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?
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.