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Graduate Entry Medicine (BMBS), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #96 (QS) Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
This route is for home, EU and international applicants. Graduate Entry Medicine (BMBS) degree offered at the University of Nottingham is a four-year fast-track course designed specifically for graduates of any discipline.
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Highlights of GEM at Nottingham

  • Created for applicants who wish to change career direction
  • Enjoy learning in purpose-built facilities and be part of a small cohort of students in the early years of the course at our modern, purpose-built Medical School on the Royal Derby Hospital's site
  • Learn anatomy by prosection in a dedicated anatomy suite
  • Learn through a variety of teaching methods, including problem-based learning in small facilitated and interactive group sessions
  • Gain competence in clinical skills and experience of history taking in a purpose built clinical skills suite
  • Gain early interaction with patients through regular visits to general practices and hospitals

The curriculum of the  Entry Medicine (BMBS) degree offered at the University of Nottingham covers basic and clinical sciences, as well as equipping you with all the skills you will need to practise effectively as a doctor.

After you have completed your foundation phase, you will combine with students on the five-year medicine course. You will start with a 17-week clinical practice course. This equips you with a core knowledge in the basic aspects of medicine and surgery, and helps you to become familiar with more common and important conditions.

You will then enter the final two years of your course. These consist of intensive training across a series of modules, based at major teaching hospitals within the region - Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Mansfield and Lincolnshire.

Average starting salary and career progression 

In 2016, 99.6% of undergraduates in the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £27,958 with the highest being £40,000.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Problem-Based Learning Course

During the first 18 months in Derby, you will undertake a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) course in which you will work in small groups to explore clinical scenarios using case studies. Throughout this period, all students are based in a purpose-built medical school on the Royal Derby Hospital campus. Early clinical experience will be provided in clinical settings and personal and professional development is encouraged.  

  • Clinical and Professional Development 1 and 2

This module aims to introduce you to the knowledge, skills and attitudes that you will require to practice clinical medicine. These are a necessary pre-requisite for practising clinical medicine; the OSCE exam and the module overall must be passed to continue your studies. 

In part two, you will practice basic clinical skills within the context of the professional settings and framework in which you will work. 

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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum of a 2:2 degree in any discipline.
  • GAMSAT is used to ensure entrants have the requisite knowledge and reasoning skills needed to study medicine. You must have sat the GAMSAT before you apply. Test results are valid for two years. For 2019 entry, the last GAMSAT test date is Wednesday 12 September 2018.
  • A great deal of emphasis is placed on work experience, as we want to ensure that you are making a well-informed choice about your future career, something which a few days shadowing would not provide. Relevant experience could include volunteering in a care home, or working as a healthcare assistant within a hospital.

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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