths),

B in any other subject

Foundation programme: CATS

A in Chemistry or Biology,

A in another Science or Maths (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Maths),

B in any other subject

Foundation programme: Abbey College Cambridge International Foundation Programme Biomedicine and Science Pathway

80% overall score 

Foundation programme: INTO London

75% overall with at least:

75% in Introduction to Biology

75% in Introduction to Chemistry 

Foundation programme: DLD College London

Biomedical Science International Foundation Programme

A*A*A overall from all three components in one sitting

GCSE Grades Requirements

All eligible applicants must have Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, English Language, and Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistics) at GCSE level, at grades AAABBB (777666 for GSCEs taken from 2015) or above, in any order. The Science Double Award may substitute all sciences at GCSE.

GCSE grades are not required for applicants who are applying with a degree. 

UCAT

Candidates must score a minimum of 2291.

All candidates for the medicine programme must undertake the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Your overall UCAT score will be used in conjunction with your academic performance to date in determining an interview offer. To register, and for further information please visit: www.ucat.ac.uk.

Applicants who are school-leavers/gap-year students or graduates will be ranked according to a 50:50 weighting applied to the UCAT score and academic ability as measured by UCAS tariff or academic ability for graduates based on a weighting of degree classification or postgraduate degrees compared to other applicants who apply in that same year.

Graduates who meet the minimum academic criteria will be ranked against the other graduate applicants applying in that year according to a 50:50 weighting applied to the UCAT score and academic ability as measured using a points weighting of degree classification or postgraduate degrees.

The UCAT ANZ is accepted by students applying from Australia or New Zealand. 

Candidates can apply for the course without having taken the UCAT. These applicants will be ranked for interview on academic criteria alone. If you haven't yet taken the UCAT in this cycle but still intend to apply for September 2020 entry, please read our update on this

Age

All students for the MBBS Malta programme must be at least 18 years old at the start of the course.  

Applicants who are within weeks of being 18 at the start of the course must contact us to discuss this. In these cases, approval may be granted by the Deputy Dean and Director for Malta. 

Applicants who will be under the age of 18 at the start of the course can apply for deferred entry so that they will meet the minimum age requirement by the start of the course.

Applications are encouraged from mature students. There is no upper age limit, provided academic entry requirements are satisfied.

English Language Requirements

The language of instruction of the MBBS Malta programme is English. You will need to provide evidence of your English language ability as part of our application assessment process, namely:

GCSE English Language or 

An IELTS score of 7.0 overall, taken within two years.

For those who have not yet met our requirements, we will include this as part of your offer conditions, if selected. For further information, please see our English Language page

The full Admissions Policy for the Malta MBBS programme can be found here: MBBS Malta Admissions Policy 2021 [PDF 530KB]