Facts and figures

The Faculty of Medicine - our size and shape

The statistics for Faculty of Medicine activity presented here are drawn from the latest College pocket statistics guide (Imperial College Statistics Guide 2016-2017). 

  1. Numbers have been rounded as appropriate.
  2. MRes students are counted as research students.
  3. Overseas students are counted as any from non-EU countries.

Faculty of Medicine size and shape

Student : staff ratios


Full-time equivalent staff numbers and student : staff ratios (2016-17)

Academic staffResearch staffSupport staffStudent loadStudent : staff ratio
 438  1,068  1,094  3,462  7.9 : 1
Note - Student : staff ratio is in terms of academic staff only.
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UG applications and admissions


Applications and admissions - Undergraduate Medicine (2016-17)

Home/EU applications receivedOverseas applications receivedNew admissionsApplications : admissions ratioAverage tariff score on entry
2,237  840  357  8.6 : 1  524
Note - The method used in calculating the average tariff scores includes all qualifications that fall within the UCAS tariff points system (A* = 140, A = 120, B = 100, C = 80, D = 60, E = 40).
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PG applications and admissions


Applications and admissions - Postgraduate Medicine (2016-17)

Applications received (taught)Applications received (research)New admissions (taught)New admissions (research)Applications : admissions
 2,404  1,177  494  330  4.3 : 1
Note - Applications : admissions ratio is for 2015 entry.
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UG degrees awarded


Undergraduate degrees awarded (2016-17)

 First2.1TotalPercentage of first / 2.1
 Medicine - MBBS n/a n/a  371 n/a 
 School of Medicine 136 248 395 97.2%
Note - Total includes all degree classifications. Total does not include awards made to occasional students.
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Academic expenditure

 
Academic expenditure (2015-16)

 General funds (staff, in £k)General funds (other, in £k)Research grants and contracts (staff, in £k)Research grants and contracts (other, in £k)
Faculty of Medicine 84,610 16,431 79,039 71,051
Department of Medicine 26,425 3,051 28,308 27,869
Department of Surgery and Cancer 17,906 2,835 18,064 12,776
Institute of Clinical Sciences 1,295 1,986 2,577 2,865
Institute of Global Health 705 959 0 0
National Heart and Lung Institute 15,669 1,892 13,291 12,002
School of Public Health 9,919 4,101 16,660 15,529
Medicine HQ 12,691 1,606 139 10
Note - The Faculty of Medicine accounted for 45.3% of total academic expenditure at Imperial College during this period.
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Research grants and contracts


Research grants and contracts income (2015-16)

(All figures in £k)Faculty of MedicineDepartment of MedicineDepartment of Surgery and CancerInstitute of Clinical Sciences
Research councils 29,211 17,700 4,100 2,235
UK charities 50,544 20,882 10,303 1,505
UK gov., including health authorities 39,962 11,640 11,869 228
UK industry 7,576 2,249 2,860 0
EU and overseas industry 12,671 1,321 2,241 222
EU government bodies 11,428 3,969 1,693 1,250
Other 18,856 5,738 1,337 99
Total 170,249 63,500 34,404 5,539
Note - 'EU government bodies' category includes the European Commission.
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(Research grants and contracts income for 2015-16 continued below)

(All figures in £k)Institute of Global HealthNational Heart and Lung InstituteSchool of Public HealthMedicine HQ
Research councils 0 2,905 2,240 31
UK charities 0 14,222 3,632 0
UK gov., including health authorities 0 4,431 11,546 249
UK industry 0 1,111 1,354 0
EU and overseas industry 0 3,044 5,843 0
EU government bodies 0 1,619 2,898 0
Other 0 1,841 9,842 0
Total 0 29,173 37,354 279
Note - 'EU government bodies' category includes the European Commission.
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External rankings


The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.  Subject rankings 2018

  • The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 judge world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.  The Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health subject ranking table highlights the universities that are leading medicine, dentistry and health subjects.
  • Imperial College was ranked joint 4th in the world for Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health for 2018.

The Complete University Guide - University Subject Tables 2018


More about our rankings
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further information about Faculty of Medicine and other College rankings is available in the College League tables pages.


Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

The College submitted to the following medicine-related Units of Assessment within Main Panel A in REF 2014:

  • Unit of Assessment 1 - Clinical Medicine
  • Unit of Assessment 2 - Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care
  • Unit of Assessment 4 - Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
 % of the submission meeting the standard for:Unit of Assessment 1 - Clinical MedicineUnit of Assessment 2 - Public Health, Health Services and Primary CareUnit of Assessment 4 - Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
4* 48 57 50
3* 38 34 42
2* 13 8 7
1* 1 0 1
U/C 0 1 0
FTE category A staff submitted 334.18 54.60 44.33
Note - all results presented in this table are reproduced directly from the REF results and submissions page for Imperial College London (on the HEFCE website).
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 For more information on the College's performance in REF2014, visit the College's Research Excellence Framework web pages.