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
How to apply (2022/23 entry)
Applications for September 2022 will open in September 2021.
Brunel University London
Brunel University London is a highly regarded multidisciplinary research-intensive technology university, with a vibrant and dynamic population of staff and students from all over the world.
28th in the world: Times Higher Education, World University Rankings - International Outlook (2021).
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.
A high number of MBBS places available for international students
At Brunel Medical School we have far more places available for international students than most other UK medical schools.
Team-based Learning (TBL)
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
You will have the opportunity to choose and experience medical practice in a completely different environment. Learn more here.
Interviews will be held online.
A-levels: Applicants normally should have, or be expected to achieve, a minimum of grades AAB at A-level, to include either Chemistry or Biology, a second science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics) and a third subject (except General Studies).
International Secondary School Qualifications: Applicants should have or be expected to achieve, a pattern of grades equivalent to AAB at ‘A’ level, to include either Chemistry or Biology and a second science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics) at the most senior level studied. Please refer to the pdf document for all accepted qualifications.
International Baccalaureate: Applicants should have, or be expected to achieve, a total score of at least 33 points with Higher Level 6 and Higher Level 5 in either Chemistry or Biology and a second science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics).
Mathematics proficiency: The required mathematics competence of at least Grade C in Maths GCSE (or equivalent).
Graduates: An upper second class (2.1) degree in a subject cognate to medicine will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Applicants who have had to retake the matriculation qualifications required for entry into the MBBS programme will be considered on a case-by-case basis where there have been serious extenuating circumstances.
English Language Proficiency:
A native English speaker: attainment of at least grade C in an English subject such as GCSE (or equivalent),
A non-native English speaker: attainment of IELTS 7 with no less than 7 in each subsection.
£41,200 (2022/23 entry)
NB. The tuition fee will increase annually, by no more than 5% or RPI (Retail Price Index), whichever is the greater.