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Hello! I'm curious about the differences between Queen Mary University in Malta and its counterpart in London. Can anyone shed some light on any significant distinctions between them? Moreover, after the MBBS program, I am aware that there isn't a Masters program in Malta. So what is the way forward? Can we come to the UK and apply for a master's because we have the same degree as the students in Queen Mary London? And can someone inform me about the work opportunities afterward as well? Thank you so much :smile:
Original post by Anonymous
Hello! I'm curious about the differences between Queen Mary University in Malta and its counterpart in London. Can anyone shed some light on any significant distinctions between them? Moreover, after the MBBS program, I am aware that there isn't a Masters program in Malta. So what is the way forward? Can we come to the UK and apply for a master's because we have the same degree as the students in Queen Mary London? And can someone inform me about the work opportunities afterward as well? Thank you so much :smile:


Hey! Typically after an MBBS degree you apply for foundation years (FY1 in the UK) rather than a Master’s course. As the QMUL Malta degree holds the same value and is the same as graduating with a normal QMUL MBBS degree in London, it is the same process for applying to FY1 positions in the UK. It is also listed in the world directory of medical schools so the degree will allow for work as a doctor in most countries. Hope this helps !!
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Original post by Anonymous
Hey! Typically after an MBBS degree you apply for foundation years (FY1 in the UK) rather than a Master’s course. As the QMUL Malta degree holds the same value and is the same as graduating with a normal QMUL MBBS degree in London, it is the same process for applying to FY1 positions in the UK. It is also listed in the world directory of medical schools so the degree will allow for work as a doctor in most countries. Hope this helps !!

Thank you so much for your informative reply!
However, I wanted to clarify a few points:
Following completion of the MBBS program, is there typically no master's course (MD) in medicine? Additionally, I understand this question might be somewhat unrelated to my previous inquiry, but under the new system, is it mandatory for all medical students to take the UKMLA examination? And at what stage do candidates typically sit for this exam?
Thank you once again 🙂
Original post by Anonymous
Thank you so much for your informative reply!
However, I wanted to clarify a few points:
Following completion of the MBBS program, is there typically no master's course (MD) in medicine? Additionally, I understand this question might be somewhat unrelated to my previous inquiry, but under the new system, is it mandatory for all medical students to take the UKMLA examination? And at what stage do candidates typically sit for this exam?
Thank you once again 🙂


No problem, and that is correct, after the 5/6 year MBBS course, a medical degree is awarded in the UK and most European medicine courses. In some countries an MD is awarded after the same course but this is seen as the same level as the 5 year MBBS course.

Yes the UKMLA has to be taken by all medical students, typically as part of their degree before they can register with the General Medical Council (GMC). This includes students who study abroad and want to practice medicine in the UK. I believe this will start from 2024 graduates!
Original post by Anonymous
Hello! I'm curious about the differences between Queen Mary University in Malta and its counterpart in London. Can anyone shed some light on any significant distinctions between them? Moreover, after the MBBS program, I am aware that there isn't a Masters program in Malta. So what is the way forward? Can we come to the UK and apply for a master's because we have the same degree as the students in Queen Mary London? And can someone inform me about the work opportunities afterward as well? Thank you so much :smile:


Also, to answer about differences between the 2 QMUL MBBS courses- the courses are very similar and they’re taught using the same curriculum. The main difference is, of course, the location, but the course follows the same structure, pro-sections for anatomy, Problem based learning, student selected components etc!
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Original post by Anonymous
Also, to answer about differences between the 2 QMUL MBBS courses- the courses are very similar and they’re taught using the same curriculum. The main difference is, of course, the location, but the course follows the same structure, pro-sections for anatomy, Problem based learning, student selected components etc!

thank you so so much for the information!! I am truly grateful for the assistance 🙂
Original post by Anonymous
thank you so so much for the information!! I am truly grateful for the assistance 🙂


No worries !! Feel free to ask anymore qus on here if u have them :smile:
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My apologies, I had a few more queries 😅

1.

So are students made to sit the UKMLA right after the completion of their MBBS degree? As in before they commence the FY1 positions?

2.

In QMUL Malta, the clinical rotations are in the Gozo General Hospital, are there sufficient patient interactions there as opposed to the barts hospital?

3.

Is the student visa in Malta the schengen visa?

4.

Lastly, what is the process of finding accommodation in Malta? Is it a shared apartment? Is the accommodation fees included in the tuition fees etc.

Thank you once again!
Hello! Are you going to qmul malta on sept 2024? I also got an offer and I'm looking for students who are going to qmul malta this year :smile:

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