When you study in the UK you don’t have to wait till you graduate to discover what it’s like caring for people in real clinical settings. Our students are able to take advantage of excellent relationships forged between universities and hospitals right across the UK, so you can put your theory and skills into practice much sooner, and ensure you feel ready the moment you leave.
Study medicine in the UK
Amazing medical careers, made possible in the UK
If you’re planning to study medicine, the UK is the ideal place to start. As well as giving you access to world-class universities you’ll be honing your specialism with the support of passionate teachers, and access to state-of-the-art medical equipment. And because you’ll be doing it in the home of medical English, with the chance to practice in real-world healthcare settings, you can graduate feeling like the best possible you, ready to take your skills and experience absolutely anywhere.
Be at the forefront of research
If you want to learn from the best medical minds, the UK is an excellent choice. We have four of the world’s top ten medicine universities here in the UK, but you’ll find world-class teaching right across the country. Many of our university hospitals are pioneering treatments for some of the most pressing medical challenges facing the world today.
A unique medical heritage
Our universities have been helping to advance medical knowledge for centuries and we’ve led the world in new treatments and helping widen access to care. From conceiving the vaccine in 1798 to performing the world’s first foetal ultrasound to developing the world’s first fully articulated prosthetic hand in 2013, we’re driven to make discoveries and inspire the next generation to do the same. It’s why more than 22,000 medical students travel her from overseas to get knowledge and expertise they can use wherever they want to go.
Qualifications recognised around the world
Whatever your specialism, a medical qualification from the UK opens doors. Employers everywhere can feel confident that you have the language skills, research insights and high level of practical training you need to hit the ground running. You’ll be exporting some of the latest discoveries to use in your role from day one, giving you the best possible head-start for success.
In the UK you can choose from:
- General Practice
With over 60 specialisms on offer to international medical students within those areas, you’ll also find you can adapt most of our degrees to suit the way you want to learn too. Modular course structures allow you to adapt your learning flexibly, to fit your interests and focus.
What your studies will cover
Even with so many ways to specialise and tailor your learning experience, you are guaranteed certain things with every UK medicine degree.
All healthcare professionals need a strong grasp of medical English, and by studying in the UK you’ll be immersed in the global language of care. As well as perfecting your grasp of this essential tool, both verbal and written, you’ll be developing a bedside manner and communication skills that you’ll rely on throughout your career.
Committed to innovative care
The UK has a unique reputation for medicine, and one of the most famous healthcare systems in the world. The National Health Service is 70 years old and its philosophy of free care for all is mark of national pride. A medical degree from the UK allows you to understand this integrated system first hand, whilst seeing how it connects with private practice and wider services, such as care for the elderly and mental health.
From our leading learning environments to our unique culture, studying medicine in the UK puts you at the leading edge of medical practice – ensuring you have the best possible start to your career, wherever you want to go.
More in this section
Study nursing in the UK
If you want a bright career in nursing that’s truly ambitious and right at the cutting edge of care, the UK is the best possible place to get a head start.
Study science and technology in the UK
If you’re excited by the extraordinary things you could achieve with a science and technology career, you’ll find the best possible starting point in the UK.
Study psychology in the UK
If you’re fascinated by the way people think and behave, you’ll get the best possible window into human psychology in the UK.