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Medicine BM5 (BMBS)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Length of course
5 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

On this integrated medicine course, you'll study at one of the UK's leading teaching hospitals – University Hospital Southampton – and at our purpose-built Life Sciences facilities on campus. You'll get clinical experience from the first weeks of your course, meeting patients in hospital and primary care settings. You'll also benefit from our world-leading medical research groups, carrying out your own in-depth project.

If you already have a degree, you may be able to apply for our 4-year medicine course.

As part of your degree you will:

  • attend weekend shifts as a healthcare support worker to experience multi-professional teamworking

  • undertake your own research project in year 3

  • take a student assistantship module in year 5

You will meet patients in clinical settings and will learn from volunteer patients, simulated environments and prepared patient cases. 

You can:

  • take your year 5 elective anywhere in the UK, or abroad

  • apply for a Masters of Medical Science at Southampton – or study for a BSc at another university – between year 3 and year 4 (known as intercalation)

  • take an optional French or Spanish language module in year 3

You can get involved in research and entrepreneurship. We work on life-changing treatments and therapies in partnership with industry and with experts in the physical sciences, computing, engineering and mathematics fields. 

In year 3, students may be placed in partner trusts including Portsmouth and Winchester as well as Southampton. In the final 2 years of the programme, students are placed across the Wessex region. Learn more about placements

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 427.67 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.