Entry requirements

The programme is only available to students who are currently undertaking a primary medical qualification (MBBS, MBChB or equivalent) at a UK medical school.

At the point of entry, successful applicants will have:

  • completed at least the first two years of a full five years' primary medical qualification
  • achieved an upper-second or first-class honours degree (or iBSc)

The candidate must satisfy the UCL MBBS academic and non-academic entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The MBPhD programme combines clinical training in medicine and research training in biomedicine, and produces clinically qualified academics for the future. It usually lasts nine years (adding three years to the six year MBBS) and students graduate with an MBBS which includes an integrated PhD. Clinical tuition is combined during the PhD.

The Division of Medicine is multidisciplinary and combines excellent facilities with world-leading scientific and clinical expertise. A fundamental aim of the Division of Medicine is to train and inspire the next generation of leading scientists and clinicians. Students benefit from a training environment that fosters collaboration across the interface of basic science with clinical medicine and its practice within our associated hospitals, as well as the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Together these provide an excellent educational experience and unrivalled opportunities for networking, career development and eventual employment across the biomedical and healthcare sectors.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MB PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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