Top 10 Medical Universities in the UK

Updated April 17, 2017

With around 30 U.K. universities offering courses in medicine, there are various rankings charts available to enable students to see which are best. Among these is the Good University Guide 2010, published by the London-based newspaper The Times. The guide ranks universities by a range of factors, including research quality and level of student satisfaction.

Oxford University

Ranked by The Times as the country's top medical school, Oxford's Medical School remains rather small and committed to producing leading medical practitioners as well as students who go on to careers in teaching medicine and biomedical research.

Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Oxford University South Parks Road Oxford OX1 3PL 011-44-1865-285788

Cambridge University

The School of Clinical Medicine at Cambridge dates back to 1540 and focuses its research in areas such as cardiovascular medicine and diabetes. The school prides itself on its ability to offer students a top-tier education thanks to its small size and access to a dedicated medical library.

School of Clinical Medicine University of Cambridge Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge CB2 0SP 011-44-1223-336700

Edinburgh University

A leading light in biomedical research, Edinburgh University concentrates on both human and veterinary medicine. Its students are taught a combination of traditional and modern methods, with the University's College of Medicine attaining a 99 per cent graduate prospects rating in The Times Good University Guide 2010.

The University of Edinburgh Old College South Bridge Edinburgh EH8 9YL 011-44-1316-501000

Aberdeen University

At Aberdeen, the School of Medical Sciences is a recent construction, the result of a merger between multiple other departments. As a result, the school offers a diversity of degrees, such as microbiology, biotechnology, pharmacology and sport and exercise science.

School of Medical Sciences University of Aberdeen IMS Building Foresterhill Aberdeen AB25 2ZD 011-44-1224-555872

University College London

The UCL Medical School is one of the U.K.'s largest, spread across three campuses in central London. In its past, it has produced multiple Nobel Prize winners and remains proud of its history, retaining strong links with institutions around the world as well as National Health Services trusts.

University College London Gower Street London WC1E 6BT

Imperial College, London

The college's Faculty of Medicine is proud of its ability to compete on the international scene with the quality of its research and the dynamic, fast-paced environment in which the faculty teaches. In addition to undergraduate medical courses, baccalaureate in science degrees are offered in areas such as pharmacology.

Imperial College London South Kensington Campus London SW7 2AZ 011-44-2075-947259

Glasgow University

Having been established in 1637, the Faculty of Medicine at Glasgow is one of Europe's largest medical departments. It boasts leading researchers in the field of medical discovery and concentrates its studies toward cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Faculty of Medicine Wolfson Medical School Building University of Glasgow G12 8QQ 011-44-1413-305921

University of Dundee

The Medical School at the University of Dundee has been praised by The Times and was ranked top in the country by The Guardian newspaper in 2009. In addition to more traditional medical degrees, the school offers postgraduate study in areas such as public health nutrition.

University of Dundee Nethergate Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland 011-44-1382-383000

Newcastle University

Newcastle's Medical School offers students the choice to study either at Newcastle's campus or at Durham University, having strong partnerships in the Teesside region and elsewhere since it was set up in 1834. The medicine degrees are broad in scope, with options for students to devise their own projects during the course.

Medical School Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH 011- 44-1912-226000

University of St. Andrews

With its long, 600-year history, this School of Medicine specialises in areas such as molecular medicine and psychology, with students soon to benefit from a number of upcoming expansions.

University of St. Andrews College Gate St. Andrews Fife KY16 9AJ Scotland 011-44-1334-476161

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