Published on 15th January 2020 by Premela

QMUL Malta


Queen Mary University of London has launched a five-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme taught on the Mediterranean islands of the Malta and Gozo. The programme has recently welcomed its third intake of students. 

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Our teaching is inspired by our world-leading research and comes from academics who are respected leaders in the field. The programme will mainly be taught by Queen Mary academics who are permanently based in Malta, while other areas of the curriculum will be taught in conjunction with London based academics.

Your tutors will support you to develop an independent attitude to learning so that you can make informed decisions on your own (for example how you decide to tackle a key subject). You will also learn how to research a clinical issue and discuss your ideas with your fellow students.

These skills will prepare you for life as a qualified doctor, when you will be responsible for keeping your own professional knowledge up-to-date.

The core curriculum of MBBS Malta is identical to Queen Mary’s existing MBBS London (A100) course. This includes early in-depth clinical experience, problem-based learning, and practical sessions in laboratories, and opportunities to undertake an intercalated undergraduate science degree at QMUL’s London campus.

There is the possibility to undertake student selected components in London, too. As a student, you will take the same assessments at the same time as MBBS students in London.

Our teaching methods will ensure that you will understand the principles of medicine and be able to apply this knowledge when you treat your patients.

The practical aspects of life as a doctor are central to this programme: formal lectures are a smaller part of this degree than in other medical programmes.

Our state-of-the-art medical school is situated in Victoria, on the grounds of the Gozo General Hospital. Facilities include a clinical simulation centre, communication skills suite, three large lecture theatres, two PC labs, seminar rooms, library, a student common room, and a rooftop café with beautiful panoramic views of Gozo.

The medical school is a modern architectural masterpiece, featuring the latest in technological infrastructure, and unlike any other in Europe.

The anatomy centre was formally opened in 2018 and is also located on the grounds of the Gozo General Hospital, adjacent to the Medical School. The centre features a dedicated area for learning anatomy through dissection and is equipped with facilities for showing clinical images, videos of surgical procedures and specialised computer imaging.

You will be able to undertake practical sessions as well as participate in tutor-led demonstrations using anatomical specimens and models. 

You make your own experience while at university, but we are here to make that time as enjoyable as it can be. Students at Queen Mary Malta form a tight-knit community, reflected in the small study groups which make personalised support and close mentoring possible.

We want to provide our students with a Queen Mary University of London experience, but within the beautiful setting of Gozo and Malta. Your student experience both in and out of the classroom is important to us.

Students on the islands will experience student life as a Queen Mary student right from the start, all the way through to becoming a foundation level doctor.

Studying medicine is certainly demanding and intensive; however, there is still time for students to enjoy the wide range of activities and clubs that the islands have to offer, ranging from coastal trekking to water sports and nightlife.

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