Medical Schools

UCL (University College London)

Medicine at University College London Medical School

Overview of UCL Medical School


University College London Medical School has a total intake of 350 students per year. It consistently ranks in the top 3 in league tables, and its central London location is a draw for many prospective students. Teaching takes place at hospitals, including University College Hospital (Bloomsbury campus), The Royal Free Hospital (Hampstead), and the Whittington Hospital (Archway). UCL runs a 6 year traditional course with integrated BSc in the third year that is compulsory. 

Most students are part of their sports society - RUMS, which allows UCL students to represent the medical teams at a particular sport. This ends the year with a sports ball, attended by these sports members. 


UCL Medicine Course Structure

UCL Medicine Course involves: The modules in each year are themed and focus on:

  • Year 1: Fundamentals of Clinical Science 1

  • Year 2: Fundamentals of Clinical Science 2

  • Year 3: Integrated BSc (can undertake the BSC in a wide range of disciplines across the medical sciences). 

  • Year 4: Integrated Clinical Care

  • Year 5: The Life Cycle and Specialist Practice

  • Year 6: Preparation for Practice Students - this is the final year of study, where you will shadow junior doctors to try to improve your chances of being best prepared for F1 and improve your medical practice. 

UCL Medicine Entry Requirements


Mathematics & English Language at grade B (6). For UK-based students, a grade C (5) or equivalent in a modern foreign language is required.

A Levels


Must include biology and chemistry


Points: 39.

Subjects: A total of 19 points in three higher level subjects including Biology and Chemistry, each with a minimum score of 6. No score below 5. This is declared on your UCAS application. 

Scottish Higher