Medical professionals are one of the most well-respected professionals. Doctors, as the pandemic showed us, work tirelessly, often with little regard for their own health. It is not a profession for the faint of heart. But, if it is one for you, then you may want to know more about what it means to study medicine, especially in terms of the cost.
The UK is a popular destination for medical education across the globe. The medical universities in the UK claim the 2nd highest Nobel prize in medicine. According to the QS ranking, 43 UK universities are included in the top 650 medical universities globally, and four universities are among the top 10.
MBBS courses in the UK are for a duration of 5 to 6 years, depending on the university. The tuition fees to study MBBS in the leading medical universities in the UK range from £38,000 to £50,000 every year. When you look for a university in the UK, along with the fees associated with the course, which includes the tuition fees, fees for equipment, and textbooks, you will also have to think of the living expenses, which provide for mainly accommodation, food, and travel.
One of the important factors that make the UK an ideal destination for studying medicine is the average remuneration of a doctor/physician. The average remuneration of a doctor/physician in the UK is 67% more than that of other medical occupations. The remuneration has increased from 245,000 GBP in 2016 to 317,000 GBP in 2021.
Here is a list of the top universities to study medicine in the UK
University of Oxford
University of Cambridge
University College London (UCL)
The University of Edinburgh
King’s College London
University of Glasgow
University of Manchester
Medicine is amongst the most competitive and in-demand courses in the UK, and every year the universities in the UK attract thousands of international students for the MBBS program. The tuition fee to study medicine varies from one university to the other, and in a famous university like the University of Glasgow, tuition fees will be around £47,000 per year, and the living expense will be approximately £12,000 for a year. At the same time, in a university like the University of Oxford, the tuition fee will be around £36,710 per year, and at the University of Cambridge, the tuition fee will be around £ 52,000 per year. At the University of Aberdeen, the Medicine course is offered for five years, and the tuition fee will be around 39000£ per year.
There are also universities like the University of Edinburgh and the University of Manchester where the tuition fee will be much lesser when compared to the other universities. At the University of Edinburgh and the University of Manchester, the tuition fee will be around £137,280 and £133,435 for six years.
When it comes to the cost of living and accommodation in the UK, most of it depends on lifestyle and location. The cost of living might be a little high in London, and the average cost of living will be around £1,040 per month, and outside London, it will come to about £760.
Now let us look at a few universities where the tuition fee will be much lesser than the one listed above.
Queen Mary, University of London
Imperial College London
The University of Aberdeen.
The University of Birmingham.
The University of Bristol.
The University of Manchester.
King’s College London.
The University of Dundee.
Swansea University Medical School.
The University of Edinburgh.
The University of Cumbria.
Buckinghamshire New University.
York St John University.
Students can also apply for various scholarships offered by the universities for international students. Scholarships will help with tuition fee concession and fee waivers. Scholarships are generally provided based on the academic records throughout and based on the students’ exceptional skills and extracurricular achievements.
Chevening Scholarship, Faculty of Medicine Scholarship, and Hull York Medical School International Scholarships are a few popular scholarships that are available for international students.
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