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Bodies awarding UK medical degrees

We decide which organisations can award UK primary medical qualifications. 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 primary medical qualifications.

Who can award UK medical degrees?

The University of Aberdeen
The University of Birmingham
The University of Bristol
The University of Cambridge
Cardiff University
The University of Dundee
The University of East Anglia
The University of Edinburgh
University of Exeter Medical School
The University of Glasgow
The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Keele University
King’s College London
Lancaster University
The University of Leeds
The University of Leicester
The University of Liverpool
The University of London
The University of Manchester
The University of Newcastle
The University of Nottingham
The University of Oxford
Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
Queen Mary University of London
The Queen’s University of Belfast
St George's Hospital Medical School
Swansea University
The University of Sheffield
The University of Southampton
University College London
The University of Warwick
A combination of the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex
A combination of the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth
A combination of the University of Hull and the University of York

Changes to the list

  • We removed the University of Wales on 21 May 2014 as it stopped issuing primary medical qualification, but the degrees it awarded up until then are still valid.
  • We added Lancaster University to our list in April 2017.
  • We added Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry in March 2018.
  • We added University of Exeter Medical School to our list in March 2018.