Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NuMed)
Newcastle University UK, established an international branch campus, Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) in Johor, Malaysia in 2011. The campus provides undergraduate degrees in Medicine (MB BS) and Biomedical Sciences (BSc), as well as opportunities for foundation and postgraduate study.
The programmes of study are identical to Newcastle’s UK-based provision, and lead to the award of the same degrees, conferred by Newcastle University, UK. By choosing to study at NUMed Malaysia, students will obtain a reputable UK qualification, from an internationally recognised university, at a cost significantly less than that of studying for the same degrees in the UK.
The undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB BS) degree was launched in 2009, the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences was launched in 2013 and our Foundation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences was launched in 2016.
Our MB BS and BSc programmes offer opportunities for periods of study in the UK.
The Quality Assurance of Basic Medical Education (QABME) framework makes sure that standards in new and existing undergraduate and postgraduate medical education and training are being monitored, maintained, developed and approved. It ensures that the outcomes in new doctors are being met. Implementation and monitoring of the process is by evidence-based visits and receipt of an annual report from each school.
NUMed Malaysia’s MB BS also meets the UK’s Quality Assurance Agency’s (QAA) Code of Practice and is in alignment with QAA subject benchmarks. The last QAA review took place in 2016. The QAA commended our management of academic standards and quality of learning by giving us a 'judgement of confidence' – the highest rating available.
Quality governance of the programme is also overseen by the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
NUMed Malaysia is fully recognised by both the General Medical Council (GMC) and the MMC. NUMed Malaysia adopts the published guidance on UK medical education delivered outside the UK available on the General Medical Council website.