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.
Important news about the programme start date
Due to challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have taken the difficult decision to delay the date that our first cohort of students enters the MBBS programme. We are planning for a revised start date of January 2022, with a 4.5-year programme that would allow students to graduate in July 2026 (the same as if students had started in September 2021).
We would be offering a fee reduction in recognition of the reduced length of the programme.
We are seeking the advice and approval of the UK General Medical Council (GMC) for our proposed new start date, and we have now submitted the necessary documentation to them. The GMC may approve the January 2022 start date, or may require us to delay this until September 2022.
How we will keep you informed
We expect our revised start date to be confirmed in March and we will post the latest information on this web page.
At BMS, we are committed to ensuring that all our medical students will benefit from a high-quality digitalised curriculum, clinical placements in the West London area, experienced staff, first class facilities, and the necessary IT infrastructure. Our plan to delay the launch of the medical school by four months is to ensure all this is in place well in advance of the arrival of our first students.
For MBBS applicants only
We will email you once the programme start date has been confirmed.
Pending the GMC’s decision about the new start date, we regret that we are unable to advise about progressing any applications to the interview stage. In March we will begin to schedule interviews. In the meantime, please accept our sincere apologies for the current situation.
The Medicine MBBS is open to International students only for 2021/22 entry
At the earliest opportunity we will be discussing with Health Education England and the Office for Students about offering our medicine degree to students from the UK.
Frequently Asked Questions.
How to apply (2021/22 entry)
Direct to Brunel - You can use our application form to apply directly to the University. The link to the provisional application form is here.
In view of the large number of applications received to-date, we no longer guarantee an interview. You will be placed on our Medicine MBBS interview waiting list. The list will be reviewed in early May.
Please note that any candidate invited to interview will have their application processed by UCAS.
Graduates - 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.
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, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Social Work programmes. This will provide important opportunities for interprofessional learning.
View our London campus here.
Ranking- 28th in the world: Times Higher Education, World University Rankings - International Outlook (2021).
Brunel Medical School will award up to 10 scholarships specifically for MBBS Medicine for 2021/22 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 is required in all healthcare settings where you will be working with many different types of professionals 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.
In the classroom, facilitated by experienced academics and clinicians, you will be working in teams of six students with whom you will exchange ideas and refine your understanding of the topics.
Learn more here.
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 learn 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 using simulation technology, including manikins, virtual reality and augmented reality.
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 appreciate 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, healthcare costs and developments in artificial intelligence and robotics.
Our modern and innovative curriculum incorporates these digital technologies to enhance the way that you learn and the environment that you learn in. You will also learn about the use of digital technology in healthcare practice.
An outstanding student support service
We recognise that studying medicine can at times be stressful, and that many of our students will be far from home. You can be rest assured that you will be in a supportive environment, with a robust system of student support embedded throughout the course, to promote wellbeing and resilience, and to foster a sense of belonging and identity.
Support includes 1:1 sessions with an academic and clinical mentor, peer support sessions and teaching on healthy living and lifestyle medicine.
You will undertake a wide 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 format and function of the USMLE and MCCQE assessments, discuss individual needs, and provide advice on approved preparatory resources, which includes 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 qualifications from Colleges offering University Foundation Courses in the UK or in other countries and will consider each Foundation qualification we receive on a case by case basis.
Some example Colleges that have been approved by Brunel Medical School are:
- Bellerbys College
- CATS Colleges
- David Game College – University Foundation Programme
- Kings Education.
Please refer to the entry requirements for more information.