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Why study Medicine at Brunel?

Who we are 

Our MBBS programme is designed by international experts in medical education to incorporate evidence-based approaches to learning, and is delivered using effective developments in pedagogy and digital technology to maximise participation, engagement and interactivity. 

The School will transform medical education and healthcare practice through education, research in combination with multidisciplinary community engagement. Brunel medical graduates will care for their patients and communities with kindness, professionalism and teamwork.

University ranking

  • 4th in the world: Times Higher Education, World University Rankings - International Outlook (2024)
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Diverse clinical placements

During your medical studies at Brunel you will undertake a wide range of clinical placements. Here you will not just be observing, you will have the opportunity to apply your clinical knowledge and develop your skills to real life clinical situations.

“I value how Brunel Medical School empowers its medical students by integrating clinical experience into the syllabus much earlier than other universities. This means, that right from term one, we work with GPs to maximize our clinical experience.”

Shrutikaa from Canada

“I really enjoyed meeting new people from all over the world. The diversity and early placements are the things that really motivated me to come to Brunel.”

Chinaza from Nigeria

Graduates can apply

If you already have a degree in a subject related to Medicine you can apply for the MBBS programme. Please see our entry requirements for more information.

Team-based Learning (TBL)

MBBS students learn in small groups of 5 to 6 people facilitated by academics and enhanced by the use of TBL-enabled software. TBL fully engages all students in their learning, resulting in easier assimilation and retention of knowledge. TBL also gives more freedom to students in that they are able to pace much of their study load, and often work where and when convenient.  And what's more, TBL makes learning fun!

TBL is a modern approach that departs significantly from the traditional lecture-based learning and Problem-Based Learning (PBL) which gives you control over your learning. The curriculum quality is rigorously evaluated by experts, and the team aspect of TBL develops peer-to-peer learning in an engaging way as well as your all-important communication skills. 

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Prepare for ‘world’ medicine

We are all familiar with the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed on the world, and the terrible cost in lives, loss of well-being and hardship. New challenges are likely to emerge and we want to prepare you to face these challenges with skills to remain up-to-date with latest advances in medical research and clinical applications to deliver person-centred care. 

You will discover the significance of prevention, public health, rehabilitation and other aspects of clinical medicine on a global scale. Your training will prepare you to serve clinically needs anywhere in the world.

A focus on community medicine

An exciting element of our MBBS in Medicine is the application of your clinical knowledge and skills in our local communities. Furthermore, person-centred care also involves looking after healthy people and the whole community to guide people of all ages towards adapting a healthy life style and reduce risks of avoidable diseases.   

The valuable experiences gained locally can be applied to benefit communities around the world. 

BMS Houses

On arrival you will be allocated to a ‘House’, which you will remain part of for the duration of the course. You will have a House Tutor, who will support your personal, academic and professional development through a structured series of individual and group House meetings.

Brunel Medical School has 5 Houses:

  • Alexander Fleming House
  • Channi Kumar House
  • Cicely Saunders House
  • Dorothy Hodgkin House
  • Elizabeth Garrett Anderson House

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson House

"I was intrigued by Brunel’s unique and innovative approach to teaching, as well as the strong support system they offer to their students, which put me at ease as an international student moving to a new country alone for the first time.” 

     Anna from Japan

West London location 

You will enjoy a campus life-style with all your daily needs within easy reach, and will avoid the need for commuting, except when you are in clinical placements. Central London is within easy reach, and from the campus you have easy access to the countryside, the rest of the UK, Heathrow and the whole wide world.