As a consequence of the latest lockdown restrictions announced by the governments of the UK, the Federation of the three UK Royal Colleges of Physicians has taken the difficult but necessary decision to cancel or rearrange some of our exams scheduled to take place in written centres in the UK.

  • Part 1 written exam due to run on 12 January 2021 was cancelled. All candidates have been notified and moved to an online exam date of 30 March 2021. Read more here.
  • Part 2 written exam will now be an online only exam for UK candidates on 23 March 2021. Any UK based candidate who applied to a centre will be moved to online. Read more here.
  • PACES exam start date has been delayed to 13 March 2021. Read more here.


Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom


We work together with partner colleges in the UK in the development and delivery of the Member of the Royal Colleges of Physicians examination.

The MRCP(UK) examination plays an essential role in the continuing professional development of physicians in the United Kingdom and abroad. For physicians training in the UK it is a pre-requisite for those wishing to undergo training in a medically related specialty. For those working outside the UK, it plays an important role in measuring levels of attainment.

The aim of the MRCP(UK) Examination is to identify those physicians who, having undertaken a period of general training, have acquired the necessary professional knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to benefit from a programme of higher specialist training with confidence and enthusiasm.


You can choose to apply to sit Part 1, Part 2 Written and Part 2 PACES examinations through the Glasgow, Edinburgh or London Colleges.Our college, here in Glasgow, is centrally located in the city with good local, national and international transport links.

Our experienced staff members are responsible for all stages of candidate administration from application through to results, appreciate the issues facing candidates and are happy to offer support to those sitting in any of our examination centres.

We welcome all enquiries, made in person, by letter, by email or by telephone. You are invited also to visit the College to discuss any aspect of your application or the examination itself.

You can access information regarding the Examination, including Examination Regulations, at:

Examination centres

You can apply to our College to sit examinations in the following centres:

Part 1 Glasgow, Belfast, Leeds, Liverpool
Part 2 Written Glasgow and Belfast
Part 2 PACES Varying locations throughout Scotland and at centres in England and, on occasion, Northern Ireland.

Award of Diploma

When you pass your final Part 2 examination and are eligible for award, you will be invited to attend an Admission Ceremony at the College to collect your diploma.

Membership of the College

We are keen to involve you in College life; you are able to join the College and make a contribution before you have passed the examination. Once successful, in addition to award of the MRCP(UK) diploma, you will be invited to take up Membership of the College. In joining us here in Glasgow, you will be part of a growing membership committed to ensuring high standards of medical practice through assessment and continuing professional development. Benefits include access to our extensive continuing education programme and programme of travelling fellowships, supporting visits to clinics, courses and meetings overseas.

Read more about on our membership categories, learn how you can contribute to College life and see the benefits offered.

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