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About Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry


  • 4th in the UK for Medicine – Complete University Guide 2015
  • 6th in the UK for Medicine – the Guardian University Guide 2015
  • 1st in the UK for Dentistry – Complete University Guide 2015
  • 2nd in the UK for Dentistry – in the Guardian University Guide 2015

More about rankings and league tables.

National Student Survey (NSS) results – 2015

Overall student satisfaction at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is ranked consistently high, with Medicine achieving 96 per cent and Dentistry 97 per cent. These scores are both significantly above the national average and in the top 10 in the UK, with Medicine 1st place in London. Overall satisfaction with teaching of both Medicine and Dentistry is above 94 per cent, and since 2014, we have continued to make improvements in areas such as student support and feedback.

Russell Group Member

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is a faculty of QMUL. One of the leading medical schools in the UK, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry brings together two venerable teaching institutions: St Bartholomew's Hospital, which dates back to 1123, and The London Hospital Medical College, which was the first medical school in England and Wales, founded in 1785.

This wealth of tradition is combined with some of the most modern medical facilities in the UK, including the largest new hospital in Europe, the first new dental hospital building in the UK for 40 years, and in the Blizard Building, some of the largest open-plan biomedical research laboratories in Europe.

As you would expect from a medical college that has 230 years experience of training the next generation of doctors and surgeons, our students are very satisfied with their learning experience – in the most recent National Student Survey (NSS 2014), 96 per cent were satisfied with the quality of their course. We will bringing the same standards of innovative research-led teaching and investment in excellent facilities to our MBBS in Malta.

Research strength

Through partnership with our linked trusts, notably Barts Health NHS Trust, and our associated University Hospital Trusts – Homerton, Newham, Whipps Cross and Queen’s (Romford) the School’s research and teaching is informed by an exceptionally wide ranging and stimulating clinical environment.

Our Research

According to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is placed within the top seven UK institutions in all three Units of Assessment – Clinical Medicine; Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care; and Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.

Research is focused on translational research, cancer, cardiac, dentistry, inflammation, endocrinology/ metabolism, immunology and infectious diseases, genomics, neuroscience, gastroenterology, epidemiology and primary care.

The School is nationally and internationally recognised for research in these areas, reflected in the £40 million it attracts annually in research income. Its fundamental mission, with its partner NHS Trusts, and other partner organisations, such as CR-UK, is to ensure that that the best possible clinical service is underpinned by the very latest developments in scientific and clinical teaching, training and research.

Our institutes

The School is organised into the following Institutes:

More about our institutes

The School is also home to the first Cancer Research UK Clinical Centre to be established which takes an innovative 'molecules to patient' approach to research.

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