Most Affordable UK Medical Programmes - Rankings & Tuition Fees
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.
|University||Course name||Fees (Per Annum)||Duration||Subject Ranking||UK Ranking||TEF rating|
|Dundee||Medicine BMBCh||£34,650||5 Years||1||31||Gold|
|Oxford||Medicine BMBCh||£35380||6 Years||3||2||Gold|
|Aberdeen||Medicine MB ChB||£46,000||5 Years||4||26||N/A|
|Edinburgh||Medicine MB ChB||£33,700||6 Years||5||15||N/A|
|Queen Mary, University of London||Medicine (Graduate Entry) MB BS||£40,650||4 Years||6||35||Silver|
|Cambridge||Medicine MB||£58038||6 Years||7||1||Gold|
|St Andrews||Medicine MB ChB||£32,910||6 Years||8||3||Gold|
|Imperial College London||Medicine MB BS||£45,300||6 Years||9||5||Gold|
|Swansea||Medicine (Graduate Entry) MB BCh||£36,750||4 Years||10||32||Gold|
|University College London||Medicine (6 years) MB BS||£34,660||6 Years||11||10||Silver|
|Bristol||Medicine - MBChB Standard entry (5 years) MB||£35,000||5 Years||12||14||Silver|
|Newcastle||Medicine MB BS||£34,800||5 Years||13||23||Gold|
|Queen's, Belfast||Medicine MB||£20,550||5 Years||14||27||N/A|
|Keele||Medicine MB ChB||£35,000||5 Years||15||56||Gold|
|Exeter||Medicine BMBS||£37,000||5 Years||16||12||Gold|
|Warwick||Medicine Graduate Entry MB ChB||£24,760||4 Years||17||11||Silver|
|Cardiff||Medicine MB BCh||£34,450||5 Years||18||30||Silver|
|Brighton & Sussex||Medicine BM BS||£35517||5 Years||19||112||Silver|
|Sheffield||Medicine (Phase One) MB ChB||£36,240||5 Years||20||28||Silver|
|Lancaster||Medicine and Surgery MB ChB||£36,430||5 Years||21||8||Gold|
|Birmingham||Medicine (5 years) MB ChB||£25,380||5 Years||22||13||Gold|
|Leeds||Medicine MB ChB||£35,250||5 Years||23||16||Gold|
|Leicester||Medicine MB BCh||£23,000||5 Years||24||38||Silver|
|King's College London||Medicine MB BS||£40,800||6 Years||25||20||Silver|
|Nottingham||Medicine BMBS||£26,500||5 Years||26||20||Gold|
|Southampton||Medicine BMBS||£23,738||5/6 Years||27||17||Silver|
|Plymouth||Medicine BMBS||£21,500||5 Years||28||71||Silver|
|East Anglia (UEA)||Medicine MB BS||£31,200||5 Years||29||25||Gold|
|St George's, University of London||Medicine (5 year) MB BS||£37,000||5 Years||30||59||Bronze|
|Manchester||Medicine MB ChB||£27,000||5 Years||31||17||Silver|
|Liverpool||Medicine MB ChB||£34550||5 Years||32||33||Silver|
|Hull-York||MB BS Medicine||£36,750||5 Years||33||-||-|
|Buckingham||Medicine (4.5-year degree) MB ChB||£37,500||4.5 Years||34||115||Gold|
|Central Lancashire||Medicine and Surgery MB BS||£40,500||5 Years||35||70||Silver|
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:
- Employability/Graduate prospects
- 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.
- English Language Test requirement – such as IELTS or TOEFL.
- Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland for Scottish Universities)
- Health checks.
- Entrance interviews.
- 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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