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St George's Medical School pathway

Kings is partnered with St George’s University, Medical School, to offer a unique pathway to this independent Medical School.

Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1976, St. George's University enjoys an outstanding reputation among international medical schools and is #1 provider of doctors in the US. Each year it welcomes students from over 140 countries to its campuses in the UK, Grenada, and India, who then complete their clinical rotations in its 70+ affiliated hospitals in the US and UK in the last two years of their MD program.

Through the partnership with Northumbria University, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, SGU offers the choice of studying in either Grenada or the UK. Two-year clinical placements are available in Grenada, the UK or the USA.

At a glance


  • Kings Bournemouth
  • Kings Brighton
  • Kings London
  • Kings Oxford

Start dates:

  • UK: September 2024 or January 2025; Grenada: August 2025 or August 2026

Entry requirements:

  • Completed 11 – 12 years of schooling
  • Minimum IELTS 6.5
  • Completing the Medical Summer Programme first is highly recommended

Minimum age:

  • 16.5


  • Foundation: 1 academic year (3 terms)
  • A-levels: 2 years (6 terms)


  • Average 21 hours per week, plus homework and private study

* Medical Academic Communication (MAC)

Medical Academic Communication (MAC) consists of 1 hour of language/communication support per week. Offered in both Grenada and Northumbria University.

No additional tuition charged.

** English for Medicine Program (EMP)

English for Medicine Program (EMP) adds one additional term to bring the student’s English level up to equivalent of IELTS 7.0 in all bands.

Additional tuition = $3,500 (total).

This Program is currently only offered on the Grenada campus

Learning outcomes

  • Raise academic qualifications to UK university entrance level
  • Raise English to university level 
  • Develop learning and self-study skills for degree level 
  • Full preparation for participation in the MMIs 
  • Develop relevant working experience required for entry into medical school 
St. George's University

One-year Foundation pathway

You will follow the specialist Kings Advanced Level Foundation. This is based on A-level and taught by A-level teachers.

You will study Biology, Chemistry and either Physics or Maths. Very strong students may also opt to do Further Maths.

Two-year A-level pathway

You will study Biology and Chemistry at A-level, as well as either Maths or Physics.

St George's University entry criteria

After successfully completing your course at Kings you will have the opportunity to apply for the St George's University medical course (MBChB).


  • A-level: AAB
  • Foundation: Minimum 75% overall with at least 70% in any module


  • IELTS 7.0 (minimum 7.0 in each category)
    • 7.0 overall with no band below 7.0. Direct entry
    • 7.0 overall (with deficit of 6.5 in writing only). 5-year MD programme with Medical Academic Communication (MAC)*
    • 6.5 or 6.0 (with deficit of 5.5 in 1-2 bands). 5- year MD programme with English for Medicine (EMP) *

Additional requirements


UCAT is not required


MMI are not required.


Direct entry. UCAS not required.

Other progression options

If you successfully complete the programme but decide to apply elsewhere your Kings UCAS Counsellor will help you find the best alternative course or university.

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The Kings Admissions Team