Bodies awarding UK medical degrees

We decide which organisations can award UK primary medical qualifications (PMQs).

In most cases, a medical school is part of a single university which gives degrees to medical graduates. In some cases, universities come together to run a single medical school. These combinations of universities form a single body for the purposes of holding examinations for and awarding PMQs.

Who can award UK medical degrees?

Recent changes in the list

Until recently, this list included a combination of the University of Leicester and the University of Warwick, and the University of Wales.

We removed the combination of the University of Leicester and the University of Warwick on 8 December 2010. We removed the University of Wales on 21 May 2014. This is because these bodies stopped issuing PMQs, but the degrees that they awarded up until these dates are still valid.

The University of Leicester and the University of Warwick now separately issue their own degrees.