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Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Direct Entry: St Andrews

Greetings! Here you will find information for students who are currently studying or considering studying Medicine (MBBS) at St Andrews followed by direct entry into Year 3 Medicine (MBBS) at Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Why Study at Barts and The London? 

We are Central London’s only campus- based university meaning that you will be exposed to a greater diversity of people. The combination of our scientific excellence and the unmatched medical opportunities that flow from our location means that we are in an unrivalled position to offer you the very best experience as a student, shaping the sort of doctor you will become as well as the rest of your life.

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry provides excellent on-campus facilities, teaching and support to all our students, as well as a wide range of activities, clubs and societies.

Queen Mary is one of only 24 universities who make up the prestigious Russell Group. This Group represents the leading universities in the UK.

Our Main teaching hospital is The Royal London Hospital which is known for being London’s leading trauma and emergency care centre, one of Europe’s largest renal services and the capital’s second biggest paediatric service. The Royal London is also home to the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and is the only hospital in London to have this service.

1st in London for overall student satisfaction (The National Student Survey 2016).

2nd in the UK for Medicine (The Guardian, University Guide 2017).

Students looking to join the St Andrews and Barts route should apply to St Andrews, directly. Following the 3 years at St Andrews students who are selected from this route join the Year 3 of the Barts course for a further 3 clinical years. Please click on the links below for full details of the programme:


The programme has been designed to provide students with the medical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitude that are required to become a competent and safe FY1 Doctor. St Andrews Students  For further information about our Course please click on the link below:

Course Content

With support from tutors, you will be encouraged to develop an independent attitude to learning, such as making decisions about how to tackle key subjects, and researching and discussing them with fellow students. For further information about how you will be taught please click on the link below:

Learning and Teaching 

We have a highly developed network for pastoral and academic support. This network is a vital resource for medical students, who take much of the responsibility for their own learning during their challenging courses. For further information about the support we offer please click on the link below:

Transition Support  

At the end of the undergraduate course you will receive your MB ChB (or equivalent) 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. For further information about Career Opportunities please click on the link below:

Career Opportunity    

Teaching takes place on three campuses: Mile End, West Smithfield (site of St Bartholomew’s Hospital) and Whitechapel (site of the Royal London Hospital), which are based in the City of London and east London.For further information about our facilities please click on the link below:



For further information please contact us:

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