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Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - BMBS years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Medicine
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
100% MED
Average graduate salary
£28k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

including Biology and Chemistry (excluding General Studies, Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking and Global Perspectives). A pass in the practical element is required for any science subject taken.

Scottish Highers

including English Language, Maths and the sciences. This qualification is acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA in Biology and Chemistry.

Scottish Advanced Highers

in Biology and Chemistry. This qualification is acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades AAAAB including English Language, Maths and the sciences.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

with 6, 6, 6 at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry, excluding core component.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

At Nottingham we introduce you to patients and practical problems as early as possible. You will learn anatomy through hands-on experience at one of the few universities in the UK to offer full-body dissection. You will study medicine in a catchment population of almost two million people, with access to more than five teaching hospitals. You will also have the chance to complete a separate BMedSci degree and spend time working with scientists on a research project.


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 within the region and in the community.

University of Nottingham

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A world-leading University attracting some of the brightest minds from the UK and abroad to study on vibrant campuses here, and internationally. Surrounded by an amazing city, University of Nottingham students have an incredible time making friends and getting the best education. The University is ranked in the top 1% of all universities worldwide.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
530 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% MED
Average graduate salary £28k LOW
Graduates who are health professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
If you want a stable, well-paid career, then dentistry is an excellent choice. Starting salaries rival those for medicine, almost all graduates get jobs in dentistry on leaving their course and there are roles all around the country. It is a pretty select course, with only a little over a thousand graduates a year, but for that group, the rewards can be excellent.
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