- Anatomy sessions
- Case-based learning
- Clinical relevance sessions
- Clinical skills sessions
- Lab sessions
- Practical classes
- Small group learning
This course is only open to Home students.
Please note: Some of the modules listed below are under review and we expect some changes to their content and/or structure. We will publish the revised module details as soon as possible. If you wish to apply to study on the foundation year for medicine, please check this page before you apply to ensure you have the most up to date information.
In addition, please note that the course to which you will progress if you successfully complete the foundation year, (Medicine BMedSci and BMBS - A100), is currently under review and we expect some changes for the 2025/26 academic year. These changes will be confirmed in early 2024, and we will update the course details on our website as soon as possible.
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.
The above is a sample of the typical modules we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Modules (including methods of assessment) may change or be updated, or modules may be cancelled, over the duration of the course due to a number of reasons such as curriculum developments or staffing changes. This content was last updated on Tuesday 23 May 2023.
During your first year you will have around 12 hours of teaching contact with 25 hours of independent study per week.
During your second, third and fourth years you will have approximately 16 to 18 hours of teaching contact time with around 20 hours of independent study per week. 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.
Some of the modules listed below are currently being reviewed and we expect to make some changes to their content and/or structure. We will publish the revised module details as soon as we are able.
If you wish to apply to study on the foundation year for medicine, please check this page directly before you apply to ensure you have the most up to date information.
In addition, please note that the course to which you will progress if you successfully complete the foundation year for medicine, the A100, is currently under review and we expect to make some changes to it for the 2025/26 academic year. These changes to the A100 course will be confirmed at the start of 2024 and we will then update the A100 course details on our website as soon as we are able.
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.
98.8% of medicine undergraduates from the School of Medicine secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. The average annual salary for these graduates was £34,461.*
*HESA Graduate Outcomes 2020. The Graduate Outcomes % is derived 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. "
Medicine at Lincoln with a Foundation Year student