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Medicine MBBS

Entry routes

Together with the traditional five-year MBBS programme we offer a four-year Graduate & Professional Entry Programme (GPEP) and a four-year MaxFax Entry Programme for dentists.

We offer the UK’s first widening access MBBS degree programme to encourage applicants from non-selective state schools and further education colleges in London, Medway and Kent.

We also have an annual intake from Oxford and Cambridge who join King’s to complete the clinical part of their training, and a small number from other UK medical schools.

MBBS Programme

The traditional five-year MBBS programme is the main entry route into medicine at King's. You will follow the curriculum of five phases over five years. All applicants must sit the UKCAT aptitude test.

To find out more, please visit our online prospectus.

The Graduate & Professional Entry Programme

The Graduate & Professional Entry Programme is a fast-track four year programme designed to enable graduates with honours degrees in arts or science subjects or healthcare professionals with equivalent academic qualifications to study for a degree in medicine on a four-year course. While scientific knowledge and ability are crucial to the understanding of health and disease, excellent communication skills and a commitment to lifelong learning are also crucial.

The first year is based at the Guy’s Campus and is unique to the GPEP. Part of the teaching is shared with first and second year students on the core five-year programme and the remainder is bespoke GPEP sessions and directed self-learning. For the final three years you join the five-year MBBS programme.

To find out more, visit our online prospectus.

Medicine Maxfax Entry programme MBBS

This four-year degree programme is designed for UK-qualified dentists wishing to pursue a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Places are very limited and you must be a qualified dentist, registered with the UK General Dental Council.

After a first transition year (Phases 1 and 2) students then go direct into Phase 3 of the curriculum.

To find out more, visit our online prospectus.

Direct entry to MBBS

Each year, we offer places for medical students from Oxford and Cambridge universities who have obtained their first degree and who wish to complete the final three years of their medical training in London.

Students must apply under the common application procedure agreed between Oxford, Cambridge and London universities.

Other medical schools
We accept applications for transfer from other medical schools in the UK. However, we only accept a maximum of two per year (only into Phase 3).  Please read the guidance notes and complete the direct entry application form.

We do not accept applications for transfer from medical schools outside the UK. Please see application form and guidance notes.

Oxbridge Clinical Transfer Open Day 
The School of Medicine will be holding a Clinical Transfer Open Day for prospective students from Oxbridge universities towards the end of the calendar year on Guy's Campus. The programme will include short presentations about studying at King's and information on our clinical partners, an opportunity to talk to current Oxbridge transfer students as well as other MBBS students, and a tour of facilities. More details will be available from September.

The Extended Medical Degree Programme

The Extended Medical Degree Programme (EMDP) is a six-year medical degree programme designed for students attending non-selective state schools or further education colleges in London, Kent and Medway.

EMDP students cover the same topics, at the same level of detail, sit the same examinations and are required to achieve the same pass mark as the students on the standard five-year MBBS programme. However, the first two years of the standard programme are spread over three years, allowing extra time for self-directed study and tailor-made tutorials on medically-related aspects of chemistry, numeracy and writing skills. In the final three years, students follow the standard programme alongside all other MBBS students, and at the same pace.

Applications are invited from students from non-selective state schools or FE colleges in London, Kent and Medway. To be eligible, candidates must have been in non-selective education since the age of 11 and must not have started or completed a degree.

To find out more, visit our online prospectus.

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