Medical Schools

Imperial College London

Medicine at Imperial College London

Overview of Imperial Medicine


Imperial College London Medicine is one of the largest schools in the country, training more than 2000 students in Medicine and Biomedical Science. Programmes are delivered at four main campuses across London including: South Kensington, Charing Cross, Chelsea and Westminster, Hammersmith, Royal Brompton and St Mary’s as well as at a wide range of partner hospitals and general practices. Imperial College School of Medicine has an international reputation for excellence, routinely ranked among the world’s top five in the sector.


Imperial College Medicine Course Structure

Years 1 & 2

Focus on the scientific basis of medicine and introductory clinical experience. Teaching is delivered through a range of lectures, tutorials and problem-based learning sessions.

Year 3

Three 10-week hospital attachments covering General Medicine and Surgery, complemented by a central teaching programme and e-learning.

Year 4

Working towards the BSc

Year 5

A dedicated Pathology course followed by a year of clinical specialities in rotation, including Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, General Practice and Paediatrics.

Year 6

A range of clinical placements and lecture courses designed to prepare you for your first job as a doctor and a student-selected specialist study module. Exceptional students may be offered the opportunity to include a PhD as part of the course.

Imperial Medicine Entry Requirements


Grade B - Maths/English Language

A Levels

A*AA - AAA. 

A* in biology or chemistry


38 points overall, to include: - 6 in Biology at higher level - 6 in Chemistry at higher level As a guide, the typical offer made to at least 80% of IB applicants for 2019 entry was 39 points (grade 7 and 6 in Biology and Chemistry at higher level – grades in any order).

Scottish Higher


Scottish Advanced



Imperial College Medicine Admission Tests





How Does Imperial Medical School Look At The BMAT?

Imperial Medicine use a BMAT cut off every year. 

There will be a minimum score for each of the sections.

Traditionally this is around 4.5-5.0 for section 1 and 2, and 2.5C for section 3. 




Course Information

Graduate Entry

Imperial Graduate Medicine is a 5 year program, full time. This course is designed for those who already have at least a 2:1 in an appropriate biological science degree, and enables you to achieve the MBBS qualification in five years by exempting you from the BSc Honours year.



In Year 4 you will be undertaking a series of modules and a supervised research project or a specialist course, giving you an opportunity to delve deeply into a subject that catches your interest.


Work Experience for Imperial Medicine

Imperial does not specify or recommend any specific type or duration of work experience for applicants as it is more what the individual takes out of the experience rather than the placement itself. Any amount of community or volunteer work is looked upon favourably and should demonstrate evidence of working as a leader and as part of a team.


Personal Statement - Imperial College London

Evidence of motivation to study medicine, understanding of medicine as a career, community activities, leadership qualities, ability to work in a team and general interests.


Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?





Imperial Medicine Interview


- Length: 45 minutes


December to March


  • Why Medicine/Imperial/Insight into Medicine

  • Character, Background and Personal Statement

  • Work Experience

  • Attributes of a Good Doctor

  • NHS/Medical Topics

  • Ethical Dilemmas


Contact Details

Medical School Admissions Registry
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus

Tel:  020 7594 8056


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