Medicine will provide you with an exciting range of career opportunities. Our Medicine MBBS course will enable you to graduate with the educational, clinical and professional skills you will need as a new doctor, ready for further training in the UK or overseas.
The Medicine MBBS is open to International students only for 2022/23 entry
It is our aim to open our admission to home (UK) students at the earliest opportunity.
How to Apply
You can apply through UCAS. Medicine MBBS application opens 7 September 2021.
Application deadline is 26 January 2022.
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.
Due to a high level of demand, we encourage you to make your application as early as possible. This may increase your chances of an early interview and, if successful at interview, an early offer.
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You can find more information on how to apply, what to include in your application and the selection process in the Brunel Medical School Admissions FAQ
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Graduates can apply
If you already have an undergraduate degree in a subject related to Medicine and your degree qualification meets our minimum entry criteria, then you can apply for the MBBS programme.
Brunel University London
Brunel University London, a university for a changing world, is a highly regarded multidisciplinary research-intensive technology university, with a vibrant and dynamic population of staff and students from all over the world. Brunel Medical School is part of the College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (CHMLS), which is a leading provider of undergraduate and postgraduate health professions education, including Physician Associate, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Social Work programmes. Thus the College provides opportunities for interprofessional learning.
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Ranking- 24th in the world for International Outlook: Times Higher Education, World University Rankings (2022).
Brunel Medical School will award a number of scholarships specifically for MBBS Medicine for 2022/23 entry. For information please visit the scholarships web page.
Team-based Learning (TBL)
Our MBBS course has a strong emphasis on developing teamwork skills. Teamwork takes place in all clinical settings where you will be working alongside colleagues and other healthcare professions to care for patients.
We are among the few medical schools in the world to use Team-based Learning (TBL) as our main method of classroom instruction, replacing traditional large group teaching and providing you with high quality online lectures. You will be studying the lecture material in time-tabled periods and also in your own time, at your own pace, whenever and wherever convenient.
TBL is a form of ‘flipped classroom’ learning. You will study online material before coming to class for TBL sessions, where you will be working with your team-members, developing your ability to explain your understanding of the material to your peers and to the whole class. Your team of 6 students will be your study group for the whole year.
In the classroom the discussions will be guided by experienced educators with academic and clinical expertise. Your learning will be enhanced and consolidated using individual and group quizzes and working on real-world clinical problems together.
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Clinical and communication skills
We have developed a curriculum that puts people and patients first. You will learn to deliver compassionate care, and this will start in the first weeks of year 1 with communication skills sessions involving simulated patients – actors trained to role play as patients.
You will gain confidence in learning how best to listen to patients, ask the right questions at the right time, show empathy and overcome language and cultural barriers. You will also learn clinical skills in our dedicated laboratory and simulated ward. Simulation technology, manikins, virtual reality and augmented reality will also feature in your educational journey.
High number of MBBS places available for international students
At Brunel Medical School we have many more places available for international students than most other UK medical schools.
Early patient contact
In parallel with the clinical and communication skills learned on campus, from term 1 you will also learn about patient care from supervised interactions with real patients, through regular placements in General Practice clinics.
You will learn to look at healthcare and illness from the patient’s perspective and understand how teams of professionals work together and make a difference to people’s lives.
The latest digital technology
You will be well prepared to practise medicine in the modern world. Changes in medical practice are accelerating, driven by molecular sciences, a greater understanding of the demographic variations in health and illness and of the specific needs of individual patients.
You will understand the impact of healthcare costs and developments in remote care, artificial intelligence and robotics. Our modern and innovative curriculum incorporates digital technologies to enhance the way you learn and the environment that you learn in.
Outstanding student support service
Studying medicine can at times be challenging and being far from home in an unfamiliar environment can certainly make things more difficult. We provide a support system for the duration of your time in Brunel to build your resilience and help you cope with the pressures.
The School will support your progress in a holistic manner, to foster a sense of belonging and identity in our community. Support includes 1:1 sessions with a mentor, peer support sessions and teaching on healthy living and lifestyle medicine.
You will undertake a range of clinical placements in locations across greater London and the South East of England. You will have access to a diverse patient population providing you with the experience needed to become a well-rounded doctor.
A focus on the UK health system
As a Brunel medical student, you will be learning medicine in one of the most famous healthcare organisations in the world – The National Health Service (NHS). The experience gained here will help prepare you for entry to the two-year UK Foundation Programme, of which the first year (FY1) is the starting point for pursuing a medical career in the UK and an excellent preparation for careers overseas.
Medical Licensing Assessment
Our curriculum will prepare you for the UK Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA).
Please note. From 2024, all UK medical school students will be required to pass the MLA in order to practise as FY1 doctors. International medical graduates will also need to pass the MLA in order to practise in the UK.
USMLE and MCCQE support and guidance
Some of you may wish to pursue your medical careers in Canada or the USA. A dedicated assessment advisor in the School will offer guidance on the USMLE and MCCQE assessments. The assessment advisor will discuss individual needs, and provide advice on approved preparatory resources, including review texts, practice question banks and online courses.
You will have the opportunity to choose and experience medical practice in a completely different environment. Learn more here.
Interviews will be held online.
Please visit our Multi Mini Interview web page for details.
We accept applications from candidates who have attended University Foundation Courses, either in the UK or overseas. These courses are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants who meet the required academic admissions criteria from approved courses will be invited for interview if admissions criteria are competitive as determined by the ranking exercise carried out by the School.
We accept Medicine foundation qualifications from the following Foundation colleges for 2022/23 entry.
- Bellerbys College
- CATS College
- David Game College – University Foundation Programme
- ONCAMPUS Global
Please refer to the entry requirements for more information.