Medicine at Lincoln BMedSci and BMBS

Lincoln Medical School, Lincoln, UK

Course overview

Please note: We are planning significant changes to our BMBS Medical degree programme from 2026 onwards, it’s important you understand these changes before applying to this course. Find out more   

Doctors play a vital role in the lives of so many, from the most joyful, to the toughest moments. At Lincoln Medical School, we'll help you gain the clinical skills, knowledge and confidence required for a career in medicine.

Developed in partnership with the University of Lincoln, the Lincoln Medical School course allows you to graduate with two degrees from the University of Nottingham, a BMedSci and a BMBS. Once you complete your BMedSci, you'll then work towards your BMBS.

Indicative modules

Mandatory

Year 1

Biomedical Skills 1

Mandatory

Year 1

Integrated Medicine 1

Mandatory

Year 1

Medicine 1

Mandatory

Year 1

Medicine 2

Mandatory

Year 2

Biomedical Skills 2

Mandatory

Year 2

Clinical Medicine

Mandatory

Year 2

Integrated Medicine 2

Mandatory

Year 2

Medicine 3

Mandatory

Year 2

Medicine 4

Optional

Year 2

Advanced Anatomy

Optional

Year 2

Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology

Optional

Year 2

Essential Biomedical Techniques

Optional

Year 2

Global Health

Optional

Year 2

Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

Optional

Year 2

Introduction to Psychiatry

Optional

Year 2

Nanomedicine

Optional

Year 2

Social Prescribing

Mandatory

Year 3

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Mandatory

Year 3

Early Primary Care

Mandatory

Year 3

Evidence Based Medicine (Lincoln)

Mandatory

Year 3

Honours Year Project

Optional

Year 3

Addressing the Health Needs of Diverse Populations

Optional

Year 3

Disaster Victim Identification and Resilience

Optional

Year 3

Exploring clinical reasoning using team-based learning (TBL)

Optional

Year 3

Fertility and Infertility

Optional

Year 3

Introduction to Anatomy Education

Optional

Year 3

Medical applications of structural biology

Optional

Year 3

New Approaches to Cancer Treatment

Mandatory

Year 4

Foundations for Practice

Mandatory

Year 4

Advanced Practice

Mandatory

Year 4

Transition to Practice

Mandatory

Year 4

Preparation for Practice

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About modules

The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer, but is not intended to be construed or relied on as a definitive list of what might be available in any given year. This content was last updated on Tuesday 16 April 2024.

Teaching methods

  • Anatomy sessions
  • Case-based learning
  • Clinical relevance sessions
  • Clinical skills sessions
  • eLearning
  • Lab sessions
  • Lectures
  • Placements
  • Practical classes
  • Prosection
  • Self-study
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials

Assessment methods

  • Case studies
  • Clinical exams
  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Examinations
  • Formative assessments
  • Logbooks
  • Objective structured clinical exams
  • Poster presentation
  • Practical exams
  • Presentation
  • Short project
  • Verbal exam
  • Workplace-based assessment

Contact time and study hours

During your first three years you will have approximately 16 to 18 hours of teaching contact time with around 20 hours of independent study. You'll spend around five days on placement each semester.

During your time on the Clinical Phase you will spend between 35 to 40 hours across five days every week studying and on placements. You’ll spend around two to three days on ward, clinic or GP placement visits per week with one day of independent study and one to two days of teaching contact time. This will include some time on call and some out of hours work.

Your holidays will also differ during the Clinical Phase from the standard student timetable. You will get around the same holiday you would get on a regular job for each of your final years, approximately 6 weeks. This is usually taken as two weeks at Christmas, two weeks at Easter, and two weeks during the summer.

On graduating, you'll be able to provisionally register with the General Medical Council (GMC) for a licence to practice medicine in the UK. We'll help you through this process and provide support as you transition to the UK Foundation Programme.

To fully register with the GMC and be able to practice medicine unsupervised in the NHS or as part of a private practice, you will need to complete a Medical Licensing Assessment and complete the UK Foundation Programme.

Find out more about the GMC registration process

While most students continue in a traditional medical career to become doctors, a medicine degree can lead to careers in research, sales, journalism, illustration, communications, and economics and more.

Average starting salary and career progression

A doctor on the UK Foundation Programme can expect to start at £27,689 to £32,050.

As you gain experience as a doctor and develop your professional skills, you may progress on to senior clinical posts and earn up to £107,688 depending on your role and years of service.

96.5% of undergraduates from the School of Medicine secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual starting salary for these graduates was £35,089.


HESA Graduate Outcomes (2017- 2021 cohorts). The Graduate Outcomes % is calculated using The Guardian University Guide methodology. The average annual salary is based on graduates working full-time within the UK.

 

Careers advice

Studying for a degree at the University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take.

Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.

Have a look at our careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers (Ranked in the top ten in The Graduate Market in 2013-2020, High Fliers Research).

What I love about this course is you get everything Lincoln has to offer as a city and university (a lot!), but with the added bonus and additional security of being affiliated to Nottingham’s School of Medicine and following their very well-established TEF Gold degree course- you’re essentially a member of 2 universities for the price of 1!

Amy Cowan, Medicine at Lincoln student

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Open Day June 2022