Why St George’s? Our rich history, warm community feel and brilliant graduate prospects are just some of the reasons to study with us.

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Five quick facts

  1. St George’s is the UK’s only university dedicated to medical and healthcare sciences.
  2. We share a site with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  3. We’re ranked as one of the Top 200 Universities in the world. Learn more
  4. We’ve been named the best university in the country for graduate employability. Learn more
  5. We’re also ranked best in the world when measured for the quality of citations or research influence. Learn more

Our community

Our students love Tooting for its community feel, melting pot atmosphere and friendly vibes, all within easy reach of central London.

Highlights include South West London’s biggest indoor market, the Edwardian era Library, the green space of Tooting Bec Common, and Tooting Bec Lido, one of Britain’s oldest and largest open air pools.

Our research

Our researchers are tackling some of the major health problems facing the world today.

They have worked on a range of projects, including developing a handheld device which could detect heart disease in less than 10 minutes, a trial to simplify malaria treatment for children in Africa, and discovering possible new ways to treat cancer.

Our history

St George’s, University of London's history begins over 250 years ago, when St George’s Hospital opened on Hyde Park Corner, registering its first apprentice doctors in 1751.

In 1915 St George’s became the first university in London to admit female students. In 2000 it was the first UK institution to launch the four-year fast-track Graduate Entry Medicine programme, opening applications up to graduates in any discipline.

Several famous figures from medical history are among our alumni, including the ‘father of immunology’ Edward Jenner who pioneered the smallpox vaccine. Henry Gray, who published the textbook known as Gray’s Anatomy which continues to be used by medical students today, also studied at St George's, as did Patrick Steptoe, the pioneer of fertility treatment whose work led to the birth of the first 'test-tube baby'.

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Last Updated: Thursday, 20 July 2017 11:12