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Southampton has one of the leading medical schools in the UK, providing a broad education for the study of health and disease. Whether you choose to be a physician, surgeon, general practitioner or clinical scientist, or you follow any other path, our degrees represent the first stage in a rewarding career as a doctor.

Planning your medical career

Planning your medical career

Programme choice

Each programme provides a comprehensive and balanced curriculum to enable you to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge that you will need as a newly qualified doctor. Our programmes are an excellent choice for anyone serious about pursuing a career in medicine.

We have four Bachelor of Medicine programmes*. BM5 is the standard five-year programme. If you already have a degree, our four-year BM4 programme will allow you to draw on your existing knowledge and experience as you begin your training as a doctor. If you are able to meet our eligibility criteria specifically designed to widen access to medicine, our BM6 six-year programme may be the right degree for you.  The fourth programme, the BM(EU), is a European programme run in partnership with a healthcare provider in Germany.


Early clinical contact

You will gain practical experience from the very beginning, having contact with patients in a variety of clinical settings from the first few weeks. You will continue to build your clinical expertise through NHS placements, developing your skills in the community and in NHS trust hospitals across southern England. Each placement will allow you to gain a genuine insight into the world of healthcare.

Career opportunities

You graduate from our BM5, BM(EU) and BM6 programmes with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree (BMBS) and an integrated Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree. BM5 students also have the possibility of gaining an intercalated Master's degree by taking an additional year of study.

BM4 students graduate with a BMBS degree and do not have the opportunity to intercalate.

European BM Medicine and BMedSc (BM(EU)) (5 years)

The BM(EU), is a European programme run in partnership with a healthcare provider in Germany. Applications for this course cannot be made via UCAS. For further information and an application form go to

Key facts

To find out more please contact the Admissions Office on +44 (0)23 80594408+44 (0)23 80594408 or e-mail us.

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