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A 280-year history of innovation

St George's, University of London is an institution that has been at the forefront of medical advances since 1733. Examples include Edward Jenner's work in eradicating smallpox, and the UK's first heart pacemaker operation in 1958.

Today, the University leads the way in research around cardiology, strokes, epidemiology, cell signalling, and genetics. It also focuses on the global fight against HIV and infectious disease, and the local application of advances in child health and cardiology.

A university that leads the way

St George's, University of London offers students from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to work and study on a dedicated health campus.

Ranked among the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16), it's an inclusive institution of around 3,000 students from more than 50 countries.

The University works closely with healthcare providers throughout London to ensure that your learning reflects the latest clinical practices. It also ensures that research is an integral part of your training and education as a future healthcare professional.

Professional facilities for degree students

Biomedical Science BSc (Hons students will develop key research and practical skills in professional science labs.

And International Graduate Medicine (MBBS4) and International Medicine (BSc/MBBS6) students will utilise clinical laboratories to help perfect medical skills in a safe environment. This includes taking blood pressure and pulse rates, checking for vital signs, and resuscitation techniques.

For more advanced practice, the simulation centre is home to computer-controlled manikins that accurately replicate a range of medical conditions including heart failure and lung problems.

An optional one-day surgical skills course, run by the Royal College of Surgeons, enables you to practise removing cysts and lesions, suturing, hand-tying, and administering local anesthetics in a state-of-the-art, artificial setting.

You'll also be able to use unique on-site dissection facilities for self-directed study. This includes making use of cadaveric material, models, 3D reconstruction and plastinated specimens.

You can also train alongside St George's anatomy demonstrators and more experienced students as part of our peer tutor scheme.

Library and IT facilities at St George's, University of London

Wi-Fi internet is available in all common areas, and you can access five computer suites, housing 250 workstations. Two of these are open 24-hours a day, so you can study whenever suits you best, and netbooks are also available to borrow.

Access to  a virtual learning environment will let you stay connected off-campus, including downloading course materials and taking part in online discussions. And you can also access a wide range of medical and healthcare databases.

Not confident with computers? Don't worry – you can sign-up for a range of free IT training sessions. You can also join one of our regular, free courses on information literacy to get the most out of the 42,000 books and 10,000 journals available in the University library.

This outstanding study space has recently undergone a £1 million refurbishment, includes comfortable areas for quiet learning, and offers extensive opening hours.

Get involved in cutting-edge research

If you're joining St George's, University of London as an undergraduate student, you'll have the chance to get involved in a wide spectrum of research project opportunities in an inspiring knowledge environment.

This includes access to state-of-the-art technology within individual research groups, as well as central research facilities such as the Medical Biomics Centre.

Find out more about research at St George’s, University of London.