MBBS in UK

MBBS in UK

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Karuna KarkiFri Nov 19 2021

MBBS in UK is an outstanding option for students who want to get a global degree in Medicine. This course is from 3 to 6 years long. It is also offered as BSc in Medicine, BM BCh , Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Science (BMBS), MBChB, BS (B) etc.

Undergraduate studies in medicine are offered by some of the best UK Universities like the University of Oxford, Imperial College London and the University of Manchester. In fact, 45 out of 600 best medical universities globally are from the UK.

It could get a little expensive for international students  (tuition fees are in the range of GBP 25,000 to 50,000 per year). But given the career opportunities post-graduation and high salary, this degree is absolutely worth it. 

Why study MBBS in UK? 

  • The MBBS degree from UK universities is accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC) as a Primary Medical Qualification. As a result, after graduating you can provisionally register with the GMC for a licence to practice medicine in the UK.
  • The top 10 medical universities in the UK fall under the top 100 medicine universities in the world. 
  • The UK is one of the highest salary paying countries for surgeons (4th highest in the world). 

Top Universities for MBBS in UK

According to QS World University Ranking for subjects, these are the top 10 medical universities in the UK. 

Rank in UK

QS Ranking 2020

University

1

2

University of Oxford

2

3

University of Cambridge

3

9

University College London

4

12

Imperial College London

5

20

King's College London

6

22

University of Edinburgh

7

35

University of Manchester

8

48

University of Glasgow

9

51-100

New Castle University

10

51-100

Queen Mary University of London

MBBS Fees for international students in UK

University

UK Students tuition fees (£)

Overseas students fees (£)

University College London

9,250

To be confirmed

University of Nottingham

9,250

To be confirmed

University of Oxford

9,250

36,800 (48,600 for clinical annual course)

University of Birmingham

9,250

26,640

University of Plymouth

9,250

Preclinical: 22,100 for year 1 and 2. 

Clinical: 41,100 for year 3 to 5 

University of Manchester

9,250

Preclinical: 27,000 for year 1 and 2. 

Clinical: 46,000 for year 3 to 5 

Imperial College London

9,250

46,650

University of Glasgow

9,250

52,000

Brunel University London

9,250

41,200

University of Central Lancashire

9,250

44,500

Admission Requirements for MBBS in UK

University College London (UCL)

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS BSc)
  • Course duration: 6 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • TOEFL: Overall 109 with a minimum of 24 in reading and writing and 20 in speaking and listening. 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in each section. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass secondary level education or A level or International Baccalaureate diploma in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics with a minimum grade of B. 

University of Nottingham

  • Course Name: Medicine BMedSci and BMBS/ Bachelor of Medical Sciences
  • Course duration: 5 years full time
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.5, with a minimum of 7.0  in each section. 
    • PTE: Overall 79, minimum 76
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass secondary level education or A level or International Baccalaureate diploma in Biology, Chemistry with a 2:1 degree. 

University of Oxford

  • Course Name: BA (3 years)/ BM BCh (6 years)
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.5, with a minimum of 7.0  in each section.
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass secondary level education or A level or International Baccalaureate diploma in chemistry and one from Biology, Physics or Mathematics with a minimum grade of A. 
  • Other Requirements: All applicants need to take the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) as a part of their application. 

University of Birmingham

  • Course Name: Medicine and Surgery (MBChB)
  • Course duration: 5 years full time
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0  in each section. 
    • TOEFL: Overall 95, minimum 23
    • PTE: Overall 76, with no band score less than 67
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass secondary level education or A level or International Baccalaureate diploma with a minimum of 75%.

University of Plymouth

  • Course Name: BMBS Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
  • Course duration: 5 years full time (with placement)
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.5, with a minimum of 7.0  in each section. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass secondary level education or A level or International Baccalaureate diploma in Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences or Human Biosciences. 
  • Applicants need to five University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

University of Manchester

  • Course Name: MBChB Medicine
  • Course duration: 5 years full time
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5  in each section. 
    • PTE: Overall 65, minimum 65
    • CAE/ CPE: An overall score of 185 with no field score less than 185. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass high school diploma with chemistry and Biology as major subjects plus one another science (one from chemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology or Mathematics) 

Imperial College London

  • Course Name: MBBS/ BSc in Medicine
  • Course duration: 6 years full time (with placement)
  • Application: Admission Ratio- 10: 1 (2020)
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5  in each section. 
    • PTE: Overall 69, minimum 62 in each element
    • TOEFL: Overall 100, a minimum of 22 in all elements
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass secondary level education or A levels with a minimum of A grade in Biology, Chemistry, and one another science subjects. 
  • Other Requirements: Applicants must take Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

University of Glasgow

  • Course Name: Medicine MBChB
  • Course duration: 5 years full time
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0  in each section. 
    • PTE: Overall 70, minimum 70 in each element
    • TOEFL: Overall 100, a minimum of 24
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass secondary level education or A levels with a minimum of A grade in Biology, Chemistry, physics and mathematics.

Brunel University London

  • Course Name: Medicine MBBS
  • Course duration: 5 years full time (with placement)
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0  in each section. 
    • PTE: Overall 64, minimum 64 in each element
    • TOEFL: Overall 98, a minimum of 23 in all elements
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to pass A levels or equivalent with minimum grades of AAB at A-level in Chemistry or Biology, a science subject and general studies. 

MBBS in the UK: Scholarships

University

Scholarship

Value

University of Nottingham

Undergraduate Excellence Awards

Tuition fees were waived off for the first year of undergraduate study.

Imperial College London

President’s Undergraduate Scholarship

GBP 100 per year

Adrian Taylor Scholarship

£3000 for one year (College Endowment)

Martin Turner Scholarship

£1700 for one year (College Endowment)

University of Glasgow

Undergraduate Talent Scholarship

£1,500 p.a. for each year

Humanitarian Scholarship

The full cost of tuition fees plus GBP 5,000 per year.

Scope of a medicine Degree in UK

The scope of a medical degree is going to continue as long as people are inhabiting the planet. In fact, the medical field is one of the most demanded fields with very impressive pay scales. Among that as well, surgeons are among the highest-paid medical professionals. 

Depending upon the major you choose during your Bachelor of Medicine in the UK, you can work as:

  • Anaesthetist
  • Cardiologist
  • Clinical radiologist
  • General practice doctor
  • Hospital doctor
  • Neurologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Pathologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Surgeon

You can find career opportunities in a number of sectors including-

  • The Armed Forces
  • Overseas aid agencies
  • Prisons
  • Research institutes
  • Clinical trial organisations
  • Private healthcare establishments
  • Residential nursing homes
  • Air ambulance services
  • University teaching

Jobs after MBBS degree in UK and the average annual salary :

MBBS Jobs in UK

Average Annual Salary (in GBP)

General Medical Practitioner

221,000

Invasive Cardiologist

460,000

Obstetrician

303,000

Neurologist

320,000

Ophthalmologist

256,000



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