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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. Where the science practical is separately endorsed, a pass in the practical science assessment is required for any science A Levels taken

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

May be accepted from approved institutions or with suitable scientific content. We will review whether there are sufficient graded units in Chemistry and applications will be assessed on a case by case basis. As a minimum, 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 are required. Likely that Chemistry modules at Level 3 will need to be Distinction

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M3

M3 in chemistry

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

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H4

H4 in Chemistry

Assessed on a case by case basis. Ideally we require Advanced Higher Chemistry or Higher Level Biology&Chemistry. If just taking Highers, Biology and Chemistry should be at B. If taking Adavanced Higher Chemistry we would consider B/C

Assessed on a case by case basis . Ideally we require Advanced Higher Chemistry or Higher Level Biology&Chemistry. If just taking Highers, Biology and Chemistry should be at B. If taking Advanced Higher Chemistry we would consider B/C

UCAS Tariff

32

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

7%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Clinical medicine

Pre-clinical medicine

Our four-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree course (BM4) is aimed at students who already have a degree in another subject. It allows you to draw on your existing knowledge, skills, understanding and life experiences to provide the first step in a rewarding medical career. You will study a range of science and social sciences disciplines, giving you the knowledge, understanding and clinical practice to equip you for a huge variety of medical careers including a physician, surgeon, general practitioner or clinical scientist. 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. Our research-led education is informed by our world-leading academics and will help you develop the skills, professional attitudes and behaviours that you will need as a newly qualified doctor, scholar, professional and practitioner. You will be encouraged to link your knowledge and understanding across disciplines, integrating the theory and practice of medicine. You will gain clinical experience from the outset, with full-time clinical attachments taking place after Christmas in year two. Applicants will first need to meet the minimum entry requirements as detailed on our website, and all applicants are required to take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). Following graduation you will be able to provisionally register with the General Medical Council and apply for Foundation Training posts that will enable you to pursue a wide range of career pathways.

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.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used depending on the learning outcomes being assessed. Coursework will include: essays, reports, posters, and presentations. Examinations will include written tests and tests of clinical performance.

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
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.

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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

75%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
33%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

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.

£32,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

99%
Health professionals
1%
Construction and building trades
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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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