St George's, University of London

  • Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.99 / 4.00
  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.00 / 5.00
  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    93.4 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    94.8 / 100.0
  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    74.4 / 100.0


  • In 1836 St George’s Hospital Medical School joined the University of London. This combined the advantages of a smaller, specialist institution with a community feel, with that of one of the largest and most diverse universities in Britain.
  • In 1995 a joint faculty was established with Kingston University, offering a wider variety of health and social care courses to students.
  • Today, it is the UK’s only dedicated health sciences university. The university shares a site with St George’s Hospital, one of London’s largest and busiest hospitals.
  • The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is a Kingston University and St George’s, University of London partnership. 
  • Drawing on the teaching and research strengths of both institutions, the Faculty is committed to working with the NHS to provide education and training to support changing service needs. 
  • Run jointly by Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, the Faculty is one of the leading providers of health and social care training in the United Kingdom. The Faculty offers a range of courses in nursing, midwifery and child health, radiography, social work, paramedic science, rehabilitation science, biomedical science and continuing professional development.
  • St George’s first began training doctors through St George’s Hospital, which registered its first apprentice doctor in 1751. 
  • In 1834 St George’s Hospital Medical School was formally established. Both the hospital and medical school moved from their original location – Lanesborough House, Hyde Park Corner – to Tooting between 1973 and 1980.>St George’s Hospital Medical School was renamed St George’s, University of London in 2005.
  • In 2015, a new paramedic virtual reality training centre was opened that can emulate scenes such as a nightclub fire or roadside crash.

Location and Transport

  • We operate from three sites in south west London – sharing a main site with St George’s Hospital in Tooting and at Kingston University’s Kingston Hill and Penrhyn Road campuses.
  • Both sites are well served by public transport.

Entry Requirements

  • St George’s recognises that it is a challenging time for schools and colleges across the UK over the next few years as they adapt to the new environment in England and plan their curriculum models from 2015, for 2017 entry to university.
  • Our admissions policy will continue to strive to be fair and transparent; it also seeks to enshrine the principal of opportunity and consistency for all. We will continue to ensure that our entry requirements are appropriate for the academic needs of our programmes and for the students we seek to attract to them.
  • You can find our admissions policy on our website, together with specific entry requirements on the course information pages.

Student Mix

The 5,505 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 83%
  • Postgraduate 17%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 51%
  • Part Time 49%


  • UK 93%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 4%

Student gender

  • Male 40%
  • Female 60%

Course Flexibility

  • At the end of the Biomedical Science degree, the best-performing students have the opportunity to apply for entry into the third year of the MBBS5 course.
  • MBBS5 students have the option to do an intercalated BSc degree in a medicine-related subject either at St George’s or, occasionally, at another UK institution.

Teaching Standards

  • High continuation in higher education, i.e. no longer in higher education, 3.3%.
  • St George’s ranked 5/154 in 2013–14 for % salary £30k+ for first degree leavers in full-time employment.
  • St George’s ranked 8/160 for number of students in professional occupations six months after graduation in 2013–14 (94%).

Research Standards

  • The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranked St George’s, University of London, as 4th for impact of its research on the global community. The REF 2014 expert panels who carried out the assessment also ranked St George’s joint 42nd in the country overall.
  • Research at St George’s has a UK and international focus and aims to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
  • Our research institutes focus on biomedical and scientific discovery, advancing the prevention and treatment of disease in the fields of population health, heart disease and infection – three of the greatest challenges to global health in the 21st century.

Academic Strengths

  • St George’s provides a world-class multi-professional health sciences education that equips our graduates to meet today’s healthcare needs through relevant scientific research, clinical excellence, strong interpersonal skills and team-based working.
  • The most recent Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) institutional audit in June 2011 expressed confidence in the management of the academic standards and learning opportunities at St George’s.
  • Features of good practice included the embedded relationship between research teaching scholarship and professional practice.

Undergraduate Courses

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Student Facilities

  • Students can take advantage of the expansive learning resources centre in Kingston, and a comprehensive medical library at St George's, University of London. 
  • The skills labs at the Kingston Hill campus offer the equipment of a clinical setting and mimic a real life hospital ward. Students also learn through role play, with health service users and shared learning with student doctors, paramedics and other healthcare professionals. 
  • Radiotherapy students hone their clinical skills in a simulated cancer treatment room, completing practical elements of their course in a virtual environment for radiotherapy training (Vert) suite. 
  • Up to 50% of course work can be spent on clinical placements working in hospital, primary care and community settings.
  • Over 230 PC workstations across 5 computer rooms.
  • Over 70 wi-fi-enabled laptops which are available for student use within the library.
  • Wi-fi access throughout the library.
  • 42,000 books, theses & multimedia materials are held in the library.
  • The library subscribes to over 10,000 electronic journals.
  • St George’s University of London students have access to state of the art facilities with extensive clinical skills laboratories and a low fidelity simulation suite as well as a centre for paramedic science students. Such facilities support the development of practical skills for all students studying health related disciplines.
  • In order to facilitate the submission of placement assessments students use e-portfolio software on tablets which are fully supported by the University.
  • There is a modern library and learning resource centre offering more than 300 silent, quiet and group study spaces as well as many technology enabled work stations and study spaces. High density wi-fi is available across the campus and our drop-in clinics help to support students in both their use of technology and in developing their study skills.
  • With a multi-faith and quiet contemplation room, self-directed learning space, social learning space, graduate centre and extensive student union facilities, St George’s meets the diverse needs of all its students.

Disability Services

  • St George's warmly welcomes and supports students and staff who are disabled or have a specific learning difficulty – in fact, we were a partner in the General Medical Council’s Gateways project, helping develop guidance to encourage people with disabilities into medicine.
  • Our advisers are here to support any student or potential student with a disability or specific needs.

Students' Union

  • The Students' Union offers a wide variety of social events such as our infamous Back2Skool Disco, comedy nights, and quiz nights.
  • We also offer a wide range of sports, societies, and community projects for anyone and everyone to immerse themselves in. Every student is also by right a member of the NUS and Student Central (formerly University of London Union).

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • London offers plenty of opportunities for part-time/vacation work from bars, cafes, shops to office work to the events industry.
  • Some courses, however, have heavy workloads that may limit the feasibility of working alongside your course.
  • Students are given the opportunity to make some extra money by working as St George’s student ambassadors. Ambassadors undertake a range of work, from giving clinical skills lessons at summer schools to assisting with university open days and events.

Careers Guidance

  • St George’s students are supported in their career and professional development throughout their time at university.
  • There is a careers programme in place, which includes workshops on topics such as CV/application writing, career progression and interview skills.
  • Students are able to book a 1:1 appointment with the Careers Consultant to discuss all aspects of careers and employability including making career decisions, finding jobs, application checking and mock interviews.
  • Students can access online career resources and information, as well as jobs and volunteer opportunities, on the virtual learning environment.
  • There are named Academic Career Liaison tutors and students can also discuss future options with their personal tutor.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • A £7-million halls extension opened in August 2012, adding a new block of 154 single-bed en-suite rooms and increasing total halls capacity to 486.
  • A new larger school shop opened in January 2012.
  • In 2012, work was completed on a new purpose-built suite of laboratories and office space. The 3,300m2 area includes large general multi-user laboratories and flexible open-plan office areas.
  • In Autumn 2012, part of the library was refurbished to provide a new study area with more than 200 study spaces in quiet and silent zones.
  • In Autumn 2013 the 2nd Phase of INTO project was completed to provide additional teaching space and group study space as well as accommodating AV and Media Services.

Notable Alumni

  • Notable alumni include: John Hunter, often referred to as the father of modern surgery; Edward Jenner, inventor of the smallpox vaccine; Patrick Steptoe, pioneer of IVF treatment; Muriel Powell, a leading advocate for the nursing profession in Britain; and Harry Hill, comedian, entertainer and writer.
  • Current and former staff members include a number of presidents of Royal Colleges in recent years and the first ever female vice chancellor of Manchester University, Dame Nancy Rothwell.

Further Details

Address St George's University of London Cranmer Terrace London SW17 0RE
UCAS Code S49
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