St George's, University of London
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Welcome to St George's, University of London
St George’s, University of London is one of the oldest medical schools in the UK. It was founded more than 280 years ago, in 1733 and is currently based in Tooting, south west London on a site it shares with St George’s Hospital.
Both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications are on offer, all focused on the health and medical sciences. In addition to traditional qualifications in medicine and nursing, qualifications in specialist areas such as breast imaging and biomedical science can be obtained here.
With a student body of just under 3,000, competition for places can be tough, meaning you’ll be studying with the cream of the crop here.
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Courses and fees
All of the courses on offer at St George’s, University of London are focused on medical and health subjects. A limited number of spaces for each course are on offer, and on average the university looks for an entry requirement of AAA or equivalent.
Half of your course can be spent in a practical placement, and there is some degree of flexibility in courses: for instance graduates of the Biomedical Science degree can apply for entry into the third year of the MBBS5 course.
There are 15 undergraduate courses on offer at St George’s, University of London. They cover subjects such as biomedical science, healthcare practice, medicine, midwifery, nursing, paramedic science, physiotherapy, radiography and social work.
A selection of both taught and research postgraduate degrees are on offer, with taught programmes covering subjects such as medical imaging, healthcare practice, clinical practice, oncology, and rehabilitation. More information about the postgraduate courses on offer can be found on the university’s website.
The university works with INTO University Partnerships to provide pre-sessional study to international students. The scheme enables students to study towards their course while improving on their language skills. In addition to this, certain students can study abroad as part of their course, usually as part of the Erasmus scheme.
For undergraduate degrees, the fees are £9,000 per year if you are starting your course in 2014. International fees start from £11,600. More information on fees and funding can be found on the university’s website.
Postgraduate full time taught courses start from £4,000 per year for home students and £12,400 for international students.
St George’s, University of London has a huge selection of facilities to ensure that you get the best practical experience during your studies. Skills labs offer students the chance to experiment with equipment found in a clinical setting which mimics a real hospital ward, while there are plenty of facilities on offer to help you let off some steam.
Based in Tooting, south west London, St George’s is in an ideal location to experience the best of London. With convenient transport links to central London in a leafy suburban setting, you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city in your down time and make the most of the quiet setting for your studies.
Library and study facilities
There is an expansive library on campus, offering students plenty of specialist medical resources. More than 42,000 books are available on loan, and the library subscribes to more than 10,000 electronic journals so you can get the most up to date information in the medical world.
Five computer labs are on campus, with more than 230 PCs and 70 laptops to use. Wi-fi access is enabled throughout the library so you can stay connected while you study.
There is a dedicated Careers Advisor on hand to help you decide what route you would like to take after finishing your course. They can help you apply for jobs, create a CV and practice interview techniques with you. In addition to this, there's a dedicated website run by the University of London which can help you find graduate jobs and internships.
There are a wide selection of places to eat and shop at St George’s, including Eddie Wilson’s, a restaurant run by the Student Union, a student bar, and a shop, which sells snacks, stationery and other necessities. Off campus, Tooting has an array of shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy.
The Student Union organises lots of activities throughout the year including comedy nights, film screenings and club nights. A bar and restaurant is run by the union on campus, as well as the various sports clubs that you can join. In addition to being a member of the St George’s Students’ Union, you will also be a member of the University of London Union, giving you the chance to attend functions and clubs organised by them.
On campus there is a sports centre which has three squash courts, two weight-training rooms, a large sports hall and fitness rooms. There are a whole variety of sports clubs for you to join, with the majority of teams participating in the BUCS League against universities across the country. Additionally, you can participate in rowing and sailing in Chiswick and Royal Victoria Dock.
Medical and Welfare Services
The university offers a number of services to help students including a counselling service and faith support. The Student centre is the base for this help and a team of advisors are on hand to help you with personal and university matters including study issues, careers, and wellbeing. A student mentor scheme is also in place, enabling you to speak to a peer for help and guidance.
A selection of bursaries and grants are on offer to help you with living costs and your tuition fees. These are usually awarded to students from a low income family.
If you want to live on campus as part of your time at university, there are two options available to you: Horton Halls is run by St George’s and is a short distance away from the main campus, or you have the option of staying in an intercollegiate hall with other University of London students. However, these latter halls are spread across London so might be more suitable if you want to live in a different area of the city.
Horton Halls is situated a 15 minute walk away from the main campus and accommodates 486 students. All rooms are self-catering and have their own en suite facilities. You will be sharing with between three and seven other people and each block has its own common room. The rent for this accommodation in 2014/15 is between £140 and £150 per week.
University of London accommodation
There are five halls on offer as well as a selection of flats with the University of London. This accommodation is situated in Finchley, north London and Gower Street in central London. Most of the halls are catered, which can be convenient in helping you save money. You'll also be sharing with students from other University of London institutions, meaning you can make varied friends during your time at university. Price varies between properties so check out the website for more information on rent.
There are ample opportunities to visit St George's, University of London, whether on an open day or campus tour.
An open day gives you the opportunity to see the facilities of the university close up and discover what you will be learning on your course. You can also meet with staff and students to ask questions about what studying at the university is really like.
You can also visit the university on a campus tour, and if you are interested in studying at postgraduate level, there are a number of open evenings that you can attend. Find out more about postgraduate open evenings here.
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