St George's, University of London
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 3.83 / 5.00
- 2.99 / 4.00
- 0.52 / 1.00
- 95.1 / 100.0
- 72.4 / 100.0
- 94.7 / 100.0
St George's is the UK's only university dedicated to medical and health sciences education, training and research. The university's distinctiveness is based on its exclusive focus on health sciences and medicine and it strives to bring an innovative and collaborative approach to all it does. The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education that it runs in partnership with Kingston University teaches courses including nursing, midwifery, radiography, paramedic science, physiotherapy and social work.
- St George's ensures that entry requirements are appropriate for the academic needs of its programmes and for the students it seeks to attract to them.
- Please refer to the university website for details of the admissions policy, together with specific course entry requirements.
- Top performing Biomedical science students who meet the academic requirements to progress onto the BSc Clinical Bioscience pathway in year 3, also have the opportunity to apply for entry into the 2nd year of the Medicine MBBS (graduate entry) course.
- Medicine 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.
- Clinical placements involve working in hospitals, primary care and community settings.
Student Services and Facilities
- The library includes 42,000 books, theses & multimedia materials along with over 10,000 e-journals, with technology-enabled workstations. Students also have access to the expansive learning resources centre in Kingston. Drop-in clinics help students with study skills.
- IT facilities include over 260 PC workstations, with 3 rooms open 24 hours a day; over 60 Wi-Fi-enabled laptops within the library, and Wi-Fi access throughout the library and across campus. Drop-in clinics provide help for students with technology. In order to facilitate the submission of placement assessments, students use e-portfolio software on tablets which are fully supported by the university.
- Students have access to extensive clinical skills laboratories and a low fidelity simulation suite as well as a centre for paramedic science students. The skills laboratories 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. The university also has its own dissection room, where students can learn anatomy through a variety of methods.
- 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. A paramedic virtual reality training centre emulate scenes such as a nightclub fire or roadside crash.
- 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.
- St George's warmly welcomes and supports students and staff who are disabled or have a specific learning difficulty – the university was a partner in the General Medical Council’s Gateways project, helping develop guidance to encourage people with disabilities into medicine.
- Advisers are available to support any student or potential student with a disability or specific needs.
- The Students' Union offers a wide variety of social events such as the infamous Back2Skool Disco, comedy nights, and quiz nights.
- It also offers 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, cafés, shops to office work to the events industry.
- Some courses, however, have heavy workloads that may limit the feasibility of working alongside studying.
- 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.
- 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 or application writing, career progression and interview skills.
- Students are able to book a 1-to-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.
5,925 students in 2015–16:
Level of study
- Undergraduate 86%
- Postgraduate 14%
Mode of study
- Full Time 48%
- Part Time 52%
Where students come from
- UK 93%
- EU 2%
- Other 5%
- Male 29%
- Female 71%
- 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 and in 1836 it 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, and today is the UK’s only dedicated health sciences university, sharing a site with St George’s Hospital, one of London’s largest and busiest hospitals.
- In 2005 St George’s Hospital Medical School was renamed St George’s, University of London.
- 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.
- Harry Hill − comedian, entertainer and writer.
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