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Medicine, BMBS

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #90 (QS) Southampton, United Kingdom
Medicine degree offered at the University of Southampton leads to the qualification of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, which, as a Primary Medical Qualification, enables graduates to gain provisional registration with the UK General Medical Council and apply to work in the National Health Service as a Foundation Year doctor. 
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Medicine degree offered at the University of Southampton enables graduates in any subject to achieve a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) in four years, drawing on existing knowledge, skills, understanding and life experiences. Whether you choose to be a physician or a surgeon, a general practitioner or a clinical scientist, or you follow any other path, our Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) degree course represents the first stage in a rewarding career as a doctor.

Medical students need to study a wide range of science and social science disciplines that underpin medical knowledge, understanding and practice. The curriculum has been designed to encourage students to link their knowledge and understanding across disciplines and to integrate the theory and practice of medicine. The additional skills and life experience bought by graduates to the course have enabled the development of an innovative curriculum which will enable achievement of the BMBS degree in four years.


As a medical student, you will be able to take advantage of opportunities for multi-professional learning, which will be essential as you prepare to join the healthcare teams of the future.

Whether you choose to be a physician or a surgeon, a general practitioner or a clinical scientist, or you follow any other path, our degrees represent the first stage in a rewarding career as a doctor. Each programme provides a comprehensive and balanced curriculum to enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes and behaviours that you will need as a newly qualified doctor.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • BM Y Foundations of Medicine
  • Clinical Medicine 
  • Integration of Knowledge & Clinical Medicine 
  • Medicine, Surgery and Primary Care.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including mathematics with biology and chemistry, or mathematics with additional science and science or mathematics with combined science. English language (or GCSE English) is required at a minimum of grade C/4

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Southampton

  • 697 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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