Undergraduate medical and dental training is jointly funded by:
- OfS high cost funding for teaching costs
- Health Education England for clinical placements costs
- the fees that institutions charge.
Our funding for teaching costs takes the form of a grant allocated as part of our annual funding allocations to each university. These grants are based on the number of medical and dental students in each university.
The number of places available to study medicine and dentistry is regulated by the government and controlled through intake targets.
Medical and dental schools set their own admissions criteria. Standards for medical and dental education are set by the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council.
Read about the General Medical Council’s role in setting education standards
Read about the General Dental Council’s role in setting education standards