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 2017-2018).

  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 (2017-18)

Academic staffResearch staffSupport staffStudent loadStudent : staff ratio
 437  1,010  1,045  3,543  8.1 : 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 (2017-18)

Home/EU applications receivedOverseas applications receivedNew admissionsApplications : admissions ratio
2,540  1,218  368  10.2 : 1
 
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PG applications and admissions


Applications and admissions - Postgraduate Medicine (2017-18)

Applications received (taught)Applications received (research)New admissions (taught)New admissions (research)Applications : admissions
 2,624  1,311  600  420  3.9 : 1
Note - Applications : admissions ratio is for 2015 entry.
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UG degrees awarded


Undergraduate degrees awarded (2017-18)

 First2.1TotalPercentage of first / 2.1
 Medicine - MBBS n/a n/a  338 n/a 
 School of Medicine 179 235 423 97.9%
Note - Total includes all degree classifications. Total does not include awards made to occasional students.
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Academic expenditure

 
Academic expenditure (2016-17)

 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 86,904 20,541 78,726 78,602
Department of Medicine 27,712 3,601 26,630 27,621
Department of Surgery and Cancer 19,228 2,783 19,905 13,686
Institute of Clinical Sciences 1,498 1,744 2,724 3,018
Institute of Global Health 464 91 0 0
National Heart and Lung Institute 16,386 2,349 12,772 10,870
School of Public Health 11,088 5,253 16,145 23,269
Medicine HQ 10,529 4,720 101 139
Note - The Faculty of Medicine accounted for 46.2% of total academic expenditure at Imperial College during this period.
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Research grants and contracts


Research grants and contracts income (2016-17)

(All figures in £k)Faculty of MedicineDepartment of MedicineDepartment of Surgery and CancerInstitute of Clinical Sciences
Research councils 33,171 17,485 4,789 4,712
UK charities 51,760 21,144 10,271 1,778
UK gov., including health authorities 37,618 8,875 11,094 147
UK industry 7,164 1,471 3,363 6
EU and overseas industry 20,317 1,641 1,904 41
EU government bodies 11,488 5,422 1,569 1,654
Other 19,202 5,562 4,207 48
Total 180,720 61,601 37,196 8,387
Note - 'EU government bodies' category includes the European Commission.
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(Research grants and contracts income for 2016-17 continued below)

(All figures in £k)Institute of Global HealthNational Heart and Lung InstituteSchool of Public HealthMedicine HQ
Research councils 0 1,852 4,318 14
UK charities 0 14,608 3,959 0
UK gov., including health authorities 0 5,201 12,073 228
UK industry 0 866 1,458 0
EU and overseas industry 0 2,666 14,066 0
EU government bodies 0 1,061 1,782 0
Other 0 1,816 7,570 0
Total 0 28,069 45,225 242
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 2019

  • The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 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 4th in the world for Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health for 2019.

The Complete University Guide - University Subject Tables 2019


More about our rankings
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further information about the 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.