Queen Mary, Malta: Our Commitment to you

What you need to know about our five-year MBBS degree in Malta

Students wishing to study medicine at Queen Mary, Malta have a lot to look forward to. Our purpose-built campus provides an environment fostering academic excellence. We have one of the best student-to-teacher ratios in medicine. And you’ll gain hands-on clinical exposure from the outset. All of this is to ensure you graduate with confidence.

So, what do you receive by studying our MBBS degree in Malta? To give us the lowdown, Dr Gianluca Farrugia, senior lecturer in Basic Medical Sciences and Deputy Head of Student Selected Components (SSCs), is here with an overview.

Can you introduce Queen Mary, Malta?

Queen Mary, Malta Campus is a state-of-the-art medical school offering students the same world-class, GMC-accredited MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) medical degree offered by Queen Mary in London, but in one of the smallest countries of the EU — my home country of Malta, an English-speaking island nation situated, quite literally, in the heart of the Mediterranean.

“Queen Mary, Malta Campus stands out for its academic excellence. If you decide to join us, you will receive not only a world-renowned Queen Mary MBBS degree, but a uniquely supportive, dynamic, and memorable learning experience that can be found nowhere else.”
Dr Gianluca Farrugia

Can you give an overview of the MBBS course?

The Queen Mary MBBS course follows a spiral curriculum, covering key subjects such as anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and clinical skills. The course spans five years, the first two of which involve a comprehensive learning programme on how human bodily systems work in both health and disease. The next three years further this knowledge via clinical placements, where students train with medical professionals working within the Malta public health system. By the end of their fifth year, students will have enough practical experience and core clinical skills to practise as foundation year doctors.

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Academic from Queen Mary Malta University making notes.

Please let us know about the clinical placements and what’s special about them?

For clinical placements, students are assigned to various hospital wards and primary health clinics within the Malta public health system where they shadow, observe and assist medical teams as they are treating patients. Placements are often a defining moment for students, as they allow them to apply the knowledge they’ve learned in the first two years of their course with actual clinical practice, during which they also develop a range of core clinical skills under the steady guidance of our dedicated and knowledgeable pool of local medical professionals.

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Academic at Queen Mary Malta smiling at the camera

What’s unique about the teaching standards at Queen Mary Malta?

The teaching standards at Queen Mary, Malta are distinguished both by the very high quality and dedication of teaching staff towards student academic progression and pastoral support. We not only mirror the high standards of the MBBS curriculum delivery in London but take full advantage of the Malta context, such as our state-of-the-art facilities and high staff-to-student ratio.

Why is Malta itself great for studying medicine and what’s student life like?

Known as the ‘Nurse of the Mediterranean’, Malta is an EU nation with one of the best public health systems in the world, making it an excellent destination for studying medicine. Malta is also a safe and friendly place for students, who benefit from a supportive community, a diverse choice of extracurricular activities as its beautiful sea and picturesque landscapes, rich history and vibrant culture, Malta is sure to provide students with a memorable and well-rounded learning experience.

Still not convinced?

Queen Mary, Malta Campus is a global leading university with highly qualified lecturers. Do not leave it too long, our course is regularly oversubscribed. Register your interest at the earliest opportunity.