The MBBS Malta Course
Clinical skills, from the very beginning
Queen Mary University of London is proud to offer a five-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme taught on the Mediterranean islands of Malta. The MBBS is taught by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, a faculty of Queen Mary, a member of the Russell Group of leading research-led UK universities.
The MBBS Malta… in 12 straightforward points
1) Full-time, 5-year programme
2) Taught in English on the island of Gozo, Malta.
3) Graduates are awarded a Medicine MBBS from Queen Mary University of London (Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry)
4) Students apply directly to Queen Mary University of London, not UCAS
5) All students must sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
6) Junior Doctor (FY1 and FY2) positions available in Malta
7) Listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools
8) Ranked 2nd in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and The Complete University Guide 2020
9) 3rd in the world for research citations in medicine by the QS World University Rankings 2019
10) Same core curriculum as the MBBS in London
11) Early clinical experience with an innovative research-led curriculum
12) Study in a state-of-the-art medical school, unlike any other in Europe
The programme has been designed to provide students with the medical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes required to become a competent Foundation Year (FY1) Doctor. Our spiral curriculum is taught in a series of modules based on body systems which, in turn, encompass various scientific and medical themes. The curriculum is integrated, and problem- and systems-based, and promotes early patient contact and clinical skills. The programme is very similar to the MBBS London programme in terms of its content, method of delivery and selection criteria.
About Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
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 purpose-built 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 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 2017), 93 per cent were satisfied with the quality of their course. We will be bringing the same standards of innovative research-led teaching and investment in excellent facilities to our MBBS in Malta.
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.