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General questions about QMUL Malta


  • 2nd in the UK for Medicine - The Guardian University Guide 2017
  • 1st in London for Overall Student Satisfaction (Medicine) - NNS 2016
  • QMUL is in the top 1% of universities in the world (THE Word Rankings 2016/17)

QMUL is one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group.


Please fill out this short form and we will send you information about QMUL Malta

Medicine MBBS Malta – request information 

Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies – request information


Yes, the programmes are same. The core curriculum is identical which includes early in-depth clinical experience, problem-based learning (PBL), practical sessions in laboratories, and opportunities to spend a full year of study undertaking an intercalated undergraduate science degree at QMUL’s London campus (although we are also considering developing intercalated degrees in Malta). Students will take the same assessments at the same time as MBBS students in London.


Both programmes are taught in English. As English is one of the two official languages on the islands (Maltese being the other), all clinical training and patient contact will take place in an English speaking setting.


Annual tuition fees for 2017 entry are €35,000 for UK/EU, and international (non-EU) students.


The programme will mainly be run and taught by academics from our London MBBS degree, while the remaining areas of the curriculum will be taught in conjunction with London and local academics and clinicians.


MBBS Malta students who meet the academic criteria will be given the opportunity to study an intercalated science degree in London, taken over one year. Shorter attachments are likely to be available at other points in the course.


A proposed 15 students on the 1 year Certificate of Clinical Foundation Studies Malta programme and 45 students on the 5 year Medicine MBBS Malta programme will be recruited in 2017.


Successful students will be awarded a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Queen Mary University of London. The MBBS is very well recognised internationally. It (or a variant) is the standard medical qualification offered by all universities in the UK.

The qualifications received will be titled:

- Medicine MBBS Malta

- Clinical Certificate in Foundation Studies Malta


Yes, students will have access to a dedicated Student Support Office in Malta which will be overseen by the London Student Support Office to provide full pastoral support on site. The Malta Office can put you in touch with any local services you might need, such as counselling, occupational health, study support or dyslexia diagnostic services.


In the first two years of the programme you will be taught mainly on the Gozo campus, where you will use the Gozo General Hospital’s new teaching and training facilities. In the third, fourth and fifth year, you will spend time on the wards and clinics in Gozo General Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital, Mater Dei Hospital (Malta) and other relevant clinical facilities in primary and secondary care.


The University of Malta is the largest academic institution on the island with over 10,000 enrolled students. There are over 40 academic institutions in Malta.


1 May 2017 for the same year of entry.


Yes, UK, European and overseas students can apply, please check the entry requirements for more information.


Please visit MBBS Malta entry requirements for a list of all country-specific entry requirements including language requirements.

Please visit Certificate of Clinical Foundation Studies Malta entry requirements for a list of all country specific entry requirements including language requirements.


For MBBS Malta selection details, including interviews, please visit MBBS Selection Criteria.

For the Certificate of Clinical Foundation Studies Malta selection details, including interviews, please visit Foundation Studies Selection Criteria.


Yes, for both programmes all candidates must sit the UKCAT.

For candidates who have taken the UKCAT in 2016, your overall UKCAT score will be used in our selection for interview in conjunction with your academic performance to date.


Yes, 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, if issued with a conditional offer, will need to complete the UKCAT test in the 2017 sitting by 31 July 2017

To register, and for further information please see: www.ukcat.ac.uk


No, applicants apply directly to the University, not UCAS. This means that applicants applying to UK universities can use up their five UCAS choices (four for Medicine), then can apply separately to study Medicine MBBS Malta.

For example, an applicant applying to six UK university courses:

UCAS Choice University
1 QMUL, Medicine MBBS London (A100)
2 Medical school X
3 Medical school X
4 Medical school X
5 Non medical subject X e.g. Biomedical Science
Direct Application University
6 QMUL, Medicine MBBS Malta

Yes, applicants can apply to study Medicine MBBS London (A100) and also Medicine MBBS Malta.

Applicants who apply to both MBBS London and MBBS Malta will be shortlisted for interview according to our published criteria. The shortlisting processes for the two programmes will be performed independently due to the competition for places. However, if an applicant has been shortlisted for both the London and Malta course, they will receive only one interview held in London or at one of our overseas venues of Singapore or Hong Kong.

The offer of a place after interview will be dependent on interview scores and will be made independently for the London and Malta programmes depending on competition for places. Hence, a person applying for both course could be offered a place on one but not the other.

It is possible to apply only for the Malta programme in which case interviews will take place in London, Malta, Hong Kong or Singapore or via Skype.


No. It will not be possible to switch applications at any stage of the process between London and Malta. Candidates must apply to both the programmes if they wish to be considered for shortlisting or offer. Transfer between Malta and London will not be considered under any circumstances.

Application questions


  • 2nd in the UK for Medicine - The Guardian University Guide 2017
  • 1st in London for Overall Student Satisfaction (Medicine) - NNS 2016
  • QMUL is in the top 1% of universities in the world (THE Word Rankings 2016/17)

QMUL is one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group.


Please fill out this short form and we will send you information about QMUL Malta

Medicine MBBS Malta – request information 

Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies – request information


Yes, the programmes are same. The core curriculum is identical which includes early in-depth clinical experience, problem-based learning (PBL), practical sessions in laboratories, and opportunities to spend a full year of study undertaking an intercalated undergraduate science degree at QMUL’s London campus (although we are also considering developing intercalated degrees in Malta). Students will take the same assessments at the same time as MBBS students in London.


Both programmes are taught in English. As English is one of the two official languages on the islands (Maltese being the other), all clinical training and patient contact will take place in an English speaking setting.


Annual tuition fees for 2017 entry are €35,000 for UK/EU, and international (non-EU) students.


The programme will mainly be run and taught by academics from our London MBBS degree, while the remaining areas of the curriculum will be taught in conjunction with London and local academics and clinicians.


MBBS Malta students who meet the academic criteria will be given the opportunity to study an intercalated science degree in London, taken over one year. Shorter attachments are likely to be available at other points in the course.


A proposed 15 students on the 1 year Certificate of Clinical Foundation Studies Malta programme and 45 students on the 5 year Medicine MBBS Malta programme will be recruited in 2017.


Successful students will be awarded a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Queen Mary University of London. The MBBS is very well recognised internationally. It (or a variant) is the standard medical qualification offered by all universities in the UK.

The qualifications received will be titled:

- Medicine MBBS Malta

- Clinical Certificate in Foundation Studies Malta


Yes, students will have access to a dedicated Student Support Office in Malta which will be overseen by the London Student Support Office to provide full pastoral support on site. The Malta Office can put you in touch with any local services you might need, such as counselling, occupational health, study support or dyslexia diagnostic services.


In the first two years of the programme you will be taught mainly on the Gozo campus, where you will use the Gozo General Hospital’s new teaching and training facilities. In the third, fourth and fifth year, you will spend time on the wards and clinics in Gozo General Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital, Mater Dei Hospital (Malta) and other relevant clinical facilities in primary and secondary care.


The University of Malta is the largest academic institution on the island with over 10,000 enrolled students. There are over 40 academic institutions in Malta.


1 May 2017 for the same year of entry.


Yes, UK, European and overseas students can apply, please check the entry requirements for more information.


Please visit MBBS Malta entry requirements for a list of all country-specific entry requirements including language requirements.

Please visit Certificate of Clinical Foundation Studies Malta entry requirements for a list of all country specific entry requirements including language requirements.


For MBBS Malta selection details, including interviews, please visit MBBS Selection Criteria.

For the Certificate of Clinical Foundation Studies Malta selection details, including interviews, please visit Foundation Studies Selection Criteria.


Yes, for both programmes all candidates must sit the UKCAT.

For candidates who have taken the UKCAT in 2016, your overall UKCAT score will be used in our selection for interview in conjunction with your academic performance to date.


Yes, 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, if issued with a conditional offer, will need to complete the UKCAT test in the 2017 sitting by 31 July 2017

To register, and for further information please see: www.ukcat.ac.uk


No, applicants apply directly to the University, not UCAS. This means that applicants applying to UK universities can use up their five UCAS choices (four for Medicine), then can apply separately to study Medicine MBBS Malta.

For example, an applicant applying to six UK university courses:

UCAS Choice University
1 QMUL, Medicine MBBS London (A100)
2 Medical school X
3 Medical school X
4 Medical school X
5 Non medical subject X e.g. Biomedical Science
Direct Application University
6 QMUL, Medicine MBBS Malta

Yes, applicants can apply to study Medicine MBBS London (A100) and also Medicine MBBS Malta.

Applicants who apply to both MBBS London and MBBS Malta will be shortlisted for interview according to our published criteria. The shortlisting processes for the two programmes will be performed independently due to the competition for places. However, if an applicant has been shortlisted for both the London and Malta course, they will receive only one interview held in London or at one of our overseas venues of Singapore or Hong Kong.

The offer of a place after interview will be dependent on interview scores and will be made independently for the London and Malta programmes depending on competition for places. Hence, a person applying for both course could be offered a place on one but not the other.

It is possible to apply only for the Malta programme in which case interviews will take place in London, Malta, Hong Kong or Singapore or via Skype.


No. It will not be possible to switch applications at any stage of the process between London and Malta. Candidates must apply to both the programmes if they wish to be considered for shortlisting or offer. Transfer between Malta and London will not be considered under any circumstances.

United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)


  • 2nd in the UK for Medicine - The Guardian University Guide 2017
  • 1st in London for Overall Student Satisfaction (Medicine) - NNS 2016
  • QMUL is in the top 1% of universities in the world (THE Word Rankings 2016/17)

QMUL is one of 24 leading UK universities represented by the Russell Group.


Please fill out this short form and we will send you information about QMUL Malta

Medicine MBBS Malta – request information 

Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies – request information


Yes, the programmes are same. The core curriculum is identical which includes early in-depth clinical experience, problem-based learning (PBL), practical sessions in laboratories, and opportunities to spend a full year of study undertaking an intercalated undergraduate science degree at QMUL’s London campus (although we are also considering developing intercalated degrees in Malta). Students will take the same assessments at the same time as MBBS students in London.


Both programmes are taught in English. As English is one of the two official languages on the islands (Maltese being the other), all clinical training and patient contact will take place in an English speaking setting.


Annual tuition fees for 2017 entry are €35,000 for UK/EU, and international (non-EU) students.


The programme will mainly be run and taught by academics from our London MBBS degree, while the remaining areas of the curriculum will be taught in conjunction with London and local academics and clinicians.


MBBS Malta students who meet the academic criteria will be given the opportunity to study an intercalated science degree in London, taken over one year. Shorter attachments are likely to be available at other points in the course.


A proposed 15 students on the 1 year Certificate of Clinical Foundation Studies Malta programme and 45 students on the 5 year Medicine MBBS Malta programme will be recruited in 2017.


Successful students will be awarded a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Queen Mary University of London. The MBBS is very well recognised internationally. It (or a variant) is the standard medical qualification offered by all universities in the UK.

The qualifications received will be titled:

- Medicine MBBS Malta

- Clinical Certificate in Foundation Studies Malta


Yes, students will have access to a dedicated Student Support Office in Malta which will be overseen by the London Student Support Office to provide full pastoral support on site. The Malta Office can put you in touch with any local services you might need, such as counselling, occupational health, study support or dyslexia diagnostic services.


In the first two years of the programme you will be taught mainly on the Gozo campus, where you will use the Gozo General Hospital’s new teaching and training facilities. In the third, fourth and fifth year, you will spend time on the wards and clinics in Gozo General Hospital, St Luke’s Hospital, Mater Dei Hospital (Malta) and other relevant clinical facilities in primary and secondary care.


The University of Malta is the largest academic institution on the island with over 10,000 enrolled students. There are over 40 academic institutions in Malta.


1 May 2017 for the same year of entry.


Yes, UK, European and overseas students can apply, please check the entry requirements for more information.


Please visit MBBS Malta entry requirements for a list of all country-specific entry requirements including language requirements.

Please visit Certificate of Clinical Foundation Studies Malta entry requirements for a list of all country specific entry requirements including language requirements.


For MBBS Malta selection details, including interviews, please visit MBBS Selection Criteria.

For the Certificate of Clinical Foundation Studies Malta selection details, including interviews, please visit Foundation Studies Selection Criteria.


Yes, for both programmes all candidates must sit the UKCAT.

For candidates who have taken the UKCAT in 2016, your overall UKCAT score will be used in our selection for interview in conjunction with your academic performance to date.


Yes, 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, if issued with a conditional offer, will need to complete the UKCAT test in the 2017 sitting by 31 July 2017

To register, and for further information please see: www.ukcat.ac.uk


No, applicants apply directly to the University, not UCAS. This means that applicants applying to UK universities can use up their five UCAS choices (four for Medicine), then can apply separately to study Medicine MBBS Malta.

For example, an applicant applying to six UK university courses:

UCAS Choice University
1 QMUL, Medicine MBBS London (A100)
2 Medical school X
3 Medical school X
4 Medical school X
5 Non medical subject X e.g. Biomedical Science
Direct Application University
6 QMUL, Medicine MBBS Malta

Yes, applicants can apply to study Medicine MBBS London (A100) and also Medicine MBBS Malta.

Applicants who apply to both MBBS London and MBBS Malta will be shortlisted for interview according to our published criteria. The shortlisting processes for the two programmes will be performed independently due to the competition for places. However, if an applicant has been shortlisted for both the London and Malta course, they will receive only one interview held in London or at one of our overseas venues of Singapore or Hong Kong.

The offer of a place after interview will be dependent on interview scores and will be made independently for the London and Malta programmes depending on competition for places. Hence, a person applying for both course could be offered a place on one but not the other.

It is possible to apply only for the Malta programme in which case interviews will take place in London, Malta, Hong Kong or Singapore or via Skype.


No. It will not be possible to switch applications at any stage of the process between London and Malta. Candidates must apply to both the programmes if they wish to be considered for shortlisting or offer. Transfer between Malta and London will not be considered under any circumstances.

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