Want to study medicine in London? There’s a fresh alternative 

  Queen Mary, Malta Campus might be new, but we have a global reputation to draw from


Queen Mary University of London has a long and storied history.
And for the first time our world-beating medical school can be experienced in a new country. Students who join us at Queen Mary, Malta Campus will receive the same MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) degree as those in London.  

UK degrees are recognised the world over. According to International Graduate Outcomes (i-GO), more than 90% of graduates who have studied in the UK are satisfied with their life after graduating – and Queen Mary University of London is the best of the best. The UK also claims the second-highest number of Nobel Prizes for medicine since 1901, just ahead of Germany. Our global reputation is second to none.  

A backstory for the ages

A key member of the Russell Group’s 24 leading research universities, Queen Mary University of London has always been a favourite choice with medical students, and it is steeped in well-respected medical history and global reputation.

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, part of Queen Mary University of London, was formed out of the oldest hospital in Europe (‘Barts, founded in 1123) and England’s first medical school (‘The London’). The Medicine MBBS Malta programme is the same as the one on offer at The Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry, with the same core curriculum and assessment methods, delivered by highly trained academics using up-to-date methods.

Our first international campus is proof of our determination to be at the forefront of medical education. Malta, like the UK, has a proud history of expert healthcare, continuing through to the present day. As an active Commonwealth member country, Malta has deep and historic links to the UK and the island is completely bilingual in English and Maltese.

This, together with the country’s long history of medical systems and healthcare excellence (ranked 5th in the World Health Organization’s ranking of world health systems), made Malta an optimal choice for Barts and The London’s global growth.

A girl smiles in her graduation gown at Queen Mary, Malta Campus.
Two girls graduating in the sunshine.

Medical Licensing Assessment

From 2022 the General Medical Council (GMC) is introducing a Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA). It will allow those who obtain registration with a licence to practise medicine in the UK to demonstrate that they have met a common threshold for safe practice. For students looking to study medicine London, this is the gold standard.

The MLA will be in two parts: a knowledge test set and run by the GMC, and an assessment delivered by medical schools, to evaluate students’ clinical and professional skills. To obtain registration with a licence to practise, medical students must pass both parts of the MLA, as well as passing university finals and demonstrating their fitness to practise.

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK’s leading research universities, and a narrative of diversity across all aspects of study runs through the programme. Thanks to this and its high achievements, it has achieved global notoriety. Already holding a collection of impressive UK rankings, the MBBS Malta degree is also recognised in a wide range of countries. As we obtain additional recognition, the list grows and expands.