Small group teaching in Consulting Room D1035, Queen's Medical Centre Medical School, University Park

Medicine at Lincoln with a Foundation Year BMBS

Lincoln Medical School, Lincoln, UK

This course is only open to Home students.

Course overview

Please note: The course which you will progress to if you successfully complete the foundation year, (Medicine BMedSci and BMBS - A10L), is currently under review and we expect some changes for the 2026/27 academic year. These changes will be confirmed in early 2025, and we will update the course details on our website as soon as possible. If these changes are made and if you need to take a temporary break (leave of absence or interruption of your studies), it may mean that the course you will re-join may have gone through the review process and may offer different modules. You will still graduate with a BMBS degree. Please check back for further updates.

Want to start your journey to become a doctor, but don't meet the traditional entry requirements?

Depending on your circumstances, our Medicine at Lincoln with a Foundation Year course could be your route to achieving your ambitions. This additional year helps you to transition from school and prepare you for your medical degree and future journey to becoming a doctor.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation year you will progress to the 5 year Medicine course

Indicative modules


Year 1

Biochemical Molecules and Processes


Year 1

Body Structure and Function


Year 1

Cells, Tissues and Genetics


Year 1

Integrative Module


Year 1

Public Health


Year 1

Professional and Communication Skills

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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 Friday 15 December 2023.

Teaching Methods

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

Assessment methods

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

During your first year you will have around 12 hours of teaching contact with 25 hours of independent study per week.


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.

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).

I chose to study at a university which was near to home, so Lincoln was perfect. I also liked the idea of being a Nottingham medical student but studying at Lincoln. And yes, this means you get access to both university facilities! I’ve really appreciated the smaller cohort, which meant I got to know everyone a lot quicker and I’ve made some good friends. "

Shumile Chishty

Medicine at Lincoln with a Foundation Year student

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