Department profile

School of Medicine and Dentistry

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London
Edition
2019/20 edition

About School of Medicine and Dentistry

One of the top medical schools in the UK, Queen Mary University of London - Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry offers an MBBS Medicine programme in Malta. Taught in English, our five-year Medicine MBBS Malta offers you the same curriculum as that taught at the Barts medical school in London.

Students are awarded a Medicine MBBS from Queen Mary University of London (Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry).

Graduate entry is available for the programme.

Future career prospects

Graduate with a Queen Mary University of London MBBS degree; the same degree certificate as those who studied in London.

Junior Doctor positions are available in Malta, or UK/EU students can return home to continue their foundation years. Students from other parts of the world will need to confirm their status with their Home country. The MBBS is very well recognised internationally. It (or a variant) is the standard medical qualification offered by all universities in the UK and is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools.

English language support

English language requirements are IELTS with a score of 7.0 overall. This must have been taken within two years.

Facilities and support arrangements

Our state-of-the-art, purpose-built medical school will be on the Gozo campus next to Gozo General Hospital in Victoria. While the main Barts building is being completed teaching will take place at the Sir Michelangelo Refalo Sixth Form College in the main town of Victoria.

Once completed, our medical school will be the hub for all classroom-based teaching and practical skills sessions. It will also house a lecture theatre, seminar rooms, clinical and communications skills labs, library/IT suites and space for private study with the latest learning support technology. The current expectation for the completion of the new Medical School Building is in 2019.

Fees, funding and costs

Annual tuition fees are €19,500 for UK, EU, and international (non-EU) students.

Location

The Maltese islands are situated in Europe's Mediterranean Sea about 100km off the coast of Italy. The official languages of Malta are Maltese and English, although most people speak English. The islands enjoy a pleasantly warm and sunny climate all year round with hot summers.

Malta is part of the European Union (EU) and the Maltese currency is the Euro. The cost of living on the islands is low in comparison with other European countries. It is easily accessible from most European hubs including London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Istanbul and Paris. There is a frequent ferry service that carries passengers between Malta and Gozo. There are bus services from each ferry terminal to all areas of the Islands.

Students enjoy peace of mind when it comes to personal safety as the islands offer a safe environment for both locals and visitors. Crime rates are comparatively lower than those in most other first-world countries - according to OSAC Diplomatic Bureau of Security 2015.

Malta has more than 40 academic institutions on the islands and more than 81,000 overseas students. This is no surprise when you consider Malta’s Mediterranean climate, picturesque landscapes, warm seas, welcoming and friendly people, and opportunities for a wide range of activities, all in an English language-speaking setting.

Accommodation

Finding the right place to live is important especially if this is the first time students have lived away from home. Student accommodation is available in Gozo, located at the Hillock Residences, Triq il-Qolla, Marsalforn.

Information:

  • Students share their accommodation (three persons)
  • Three bedrooms, one with en suite bathroom and two with an additional external bathroom
  • Shared living room, kitchen, utilities room, TV and balcony
  • Communal outside swimming pool
  • Local small supermarkets and other amenities
  • 400 metres from the seafront

Culture

As well as an outstanding education in a supportive and inspiring environment, a large part of your experience will come from the friends and people you meet during your studies. You will come across students from different parts of the world and can enjoy learning new experiences from each other, as well as building your professional global network.

With over 300 days of sunshine a year, outdoor activities are very popular. Students can enjoy climbing, trekking, racket sports, golf, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, diving, horse-riding and paragliding. Other activities include: playing music or listening to music at the various concerts, open air theatre, arts and film, nightlife – bars, restaurants, clubs etc.

Gozo is one of Europe’s top diving destinations with a large range of shore as well as boat dives. Other sports are also popular in Gozo - football is big, as is swimming, water polo, sailing...any water sport in fact.

Gozo also boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ġgantija Temples, which are the oldest sophisticated stone buildings on earth dating back over 5,500 years. And the fortified town of the Citadel that towers over in Rabat (Victoria), combines medieval layout with the buildings of the Knights of St John on a site inhabited since the Bronze Age.

Gozo also runs a Festival Mediterranea with cultural and artistic events over two months of the year, including opera, music concerts and art exhibitions. The Victoria International Arts Festival in summer combines artistes and ensembles from all over the world. There are also free events at Gaulitana Festival of Music over Easter. And if that isn’t enough fun and entertainment, Gozo also holds 5 days of carnival activities at the beginning of the year.

There are five clubs on Gozo there are also some bars and cafés in the tourist villages of Marsalforn and Xlendi. In winter, when only a few tourists come to Gozo, the Maltese like to meet up in Victoria (Rabat), the capital of Gozo. There are many bars and cafes serving food and drinks and music in the evenings all year round in Victoria.

The capital, Victoria, has libraries, bus services, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Victoria also has a sports centre, cinema, football pitch, opera theatres, clubs and numerous churches.

How to apply

Students apply online, directly to the University.

The deadline for applications is 30 June for September 2019 entry.

Contact details

Email
qmul.malta@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)20 7882 8478
Address
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road
London
E1 4NS
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