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Medicine BM5 (BMBS)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Typical Offer
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5 years
Course Type
Highfield and University Hospital Southampton
UCAS Course code

About this course

We're reviewing this course as part of our regular quality assurance process.

This may result in some changes to course content or delivery of the course in 2025. 

In 2025,  BM5 Year 1 students will study an improved and updated course. This will have more clinical learning time and embedded research experience. The major change, to enable this, is the removal of the research project in Year 3 and the associated integrated BMedSc award.

On this Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) Medicine BM5 degree, you'll study medicine at one of the UK's leading teaching hospitals – Southampton General Hospital – 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 shifts as a healthcare support worker to experience multi-professional teamwork
  • benefit from teaching from our world-leading medical research groups, embedding research firmly in the curriculum
  • 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 master's of medical science or a MSc at Southampton - or study for a iBSc or MSc at another university - between year 3 and year 4 (known as intercalation)
  • explore topics that interest you through our student selected units

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.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).


Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and University Hospital Southampton.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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