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If you have any further questions, please contact the Admissions Team:

smd-mbbs-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Malta Admissions hotline: +44 (0)20 7882 2939

You may find your answer in our FAQs below: 

 

The exact wording on the certificate is Queen Mary University of London - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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Yes, the programmes are the same. The core curriculum is identical which includes early in-depth clinical experience, problem-based learning (PBL), practical sessions in laboratories, and opportunities to undertake an intercalated undergraduate science degree at QMUL's London campus. There will be the possibility of undertaking SSCs in London too.  Students will take the same assessments at the same time as MBBS students in London.

The MBBS programme is taught in English. English is one of the two official languages in Malta.  Some patient doctor communication may be in Maltese but the doctor will explain the interaction to you and you will discuss the case in English. All discussions between your clinical tutors and other health care professionals will be in English.

Annual University Fees for 2021/22 are €23,500 for all students (UK, EU, and international students). Further details can be found on our costs page

The academic staff who teach the programme are Queen Mary staff. Some of them have many years of experience teaching the programme in London and now have moved to Malta where they are delivering the same programme. Other members of staff, while being based in London, fly to Malta to deliver parts of the programme. In addition, we now have a group of QMUL academics who have been employed to teach on the Malta course. As is true on the London course, local clinicians are also employed on a sessional basis to deliver clinical teaching.

MBBS Malta students who meet the academic criteria (and dependent on their right to study in the UK) will be given the opportunity to study an intercalated science degree in London, taken over one year. Two week SSC projects may be available at other points in the course on an exchange basis with MBBS London students.  This may incur additional costs if the project is undertaken outside of QMUL, i.e. a clinical environment such as the NHS or private organisation. Students are expected to meet their own costs for travel, accommodation and subsistence. 

We look to recruit on average 60 students per year.

Successful students will be awarded a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Queen Mary University of London. The MBBS is very well recognised internationally. It (or a variant) is the standard medical qualification offered by all universities in the UK.

In the first two years of the programme you will be taught mainly on the Gozo campus. In addition you will have clinical placements in GP practices in Malta. In the third, fourth and fifth year, you will spend time on the wards and clinics in Gozo General Hospital, Karen Grech Hospital (Malta), Mater Dei Hospital (Malta) and other relevant clinical facilities in primary and secondary care.

Yes, students will have access to a dedicated Academic and Pastoral Support Unit in Malta. This Unit is responsible for student support throughout the undergraduate programme. It plays a key role in student welfare, including the management of physical and mental illness. At any time, students can make appointments with the Academic and Pastoral Support Unit, who will be available to listen and give advice.

We have a well-developed network for pastoral and academic support with links back to the Barts and London School of Medicine in London. This network is a vital resource for medical students, who take much of the responsibility for their own learning during their challenging courses. At every stage, you will receive support from staff who are experienced in helping and advising students.

Find out more about the Academic and Pastoral Support Unit here.

The Academic and Pastoral Support Unit adheres to the GMC guidelines on Pastoral Support - https://www.gmc-uk.org/education/undergraduate/26642.asp

Yes, UK, European and overseas students can apply.  Please check the entry requirements for more information. We also ask you to ensure that you check with the Medical Council of the country or countries where you intend to practise after graduation.  

Please note that students from outside the UK and EU will potentially not be able to complete the first year of foundation training in the UK leading to full registration, as they may be able to get the right visa under prevailing immigration rules.

This information is correct at the time of writing, but students must be aware that from time to time the regualtions in this area may change.

Please visit MBBS Malta entry requirements for a list of all country-specific qualifications, including language requirements.

For MBBS Malta selection details, including interviews, please visit MBBS Selection Criteria

Yes, all candidates must sit the UCAT.

 

No, applicants apply directly to the University, not UCAS. This means that applicants applying to UK universities can use up their five UCAS choices (four for Medicine), then can apply separately to study Medicine MBBS Malta.

For example, an applicant applying to six UK university courses:

UCAS Choice

University

1

QMUL, Medicine MBBS London (A100)

2

Medical school X

3

Medical school X

4

Medical school X

5

Non medical subject X e.g. Biomedical Science

Direct Application

University

6

QMUL, Medicine MBBS Malta

 

Yes, applicants can apply to study Medicine MBBS London (A100) and also Medicine MBBS Malta.

 

No. You must apply to both the programmes if you wish to be considered for shortlisting or offer. Acceptance on either course is not transferable and students will not be able to move to London from Malta.

Tuition fees and Accommodation fees must be paid to the Euro bank account below:

Bank Name

Barclays Bank Plc

Bank Address

1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP

Bank Account Name

Queen Mary University of London

Account Holder Address

Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Bank Account Number

58585966

Bank Sort Code

20 57 30

IBAN

GB91 BARC 2057 3058 5859 66

Swift Code

BARCGB22

UK students studying in Malta are not eligible to apply for a student loan via the Student Loans Company. International students will need to check whether a student loan is available from their home country.

According to the latest Eurobarometer poll, 98% of Maltese people can speak Maltese, 88% can speak English, 66% can speak Italian, and more than 17% speak French.

For any further questions please contact our Admissions Team

Nationals of EU member countries aged 18 or over are allowed to drive in Malta on their existing licences, or exchange them for a Maltese one after having lived in Malta for six months. Non-EU nationals aged 18 or over can drive on their existing valid licence for a maximum of twelve months from the date of their last arrival in Malta.

Applications for a Maltese licence must be made in person at the Licencing and Testing Directorate (LTD) on the DRV.01 application form (available from the Malta transport authority website - http://www.maltatransport.com/en/). You also need to submit a colour passport-sized photo, current driving licence, passport and Maltese identity card, if available. A fee is payable on collection of your Maltese licence. You are not allowed to hold more than one EU-issued driving licence, so your previous licence will be returned to its country of origin.

Please visit http://www.transport.gov.mt/land-transport/driving/exchanging-your-foreign-driving-licence for further information.

The General Medical Council (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.

The GMC approval process takes the form of a year by year review, from first cohort through to graduation. 

We are expecting to receive the outcome of the GMC approval process by 2022, when our first cohort will graduate. 

There can be no guarantee that this will be the outcome of the quality assurance process. However, the QMUL Malta programme has contingency arrangements in place with the home university programme of QMUL in London, so that students enrolled in the programme and who are successfully passing all assessments, will be able to complete their studies and graduate with a GMC-recognised medical qualification.

Please check with your home Medical Council before applying for the programmes. Please contact us if you require further information 

Different countries have a variety of routes into practising medicine and it is very important that you satisfy yourself that neither the degree nor your immigration status will be a barrier to your career ambitions on graduation

Yes, as an MBBS Malta graduate you will be able to apply for Foundation School posts in Malta. The right to work in Malta will depend on what immigration rules are in place at the time you graduate. 

Yes, all Foundation School doctors in Malta will receive a salary.

Yes, assuming;

  • UK GMC-recognition of the course, and
  • that you have the right to live and work in the UK,

you can be included in the list of students graduating from Barts which is sent each years to the Foundation Programme Office.  The allocation of Foundation School posts depends to a great extent on academic performance and this will be no different if you graduate in Malta.

The Barts Malta MBBS degree (subject to GMC approval) will be a degree from a UK university but we cannot give advice about this as the detail of the agreement is unknown.  QMUL is currently exploring the option of being able to award a Maltese (EU) degree, as well as or instead of a UK one, at your request, because QMUL is now a recognised university registered in Malta. We plan to give our graduates as many options as possible but would not implement any such changes unless this was to a graduate’s advantage.

Yes, these students can apply for Foundation School posts and gain full registration in Malta and other EU/EEA countries as regulations currently stand. Applicants are advised to seek written confirmation from the University and Foundation School as the situation could change regarding Malta as well as other EU/EEA countries

Currently, students who are UK nationals can apply for and secure Foundation School posts and gain full registration in other European countries, including Malta. Post Brexit, much will depend on the outcome of the negotiations between the UK Government and the rest of the EU in relation to Britain's exit from the EU on immigration matters and also what other countries' GMC-equivalents determine is acceptable in relation to an appropriate medical qualification. QMUL is currently exploring the option of the QMUL Malta MBBS degree also being an EU degree (i.e. a Maltese degree) since QMUL is now a recognised university registered in Malta. QMUL plan to give our graduates as many options as possible.

Yes, students can currently apply for Foundation School posts and gain full registration in Malta and other EU/EEA countries. Applicants are advised to seek written confirmation from their respective Medical Council.

Currently, non-UK EU/EEA nationals who are graduates can apply for Foundation School posts and gain full registration in other European countries, including UK and Malta. Post Brexit, much will depend on the outcome of the negotiations between the UK Government and the rest of the EU in relation to Britain's exit from the EU on immigration matters and what other countries' GMC-equivalents determine is acceptable in relation to an appropriate medical qualification. Persons are advised to seek written confirmation from their respective Medical Council. QMUL is currently exploring the option of the QMUL Malta MBBS degree also being an EU degree (i.e. a Maltese degree) since QMUL is now a recognised university registered in Malta. QMUL plan to give our graduates as many options as possible.

This is possible but not guaranteed. Access to UK training programme posts for non-EU/EEA doctors is restricted under UK immigration rules, which makes the process difficult. If you do not have the right to live and work in the UK or any other EU/EAA country, you would need to apply via the UKFPO Eligibility Office in year 4 of the course.  The rules that currently govern issue of tier 2 immigration visas to those international applicants who secure FY1/2 places are almost certain to change over any five year period and we recommend that you consult the relevant offices and keep up to date with changes.

http://www.foundationprogramme.nhs.uk/ 

There are routes to secure UK speciality training for international candidates.  As this covers a period of seven years forward from an application and the rules surrounding this are very likely to change, the School will be in a better position to advise closer to the time you graduate.

This is possible but not guaranteed. Access to European training programme posts for non-EU/EEA doctors is restricted under immigration rules applicable in the relevant country which makes the process difficult. You are advised to seek written confirmation from the Medical Council in the country where you hope to practise before applying for the programme.