BMBS in Medicine

University of Southampton
5 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

BMBS in Medicine

On this BMBS Medicine BM5 degree, you'll study medicine at one of the UK's leading teaching hospitals – Southampton General Hospital – and at our purpose-built Life Sciences facilities on campus. You'll get clinical experience from the first weeks of your course, meeting patients in hospital and primary care settings. You'll also benefit from our world-leading medical research groups, carrying out your own in-depth project.

If you already have a degree, you may be able to apply for our 4-year medicine course.

As part of your degree you will:

  • attend weekend shifts as a healthcare support worker to experience multi-professional teamwork
  • undertake your own research project in year 3
  • take a student assistantship module in year 5

You will meet patients in clinical settings and will learn from volunteer patients, simulated environments and prepared patient cases.

You can:

  • take your year 5 elective anywhere in the UK, or abroad
  • apply for a master's of medical science at Southampton – or study for a BSc at another university – between year 3 and year 4 (known as intercalation)
  • take an optional French or Spanish language module in year 3

You can get involved in research and entrepreneurship. We work on life-changing treatments and therapies in partnership with industry and with experts in the physical sciences, computing, engineering and mathematics fields.

Admission requirements

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be 18 or over at the start of the course.
  • Open to Home and International students.
  • Applicants being considered as mature non-graduate must be over 21 years old at the point of submitting their application (15th October) and not hold a degree.


  • AAA to include A level Biology and one additional science (with a pass in the practical element where it is separately endorsed)
  • M5 graduate applicants please see BM4 entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Overall score of 36 points with 18 at Higher Level, with 6 in Biology and one additional Science


AA from two A levels in Biology and one additional science and Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (360 GLH) at Distinction. Subjects with material that overlaps with Chemistry and Biology A Level may not be accepted. Applied Science is not accepted. Subject provided reviewed on a case by case basis

Other requirements

GCSE requirements

BM5 (standard applications) - Applicants must hold 7 GSCEs at grade B/6 or above, including English language,mathematics and either biology and chemistry, combined science, or science and additional science.

International Students

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you'll need to complete an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to demonstrate your competence in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Cardiopulmonary (CP)
  • Foundations of Medicine
  • Locomotor
  • Medicine in Practice 1

Year 2

  • Endocrinology and the Life Cycle
  • Gastrointestinal (GI)
  • Medicine in Practice 2
  • Nervous System
  • Renal
  • Research for Medicine and Health

Year 3

  • Applied Knowledge Assessment (MCQ)
  • BM Research Project
  • Clinical Procedural Skills Assessment (OSCE)
  • Medicine and Elderly Care
  • Primary Medical Care and Long Term Conditions
  • Student Selected Unit 3
  • Surgery and Orthopaedics

Year 4

  • Acute Care
  • Child Health
  • Clinical Ethics & Law
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Genitourinary Medicine (O and G and GUM)
  • Psychiatry
  • Specialty Weeks (Dermatology, Head & Neck, Neurology & Ophthalmology)
  • Year 4 Written Assessment

Year 5

  • Assistantship


  • Medicine Year 5
  • Personal Professional Development
  • Primary Medical Care
  • Student Selected Unit 4
  • Surgery
  • Applied Knowledge Assessment
  • Clinical Procedural Skills Assessment (CPSA)
  • Data Interpretation & Summarisation Assessment
  • Workplace Based Assessment

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • UK students pay £9,250
  • EU and international students pay £25,000


  • Final award: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Name of Award: BM5 program
  • Interim Exit awards:
    • Bachelor of Medical Sciences
    • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)
    • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE)
  • FHEQ level of final award: Level 6

Career paths

Our graduates go on to practise medicine in a wide range of careers including:

  • accident and emergency
  • anaesthetics
  • armed forces medicine
  • general practitioner (GP)
  • gynaecology
  • hospital medicine specialties
  • medical research
  • obstetrics
  • orthopaedics
  • paediatrics
  • pathology
  • primary care
  • psychiatry
  • public health
  • radiology
  • surgery

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University of Southampton

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SO17 1BJ Southampton
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Phone no: +44(0)23 8059 5000

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