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University of Southampton

Graduate Medicine

UCAS Code: A101

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - BMBS

Entry requirements


A level

C

Chemistry at grade C or above. Alternatively, AS level chemistry and biology/human biology at grade C or above, where chemistry has not been taken to A2.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

M3

M3 in chemistry

Applicants must have achieved at least a minimum score of 5 in Higher Level Chemistry.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H4

H4 in Chemistry

UCAS Tariff

32

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

6%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Pre-clinical medicine

Our Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery 4 year degree course (BM4) enables graduates in any subject to achieve a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) in four years, drawing on existing knowledge, skills, understanding and life experiences. Whether you choose to be a physician or a surgeon, a general practitioner or a clinical scientist, or you follow any other path, our Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) degree course represents the first stage in a rewarding career as a doctor. Medical students need to study a wide range of science and social science disciplines that underpin medical knowledge, understanding and practice. The BM4 curriculum has been designed to encourage students to link their knowledge and understanding across disciplines and to integrate the theory and practice of medicine. The additional skills and life experience bought by graduates to the course have enabled the development of an innovative curriculum which will enable achievement of the BMBS degree in four years. 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.

Modules

In the first two years the curriculum is based on a series of clinical topics. The curriculum in the first 18 months is designed around a series of clinical topics which form the framework for your learning. You will have the opportunity to undertake clinical placements, group work and lectures, which link directly to each of the clinical topics. Learning outcomes considered within three levels of organisation (systems biology, individuals and those close to them, and population and society) are used to help you structure your learning. Three themes (Communication, Diversity and Teamworking, Leadership and Patient Safety) underpin the whole of the curriculum and relate directly to medical practice. The learning structured around clinical topics has some features in common with problem-based learning (PBL) courses. You will meet on a regular basis with other students in a Graduate Group, working on the relevant clinical topics with a facilitator.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£20,320
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Medical Education

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.

78%
med
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
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
97%
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
93%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
1%
2:1 or above
1%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A
484

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

93%
Health professionals
3%
Health associate professionals
3%
Sports and fitness occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Medical degrees are some of the most difficult courses to enter, but very nearly all graduates go on to good, well-paid and secure careers in health. If you're taking a shorter pre-clinical course, you'll need to continue on to further medical training to complete an accredited qualification, which explains why a high proportion of those grads are 'in further study' six months later. And at the moment, the UK is short of doctors and we have upped the number of places available, so demand remains high.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Medicine and dentistry

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

£47k

£47k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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