University of Southampton

126–150 th
Arts & humanities Rankings 2018
=126 th
World University Rankings 2018
University Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom


Our BM5 programme is an established undergraduate degree course, which is taught full-time over five years and leads to a qualification that allows graduates to register provisionally with the General Medical Council (GMC). The BMBS degree (equivalent to MBBS and MBChB) is recognised by the GMC in line with all other medical qualifications from UK medical schools. You will undertake a research project in year 3, leading to a final award of BMBS, BMedSc; and you have the option to intercalate to achieve a Masters in Medical Science degree. In this programme you will learn from contact with patients in various clinical settings from the outset. In the first two years you will learn about the major physiological systems of the body, integrating your knowledge of anatomy, biochemistry, pathology, physiology, pharmacology, the social sciences and public health medicine in a clinical context. In year three you will undertake a research project from a range of disciplines and work in research labs, hospital wards, general practice or the community. You will be attached to clinical teams on a developing apprenticeship basis in your fourth and final years, acquiring the skills required for your foundation programme. In the National Student Survey 2016, 93 per cent of our students agreed the course is intellectually stimulating and were satisfied or very satisfied with the learning resources. 85% were satisfied or very satisfied with the teaching of their course overall. We work closely with our students and have achieved an international ASPIRE Award of Excellence in Student Engagement (2014). With clinical experience from year one in a research-intensive university our integrated approach will help you develop the skills of a doctor, a scholar, a professional and a practitioner. You will first need to meet the minimum entry requirements as detailed in our prospectus. All applicants are required to take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). As a medical student, you will be able to take advantage of opportunities for multi-professional learning, which will be essential as you prepare to join the healthcare teams of the future. Whether you choose to be a physician or a surgeon, a general practitioner or a clinical scientist, or you follow any other path, our degrees represent the first stage in a rewarding career as a doctor. This programme provides a comprehensive and balanced curriculum to enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes and behaviours that you will need as a newly qualified doctor. Following registration with the GMC, graduates can pursue a wide variety of career pathways. Our stimulating, open and supportive environment will prepare you for becoming a competent practitioner in a modern, changing health service, with the capability to follow your chosen career in a range of healthcare settings including the NHS.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - BMBS
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site - Highfield Campus,Southampton
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £20,320