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Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta

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  • Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta programme, one year Full time
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Overview

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Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is now offering a one-year Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta programme taught on the Mediterranean islands of the Maltese Republic. The Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta will be taught by Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, a faculty of QMUL, a member of the Russell Group of leading research-led UK Universities. The Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta programme leads to the five-year Medicine MBBS Malta programme.

This programme is only suitable for an applicant from a country where the education system finishes at the equivalent level of Year 12 (age 16-17) in the UK. Successful completion of the programme will provide students with the extra year of study that will bring their educational attainment to the level of year 13 (age 17-18) in the UK, which is required for entry onto the Medicine MBBS Malta.

Key programme information

  • Expected progression on to the five year  - 5-year Medicine MBBS Malta
  • Taught in English
  • Modules designed to enable understanding of key scientific concepts and principles as preparation for Medicine MBBS Malta.

Russell Group member

Queen Mary is one of 24 leading UK Universities represented by the Russell Group that are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, excellent graduate employability and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

About Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

  • 2nd in the UK for Medicine – the Guardian University Guide 2017 - subject rankings
  • 7th in the UK for Medicine – Complete University Guide 2017

One of the leading medical schools in the UK, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry brings together two venerable teaching institutions: St Bartholomew’s Hospital, which dates back to 1123, and The London Hospital Medical College, which was the first medical school in England and Wales, founded in 1785. This wealth of tradition is combined with some of the most modern medical facilities in the UK, including the largest new hospital in Europe, the first new dental hospital building in the UK for 40 years, and in the Blizard Building, containing some of the largest open-plan biomedical research laboratories in Europe.

As you would expect from a medical college that has 230 years’ experience of training the next generation of doctors and surgeons, our students are very satisfied with their learning experience – in the most recent National Student Survey (NSS 2014), 94 per cent were satisfied with the quality of their course. We will bringing the same standards of innovative research-led teaching and investment in excellent facilities to our MBBS in Malta.

Research strength

According to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry is placed within the top seven UK institutions in all three Units of Assessment – Clinical Medicine; Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care; and Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.

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Information for US and Canadian students

US and Canadian students can study on the five-year MBBS (Malta) Programme directly after high school without first undertaking a four-year college undergraduate degree. At the end of the five-year MBBS (Malta) programme, students may choose to stay in Malta to apply for their residency or apply for residency in their home country. Either way, in order for students to apply for residency there is no need for students to study a four-year postgraduate medicine qualification after the Malta undergraduate degree.

Residency, taking residency exams and employment

Barts and The London MBBS graduates are highly prized by hospitals around the world, giving our graduates an edge when they enter the competitive jobs market.

Specifically, we have negotiated an expansion in the number of posts available in the Maltese Foundation Programme in response to the development of our new course, for those wishing to remain in Malta.

Specialist guidance and support for the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) and Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) steps 1 and 2 will be provided.

Barts and The London Medical School (Malta)

The medical school will be situated in the grounds of the newly developed Gozo General Hospital, in Gozo’s capital Victoria. On campus, there will be a range of state of the art teaching facilities including: clinical skills simulation centre, communication skills suite, lecture theatre, PC labs,  seminar rooms, problem based learning group rooms and an Anatomy and Physiology Centre containing an advanced dissection suite. Additionally, students will have access to a library, student support services, prayer rooms and a roof top dining and social area. Student accommodation will be a short walk away close to the centre of Victoria.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants apply to study MBBS Malta via the university, not UCAS. This means that applicants can use up their five UCAS choices, then on top of this, can also apply to study Medicine MBBS Malta.

Applicants can apply to study Medicine MBBS London (A100) and also Medicine MBBS Malta.

For example, an applicant applying to six university courses

UCAS choiceUniversity
1 Medical school X
2 Medical school X
3 Medical school X
4 Medical school X
5 Non Medical school X  e.g. Biomedical Science
Direct applicationUniversity
6 Queen Mary University of London, Medicine MBBS Malta

Aptitude test

All Candidates must sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). Candidates can sit the UKCAT in July 2017 for September 2017 entry

Further information

For more details, please contact the admissions team.

Email: qmul-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478

View MBBS Malta photo gallery

MBBS Malta is a Queen Mary University of London degree which is recognised in most countries around the world. However, we still ask that all candidates applying for MBBS Malta contact their respective Medical Council/Ministry of Health to check whether the degree is accepted and recognised in their home country. Written confirmation is advised.

This information was updated: 6th February 2017

Structure


Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta – request information

The programme provides you with an alternative route into Medicine MBBS Malta. This is for an applicant who needs to attain education equivalent to the level of Year 13 (age 17-18) in the UK, which is required for entry to the Medicine MBBS Malta.

The Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta (CCFSM) comprises seven modules that will enable you to understand key concepts and principles as applied to Medicine. The modules are:

Mathematics 1 (15 credits)
Introduction to Chemistry (15 credits)
Biology for Future Clinicians (30 credits)
A Closer Look at Chemistry (15 credits)
Physics for Future Clinicians (15 credits)
Practical Skills for Professionals 1 (15 credits)
Practical Skills for Professionals 2 (15 credits)

Practical Skills for Professionals 1 Module: This is designed to support the academic modules offered for introducing international students to the norms of written and spoken academic discourse in UK HEIs. The module is intended for students with an intermediate level of academic and linguistic competence in English (IELTS 6.5 or above).

Practical skills for Professionals 2 Module: This is designed to introduce international students to aspects of health care ethos and values, sociology and psychology as applied to clinical practice.

Assessment

To pass the Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta programme, you must:

1. Pass 120 credits, with a minimum mark of 50% and,

2. Achieve a mark of 50% or higher in the all modules except in the Practical Skills for Professionals 1 module where the pass mark is 60% in order to progress to the MBBS course. The pass mark of 60% is equivalent to attaining IELTS score of 7.0 or above. You are required to pass the module rather than only obtain the IELTS score of 7.0 and you have to take this module even if you already have IELTS 7.0.

In addition:

Progression from the clinical foundation programme will then be dependent on:

  • Equivalent IELTS 7.0 achieved by a score of 60% or more in the Practical skills 1 for professionals module run by SLLF within QMUL
  • Achieve a mark of 50% or higher in the following Modules:
  • Mathematics 1 (15 credits)
  • Introductory Chemistry (15 credits)
  • A Closer Look at Chemistry (15 credits)
  • Biology for Future Clinicians (30 credits)
  • Physics for Future Clinicians (15 credits)
  • Practical Skills for Professionals 2 (15 credits);
  • Achieve a mark of 60% or higher in the module Practical Skills for Professionals 1 (15 credits). The pass mark of 60% is equivalent to attaining
  • IELTS score of 7.0 or above, to be eligible for progression to MB BS Year 1. Students are required to pass the module rather than simply obtain the IELTS score of 7.0.
  • Achieve a pass mark in UKCAT moderated to a level appropriate to entry to the undergraduate programme.

You will not be permitted to re-sit the CCFSM programme.

If you do not meet the requirement for progression to the Medicine MBBS Malta programme but you do meet the requirements for the award of Foundation Certificate (passing 105 credits out of 120, with an overall average of at least 50%) you shall be conferred the award for which the requirements have been met, unless you have been deregistered. If you have been deregistered, the nature of the de-registration shall be considered in deciding whether to recommend an exit award.

How will you be assessed:

Assessment will consist of examinations, presentations, practical reports, case studies and portfolios.

Feedback methods - Whole group feedback and opportunity for individualized feedback on assessments

Upon successful completion of Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta students will be able to enter on to the Medicine MBBS Malta programme. Please note that this programme is not transferable onto MBBS programmes run by other universities.

Further information

For more details, please contact the admissions team.

Email: qmul-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478

MBBS Malta is a Queen Mary University of London degree which is recognised in most countries around the world. However, we still ask that all candidates applying for MBBS Malta contact their respective Medical Council/Ministry of Health to check whether the degree is accepted and recognised in their home country. Written confirmation is advised.

This information was updated: February 2017.

Minimum entry requirements

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CountryQualification
Arab States: Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria Tawjahiya with overall average minimum of 85%
Azerbaijan Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS), Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs (GHSO) or Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts. 85% or 8.5/10 or 18/20
China High School Certificate Term 1, grade 3 with an average of 80% from key schools or 85% from other schools
Colombia Successful completion of Bachillerato (High School) with average grade of 75%
Cyprus (Greek section) Apolitirion with a minimum of 17/20
Ecuador Completion of Senior Secondary School with overall grade of 17/20
Egypt Thanaweya A’ama with grade average of 85%
Iran Diplom-Metevaseth (National High School Diploma) with grade average of 17/20
Japan Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (High School Certificate) with 5 relevant subjects at grade 4 or above.
Kazakhstan Senior High School Certificate with an average of 4.5/5
Kyrgyzstan Senior High School Certificate with an average of 4.5
Lebanon Lebanese Baccalaureat with a minimum of 16/20 or 80%
Morocco Bacchalaureat with an average of 16/20
Nigeria WASSCE or NECO with at least 5 relevant subjects at grade B3 minimum or the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) with 300+ points and at least 5 relevant subjects at grade C4 or above.
Pakistan Middle School Report plus Intermediate Certificate with a minimum grade of 70%
Russia Senior High School Certificate with an average of 4.5 / 5
South Korea Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību (Certificate of General Secondary Education) 95% in four State subject exams
Taiwan Senior High School Leaving Certificate with grade B (70%) in 5 relevant subjects
Thailand 12 years of education and the Mathayom M6 with a minimum grade of 3.2 or 80%
Turkey Lise Diplomasi (High School Diploma) with grades of 4.2 /5.0
Ukraine Atestat pro Povnu Zagal'nu Seredniu Osvitu (Ukrainian High School Leaving Certificate) with a minimum grade of 10 / 12
Vietnam Senior High School Certificate with relevant grades of at least 8.0

Process:

  • Applicants will fill out online direct application for Malta
  • Applicants will be ranked for interview based on:
    • English Language requirements: IELTS; 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing, rising to 7.0 for year 1 entry. Applicants who have an IELTS of 6.0 must complete a pre-sessional English programme to be considered. Test scores can be submitted at point of application, or after application but before final interview invitations are sent out. Interviews will not be sent without confirmation of English Language.
    • 50% Academic ranking using UCAS tariff points or a proxy equivalent
    • 50% on aptitude test – which will be the UKCAT.

Selection criteria for interview

Selection for interview will be based on meeting the academic entry criteria, meeting the minimum requirement in the UKCAT and on the basis of the IELTS score.

Students are expected to be able to demonstrate the following characteristics at interview:

  • Self-motivation.
  • Initiative.
  • Ability to interact/socialise with others.
  • Experience of interacting with people in health or social care settings.

MBBS Malta is a Queen Mary University of London degree which is recognised in most countries around the world. However, we still ask that all candidates applying for MBBS Malta contact their respective Medical Council/Ministry of Health to check whether the degree is accepted and recognised in their home country. Written confirmation is advised.

This information was updated: February 2017.

Selection Criteria

UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)

All Candidates must sit the UKCAT.

Candidates can sit the UKCAT in July 2017 for September 2017 entry

Selection for interview will be based on meeting the academic entry criteria, meeting the minimum requirement in the UKCAT and on the basis of the IELTS score. Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta applicants are expected to be able to demonstrate the following characteristics at interview:

  • Self-motivated and initiative
  • Interact / socialise successfully with others.
  • Evidence of experiences of interacting with people in health or social care settings, i.e. evidence of the following: life experiences (e.g. with friends and family) or formalised activity in paid /voluntary /shadowing

To have demonstrated in both personal statement in the application and at interview, the following:

  • Awareness of the realities of a career in medicine
  • Awareness of personal skills that make an aspiration to have a career in medicine appropriate
  • Understand and respect the UK’s NHS values.

How to apply

Applicants apply directly to Queen Mary University of London.

UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)

All candidates applying must take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) in order to be considered for interview.

Applications are firstly reviewed within the Admissions Office to check that they meet the minimum academic requirements. Any applications which do not meet the minimum academic requirements will be rejected at this point.

For students sitting the UKCAT IN 2016, you will not be offered an interview if you obtained a total UKCAT score below 1440. Please note there is no guarantee that you will be offered an interview if you score above this.

Candidates can sit the UKCAT in July 2017 for September 2017 entry

We recognise the challenge of securing a UKCAT test before the September 2016 UKCAT deadline [for September 2017 admission]. In view of this, we will accept applications from suitable academically qualified applicants who have not yet taken the UKCAT test.

These applicants will be ranked for interview on academic criteria alone. All such applicants will need to complete the UKCAT test in the 2017 sitting by 31st July 2017 and will need to reach a minimum score of 2000 as part of the academic conditions of our offer.

To register your interest please contact: qmul-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Interviews

If selected, you will be required to attend an interview.

  • Interviews will take place between December and May
  • Interviews will be held in London or via Teleconference
  • Interviews will be 20-30 minutes, following the same format as the QMUL London programme interviews. There will be a series of structured questions as part of the assessment and consideration of the personal statement and school reference.

All applicants will need to meet the Occupational Health Clearance.

There will be three possible outcomes from the interview:

  • An offer – which may be conditional upon obtaining relevant qualifications and/or non- academic clearance checks
  • Rejection
  • Waiting list – candidates who are unplaced elsewhere may be reconsidered after the summer examination results
  • Candidates who are unsuccessful cannot be reconsidered for entry within the same cycle but may reapply the following year (if they obtain the relevant qualifications at the first attempt) without prejudice to the new application.

Further information

For more details, please contact the admissions team.

Email: qmul-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478

MBBS Malta is a Queen Mary University of London degree which is recognised in most countries around the world. However, we still ask that all candidates applying for MBBS Malta contact their respective Medical Council/Ministry of Health to check whether the degree is accepted and recognised in their home country. Written confirmation is advised.

This information was updated: February 2017.

Tuition fees

Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta– request information 

Annual tuition fees are €35,000 for EU, and international (non-EU) students.

QMUL charges tuition fees annually for its programmes of study. There is an annual increase on an inflationary basis and/or in line with government policy and regulation.

EU students

EU citizens do not need a visa to live and study in Malta.

Non-EU students

Non-EU students require a visa to live and study in Malta

Further information

For more details, please contact the admissions team.

Email: qmul-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478

Contact

For further information about the Certificate in Clinical Foundation Studies Malta, please contact the admissions team.

Email: qmul-malta@qmul.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8478

View MBBS Malta photo gallery

 

MBBS Malta is a Queen Mary University of London degree which is recognised in most countries around the world. However, we still ask that all candidates applying for MBBS Malta contact their respective Medical Council/Ministry of Health to check whether the degree is accepted and recognised in their home country. Written confirmation is advised.

This information was updated: February 2017.

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