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Become a doctor


Routes into medicine


There are now five Medicine course pathways by which Nottingham medical students graduate as doctors.

On all of them the educational objectives are the same, namely to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviour to allow a student to graduate with the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) degree and be eligible to practise as a new doctor on the UKFP foundation training programme. In addition, all students on the five- and six-year courses obtain a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) degree.

Five-year undergraduate entry medicine (A100/A10L)

A100 (Nottingham/Derby)

A10L (Lincoln)

This route is for UK, EU and international applicants. You will first take an integrated three-year Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) degree and then progress to complete the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) course.

Six-year undergraduate entry medicine (A108/A18L)

A108 (Nottingham/Derby)

A18L (Lincoln)

This route is for UK students who meet our widening access criteria and have not been to university previously. You will begin with a foundation year and then join students on the five-year course.

Four-year graduate entry medicine (A101)

A101 prospectus

This route is for home, EU and international applicants. It is a four-year fast-track course designed specifically for graduates of any discipline. The first 18 months are based at a purpose-built medical school on the Royal Derby Hospital’s site. Students then join the Clinical Years of the five-year course.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why Nottingham?

Learn using full-body dissection

We are one of the few universities in the UK where you can learn anatomy through hands-on experience of full-body dissection on the five- and six-year A100 and A108 medicine courses (Nottingham/Derby pathway).


Graduate with two degrees

Those on the A100/A10L and A108/A18L routes would graduate with a BMedSci after Year 3 and and BMBS after Year 5.

(The  BMedSci  degree  is  a  key  part  of  the  undergraduate  medical  course  at  the University  of  Nottingham. It  provides  all  our  students  with  a  strong  scientific grounding  for  moving  onto  the  clinical  phases  of  the  course. The  BMedSci  also develops  critical  thinking  so  that  you  should  be  well  prepared  for  the  challenges  of clinical work in your future medical career.)


Experience early interaction with patients

We have a strong practical philosophy and students will benefit from early interaction with patients through visits to general practices and hospitals


Study a forward-looking curriculum

We have already updated our Early Years course and are currently reviewing the Clinical Years so students will be well prepared for the General Medical Council's Medical Licensing Assessment expected in 2022.

Study at one of the world's top institutions

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, we were ranked 77th amongst the world’s elite institutions in  Life Sciences and Medicine. 

We were also in the  Top 125 of the  Best Universities for Medicine 2019 according to the Times Higher Education's World University Rankings.




What our students say

A100 Katie Cheung

"You get patient contact early on and are taught clinical skills from first year -- this really helps build confidence and competence from the outset."

--Katie Cheung (A100)

A108 Daniel McDonald Smith

"I chose the University of Nottingham for my six year course because it offered everything I wanted: beautiful scenery, an integrated BMedSci degree that keeps me competitive, and full-body dissection which allows me to integrate my knowledge with practical skills"

--Daniel McDonald Smith (A108)


"The support I've received on my course has been great and as a Graduate Entry Medicine student the small community feel at Derby made the whole experience less daunting."

--Tom Johnson (A101)


Medicine is a demanding yet extremely rewarding profession, giving you the opportunity to improve people’s health and even save lives.



School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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