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Three routes into Medicine

Two students studying a skeleton

Our Medicine course is one of the most popular in the country, offering innovative teaching and early interaction with patients.

We are excited to announce a new collaboration with the University of Lincoln to expand medical education in Lincolnshire which will offer an initial 80 first-year undergraduate places in September 2019.

Find out more.



There are three routes at Nottingham by which medical students graduate as doctors – the five- and six-year undergraduate courses and the graduate entry four-year course.

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

A100: 5-year undergraduate entry medicine

Designed for school leavers, you will first take a three-year Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) course. After successful completion, you will undergo a further two years of foundation doctor training.

A100 FAQs

A100 prospectus

A108: 6-year undergraduate entry medicine

Designed to widen participation, this course is for students who have not been to university previously. You will begin with a foundation year and then follow the same structure as the A100 five year course.

A108 FAQs

A108 prospectus 

A101: 4-year graduate entry medicine

A 4-year fast-track course designed specifically for graduates of any discipline. It is delivered in partnership with Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and based at a purpose-built medical school on the Royal Derby Hospital’s site.

A101 FAQs

A101 prospectus


Why study at Nottingham?

You get to 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 [Visit our Dissection Rooms]

Graduate with two degrees 

  • Those on the A100 and A108 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  and  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.)

Practical approach

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

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 GMC's Medical Licensing Assessment expected in 2022.

Study at one of the world's top institutions 




School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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