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MBBS in Medicine

Brunel University London, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 56,444

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  • 5 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
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
  • 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.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

Entry requirements

  • The MBBS is open to International students only.
  • 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. 
  • A-levels: Applicants should normally 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. 
  • International Baccalaureate: Applicants should have, or be expected to achieve, a total score of 33 points with Higher Level 6 in either Chemistry or Biology and Higher Level 5 in a second science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics).
  • Mathematics proficiency: The required mathematics competence of at least Grade C in Maths GCSE (or equivalent).
  • University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
  • 2022/23 entry
  • UCAT is not a requirement for Medicine MBBS
  • 2023/24 entry
  • Brunel Medical School is planning to include UCAT in the Medicine MBBS selection process. Details will follow in due course.
  • Graduates: An upper second class (2.1) degree in a subject cognate to medicine will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Graduates with a non-UK degree

  • Graduates with a degree with at least an upper second class honours or equivalent, who have graduated from a university outside the UK will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Applicants who have had to retake the matriculation qualifications required for entry onto the MBBS programme will be considered on a case-by-case basis where there have been serious extenuating circumstances.

Foundation colleges (UK and international) 

  • We welcome applicants 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. We would be looking for applicants to secure a good overall result to include good results in a Chemistry or Biology module, and good results in a further science module from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics, and with no failed modules.

A typical offer could be -

  • 70% overall, including 70% or above in either Chemistry or Biology; and 70% or above in a second science subject from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Mathematics, and with no failed subjects.

Under 18 policy

  • Entry into the Medicine MBBS programme requires students to have reached the age of 18 by the time they are to be in contact with patients in clinical settings. This means that applications from applicants who will not be 18 years old by the start of the course cannot be offered an interview for this academic year.

Work experience

  • We understand that finding the relevant work experience is challenging in the current climate. We therefore do not require you to have completed any work experience.


  • We require at least one academic reference at point of application.

Other Entry Requirements

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
  • MBBS students will be in contact with children and/or vulnerable adults as part of their programme of study on a regular and sustained basis. Students will be required to gain an enhanced disclosure certificate from the UK Disclosure and Barring Service or the equivalent criminal record declaration from their country of domicile prior to joining the School. The School will assist students in obtaining these records.

Occupational Health Clearance

  • All MBBS offers are subject to satisfactory occupational health clearance. Applicants who accept our offer as their firm or insurance choice will be asked to complete and return the Health Questionnaire and other relevant paperwork and consent to testing and immunisations. Compliance with the Occupational Health Clearance requirements is necessary prior to students joining the School and interacting with patients.


  • The 5-year MBBS offered by Brunel Medical School is not currently recognised by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC). This means that graduates from Brunel Medical School would not be able to practise medicine in Singapore. To find out which Medical Schools are recognised in Singapore, and for more information, please visit the SMC website.


  • For those of you who wish to practise medicine in Malaysia following the MBBS, you may be asked to sit the Malaysia Medical Council Examination for Provisional Registration (MMC ERP). We advise that you check with the MMC about your pathway to becoming a doctor in Malaysia before joining Brunel Medical School.

EU and International entry requirements

  • If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS :7.0 overall (min 7.0 in all areas)
  • Pearson : 64 overall ( min 64 in all subscores) 
  • BrunELT : 68% overall ( 68 in all subscores)
  • The MBBS programme specification is subject to amendments.
  • Years 1 and 2 form Phase 1 of the MBBS course. Phase 1 is characterised by the student experience of their learning environment.

Year 1

  • In year 1 you will develop your understanding of basic scientific concepts that are necessary for understanding health and disease in your patients. You will then go through the main body systems, examining the anatomy and the workings of body, starting with the heart, circulation and the respiratory system.
  • Hormone regulation and the glands will be studied next. This will be followed by the renal system and then the limbs and movement. Throughout the year, the learning about body systems will be interspersed with clinical skills and communication skills, an understanding of medical ethics and important aspects of professionalism and law, including respect to patient confidentiality. Digital health and the scientific method will also be taught.
  • You will enjoy regular placements in primary care throughout Years 1 and 2 where you will interact with real patients, under the supervision of experienced clinicians. You will also have the opportunity to learn from, and with, other health professionals, such as physiotherapists, physicians associates and nurses.

Year 2

  • In year 2, you will continue to study body systems, starting with digestion, the nervous system and mental health, reproduction and ageing. You will learn about diseases, infections, drugs and diagnosis. The emphasis on skills, communications, digital health, ethics and professionalism will continue. There will also be opportunities for you to select special study topics, such as research projects or learning more about a medical specialty or non-medical healthcare profession.
  • Years 3 and 4 make up Phase 2 of the course, which is characterised by an intensive clinical experience in a range of high quality hospitals and general practice clinics across Greater London and South East England.

Year 3

  • In year 3 you will rotate through a range of medical and surgical placements in a range of specialties where you will apply your knowledge, clinical and communication skills and work in teams in the clinical settings. Your placements in primary care settings will continue.

Year 4

  • In year 4, you will continue rotations in primary and secondary clinical care settings. You will learn about holistic patient management and further extend your knowledge and expertise. Your performance will be assessed by the professionals with whom you will be interacting on a daily basis.
  • Phase 3 is the final, 5th year of the programme.

Year 5

  • Year 5 is designed to help you in the transition from student to doctor. This includes a series of apprenticeship placements in clinical settings. You will also be able to apply for an elective placement abroad. You will be formally taught about safe prescribing and expectations of professional behaviour.
  • This course can be studied 5 years full-time, starting in September.
  • This course has a placement option

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