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Medicine BM6 Widening Participation (BMBS)

Award
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Duration
6 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS Course code
A102

About this course

This integrated medicine course is only open to UK and EU applicants.

You'll study at one of the UK's leading teaching hospitals, Southampton General Hospital, and at our purpose-built life sciences facilities on campus. You'll gain clinical experience from the start 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.

This BMBS Medicine BM6 course is designed to widen participation in medicine. For example, you may be able to apply if you or your parent or guardian receive benefits, or you are the first in your family to apply for a higher education course. 

As part of your degree you will:

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

  • take a student assistantship module in year 5

  • undertake your own research project in year 3

You can:

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

  • apply for a master's 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. 

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

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

Accreditations

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General Medical Council (GMC)
“Southampton’s BM6 programme offered me the independence I wanted alongside the support I needed to take full advantage of the wide range of educational and social opportunities available here.”
Jahangir Alom, 2018 graduate

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.

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