St. George’s University of London SW17 0RE

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Address: Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
Phone: 020 8672 9944
Number of students: 5,505 (2013–2014)

St George’s, University of London (legal name St George’s Hospital Medical School, informally St George’s or SGUL), is a medical school located in Tooting in South London and is a constituent college of the University of London. St George’s has its origins in 1733, and was the second institution in England to provide formal training courses for doctors (after the University of Oxford). St George’s affiliated with the University of London soon after the latter’s establishment in 1836.

St George’s is closely affiliated to St George’s Hospital and is one of the United Hospitals.

St. George’s University of London SW17 0RE

Campus

The St George’s campus is located in the Tooting area of south-west London, and shares a site with St George’s Hospital, a 1,300 bed major trauma centre.

Teaching facilities at the campus include clinical skills laboratories and a patient simulator allowing students to practice based on real-life situations including surgical and medical emergencies. The university library houses approximately 42,000 books and subscribes to over 10,000 journals.

There is an on-site sports centre including a sports hall, three squash courts, and weights and fitness rooms.

Courses

St George’s offers foundation and undergraduate degrees at its site in Tooting in medical, biomedical and healthcare sciences, including: Biomedical Science BSc (Hons), Biomedical Science Foundation Degree, Healthcare Practice DipHE and BSc (Hons), Healthcare Practice Foundation Degree, Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences) BSc (Hons), Medicine (four-year graduate stream) MBBS4, Medicine (five-year) MBBS5, and Medicine (six-year) MBBS6, Physician Associate Studies MSc.

In partnership with Kingston University, the joint Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences also offers degrees in physiotherapy, paramedic science, nursing, midwifery, social work and diagnostic or therapeutic radiography.

St George’s, in partnership with INTO University Partners, has also formed a joint venture, INTO SGUL, to offer a Foundation in Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences for international students whose qualifications do not allow direct progression into Bachelors level study in the UK, and a six-year MBBS and a four-year graduate stream MBBS programme specifically for international students, with clinical placements overseas. The first student cohort on each international MBBS programme entered St George’s in September 2012.

Outside of the UK, the MBBS4 is also offered in Nicosia, Cyprus, through a partnership between St George’s and the University of Nicosia. The new programme was inaugurated and the first student cohort commenced in Nicosia in September 2011. The programme at the University of Nicosia features international clinical placements in Israel and the USA.

St George’s offers numerous research and taught postgraduate degrees.

St. George’s University of London SW17 0RE

Teaching

St George’s uses the integrated approach which involves the use of both Problem Based Learning (PBL) and a Traditional style of learning with the use of lectures and tutorials. St George’s also uses dissection from the first year. Clinical teaching occurs mainly at the St. George’s Hospital.