Medicine MBBS is open to International students only
It is our aim to open our admission to home (UK) students at the earliest opportunity.
Medicine provides an exciting range of career opportunities. You will be equipped with the educational, clinical and professional skills you will need as a new doctor, and you will be well prepared for further training such as specialist training, in the UK or overseas.
After completing the medical degree, you will receive provisional registration with a licence to practise by the General Medical Council. You will be eligible to apply for the UK 2-year Foundation Training programme and the General Medical Council will grant you full registration with a full licence to practise after successfully completing the first year of the Foundation Training programme.
How to apply (2023/24 entry)
Apply directly to the University
Medicine MBBS is currently open to applications.
If you apply after 1 March 2023, and meet the entrance criteria, you will automatically be put on our Selection Panel waiting list. We will only run further interviews if all our places have not been filled.
Successful applicants will receive a provisional offer to study Medicine MBBS, and these applicants - both those who applied through UCAS and those who applied directly will then have their applications processed by UCAS.
UCAS application is now closed
You can find information on how to apply, what to include in your application and the selection process in the FAQ.
Our first sets of interviews took place in December 2022 and February 2023. The next set of interviews will take place in March 2023. If required, a final set of interviews will take place in summer 2023. Interviews will be granted to the highest ranked students until all interview slots are filled.
Graduates can apply
If you already have an undergraduate or master’s degree in a subject related to Medicine and your degree qualification meets our minimum entry criteria, then you can apply for Medicine MBBS. Depending on your ranking, you will also be invited to interview.
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Brunel University London
Brunel University London, a university for a changing world, is a highly regarded multidisciplinary and research-intensive technology university, with vibrant, diverse and dynamic 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. The College provides opportunities for interprofessional learning.
View our London campus here.
University Ranking- 20th in the world for International Outlook: Times Higher Education, World University Rankings (2022).
High number of MBBS places available for international students
Brunel Medical School has over 100 places available for international students; more than most other UK medical schools.
Up-to-date & innovative curriculum
We take an evidence-based innovative approach to learning and teaching. The Medicine MBBS curriculum has been produced by leading academics and clinicians working in partnership to provide the latest insights into medical advances and clinical practice.
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.
Our curriculum incorporates digital technologies to enhance the way you learn and the environment that you learn in and provides patient contact right from year 1.
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Brunel Medical School will award a number of scholarships specifically for Medicine MBBS 2023/24 entry.
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Diverse student population
You will learn and work with students from all over the world. The Medical School student body already has over 36 countries represented, with a mix of undergraduates and graduates.
Team-based Learning (TBL)
Brunel Medical School is among the few medical schools in the world to use TBL as the main method of classroom teaching instead of lectures. Working in teams of six in our purpose-designed TBL classroom, you exchange ideas and refine your understanding of the topics through discussions.
With this active-learning approach, you solve problems and debate whilst developing life-long, transferable skills - highly relevant to medicine, under the guidance of clinicians and scientists.
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Clinical and communication skills
Emphasis on the development of communications skills and clinical skills from Year 1 is demonstrated by dedicated spaces, in particular a suite of 18 video-equipped consultations rooms and the use of trained simulated patients as well as skills laboratories and simulated wards.
Simulation technology, manikins, virtual reality and augmented reality will also feature in your educational journey, and your learning will be enhanced by frequent feedback from your peers and from our educators.
Early patient contact
In parallel with the clinical and communication skills learned on campus, from early on in Year 1 you will also learn about patient care from supervised interactions with real patients, through regular placements in general practice (family medicine) 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.
Student support service
Studying medicine can at times be challenging and being far from home in an unfamiliar environment can make things more difficult. At Brunel we provide an unrivalled support system to build your resilience and help you cope with any stress or concerns.
All students are supported by our dedicated Student Support and Wellbeing team who make sure that any issue is addressed rapidly and sympathetically.
Our School House system creates a home away from home where students are supported by their peers and expert tutors provide academic coaching to students.
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Clinical placements, which range from hospitals to primary care (family medicine) and community settings, account for a significant portion of the course. Primary care placements start early in Year 1, and placements in hospitals start later on.
Our west London location means that you have access to a hugely diverse patient population and will have the opportunity to work in major hospitals, some of which are globally renowned.
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You will benefit from learning in brand new teaching facilities in Brunel’s newly refurbished Quad North building. The building features our Anatomy Suite, Simulated Hospital Wards, Clinical Skills Laboratories and more.
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A focus on the UK health system
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. The School will offer guidance on the USMLE and MCCQE assessments. The careers adviser will discuss individual needs, and provide advice on approved preparatory resources, including review texts, practice question banks and online courses.
Please note that access to USMLE examination may be delayed until when the first cohort graduate, and the School has obtained full accreditation by the UK General Medical Council. This is planned for 2027.
In Year 5, you will have the opportunity to choose and experience medical practice in a completely different environment.
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Learn about Multi Mini Interviews (MMI) here
Guaranteed student accommodation on campus
You will have the opportunity to apply for student accommodation to live on campus for the duration of the MBBS course.
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General Medical Council (GMC)
All medical schools are periodically reviewed by the UK General Medical Council (GMC), the body responsible for ensuring that medical education and training is of a high standard and that all medical schools meet the requirements set out in Promoting excellence: standards for medical education and training.
In addition, as a new Medical School, Brunel Medical School is subject to scrutiny through stages of the GMC’s rigorous quality assurance process. We have completed key stages of this process to date, and we will continue to be closely reviewed by the GMC until the programme has been successfully delivered and the final-stage approval for the award of the MBBS degrees is granted.
During the 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.
The list of new medical schools under GMC review can be found here.
World Directory of Medical Schools
Brunel Medical School is listed on the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDoMS).
The World Directory defines a ‘medical school’ as an educational institution that provides a complete or full programme of instruction leading to a basic medical qualification; that is, a qualification that permits the holder to obtain a license to practice as a medical doctor or physician.
Please note that the listing of a medical school in the World Directory of Medical Schools does not denote recognition, accreditation, or endorsement by the World Directory of Medical Schools.
Medicine Virtual Open Days
Watch our latest open day here.