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 and 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
- 5 in Biology.
- 5 in Chemistry.
- 5 in a Mathematics or Science subject.
- A in Biology
- A in Chemistry
- A in a third subject
- General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.
As a guide, here are the typical offers made to at least 80% of A-level applicants for 2019 entry:
- Three A-level offer: A*AA (including an A* in either Biology or Chemistry).
Our minimum entry standard for 2021 entry is 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).
Imperial College Medicine Admission Tests
All candidates applying to this course must take the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) in the year of application in order to be considered for interview.
Imperial BMAT cut-off scores are calculated each year, as a result of ranked candidate BMAT scores versus number of expected interview sessions.
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.
Foundation Year / Gateway
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
Admission to medicine at Imperial is highly competitive. Imperial receive well over 2,400 applications for entry and interview about 850 candidates. We make approximately 600 offers.
Imperial Medicine Interview
- Imperial Medical School Interview involves Multiple Mini Interviews
- Length of the whole interview: 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
- Telephone: +44 (0)20 7594 7259