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Medicine (Malta, 5 Year Programme)

A110 MBBS 5 years

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Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has launched a five-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme taught on the Mediterranean islands of the Maltese Republic. The MBBS is taught by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, a faculty of QMUL, a member of the Russell Group of leading research-led UK universities.

The programme has been designed to provide students with the medical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes that are required to become a competent Foundation Year (FY1) Doctor. Our spiral curriculum is taught in a series of modules which are based on body systems which, in turn, encompass various scientific and medical themes. The programme is very similar as the MBBS London programme in terms of its content, method of delivery and selection criteria.

Key programme information

  • Taught in English
  • Delivered by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Same core curriculum as the MBBS in London
  • Junior doctor (Foundation Year 1 and 2) positions available in Malta
  • Early clinical experience with an innovative research-led curriculum
  • Awarded an Medicine MBBS from Queen Mary University of London
  • All candidates apply directly to Queen Mary University of London not UCAS

Russell Group member

Queen Mary is one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

About Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

  • Medicine 3rd - The Guardian University Guide 2018 – UK subject rankings
  • 1st in London for overall student satisfaction – NSS 2017

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 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 in 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 2016), 94 per cent were satisfied with the quality of their course. We will bringing the same standards of innovative research-led teaching and investment in excellent facilities to our MBBS in Malta.

Research strength

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.

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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. At the end of the five-year MBBS (Malta) programme, students may choose to stay in Malta to apply for their residency or apply for residency in their home country. Either way, in order for students to apply for residency there is no need for students to study a four-year postgraduate medicine qualification after the Malta undergraduate degree.

Residency, taking residency exams and employment

Barts and The London MBBS graduates are highly prized by hospitals around the world, giving our graduates an edge when they enter the competitive jobs market.

Specifically, we have negotiated an expansion in the number of posts available in the Maltese Foundation Programme in response to the development of our new course, for those wishing to remain in Malta.

Student Life in Malta and Gozo

Please visit the School of Medicine and Dentistry website

Where will students be based?

Please visit the School of Medicine and Dentistry website

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants apply to study MBBS Malta via the university, not UCAS. This means that applicants can use up their five UCAS choices, then on top of this, can also apply to study Medicine MBBS Malta (A110).

Applicants can apply to study Medicine MBBS London and also Medicine MBBS Malta.

For example, an applicant applying to six university courses

UCAS choiceUniversity
1 Medical school X
2 Medical school X
3 Medical school X
4 Medical school X
5 Non Medical school X  e.g. Biomedical Science
Direct applicationUniversity
6 Queen Mary University of London, Medicine MBBS Malta (A110)

Further information

For more detailed information about the programme and studying in Malta please visit the School of Medicine and Dentistry website

Email: smd-mbbs-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478

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Structure

The Medicine MBBS Malta 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.

The curriculum is taught in a series of modules which are based on BODY SYSTEMS which, in turn, encompass various scientific and medical THEMES.

From 2017 we are introducing the QMUL Model. For further information on this initiative please contact:
Chandra Morar c.morar@qmul.ac.uk

Subjects revisited and built on throughout Phases 1-3:

Each system is visited a minimum of three times during the programme.

PHASE 1 – 5 YEAR MBBS PROGRAMME (YEARS 1 AND 2)
Phase 1 is taught via a series of systems-based modules which introduce the basic biological sciences and address key topics including normal biological structure and function of cells, organs and body systems, the effect of illness on people and their families and the impact of environmental and social factors on health. Students are regularly placed in general practices where they can learn about the clinical context of their growing medical knowledge.
PHASE 2 – 5 YEAR MBBS PROGRAMME (YEARS 3 AND 4)
Students regularly return to the medical school for teaching weeks and assessments as well as being introduced to clinical medicine through a series of placements in our associated teaching hospitals in Malta and Gozo. Students' knowledge and clinical skills are enhanced by working alongside clinical teams both in the hospital and also within community placements. This enables them to expand and apply the knowledge and skills acquired during Phase 1.
PHASE 3 – 5 YEAR MBBS PROGRAMME (YEAR 5)
The final year of the programme provides students with clinical and community placements, practical skills and first-hand experience of the working life of a first year Foundation Year (FY1) doctor. Students are placed in the hospital and firm where they will be based for their FY1 training. On successful completion of final examinations, students complete a four-week elective and this is followed by a further four-week hospital placement.

All students complete three SSCs (Student Selected Components) each year which are based around clinical scenarios, patient interviews, history taking and associated issues surrounding their chosen patient.

Student Selected Components (SSCs)

A portfolio of SSC choices will be made available for students to choose from. This portfolio will include key subject areas, such as dissection and a variety of others similar to those offered in the UK but also those unique to Maltese resources. The School will support the option of students from either site transferring over for a particular SSC experience. They are an integral part of the curriculum enabling students to demonstrate mandatory competences while allowing a degree of choice in studying an area of particular interest to them.

SSCs range from basic sciences (biochemistry, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology), to clinical specialities, community and public health, ethics and law as applied to medicine and understanding the importance of research in the development of medicine. You are encouraged to pursue any area related to medicine or medical sciences that has particularly interested you. Students are also encouraged to organise their own SSCs.

Assessment

The pattern of assessment is a combination of continuous assessment and regular examinations throughout the programme, with final exams each year. A scheme of merits and distinctions rewards excellent or outstanding performance across each sector of the curriculum. There is also a comprehensive scheme of prizes to recognise special ability both in the main examinations and in specialist subjects.

Continuous assessment

Continuous assessment provides you with regular opportunities to consolidate your learning. You can monitor your own progress and teaching staff can identify students who may need additional help with their studies. Continuous assessment takes many forms: short in-course examinations, written accounts of problems or cases studied, poster, clinical or other presentations, log-books, work-books, direct observation or clinical firm grades. This approach to the end-of-year examinations results in less cramming and examination stress for students.

End-of-year examinations

End-of-year examinations measure progression through the core curriculum and use a range of innovative assessment methods. Written papers test knowledge and its application to problem-solving with extended matching questions, short answer and modified essay questions, often used in conjunction with clinical scenarios. In addition, computer-based exams for anatomy, histology and data interpretation are used in the first two phases of the programme.

Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)

These are used from the first year of the programme to assess competence in clinical, communication and practical skills. Students move through a series of stations, where they have five or ten minutes to perform a specified task with real or simulated patient or a mannequin.

Formative assessment workshops

Formative assessment workshops (where scores do not count) and informal feedback in small group teaching sessions help you develop your knowledge, personal and group skills throughout the programme.

Assessment of Student Selected Components

SSCs are assessed individually on a simple grading system, which build into a portfolio covering many aspects of medicine. They must be successfully completed at the end of each year in order to progress to the next year and can help inform the award of merit in other parts of the programme.

Further information

For more details, please contact the admissions team.

Email: smd-mbbs-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478

From year three of the programme students will require an iOS or Android mobile device in order to complete the logbooks of Assessment.

 

Entry requirements

This section contains the programme entry requirements for the following groups:

  • UK Students
  • European students
  • International/overseas students

It also includes details of:

  • English language requirements
  • Other qualifications accepted
  • Clinical aptitude test
  • Further entry information

UK Students

Minimum entry for 2018 entry: 3 A levels at AAB

  • A in Chemistry or Biology
  • A in another Science or Maths (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Maths)
  • B in any A level except Critical Thinking or General Studies

For all A Level applicants:

  • If A level Maths and Further Maths is offered in the same sitting, Further Maths is acceptable at AS Level only.
  • General studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted subjects at AS and A level.
  • A levels requirements must be achieved in one sitting over no longer than a 2 year period.
  • 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 make the school aware with evidence by 1st September of the year of application to ensure their application is suitable to be considered under this framework.

GCSE Grades Requirements

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

Please visit the School web page for more information.

Scottish Highers

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

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.English Language at grade B or higher in the Irish Junior Certificate is also required.

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.

International Baccalaureate

The full International Baccalaureate is acceptable as an entry qualification. You must offer: three subjects including Chemistry or Biology and one other science or mathematical subject at Higher Level, and three subjects at Standard Level including Chemistry or Biology if not offered at the Higher Level. If English is not offered as part of the diploma, it must be offered at GCSE or acceptable equivalent, with grade B or above. The minimum requirement is for 37points in total with a minimum of 6 points in the Higher Level science subjects and 5 points in the third Higher Level subject.

European students

The European Baccalaureate

The European Baccalaureate is acceptable as an entry qualification. Applicantsmust 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 are also required if they are not offered as part of the Baccalaureate.

Other European qualifications accepted

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

CountryQualification
Austria Reifeprüfung / Matura pass with distinction or higher, with at least 2.0overall
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 Svjedod¿ba 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 Vysv¿d¿ení 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 Diplomë për Kryerjen e Shkollës së Mesme të Lartë (Diploma for High School Graduation) 4.5/5 overall
Kosovo Diplomë për Kryerjen e Shkollës së Mesme të Lartë (Diploma for High School Graduation) 4.5/5 overall
Latvia Atest¿ts par visp¿r¿jo vid¿jo izgl¿t¿bu (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 Diplom¿ 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 Vysved¿enie o maturitnej skúške (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 1 in three subjects, with no subject lower than 2
Slovenia Maturitetno spri¿evalo (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

International/overseas students

CountryQualification

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.

Applicants must pass the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) mandatory for those students who wish to study medicine outside India.

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.

Australia

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

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.

Canadian qualifications

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

ProvinceEntry 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%n 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 90 per cent in each.

New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma with a minimum of 87%in at least five acceptable subjects.
Newfoundland or North West Territories Graduate Certificate with minimum of 87% in at least five acceptable subjects at grade 12 level.
Nova Scotia High School Completion Certificate with minimum of 87% 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% 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%
Saskatchewan

Complete Division IV Standing with a minimum of 87%n at least five acceptable subjects.

Yukon Territory

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

USA and Canada

US and Canadian students can study on the five-year MBBS (Malta) Programme directly after high school if they have completed at least 3 Advanced Placements (AP) in addition to High School Diploma which must be at an average of 85%(A) or higher . The entry criteria is identical to our London program at 3 AP at 5,5,4 or higher of which 2 must be in Chemistry and Biology.

High School Qualifications without Advanced Placement exams are not currently accepted.

English Language requirements

  • IELTS with a score of 7.0 overall
  • IELTS must have been taken within 2 years.
  • For further information, please see our English Language page

Clinical aptitude test

All Candidates must sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT).

For further information please visit the Barts MBBS Malta selection criteria web page

Graduate students applying for the five-year MBBS Malta programme

  • 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 then 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.
  • 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 that you degree is acceptable, or what A/AS requirements you may need then 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 for the A or AS level requirement. 

Graduates with a non-UK degree

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

  • A transcript of your degree (translated into English if necessary) and evidence of high School qualifications (e.g. IB etc.)
  • A statement of comparability from UK NARIC confirming your degree is comparable to a British bachelor (honours) degree standard: www.naric.org.uk
  • Graduates from USA/Canada must offer an honours degree with a GPA of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and a UK NARIC statement is not required.

Qualifications we do not accept

We do not accept vocational or applied A levels, the BTEC Level 3 Diploma (120 credits), the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (180 credits), the Access to HE Diploma or the Advanced Diploma, Foundation, pre-medical/dental programmes or access courses from any other institution.

Work experience

We would expect that applicants will have undertaken some voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or observation in a medical clinical setting. It is important for applicants to have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional involves.

Age requirements

Individuals who would be below the age of 18 on the first day of the course in September will not be admitted to the course but can apply for deferred entry.

Admissions Policy

The full Admissions Policy for our Malta courses can be found here: Admissions Policy 2017 Malta [PDF 526KB]

Further information

For more details, please contact the admissions team.

Email: smd-mbbs-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478

MBBS Malta is a Queen Mary University of London degree which is recognised in most countries around the world. However, we still ask that all candidates applying for MBBS Malta contact their respective Medical Council/Ministry of Health to check whether the degree is accepted and recognised in their home country. Written confirmation is advised.

Medicine MBBS Malta applicants will be ranked for interview based on:

  • Academic ranking i.e. high school/college grades
  • Aptitude test – The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) will need to have been taken by the deadline in September of the previous year.
  • English Language ability (where applicable)– Candidates require an IELTS or equivalent test with a score of 7.0 overall. See here for a list of acceptable English qualifications.

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT):

  • All candidates applying to the MBBS (Malta) Programme must take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) in order to be considered for interview.
  • Candidates must achieve a score in the 3rd decile or over.
  • All candidates must take the UKCAT between May and September of the previous year of application. You are required to register with the UKCAT assessment centres prior to the test. Please refer to the UKCAT website for key dates and additional information.

How to apply

Candidates apply directly to Queen Mary University of London.

Annual application deadline for entry: 31 March for same year entry

  • Opening date: 1st September
  • Closing date: 31st March

Applications are firstly reviewed within the Admissions Office to check that they meet the minimum academic requirements. Any applications which do not meet the minimum academic requirements will be rejected at this point.

To register your interest please contact: smd-mbbs-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Interviews

If selected, you will be required to attend an interview.

  • Interviews will take place between December and May
  • Interviews will be held in London or via Skype
  • Interviews will be 20-30 minutes, following the same format as the QMUL London programme interviews. There will be a series of structured questions as part of the assessment and consideration of the personal statement and school reference.

All applicants will need to meet the same standard of Disclosure and Barring checks and Occupational Health Clearance.

There will be three possible outcomes from the interview:

  • An offer – which may be conditional upon obtaining relevant qualifications and/or non- academic clearance checks
  • Rejection
  • Waiting list – candidates who are unplaced elsewhere may be reconsidered after the summer examination results
  • Candidates who are unsuccessful cannot be reconsidered for entry within the same cycle but may reapply the following year (if they obtain the relevant qualifications at the first attempt) without prejudice to the new application.

Further information

For more detailed information about the programme and studying in Malta please visit the School of Medicine and Dentistry website

Email: smd-mbbs-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478

From year three of the programme students will require an iOS or Android mobile device in order to complete the logbooks of Assessment.

 

Learning and teaching

With support from tutors, you are encouraged to develop an independent attitude to learning. This approach prepares you well for life as a qualified doctor. The teaching methods ensure that you can understand the principles of medicine and apply your knowledge in the same way when treating a patient. Important features of our teaching include:

  • Lectures
  • Problem-Based Learning (PBL) – this is a central element of the medical curriculum. It is an active way of learning that teaches students problem solving skills and teamwork while at the same time allowing them to acquire basic knowledge.
  • Practical sessions – these take place in our laboratories, IT labs, clinical skills labs and/or wards.
  • Communication skills – we provide practical training in interviewing techniques with special sessions devoted to communication between doctors or dentists and their patients.
  • Project work will bring you in to contact with the local community.
  • E-learning – this allows you to have access to a large amount of teaching material via ‘Blackboard’ – an intranet-based facility. You can revisit lectures and review other teaching materials at your convenience.

Assessment

The pattern of assessment is a combination of continuous assessment and regular examinations throughout the programme, with final exams each year. A scheme of merits and distinctions rewards excellent or outstanding performance across each sector of the curriculum. There is also a comprehensive scheme of prizes to recognise special ability both in the main examinations and in specialist subjects.

  • Continuous assessment provides you with regular opportunities to consolidate your learning. You can monitor your own progress and teaching staff can identify students who may need additional help with their studies. Continuous assessment takes many forms: short in-course examinations, written accounts of problems or cases studied, poster or clinical or other presentations, log-books, work-books, direct observation or clinical firm grades. This approach results in less end of year cramming and examination stress for students.
  • End-of-year examinations measure progression through the core curriculum and use a range of innovative assessment methods. Written papers test knowledge and its application to problem solving with extended matching questions, short answer and modified essay questions, often used in conjunction with clinical scenarios. In addition, computer-based exams for anatomy, histology and data interpretation are used in the first two phases of the programme.
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) are used from the first year of the programme to assess competence in clinical, communication and practical skills. Students move through a series of stations, where they have a specific time to perform a task with a real or simulated patient or a mannequin.
  • Formative assessment workshops (where scores do not count) and informal feedback in small group teaching sessions help you develop your knowledge, personal and group skills throughout the programme.
  • Assessment of Student Selected Components, (SSCs,) are assessed individually on a simple grading system, which build into a portfolio covering many aspects of medicine. They must be successfully completed at the end of each year in order to progress to the next year and can help inform the award of merit in other parts of the programme.

From year three of the programme students will require an iOS or Android mobile device in order to complete the logbooks of Assessment.

 

Fees and funding

Student loans

UK students are unable 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

Medicine MBBS Malta - request information

Annual tuition fees are €35,000 for EU, and international (non-EU) students.

QMUL charges tuition fees annually for its programmes of study. There is an annual increase on an inflationary basis and/or in line with government policy and regulation.

EU students

EU citizens do not need a visa to live and study in Malta.

Non-EU students

Non-EU students require a visa to live and study in Malta

Further information

For more details, please contact the admissions team.

Contact

For further information about the Medicine MBBS Malta programme, please contact the admissions team.

Email: qmul-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478

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MBBS Malta is a Queen Mary University of London degree which is recognised in many countries around the world. However, we still ask that all candidates applying for MBBS Malta contact their respective Medical Council/Ministry of Health to check whether the degree is accepted and recognised in their home country. Written confirmation is advised.

 

Funding

Queen Mary has a substantial package of scholarships and bursaries which will benefit around 50 per cent of our undergraduate student body.

Scholarships and Bursaries available at Queen Mary for Home/EU Students

There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available each year for home students. Visit our Bursaries and Scholarships page for more information.

Visit our Advice and Counselling website for more information about financial support.

Scholarships available at Queen Mary for International Students

There are a number of Scholarships available each year for International Students including bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas.

Find out more about international scholarships.

Some International students may also be eligible for a fee reduction.

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

  • Additional sources of funding
  • Planning your budget and cutting costs
  • Part-time and vacation work
  • Money for lone parents

For more information visit the Advice and Counselling service website, or call +44 (0)20 7882 8717.

Graduate employment

Graduates from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry go on to work as Doctors within the NHS – unless they choose to follow other career pathways such as medical research.

The national 2014 destination survey confirmed that 99.2% of Queen Mary's MBBS graduates were working as Foundation Doctors six months after graduation – earning a median salary of £29,000.

Throughout the course, students have access to a bespoke careers programme which includes a medical careers fair, a series of talks by consultants from a variety of specialties and a range of preparatory workshops prior to assessment processes for their first job as a medical professional.

Opportunities for extra-curricular work experience are substantial given Queen Mary’s location between Canary Wharf, the City and the Olympic Village. Students are encouraged to build their work experience throughout their period of study, through, for example, our QM Projects work experience scheme (which places students on challenging projects in local community organisations), QM Temps job agency, 'Experience Works' events and 'QMSU Provide' volunteering services. Over 800 vacancies are available to browse on the QM JobOnline vacancy site.

Queen Mary’s extensive campus also provides over 1,200 on-campus job and volunteer opportunities ranging from Hospital Volunteer to Gym Instructor and from Science Ambassador to Student Mentor.

Read more about our careers programmes and range of work experience opportunities on the QMUL Careers pages.

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