Most Affordable UK Medical Programmes - Rankings & Tuition Fees

Which UK universities have the most affordable medical programmes?
Most Affordable UK Medical Programmes

Here’s our full guide on the Most Affordable UK Medical Programmes. We have curated a list of UK universities that offer affordable, globally-recognized qualifications for Medicine.

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Most Affordable UK Medical Programmes - Full Table

The league table below displays the tuition fees for medical programmes offered by UK universities. The figures displayed below are the tuition fees charged for medical programmes per year for international students.

UniversityCourse nameFees (Per Annum)DurationSubject RankingUK RankingTEF rating
DundeeMedicine BMBCh£34,6505 Years131Gold
GlasgowMBChB£49,9505 Years119N/A
OxfordMedicine BMBCh£353806 Years32Gold
AberdeenMedicine MB ChB£46,0005 Years426N/A
EdinburghMedicine MB ChB£33,7006 Years515N/A
Queen Mary, University of LondonMedicine (Graduate Entry) MB BS£40,6504 Years635Silver
CambridgeMedicine MB£580386 Years71Gold
St AndrewsMedicine MB ChB£32,9106 Years83Gold
Imperial College LondonMedicine MB BS£45,3006 Years95Gold
SwanseaMedicine (Graduate Entry) MB BCh£36,7504 Years1032Gold
University College LondonMedicine (6 years) MB BS£34,6606 Years1110Silver
BristolMedicine - MBChB Standard entry (5 years) MB£35,0005 Years1214Silver
NewcastleMedicine MB BS£34,8005 Years1323Gold
Queen's, BelfastMedicine MB£20,5505 Years1427N/A
KeeleMedicine MB ChB£35,0005 Years1556Gold
ExeterMedicine BMBS£37,0005 Years1612Gold
WarwickMedicine Graduate Entry MB ChB£24,7604 Years1711Silver
CardiffMedicine MB BCh£34,4505 Years1830Silver
Brighton & SussexMedicine BM BS£355175 Years19112Silver
SheffieldMedicine (Phase One) MB ChB£36,2405 Years2028Silver
LancasterMedicine and Surgery MB ChB£36,4305 Years218Gold
BirminghamMedicine (5 years) MB ChB£25,3805 Years2213Gold
LeedsMedicine MB ChB£35,2505 Years2316Gold
LeicesterMedicine MB BCh£23,0005 Years2438Silver
King's College LondonMedicine MB BS£40,8006 Years2520Silver
NottinghamMedicine BMBS£26,5005 Years2620Gold
SouthamptonMedicine BMBS£23,7385/6 Years2717Silver
PlymouthMedicine BMBS£21,5005 Years2871Silver
East Anglia (UEA)Medicine MB BS£31,2005 Years2925Gold
St George's, University of LondonMedicine (5 year) MB BS£37,0005 Years3059Bronze
ManchesterMedicine MB ChB£27,0005 Years3117Silver
LiverpoolMedicine MB ChB£345505 Years3233Silver
Hull-YorkMB BS Medicine£36,7505 Years33--
BuckinghamMedicine (4.5-year degree) MB ChB£37,5004.5 Years34115Gold
Central LancashireMedicine and Surgery MB BS£40,5005 Years3570Silver

Recommended UK Medical Programmes

Medical programmes are not only academically rigorous, but it is also some of the most expensive programmes offered by UK universities. Tuition fees are an important factor to consider when choosing a university – this is especially true for international students who have to pay higher tuition fees compared to UK students. Below are a few of our recommended UK universities that offer affordable medical programmes.

University of Leicester - £23,000

The University of Leicester offers an MB ChB Medical programme with two entry pathways – a standard entry and with a foundation year. Leicester’s Medical School was established over 40 years ago and it has been constantly updating its facilities and teaching methods to provide the best medical education experience for its students. Entry requirements for Leicester are AAA for standard entry and a minimum of GCSE grade 5 in English, Mathematics, and two Science subjects for entry to the foundation programme.

University of Southampton - £23,738

The University of Southampton offers BMBS Medicine programmes which can be completed in either five or six years. The university’s Medical School also offers an accelerated programme for graduate entry and there are other Medical-related programmes such as Podiatry and Cardiac Physiology. The flexibility in choices of programmes at Southampton allows students to complete their degree in Medicine in the best way that suits their needs.

Queen's University Belfast - £20,550

Ranked as the 14th best medical programme in the UK, Queen’s University Belfast offers a solid medical programme at an affordable £20,550 per year. The Medicine MB programme at Queen’s Belfast is a five-year programme and it has been given a perfect score for graduate prospects. Entry requirements are a minimum of A*AA.

How to Apply to Study at a UK University?

Step 1: Choose A University

The first step is to look for popular and high-ranking Universities in the UK that offer courses you are interested in. Refer to the table above to start your search. Here are some things to consider when applying:

  • Location
  • Employability/Graduate prospects
  • Fees
  • Entry requirements
  • University Ranking

Step 2: Preparations

Once you have narrowed down the search to your top five universities, the first step is to prepare necessary documents and forms. This includes school leaving certificates, exam results, the UCAS application form and a written Personal Statement, among other documents that may be required.

Refer to our Complete Guide to Studying Medicine which goes into great detail on how you could successfully enrol in a UK medical programme.

Step 3: Submit UCAS Application

The application process for UK universities differs from local universities as applications go through an organisation known as UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. UCAS handles all admission applications to UK universities, including those submitted by international candidates like you.

To ensure a better chance of getting accepted, it is important that you prepare all the necessary documents and fill out all forms correctly. We also recommend that you apply for multiple universities simultaneously to ensure that you get your preferred offers. Read our full guide on UCAS here

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The entire application process might be daunting and lengthy for some, so let us help you. Make a free appointment with us today for professional assistance in submitting applications to your prefered UK universities.

UK University Entry Requirements

Here are some of the common entry requirements and tests a student has to pass before being accepted at a UK university.

  1. English Language Test requirement – such as IELTS or TOEFL.
  2. Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland for Scottish Universities)
  3. Health checks.
  4. Entrance interviews.
  5. Personal statement. This is a supporting document and part of your application to a UK university. Usually, you will write about what you hope to achieve studying at the course, what you plan to do after graduating and why you are applying for this specific university. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition fees vary depending on the year of the course – typically it is more expensive for clinical years. Based on our league table, Queen’s University Belfast is the cheapest at £20,550 pa for international students.

Most UK universities will require English language tests, criminal record declarations, health checks, entrance interviews and submission of a personal statement.

Depending on the year of study and university, tuition fees may vary from £20,000 to £59,000 per year for international students.

The UCAS deadline for Medical programmes is 15 October in the year before admission.

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