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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer MBBS scholarships?

Yes, Brunel Medical School is awarding scholarships.

Each scholarship is worth £30,000 across the duration of the course. Students will be offered £6,000 per year as an annual contribution – or 15% - towards the tuition fee payment. Scholarships will be awarded on merit.

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How do I apply?

UCAS - You can apply through UCAS. Medicine MBBS application opens 7 September.

Or

Apply directly to the University - You can apply directly to Brunel. Application opens 5 September and will remain open until all Medicine places have been filled. Successful candidates will receive a provisional offer to study Medicine MBBS. Your application will then be processed by UCAS.

What is the tuition fee for 2022/23 entry 

£41,200 per year. 

 

Fees quoted are per year and may be subject to an annual increase. International fees will increase annually, by no more than 5% or RPI (Retail Price Index), whichever is the greater.

 

If I don’t have an IB Diploma or A Levels, would I need to complete a Foundation Year?

This will depend on your qualifications. Please email medicine.admissions@brunel.ac.uk with a copy of your qualifications.

What is the difference between an MBBS and an MD degree?

A Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) is a primary medical qualification awarded in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other Commonwealth countries.  It is considered to be an equivalent to a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree that is awarded in the USA and Canada. 

I am an EU citizen – can I apply to the Brunel Medical School MBBS?

Students from the EU can apply for Medicine MBBS.

From August 2021, EU students will be classed as International students and will be required to pay overseas tuition fees for Medicine MBBS.

How many places do you have for International students each year?

Brunel Medical School will accept only International students for now. We therefore have more places available than most UK Medical Schools.

Do you use Problem Based Learning (PBL) or Team-Based Learning?

We are among the few medical schools in the world to use Team-Based Learning as a significant method for classroom instruction. You will learn in small groups of 6 people facilitated by academics and TBL-enabled software. This is often referred to as the “flipped classroom” approach.

Do you accept transfer students?

No, all Medicine students must start in Year 1 of the MBBS.

Has the MBBS course received approval from General Medical Council?

 

The GMC is the professional regulator for UK Primary Medical Qualifications, and will quality assure Brunel’s 5-year Medicine MBBS course with the goal of approval to award Primary Medical Qualifications. We are working closely with them to ensure our medical education and training will prepare you to deliver high quality care throughout your career. The GMC has started this process and will follow the first cohort from registration to graduation, taking the form of a year-by-year review of our learning and training environments. 

During this period of close review, the GMC requires all new medical schools to have a contingency school to partner with the new school and provide regular support. The University of Buckingham Medical School is Brunel Medical School’s contingency school. 

Brunel Medical School has gained General Medical Council (GMC) approval to recruit students for 2022 entry. 

The list of UK Medical Schools under GMC review can be found here.

Are clinical placements guaranteed on your MBBS?

Yes. Clinical placements begin in Year 1, and Brunel Medical School guarantees that placements will be available during the 5 years of the MBBS for all its medical students. 

Our clinical training providers are located across Greater London and South East England.

Will tuition fees go up each year?

Tuition fees will increase annually by no more than 5% or the RPI (Retail Price Index), whichever is the greater.

How much should I budget for living expenses?

You should plan to spend around £800-1,000 monthly for on-campus student accommodation, food, and other expenses.

Do I have to pay the full year’s tuition at once or can I pay by instalments?

You pay your tuition fees in three instalments; 40 per cent of your first year’s course fees are due by enrolment, 30 per cent in January and the remaining 30 per cent in March.

Do I have to travel to London if I’m invited for an interview?

No. Interviews will be held online.

I am not planning to stay in the UK after graduating from Medical School and will return to my home country.  What support do you offer to help me qualify as a doctor?

Brunel Medical School’s Careers Advisor will guide you from the start of your medical studies, whether you intend to enter the UK Foundation Programme or return to your home country after graduating. We will help you in researching and understanding the requirements for practicing medicine in your country. We will work with you to identify additional resources and support you may require to meet the requirements.

Whom can I contact for more information?

For general enquiries about the Medical School - medicine.admissions@brunel.ac.uk  

or call +44 (0)1895 268083

 

How many references do I need to submit with my application?

Applicants are required to submit at least one academic reference at point of application.

When do you expect to receive your first cohort of students?

We are excited to receive our first cohort of students in September 2022. Although the start date is later than what was initially anticipated, the extra time allows us to complete building works, to engage with talented clinician and scientist educators, to develop a modern curriculum using state-of-the-art pedagogy and to make sure that our students will experience an engaging, fast-paced programme of the highest quality.