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Medical school in Malta open for applications

Degrees in Medicine taught on the Mediterranean island country of Malta are now open for applications for 2017 entry.

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The Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) will be delivered by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), a leading UK Russell Group university which was ranked second in the UK for Medicine in the Guardian University Guide 2017.

The MBBS will be taught in English and have an identical core curriculum to the MBBS in London, which includes early in-depth clinical experience, problem-based learning, practical sessions in laboratories, and opportunities to spend a full year of study undertaking an intercalated undergraduate science degree at QMUL’s London campus.

In addition to the MBBS, the Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta programme is being offered to students from countries where the education system finishes at age 16-17 to provide an extra year of study that will bring their educational attainment to the level of UK Year 13.

The courses are open to UK, European and overseas students (visa permitting) and the deadline for applications is 31 March 2017 for September 2017 entry.

In the first two years of the programme, students will be taught mainly on the Gozo campus, where they will use the Gozo General Hospital’s new teaching and training facilities. In the third, fourth and fifth year, students will spend time on the wards and clinics in Gozo General Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital, Mater Dei Hospital and other relevant clinical facilities. Junior doctor positions are also available in Malta.

Professor Anthony Warrens, Dean for Education at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL, said: “This is an enormously exciting new venture for Barts and The London. We will be delivering our internationally recognised programme in very small classes in the intimate and very attractive environment of Malta with an enthusiastic, committed faculty keen to allow students to benefit from the unique opportunities available in Malta.”

Professor Steve Thornton, Vice Principal (Health) at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL, said: “The development of a medical school in Malta represents an amazing opportunity for students to study medicine in a superb environment whilst obtaining a degree from Barts and The London. We look forward to working with our first intake of students to build on our established course.”

Successful students will be awarded an MBBS from Queen Mary University of London. The MBBS is well recognised internationally and is the standard medical qualification offered by all universities in the UK.

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