St George's, University of London is a medical school located in Tooting in South London and is a constituent college of the University of London. St George's has its origins in 1733, and was the second institution in England to provide formal training courses for doctors (after the University of Oxford). St George's affiliated with the University of London soon after the latter's establishment in 1836. St George's is closely affiliated to St George's Hospital and is one of the United Hospitals.
Originally established in 1733 in Lanesborough House at Hyde Park Corner (now the site of The Lanesborough hotel), in central London, the college moved to its current home in Tooting, South London, in 1980, where it shares a site with St George's Healthcare NHS Trust. Following Quality Assurance Agency inspections St George's gained a score of 23 out of 24 for its teaching of medicine — the highest of any of the London medical schools. The inspections report was published in January 2000 and the course, curriculum and teaching methods at St George's have changed since then.
In December 1986, it was discovered that a computer program used to process student applications at St. George's, written by Dr Geoffrey Franglen in 1979, had been discriminated against non-Caucasians and women by deliberately downgrading their scores by up to 20 points. A Commission for Racial Equality inquiry found that this unfairly deprived 60 candidates a year from places during this time, as well as finding that various senior academics were aware that the program was discriminatory several times between 1982 and 1986, but did not take any action.
In recent years, St George's has expanded beyond its medical schools roots. Alongside its medical course it now runs a Biomedical Sciences course, which has expanded to meet demand in the last 5 years from an initial intake of 30, to 150 students. There are now more places for Undergraduate Biomedical Science students than 5-Year Medical students.
In partnership with Kingston University, the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences has moved St George's into other areas including Nursing, Physiotherapy, Paramedic Science and Radiography. The Faculty has been congratulated for its high teaching standards, employment rates and cutting edge research in the Social Sciences.
St George's was the first institution in the United Kingdom to offer a four-year graduate entry Medicine degree based on the program from Flinders University with which it has an exchange program. The first intake was in 2000 with 35 students and the course has since been emulated by many other universities. Entry to the course is highly competitive with candidates being required to sit the GAMSAT as part of the application process.
- Home, EU and international students are eligible to apply.
- Apply to study a taught postgraduate course, full time or part time, for a maximum of four years.
- Not already qualified at Master’s level.
- Must be self-funding. Courses fully funded by the NHS or students receiving employer or sponsor funding are not eligible for consideration. This does not apply to applicants who are using the Postgraduate Loans scheme or Career Development Loans.
- Apply to study a taught postgraduate MSc course, full time or part time, for a maximum of four year.
- Meet the entry requirement for your selected course of study.
- Be offered a place on the course to start in the 2018/19 academic year.
- If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.
- Your degree classification.
- Your personal statement.
- Your work experience.
- Your interview.
- Your references.
University is offering a full tuition fee scholarship and maintenance grant of £17,000 to a Global Health MSc applicant from a low-middle income country.
How to Apply:
You do not need to submit an additional application form, however, you may be asked to attend a physical or virtual interview.
May 11, 2018