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Medicine BM6 Widening Participation (BMBS)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Typical Offer
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6 years
Course Type
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 2024. 

In 2024, students will be entering BM6 Year 0 as described on this website. Subsequently, on entering Year 1 in 2025, BM6 students will study an improved and updated course, which provides the advantage of more clinical learning time and embedded research experience. The major change being made to enable this is the removal of the research project in Year 3 and the associated integrated BMedSc award.

This course is only open to UK 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 or a MSc at Southampton - or study for a BSc or MSc 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.

As a research-led University we undertake a continuous review of our courses to ensure quality enhancement and to manage our resources. As a result, this course may be revised however, 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.


“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.

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