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University of Nottingham

Medicine with a Foundation Year BMBS (Nottingham/Derby pathway)

UCAS Code: A108

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - BMBS

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

including B in biology (or human biology) and chemistry and C in a third subject (excluding General Studies, Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking and Global Perspectives). A pass in the practical element is required for any science subject taken. A levels must be taken within a two-year period

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M3

including M2 Biology and Chemistry. GCSE qualifications or equivalent are required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 grade B's (6) at GCSE including biology, chemistry, and physics, maths and English language, studied over a two year period. Applied science is not accepted. Double science BB (66). Core science, additional science and further additional science requirement is BBB (6,6,6).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

with 555 at Higher level including biology and chemistry, excluding core component. GCSE or middle years qualifications are required.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B

in biology and chemistry. This qualification is acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades BBBBC including English language, maths and the sciences.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,C

including English language, maths and the sciences. This qualification is acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades BB in Biology and Chemistry.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

This qualification is acceptable when combined with A level grades BB in Biology and Chemistry. GCSE qualifications or equivalent are required.

UCAS Tariff

96-129

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10%
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About this course


Course option

6.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Clinical medicine

Pre-clinical medicine

This course is a one-year foundation course designed to widen access to medicine. On successful completion you will automatically progress to the five-year BMBS Medicine course. This course is open to UK applicants only. If your home country is not the UK but you are living in the UK, you must have indefinite leave to remain in the UK at the time of your application, or have refugee status.

All the important elements of biology and chemistry required for your studies in years one to five are studied. In addition, you will cover key topics in health psychology, population health, professionalism and communication and have your learning set in clinical context where appropriate.

Study skills tuition supports the practical work you do, developing key skills in writing, information gathering, data analysis and examination success to name a few. We’ll also prepare you for a smooth transition to the five-year course via sessions with personal tutors and visits to the dissection suite.

At Nottingham you will learn anatomy through hands-on experience at one of the few universities in the UK to offer full-body dissection. You will also complete an integrated BMedSci degree and spend time working with scientists on a research project.

Clinical practice is an important element of your medical education. We work with NHS Trusts and general practices across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to help you gain excellent clinical experience. It is essential you gain clinical experience in a range of settings so you are prepared with the transferable skills needed for when you qualify. It is also advantageous to experience working in hospitals of different sizes and in different locations so that you have contact with varied patient populations.

Modules

While on the foundation year you will study all the important elements of biology and chemistry required to make a success of your medical studies in years one to five. You will then progress onto the five-year BMBS Medicine course. This is conducted as follows; in the first two years, the scientific basis of medicine is taught in a clinical context covering, molecular/cellular aspects of medicine, physiology and anatomy, healthcare in the community and clinical and professional development. In the third year you will undertake a supervised research project of your choice, leading to the award of a BMedSci. Following this you will move into the clinical phases where you will rotate through a series of placements at major teaching trusts.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Nottingham

Department:

School of Medicine

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

71%
low
Clinical medicine
71%
low
Pre-clinical medicine

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medicine (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
44%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
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After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Medicine (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£30,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Health professionals
0%
Teaching and educational professionals
0%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Clinical medicine

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£36k

£36k

£43k

£43k

£48k

£48k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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