- Medicine MBBS Malta five-year programme, Full time
- Annual application deadline: 1 May for same year entry
- 45 students for first year of intake
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has launched a five-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme taught on the Mediterranean islands of the Maltese Republic. The MBBS is taught by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, a faculty of QMUL, a member of the Russell Group of leading research-led UK universities.
The programme has been designed to provide students with the medical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitudes that are required to become a competent Foundation Year (FY1) Doctor. Our spiral curriculum is taught in a series of modules which are based on body systems which, in turn, encompass various scientific and medical themes. The programme is exactly the same as the MBBS London programme in terms of its content, method of delivery and selection criteria.
Key programme information
- Taught in English
- Delivered by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
- Identical core curriculum as the MBBS in London
- Junior doctor (Foundation Year 1 and 2) positions available in Malta
- Specialist guidance and support for the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) and Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) steps 1 and 2 will be provided
- Early clinical experience with an innovative research-led curriculum
- Awarded an Medicine MBBS from Queen Mary University of London
- All candidates apply directly to Queen Mary University of London not UCAS
- Annual application deadline: 1 May for same year entry
- All candidates must sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)
Russell Group member
Queen Mary 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.
About Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
- 2nd in the UK for Medicine – the Guardian University Guide 2017 - subject rankings
- 7th in the UK for Medicine – Complete University Guide 2017
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, containing 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), 94 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.
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.
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Information for US and Canadian students
US and Canadian students can study on the five-year MBBS (Malta) Programme directly after high school without first undertaking a four-year college undergraduate degree. At the end of the five-year MBBS (Malta) programme, students may choose to stay in Malta to apply for their residency or apply for residency in their home country. Either way, in order for students to apply for residency there is no need for students to study a four-year postgraduate medicine qualification after the Malta undergraduate degree.
Residency, taking residency exams and employment
Barts and The London MBBS graduates are highly prized by hospitals around the world, giving our graduates an edge when they enter the competitive jobs market.
Specifically, we have negotiated an expansion in the number of posts available in the Maltese Foundation Programme in response to the development of our new course, for those wishing to remain in Malta.
Specialist guidance and support for the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) and Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) steps 1 and 2 will be provided.
Barts and The London Medical School (Malta)
The medical school will be situated in the grounds of the newly developed Gozo General Hospital, in Gozo’s capital Victoria. On campus, there will be a range of state of the art teaching facilities including: clinical skills simulation centre, communication skills suite, lecture theatre, PC labs, seminar rooms, problem based learning group rooms and an Anatomy and Physiology Centre containing an advanced dissection suite. Additionally, students will have access to a library, student support services, prayer rooms and a roof top dining and social area. Student accommodation will be a short walk away close to the centre of Victoria.
HOW TO APPLY
Annual application deadline for: 1 May
Applicants apply to study MBBS Malta via the university, not UCAS. This means that applicants can use up their five UCAS choices, then on top of this, can also apply to study Medicine MBBS Malta.
Applicants can apply to study Medicine MBBS London (A100) and also Medicine MBBS Malta.
For example, an applicant applying to six university courses
|1||Medical school X|
|2||Medical school X|
|3||Medical school X|
|4||Medical school X|
|5||Non Medical school X e.g. Biomedical Science|
|6||Queen Mary University of London, Medicine MBBS Malta|
All Candidates must sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT).Candidates can sit the UKCAT in July 2017 for September 2017 entry
For more details, please contact the admissions team.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478
UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)
All candidates applying to the Medicine MBBS (Malta) Programme must take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) in order to be considered for interview.
The UKCAT must be sat between: 1st May – 22nd September.
The Medicine MBBS Malta programme has been designed to provide students with the medical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitude that are required to become a competent and safe FY1 Doctor.
The curriculum is taught in a series of modules which are based on BODY SYSTEMS which, in turn, encompass various scientific and medical THEMES.
Subjects revisited and built on throughout Phases 1-3:
Each system is visited a minimum of three times during the programme.
|PHASE 1 – 5 YEAR MBBS PROGRAMME (YEARS 1 AND 2)|
|Phase 1 is taught via a series of systems-based modules which introduce the basic biological sciences and address key topics including normal biological structure and function of cells, organs and body systems, the effect of illness on people and their families and the impact of environmental and social factors on health. Students are regularly placed in general practices where they can learn about the clinical context of their growing medical knowledge.|
|PHASE 2 – 5 YEAR MBBS PROGRAMME (YEARS 3 AND 4)|
|Students regularly return to the medical school for teaching weeks and assessments as well as being introduced to clinical medicine through a series of placements in our associated teaching hospitals in Malta and Gozo. Students' knowledge and clinical skills are enhanced by working alongside clinical teams both in the hospital and also within community placements. This enables them to expand and apply the knowledge and skills acquired during Phase 1.|
|PHASE 3 – 5 YEAR MBBS PROGRAMME (YEAR 5)|
|The final year of the programme provides students with clinical and community placements, practical skills and first-hand experience of the working life of a first year Foundation Year (FY1) doctor. Students are placed in the hospital and firm where they will be based for their FY1 training. On successful completion of final examinations, students complete a four-week elective and this is followed by a further four-week hospital placement.|
All students complete three SSCs (Student Selected Components) each year which are based around clinical scenarios, patient interviews, history taking and associated issues surrounding their chosen patient.
Student Selected Components (SSCs)
A portfolio of SSC choices will be made available for students to choose from. This portfolio will include key subject areas, such as dissection and a variety of others similar to those offered in the UK but also those unique to Maltese resources. The School will support the option of students from either site transferring over for a particular SSC experience. They are an integral part of the curriculum enabling students to demonstrate mandatory competences while allowing a degree of choice in studying an area of particular interest to them.
SSCs range from basic sciences (biochemistry, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology), to clinical specialities, community and public health, ethics and law as applied to medicine and understanding the importance of research in the development of medicine. You are encouraged to pursue any area related to medicine or medical sciences that has particularly interested you. Students are also encouraged to organise their own SSCs.
The pattern of assessment is a combination of continuous assessment and regular examinations throughout the programme, with final exams each year. A scheme of merits and distinctions rewards excellent or outstanding performance across each sector of the curriculum. There is also a comprehensive scheme of prizes to recognise special ability both in the main examinations and in specialist subjects.
Continuous assessment provides you with regular opportunities to consolidate your learning. You can monitor your own progress and teaching staff can identify students who may need additional help with their studies. Continuous assessment takes many forms: short in-course examinations, written accounts of problems or cases studied, poster, clinical or other presentations, log-books, work-books, direct observation or clinical firm grades. This approach to the end-of-year examinations results in less cramming and examination stress for students.
End-of-year examinations measure progression through the core curriculum and use a range of innovative assessment methods. Written papers test knowledge and its application to problem-solving with extended matching questions, short answer and modified essay questions, often used in conjunction with clinical scenarios. In addition, computer-based exams for anatomy, histology and data interpretation are used in the first two phases of the programme.
Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
These are used from the first year of the programme to assess competence in clinical, communication and practical skills. Students move through a series of stations, where they have five or ten minutes to perform a specified task with real or simulated patient or a mannequin.
Formative assessment workshops
Formative assessment workshops (where scores do not count) and informal feedback in small group teaching sessions help you develop your knowledge, personal and group skills throughout the programme.
Assessment of Student Selected Components
SSCs are assessed individually on a simple grading system, which build into a portfolio covering many aspects of medicine. They must be successfully completed at the end of each year in order to progress to the next year and can help inform the award of merit in other parts of the programme.
For more details, please contact the admissions team.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478
Minimum entry requirements
A Levels Grades Requirements
Minimum entry from 2017: 3 A Levels at AAA
- Chemistry or Biology
- Another Science or Maths (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Maths)
- Any A level except Critical Thinking or General Studies
For 2016, or earlier, results:
Minimum Grades requirement: three A Levels and one AS Level at AAAb
- Compulsory subjects. Two Science A levels from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths. Both Chemistry and Biology at AS to a minimum of grade B. In Year 13, 3 of the accepted A levels must be taken over not more than 2 years study
For all A Level applicants:
- If A Level Maths and Further Maths is offered in the same sitting, Further Maths is acceptable at AS Level only.
- General studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted subjects at AS and A Level.
- For candidates offering four A Levels, two science and two non-science subjects, our normal offer is AAAC (A grades required in two science subjects, one of which must be Biology or Chemistry) if all four subjects are pursued to A2 level and no AS Levels have been cashed in.
- A Levels requirements must be achieved in one sitting over no longer than a 2 year period.
- Barts and The London does not consider any applications from students who are re-sitting their AS or A Level year thereby taking 3 years to achieve the required grades unless protected under the Equality and Diversity Act 2010. Applicants citing this provision must make the school aware with evidence by September 1st of the year of application to ensure their application is suitable to be considered under this framework.
GCSE Grades Requirements
All eligible applicants must have the following subjects at GCSE level, at grades AAABBB (777666 for GSCEs taken from 2015) or above (in any order) to include Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, English Language, and Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistics). The Science Double Award may substitute all sciences at GCSE.
English Language requirements
- IELTS with a score of 7.0 overall
- IELTS must have been taken within 2 years.
The full International Baccalaureate is acceptable as an entry qualification. You must offer: three subjects, including Chemistry or Biology and one other science or mathematical subject at Higher Level, and three subjects at Standard Level including Chemistry or Biology if not offered at the Higher Level. If English is not offered as part of the diploma, it must be offered at GCSE, at grade B or above or acceptable equivalent. The minimum requirement is for 38 points in total with a minimum of 6 points in the Higher Level science subjects and 6 points in the third Higher Level subject.
Irish Leaving Certificate
We require A1 A1 A1 A2 B1 B1 or H1 H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 at Higher Level including A1 or H1 in Chemistry and Biology.
Scottish Highers are not accepted alone. You must offer Advanced Highers. Candidates must offer: three Scottish Highers at grades AAA, including Biology and Chemistry. Candidates must offer grades at AA in Advanced Highers in two of the subjects offered at Scottish Highers, including Chemistry and/or Biology.
The Pre-U Diploma is acceptable as an entry qualification. We require the full Diploma with grades of D3 or higher in three subjects including Biology and/or Chemistry. If either Chemistry or Biology is offered alone, a second science subject is required. An additional Short-Course in any subject is required at grade M2. You will also be required to offer grades AAABBB, in any order, in GCSE English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry. The science double award may substitute all sciences at GCSE. If you are taking a combination of Pre-U and A Level subjects you should contact the medicine admissions team for advice on the grades you will be required to achieve.
The European Baccalaureate is acceptable as an entry qualification. Candidates must offer Chemistry and Biology. Minimum grades of 8.5 are required in each of these two options and a grade of 85 per cent is required overall. Good passes at GCSE at grade B or above or acceptable equivalent in Mathematics and English Language if they are not offered as part of the Baccalaureate are also required.
Other European qualifications accepted
The programme will accept all European qualifications currently accepted at Queen Mary at AAA equivalent or better. Grades will be needed in the relevant subjects and should follow the Queen Mary guidance for European qualifications.
|Austria||Reifeprüfung / Matura pass with distinction or higher, with at least 1.5 overall|
|Belgium||Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS), Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs (GHSO) or Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts. 85% or 8.5/10 or 18/20|
|Bulgaria||Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie 5.9/6 overall, including 5.9 in one Matura subject (not Bulgarian Language and Literature)|
|Croatia||Svjedodžba o Maturi (Matura Certificate) 5/5 overall|
|Czech Republic||Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 1.2 average overall|
|Denmark||Bevis for Studentereksamen (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate) (Hojere Forberedelseseksamen (HF), Hojere Handelseksamen (HHX) or Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (HTX) may also be accepted at 10 overall, including 10, 10, 10 in three Level A subjects|
|Estonia||Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate with the State Examination Certificate) 5/5 overall, including 91% in at least three National State Examination subjects|
|Finland||Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamen (Matriculation Examination) 7,6,6,5|
|France||Diplôme du Baccalauréat 15/20|
|Germany||Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife / Abitur 1.5 overall, including 13 in two higher level subjects|
|Greece||Apolytirion of Geniko Lykeio (previously Apolytirion of Eniaio Lykeio) - Upper Secondary School (Lykeio) Leaving Certificate + Vevaiosi Prosvasis (Certificate of Access) including Pan-Hellenic Examinations 19/20 average, this must include at least 18.5 in two relevant Pan-Hellenic Examination Subjects|
|Hungary||Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Secondary Education Graduation Certificate) 5 or 80% overall, including two Advanced Level subjects with 80%|
|Iceland||Stúdentspróf (from Gymnasium) (Matriculation Certificate) 8/10 overall|
|Italy||Diploma di Esame di Stato/Diploma di Maturità (Classica/Scientifica/Linguistica) 95 overall|
|Kosovo||Diplomë për Kryerjen e Shkollës së Mesme të Lartë (Diploma for High School Graduation) 5/5 overall|
|Latvia||Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education) 95% in four State subject exams|
|Lithuania||Brandos Atestatas (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 95% in three State Matura subjects, plus 9/10 as an average in the School Matura exams|
|Luxembourg||Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires (secondary education completion diploma) 52/60|
|Malta||Advanced Matriculation AA in the two subjects taken at Advanced level, and AAAB in the four Intermediate subjects|
|Netherlands||Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO) (Gymnasium A/B and Atheneum A/B) diploma 8 overall|
|Norway||Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole (Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School) 5 overall|
|Poland||Matura/Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci in three subjects taken at Advanced Level|
|Portugal||Diploma Nível Secundário de Educação / Certificado Nível Secundário de Educação 18/20 overall|
|Romania||Diplomă de Bacalaureat (Baccalaureate Diploma) 9/10 overall, including 9/10 in three written subject examinations|
|Serbia||Diploma o Zavrsenoj Srednjoj Skoli (Diploma of Complete Secondary Education or Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 5/5 overall|
|Slovakia||Vysvedčenie o maturitnej skúške (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 1 overall, including 1 in three subjects taken at Level A|
|Slovenia||Maturitetno spričevalo (Matura Certificate) 5/5 overall|
|Spain||Título de Bachiller/Bachillerato 8.5/10 overall|
|Sweden||Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate) A-grade average overall, including an A-grade average in at least six subjects. Each of these six subjects must include at least 200 credits of study|
|Switzerland||Maturity Certificate (upper secondary school leaving certificate) 5.5 overall, including 6.0 in at least one subject|
Graduate students applying for the five-year MBBS Malta programme
- You may apply in the final year of your degree and must be predicted/achieved at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in any subject.
- There must have been a significant component of Biology and Chemistry in your degree programme, at least equivalent to AS Level.
- Alternatively, you must have achieved grades of at least BB in A Level Biology and Chemistry prior to starting your degree or you must be completing or have completed AS Levels in Chemistry and Biology and be predicted/achieved B grades in both.
- To see if we have previously assessed your degree title, please use our degree title checker which will let you know if you need additional AS Levels to support your application.
- Degrees just be completed in the natural length intended for the qualification (generally, 3 years for Bachelors, and 4 years for integrated Masters).
Graduates with a non-UK degree
Graduates who offer a degree with at least an upper second class honours or equivalent who have graduated from a university outside the UK, must send the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) the following prior to application to ensure your eligibility to apply:
- A transcript of your degree (translated into English if necessary)
- A statement of comparability from NARIC confirming your degree is comparable to a British bachelor (honours) degree standard: www.naric.org.uk
- Graduates from USA/Canada must offer an honours degree with a GPA of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and a NARIC statement is not required.
In general, we do not accept equivalent qualifications, however, we do accepted the following international qualifications:
Advanced Placement Program
An average of 85 per cent (A) or higher in the High School Diploma, including a minimum grade B in English Language. At least 3 Advanced Placement (AP) examinations with grades of 5, 5, 4 or higher; two of these subjects must be Biology and Chemistry.
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Level 5 in English Language and Mathematics and level 3 in Chinese and Liberal Studies. Level 5 in 3 elective subjects. Level 5 is needed in Chemistry and Biology.
Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations
Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations (HKALE) at AAA including Chemistry and Biology.
Qualifications we do not accept
We do not accept vocational or applied A Levels, the BTEC Level 3 Diploma (120 credits), the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (180 credits), the Access to HE Diploma or the Advanced Diploma, Foundation, pre-medical/dental programmes or access courses from any other institution.
We would expect that applicants will have undertaken some voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or observation in a medical clinical setting. It is important for applicants to have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional involves.
Individuals who would be below the age of 18 on the first day of the course in September will not be admitted to the course.
For more details, please contact the admissions team.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478
A range of criteria is used to assess candidates in order to be considered for an interview.
Applications are firstly reviewed within the Admissions Office to check that they meet the minimum academic requirements. Any applications which do not meet the minimum academic requirements will be rejected at this point.
- have obtained or be predicted to obtain grades in GCSE and A/AS Levels, International or European Baccalaureate, or other acceptable qualifications that satisfy the School’s academic criteria (see Entry Requirements section)
- sit the UKCAT examination each year of the application
- apply by the deadline
Candidates who do not fulfil the above requirements will be rejected without interview.
Extenuating Circumstances for Prospective Applicants
Barts and The London does not consider any applications from students who are re-sitting their AS or A Level year (or any other undergraduate course accepted by Barts and The London) thereby taking 3 years to achieve the required grades unless protected under the Equality and Diversity Act 2010. Applicants citing this provision must make the school aware with evidence by September 1st of the year of application to ensure their application is suitable to be considered under this framework.
Candidates who have taken the UKCAT in 2016
All candidates must undertake the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). Your overall UKCAT score will be used in our selection for interview in conjunction with your academic performance to date.
For students sitting UKCAT in 2016, you will not be offered an interview if you obtained a total UKCAT score below the 3rd decile which is estimated to be around 1740. Please note there is no guarantee that you will be offered an interview if you score above the 3rd decile.
Candidates can sit the UKCAT in July 2017 for September 2017 entry
We recognise the challenge of securing a UKCAT test before the September 2016 UKCAT deadline [for September 2017 admission]. In view of this, we will accept applications from suitable academically qualified applicants who have not yet taken the UKCAT test.
These applicants will be ranked for interview on academic criteria alone. All such applicants will need to complete the UKCAT test in the 2017 sitting by 31 July 2017 and will need to reach a minimum score of 2331 (3rd decile) as part of the academic conditions of our offer.
To register, and for further information please see: www.ukcat.ac.uk
The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) helps universities to make more informed choices from the many highly-qualified applicants who apply for the medical and dental degree programmes. It is also intended that using the results of UKCAT will widen participation and increase the diversity of successful applicants. The test contains neither any curriculum nor science content, nor can it be revised for. It will focus on exploring the cognitive powers of candidates, and other attributes considered to be valuable for healthcare professionals. The UKCAT lasts two hours and consists of three assessed cognitive sub-sections:
- Verbal Reasoning
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Abstract Reasoning
Please note that in the 2016 test, UKCAT will be piloting a new Decision Making section in place of the former Decision Analysis section. Candidates will not receive a score for this section, nor will this section be used by Barts and The London. Further information about this new section can be found here: http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/about-the-test/decision-making/
All candidates will also take a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) which is a part of the UKCAT. The SJT measures perspective taking, integrity and team involvement and was introduced as part of the UKCAT test in 2013. This section score may form part of the assessment at the interview.
All candidates applying to the five-year course must take the UKCAT in the year of application in order to be considered for interview. You are required to register with the UKCAT assessment centres prior to the test. Please refer to the UKCAT website for key dates and additional information.
How we use the UKCAT
- For school-leavers/gap-year students and graduates, applicants will be ranked according to a 50:50 weighting applied to the UKCAT score and academic ability as measured by UCAS tariff or academic ability for graduates (based on a weighting of degree classification or postgraduate degrees) compared to other applicants who apply in that same year
- You will not be offered an interview if you obtained a total UKCAT score below the third decile. Please note there is no guarantee that you will be offered an interview if you score above the third decile.
Changes to UKCAT Exemptions
This year, requests for UKCAT Exemptions will be considered by Barts and The London, rather than by the UKCAT Consortium.
Appropriate reasons to request a UKCAT Exemption are listed below:
- Illness or personal circumstances
- Geographical circumstances
- Requiring adjustments to the test that UKCAT are unable to offer
In order to apply for a UKCAT Exemption, please email us with the reasons for your request and appropriate evidence. In most cases our advice will be to defer your application until the next application cycle.
Requests should be made via email to email@example.com. Please include your full name, applicant ID (if already applied), and course you wish to be considered for. We strongly advise candidates to make their request as early as possible.
Selectors strongly recommend that candidates have explored what a career in medicine entails and that this is reinforced by work experience. The interview will explore your understanding of the realities of a career in medicine. We recognise the challenge of obtaining work experience and a period of volunteering in a caring role can be equally as valuable.
If selected, you will be required to attend an interview.
Interviews will take place between December and May
Interviews will be held in London or via Skype
Interviews will be 20-30 minutes, following the same format as the QMUL London programme interviews. There will be a series of structured questions as part of the assessment and consideration of the personal statement and school reference.
Normally interview panels consist of two members of senior academic or clinical staff, a medical student and sometimes a lay selector. The interview is not intended to be an intimidating experience and staff will try to put candidates at ease while evaluating the following:
- Motivation and realistic approach to medicine as a career
- Show initiative, resilience and maturity
- Work well as part of a team
- Be well organised and demonstrate problem solving abilities
- Likely contribution to university life
- Communicate effectively in a wide range of situations
The personal statement does not form part of the assessment to reach interview and is there to support the candidate during the interview process. The personal statement does not form part of the scoring at interview, however, in addition to your academic ability, your interviewers will consider your interests, talents, and the contribution you can make to our School. They will also bear in mind your suitability as a future member of the medical profession. We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school or college life, and who have also contributed in some way to the outside community - so we will take into account all your achievements in both academic and other activities.
There will be three possible outcomes from the interview:
- An offer – conditional upon obtaining relevant qualifications and/or non-academic clearance checks
- Waiting list – candidates who are unplaced elsewhere may be reconsidered after the summer examination results
Decisions are made when all the interviews have been completed.
Candidates who are unsuccessful cannot be reconsidered for entry within the same cycle but may reapply the following year (if they obtain the relevant qualifications at the first attempt) without prejudice to the new application.
Selection to our courses follows the principles of values-based recruitment and the core values of the NHS.
Non-academic Entry Requirements – Medicine MBBS Malta (5 years)
Fitness to practise
Training to be a doctor, and practising medicine, requires more than just the acquisition of knowledge and skills. As a medical student, you will have certain responsibilities that differ from those of other students. Consequently, we expect high standards of professional behaviour from you.
Graduates are entitled to provisional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) with a licence to practise, subject to demonstrating to the GMC that their fitness to practise is not impaired.
The School is responsible for ensuring that students who graduate are fit to practise, according to principles laid down by the GMC. If the conduct of a medical student calls into question their fitness to practise, they may be required to appear before the Fitness to Practise Committee and could be removed from the course.
The School welcomes and accommodates people with health conditions and disabilities. However, medical students must be fit to practise and the safety of patients will always be the primary consideration. We have a strong system of student support and anyone with a health condition or disability will be offered the appropriate adjustments and support to help them succeed. However, in some cases, an impairment or health condition may make it impossible for a student to meet the outcomes required by the GMC at the point of graduation. Where all possible options to help the student have been explored and are still unsuccessful, the student may have to leave the course or be reviewed by the Professional Capability Committee.
All students that have declared a disability will receive a letter from the Head of Admissions prior to interview to ensure we can accommodate any specific needs. If you are offered a place on the course, we will send information regarding the requirement for prior assessment. This will be in the form of a confidential health questionnaire which follows the HEOPS guidance, but also we will ask you to make contact with our Disability and Dyslexia Service. This is so that a discussion of reasonable adjustment or discussion of your assessment of needs report can be made prior to the 31 July. We also have to be assured that we can help you practise safely in training and employment. Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has implemented the guidance from the Department of Health on health clearance for new healthcare workers (Health clearance for tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV: new healthcare workers) www.gov.uk/government/publications
Hepatitis B status and vaccination
Immunising medical students against hepatitis B and testing their response protects both them and their patients against the risk of contracting hepatitis B in the healthcare setting. We strongly recommend that all medical students are vaccinated against hepatitis B before entry.
Carriers of blood-borne virus
If you are a known carrier of a blood-borne virus (BBV), you should contact the Occupational Health Service (OHS) for further advice. All medical students are offered BBV testing, and, if appropriate, hepatitis B vaccination, on entry to medical school. Students declining testing or found to test positive for a BBV are not cleared to undertake Exposure-Prone Procedures (EPPs) and will be required to follow an EPP-free curriculum. There may be additional requirements relating to other blood-borne viruses as advice is continuously updated and published by advisory bodies.
Should you have any queries about the health requirements for the medical programme, please contact the university Occupational Health Service for advice on:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8700
Students with disabilities and health problems
You should read the following paragraphs carefully with regard to personal circumstances that might make it difficult or impossible for you to practise.
Students with disabilities
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry welcomes applications from disabled students. We do, however, have a duty to ensure that candidates admitted to our programmes will be eligible for registration by the GMC on graduation. For this reason, students with disabilities should seek advice from the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office before the deadline for application so that each case can be given individual attention and consideration.
This advice should be sought well in advance of the 1 May deadline and no less than four weeks before this date to ensure time for a response.
Disability and Dyslexia Service
The Disability and Dyslexia Service can offer advice, guidance and practical support to students with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. This support may include screening students for dyslexia and organising formal educational psychologists’ assessments, arranging individual tutorials from specialist dyslexia tutors, additional time in exams and assisting disabled and dyslexic students to apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance. More details are available from the Disability and Dyslexia Service. Students are encouraged to contact the Service before starting their programmes to discuss any specific needs.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 2756
Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 5223
The school of Medicine and Dentistry firmly and actively supports an equal opportunities policy. In the case of a specific learning disorder or disability, we would assess any student meeting the required academic standard in accordance with the prescribed professional standards and the Equality Act (2010).
For more details, please contact the admissions team.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478
Annual tuition fees are €35,000 for EU, and international (non-EU) students.
QMUL charges tuition fees annually for its programmes of study. There is an annual increase on an inflationary basis and/or in line with government policy and regulation.
EU citizens do not need a visa to live and study in Malta.
Non-EU students require a visa to live and study in Malta
For more details, please contact the admissions team.
For further information about the Medicine MBBS Malta programme, please contact the admissions team.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478
MBBS Malta is a Queen Mary University of London degree which is recognised in most countries around the world. However, we still ask that all candidates applying for MBBS Malta contact their respective Medical Council/Ministry of Health to check whether the degree is accepted and recognised in their home country. Written confirmation is advised.
This information was updated: 6th February 2017