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We run the annual Medical and Dental Students survey (MDS) to collect data on intakes to medical and dental programmes across the UK. We collect this data on behalf of the Department of Health, Health Education England, HEFCE, Scottish Funding Council, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and the Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland).

The data is used for funding and workforce planning purposes. For institutions in England, HEFCE monitors the data against medical and dental intake targets to inform our funding  allocations.

The 2017 survey

We have asked higher education institutions in the UK with undergraduate medical or dental programmes to update data on the intake of medical and dental students in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.

Once data contacts have been given access to the survey from their institution’s extranet user administrator they can log in to the extranet.

See the MDS17 guidance

MSD 2016 data

We asked higher education institutions in the UK to provide data on the intake of medical and dental students in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.

The 2015-16 data from this survey are available below. Please note all figures are rounded to the nearest 5.


MDS 2015 data

We asked higher education institutions in the UK to provide data on the intake of medical and dental students in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.

The 2014-15 data from this survey are available below. Please note all figures are rounded to the nearest 5.


MDS 2014 data

We asked higher education institutions in the UK to provide data on the intake of medical and dental students in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.

The 2013-14 data from this survey are available below. Please note all figures are rounded to the nearest 5.


MDS 2013 data

We asked higher education institutions in the UK to provide data on the intake of medical and dental students in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years.

The 2012-13 data from this survey are available below. Please note all figures are rounded to the nearest 5.

Download the data from the 2013 survey

Download the MDS 2013 data asDownload the MDS 2013 data as MS Excel Spreadsheet (58 KB)

See the MDS13 guidance

Page last updated 11 September 2017