Study medicine in the UK at INTO St George's, University of London

Medicine in the UK at St George's, University of London

Study medicine at a unique health sciences university in London

St George’s, University of London is the UK's only dedicated medical and healthcare university.

Alumni across it’s 280-year history include 
John Hunter, known as the father of modern surgery, and the author of the revolutionary medical text 'Gray's Anatomy', Henry Gray.

Today, this history is combined with modern, innovative teaching and research to create a genuine community feel.

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Unique opportunities for international students

INTO partners with St George’s, University of London to help international students progress to degree programmes in medicine, biomedical science, and allied health professions.

Our pre-university programmes incorporate academic study and English language, via taught lessons and private study each week.

This will help you to develop the necessary key skills and competencies to prepare you for your application to medical, biomedical and healthcare programmes.

Embark on your career in medicine

St George's, University of London offers you a range of career opportunities in medicine, biological sciences, and allied professions such as physiotherapy or diagnostic radiography.

Don't meet the required English or academic requirements? The INTO International Foundation pathway programme will help improve your key skills and competencies, and prepare you for your application.

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INTO St George's, University of London Kashyap from Kenya

from Kenya

"Since about grade nine I’ve been thinking about university and literally only two places have even come to mind; either the US system, or the UK system. In this course I get both options."

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Meet Kashyap from Kenya, who is studying International Medicine (BSc/MBBS6) with INTO St George's, University of London.

What do you think of the campus at St George’s?

We don’t have any big universities in Kenya, so when I first came here I didn’t have anything to compare it to. Then I visited some of my friends from Kenya who are also studying in the UK. When I visited their universities I imagined studying medicine there compared to studying here, but it’s so different here because it’s pointing you in the direction of a medical career. The campus really merges with the hospital and in some places there are no doors between them, the hospital is just there. It’s good for motivation and inspiration. For example, on the way to the cafeteria you see the paediatric ICU and you think to yourself, I could be working in this place after I study. It’s definitely special and makes it very unique.

Are you enjoying the course?

I enjoy it because it’s interesting, but it’s very different to A-levels and that takes a lot of getting used to. In the lectures there’s so much content. In my opinion there is no time to absorb everything in the lecture as well as take down notes, but they give you a lot of free time to go over it again and again and absorb the fine details of it. It’s a very independent way of studying, which I like. I was never very independent before and always preferred spoon-feeding, but you’re just thrown into it here. It really gives you a chance to build yourself and do it on your own.

Do you think the course is preparing you well for a career in medicine?

There’s a lot more that goes into being a doctor than just going to university, sitting through lectures and learning. There’s so many different aspect that St George’s offers; GP placements that teach you communication skills and workshops. There are all these different aspects that go into becoming a doctor, that you don’t realise when studying in high school. The course here offers all those other aspects, so it is really good in that way.

Learning for the real world

You'll be taught in one of the UK's largest hospitals, guaranteeing you a range of real-world learning opportunities.

Our internationally-renowned staff will work with you in small, interactive groups, and expose you to problem-based learning to prepare you for success in a wide range of future career challenges.

Your energetic teaching environment includes clinical skills laboratories and a patient simulator so you can practice real-life medical and surgical procedures.

Medical degree students will also undertake clinical placements in both the UK and US in order to qualify as a doctor.

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A local community in the heart of the city

Studying in Tooting offers you the chance to immerse yourself in a multicultural, friendly community while still giving easy access to the bright lights of central London.

Located in south-west London, you’ll see Tooting's diverse community reflected in the local shops and restaurants. It also offers plenty of green spaces for when you need a quiet change of pace from city living.

Student halls are within a 10-minute walk of leafy Wandsworth Common, while Tooting Bec Common is also nearby. Local markets also give you access to a wide range of food and ingredients from around the world.

A great advantage of our location is that students are able to live in affordable housing within walking distance of lectures, so you'll save both time and money.

And with a wealth of free and student-discounted activities just a short Underground ride away, you'll be able to make London your own – whatever your budget.

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