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Course overview

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.

The early years

You’ll develop an understanding of the scientific and professional basics of medicine. You'll be taught subjects based on clinically relevant topics and patient examples. Areas of study will include, but are not limited to: respiratory, cardiovascular, cancer, musculoskeletal systems, gastrointestinal medicine, renal, endocrine, reproduction, and Central Nervous System. From year one, topics studied in lectures, seminars, clinical skills, and anatomy suites are supplemented by patient interactions in hospitals or primary care settings. This part culminates in a research project and will see you graduate with a BMedSci degree after year three.

You'll be taught by experienced clinicians and tutors, research a topic from a broad selection of specialisms and learn in our new, purpose-built facilities at the Lincoln Medical School. You'll be based in the second largest county in England, enabling you to experience varied patient care across multiple settings across Lincolnshire NHS trusts. 

The later years

Also called the Clinical Phase, is where you’ll undertake a series of immersive placements at hospitals and GP surgeries. You’ll cover a range of specialities and experience medicine in different care settings, giving you a broad understanding and experience of how differently the NHS functions and cares for patients. This part will see you graduate with a BMBS, enabling you to work as a doctor on the UK Foundation Programme after you graduate.

Our in-depth but highly rewarding course provides you with an excellent start on your journey to becoming a doctor.

Application process

We understand that applying for medicine can be complex. To learn more about the steps Please visit our applying to medicine guide for full information.

Choose a course that fits your study requirements

We offer multiple routes to medicine, if you meet the University of Nottingham contextual criteria but don't expect to meet the grades for this course, you may want to consider our Medicine at Lincoln BMedSci BMBS with a Foundation Year (A18L). The foundation year course gives you an extra year to ensure you have the skills you need to succeed in medicine. You cannot apply for both a five-year medicine course and the Medicine with a Foundation Year course. You also cannot use other foundation courses at this university or any other medical school to transfer onto this course.

You can also apply for this course at the University of Nottingham, Medicine BMedSci and BMBS (A100). If you apply for both courses, you’ll only be interviewed once. It is possible to get offers from both, or one or the other. Visit our applying to medicine webpage for more information.

University of Lincoln open day

The best way to find out more about is to attend an open day. As this course is held at the University of Lincoln, you're encouraged to attend one of their open days to get a feel for the course and student life at Lincoln.

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Why choose this course?

Extra BMedSci degree

Complete a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) degree in your third year. You'll undertake a supervised research project in an area you find interesting without needing to study for an extra year.

Exceptional facilities

You'll learn at the new purpose-built Lincoln Medical School at the heart of a modern university campus

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Best of both

Graduate with globally recognised degrees from the University of Nottingham, alongside the University of Lincoln student experience

Case-based learning

A case-based learning course which makes use of real patient scenarios and focuses you on their key clinical points

Work with patients

in a more rural and coastal setting through regular visits to GPs from as early as your first term in your first year and hospitals in your final years.

Placements

Experience placements across Lincolnshire


Entry requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis and we accept a broad range of qualifications. The entrance requirements below apply to 2023 entry.

UK entry requirements
A level AAA (please see below)

Please note: Applicants whose backgrounds or personal circumstances have impacted their academic performance may receive a reduced offer. Please see our contextual admissions policy for more information.

Required subjects

A levels

AAA: must include biology (or human biology) and chemistry

A pass is required in science practical tests, where these are assessed separately. Please see below for full details.

GCSEs

A minimum of six GCSEs at Level 7 (A), including both Biology and Chemistry, you must have achieved a minimum of a grade 6 (B) in Maths and English Language. We do not accept GCSE resits. Please visit our undergraduate selection process page for full details.

IB score IB 36 (6, 6, 6 at Higher Level including biology and chemistry, excluding core component) with GCSEs stated (or equivalent)*

A level offer

Predicted A level grades, A levels, AS levels, or equivalent are not scored as part of the selection process. However, any offers made will be conditional on meeting the A level grades or equivalent required to meet the academic conditions of any offers. Please visit our undergraduate selection process page to read more about our selection process.

AAA: must include biology (or human biology) and chemistry.

A pass is required in science practical tests, where these are assessed separately. We do not accept citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies, or global perspectives as your third A level subject.

Your A levels must be studied over a maximum two-year period to demonstrate your ability to manage a full academic workload. A levels that have taken longer than two years to complete are not usually accepted.

We’ll also consider resits for no more than two A levels as long as you:

  • have completed your A levels in the last 12 months
  • have already obtained at least ABB with at least one A in biology/human biology or chemistry
  • must achieve AAA after taking your resits

*IB offer

36 points (6, 6, 6 at Higher Level including biology and chemistry, excluding core component) with the GCSE requirements (or equivalent)

We’ll accept either of the Maths qualifications for the IB at standard level (SL) or higher level (HL).

We don’t score the IB and we don’t require predicted IB grades as part of the selection process. However, you’ll still need to achieve the IB grades required to meet your offer.

We’ll consider resits of a maximum of two subjects as long as you have:

  • completed your IB in the last 12 months
  • achieved 34 total points overall
  • obtained 6,5,5 at Higher Level with a 6 in chemistry or biology – the other one being at level 5
  • or you are predicted and achieve 666 (including biology and chemistry)

If you’re currently studying for a degree

You can apply for this course (A10L) if you already have a degree. The entry requirements for this route are:

  • a 2:1 degree in any subject
  • the minimum A level requirements for this course
  • a minimum of GCSE level 4 (C) in maths and English language

If you’re currently studying for a degree, you can apply for medicine during any year of your existing studies. Do not withdraw from your current studies as your offer may be conditional on the completion of your current degree. If you chose this route, your A levels and GCSE’s must meet the course entry requirements.

If you need your degree result to be able to meet the academic entry requirements, you may apply through UCAS at the beginning of your final year of study. In these cases, your offer to study Medicine will be conditional on achieving the necessary academic requirements. Your current degree must:

  • be an honours degree
  • evidenced by sending ratified documentation (a copy of your final degree transcript or your certificate) by 20 July 2023
  • have been completed within the intended length of the qualification – for example, three years for a BSc or four years for an MSci

If you’re applying with an undergraduate (bachelors or undergraduate masters) degree

You may not need to meet the standard A level requirements. We’ll review this if you have achieved or are predicted to achieve a first-class honours degree at undergraduate level in a relevant subject with enough biology and chemistry content. However, you’ll still need to achieve at least a 4 (C) in GCSE in both Maths and English Language. Any offers made without the A level requirements are conditional on you achieving a first in your primary degree before starting the course.

Accelerated degrees resulting in the award of a BSc Hons (completed over two years rather than three). These applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. GCSE Maths and English Language must still be achieved at a minimum of a 4 (C) grade.

For more information on relevant degrees, please contact us.

Minimum entry requirements

GCSEs/UCAT

You must meet the minimum GCSE requirements and undertake the UCAT in the same year you are applying to study medicine. We do not accept GCSE resists. Full details can be found on our undergraduate selection webpage.

English language

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to have proof of your fluency in English with one of the following:

  • IELTS 7.5 (no less than 7.0 in any element)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 79 (minimum 76)
  • Cambridge Proficiency/Advanced test (from January 2015) 191 with no element below 185
  • International Baccalaureate diploma: If GCSE hasn’t been taken and achieved at grade B(6) we require either IB English (standard level) at grade 6 or IB English (higher level) at grade 5

If your home country is not the UK, but you moved to the UK (with indefinite leave to remain) after 1 September 2019, from an international country where you were not studying the full curriculum (i.e. all subjects) in the English language then we may accept one of the alternative qualifications.

Please contact us to find out if we accept your alternative qualification.

Work experience

You’re usually expected to complete regular work experience when applying for medicine. This can be:

  • volunteering in a care related setting
  • volunteering with disadvantaged groups
  • paid employment in a job working with the general public

As part of your application, we usually ask for evidence of your work experience.

Please note that we are not expecting any NHS work experience to have occurred or be ongoing after March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Your application for 2023 entry will not be negatively impacted if you’ve been unable to complete any NHS work experience in person. However, we will be looking for knowledge of the profession and an understanding of the scope of the role of a doctor and we may ask about this during your interview.

Foundation progression options

If you don't meet the grades for this course and meet specific criteria, you could apply for our Medicine at Lincoln with a Foundation Year course. It's the same great course, but it gives you an extra year to ensure you have the skills you need to succeed in Medicine.

Please note that you cannot apply for both this course and the Medicine at Lincoln with a Foundation Year course.

You cannot use other foundation courses at this university or any other medical school to transfer onto this course.

Mature Students

At the University of Nottingham, we have a valuable community of mature students and we appreciate their contribution to the wider student population. You can find lots of useful information on the mature students webpage.

Learning and assessment

How you will learn

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

How you will be assessed

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.

Study abroad

During the final few years of your course, you'll usually have the opportunity to study abroad on exchanges with other medical students from across the globe. Past destinations have included Croatia, Germany, Malaysia, Norway, Slovakia, and Spain.

Students are also given a six-week elective placement at the end of their final year which they can also usually spend abroad.

All study abroad and elective placement destinations will depend on the Covid-19 situation and will remain under consideration.

Placements

The course includes 15 main placements over the clinical phase, with each lasting up to six weeks. There are also 10 weeks of student selected modules and a six-week elective placement.

You will experience a range of settings including medical, surgical, specialty skills, mental health and community-based medicine. Placements are located within three NHS trusts in the region, as well as with general practices.

During placements, you will be supported by experienced clinical mentors.

Placements can take place in:

  • Grantham and District Hospital
  • Lincoln County Hospital
  • Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Pilgrim Hospital in Boston
  • GP practices across the county

Find out more about where clinical placements take place

Study Abroad and the Year in Industry are subject to students meeting minimum academic requirements. Opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university’s control. Every effort will be made to update information as quickly as possible should a change occur.

Modules

Compulsory

You'll begin your degree by developing an understanding of the scientific and professional basics of medicine. You will then be taught subjects on themes based on overarching clinical problems: specifically respiratory and cardiovascular medicine, the musculoskeletal system, and cancer.

There is also the opportunity to reinforce your learning through hospital and general practice visits.

In the spring semester, students usually have the chance to study an optional module, looking into specific topics in a bit more depth.

Biomedical Skills 1

This module provides students with the background to anatomy, radiology and imaging, coupled with a basic understanding of clinical measurements (biochemical, physiological, pharmacological and numerical) that will be essential for progress in clinical medicine.

Integrated Medicine 1

This module enables development and assessment of the student’s capacity to integrate knowledge across all body systems to assess patient and symptom presentation permitting differential diagnosis.

The module will include understanding of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology as well as clinical testing and patient communication and treatment and will build upon knowledge and skills obtained from the case studies that overarch each week.

Medicine 1

This module contributes to developing an understanding of the scientific and professional basis of medicine.

In particular, the module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of fundamental biochemical, physiological and anatomical concepts and their relation to disease processes.

The theme-based content will include:

  • Cells
  • Biochemical Basics
  • Tissues of the Body
  • Muscle
  • Nerves
  • Pharmacology
  • Blood and Infection
  • Reproduction
  • Inflammation
  • Metabolism

You'll also be taught the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the assessment and management of patients. As well as be introduced to the patient as a whole person. You'll be asked to consider challenging ethical scenarios and receive an introduction to ethical frameworks as well as considering issues such as information governance and confidentiality.

The module will provide you with some basic clinical skills and introduce them to theoretical and statistical approaches to understanding health. You'll also receive training in first aid for mental health. This is delivered by lectures, popular topics, directed reading, private study, workshops, e-learning, practical classes and hospital and general practice clinical visits to both primary and secondary care.

Medicine 2

This module provides an introduction to the basic anatomy and physiology of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, cancer biology and the musculoskeletal system, together with fundamentals in haematology.

The module teaches physiological control mechanisms, the pathophysiology and pharmacological approaches to treating common disease states. It also aims to develop knowledge and understanding of cancer biology and the anatomy of the neck shoulder and upper limbs.

In terms of professional development and communication, health beliefs and culture and communicating with people who are distressed are taught as well as how to interpret and communicate risks and screening and diagnostic testing. Students will be introduced to the concept of randomized controlled trials.

This module is delivered by lectures, seminars, practical classes, podcasts, directed reading, private study, workshops and clinical visits.

Optional

Below is a list of example optional modules that students may take in first year.

Global Health

The global health module enables students to examine the social, cultural, and political boundaries placed upon global health and health promotion and the impact on health outcomes. The role of global governing bodies and policy are critically reviewed in the context of current topical public health and wellbeing issues.

The module will cover the following topics:

  • The role of governing bodies in global health
  • Health inequalities from a global perspective
  • Health priorities for improving global health
  • Communicable and non-communicable disease in the context of global health
  • The influence of health care systems in addressing health needs
Introduction to Psychiatry
Advanced Anatomy
Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
Nanomedicine
Management & Leadership in Health Organisations
Social Prescribing
Essential Biomedical Techniques
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. Please refer to the module catalogue for information on available modules. This content was last updated on Thursday 08 September 2022.

Compulsory

Your second year continues your theme based teaching, looking into a variety of other clinical problems. In each semester you will usually be able to take an optional module which interests you most.

Medicine 3

This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of fundamental biochemical, physiological, pharmacological and anatomical concepts and their relation to gastrointestinal disease processes, endocrine physiology, the reproductive system and the kidney.

The module will provide an introduction to the alimentary system, and important aspects of nutrition and metabolism.

In addition, endocrine system teaching will provide the knowledge base for management of disease. This module will include the non-reproductive endocrine system with particular attention on pituitary, adrenal, thyroid and pancreatic function. As the endocrine system is a key system involved in whole body homeostasis, principles of control and integration of metabolism will be re-visited.

The reproductive system will cover the male and female reproductive system and pregnancy with particular attention on function of the ovary and testes, endometrial, cervical epithelial and prostate gland changes, placental physiology, problems in pregnancy and hormonal control of the reproductive system.

Renal teaching will provide descriptions of the intrarenal circulation and its relation to tubular elements, the processes located to the proximal tubule, loop of Henle, distal tubule and collecting duct, and the integration of these systems in the control of extracellular fluid volume and osmolality (including hormonal mechanisms) and in acid-base balance.

Students will be continue their general practice clinical visits. They will also be taught the skills of history taking and examination for patients with abdominal/alimentary conditions and they will be taught how to clearly explain information to patients. They will also focus on patients with an endocrine condition and will be taught diversity in sexuality and how to challenge attitudes of prejudice. Students will examine eyes and ears using an otoscope and ophthalmoscope.

Students will revisit the concept of safety, considering foresight, hazard awareness and risk. Students will also be introduced to measures of disease frequency and its relevance in clinical medicine. Physical and psychological changes and health behaviours that occur during adolescence will be explored. They will also be introduced to the concepts of systems and basic quality improvement approaches in healthcare. Further epidemiological analysis and the basis of evidence-based medicine will be introduced.

Topic specific communication skills will be explored. Having previously considered why errors occur they will explore the steps and role of incident analysis in healthcare, including Duty of Candour. They will also explore the role of nontechnical skills in healthcare with a focus on teamwork, communication, decision making and situation monitoring.

Delivery will predominantly be via lectures, podcasts, workshops, anatomical dissection classes, clinical visits, e-microscope histology and directed private study.

Medicine 4

This module provides an introduction to the basic anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and psychology of the central nervous system.

The module aims to develop knowledge of these fundamental principles within the context of relevant weekly themes. The theme-based content will begin with a focus on depression and anxiety.

Students will be provided with a general introduction to the relevant brain anatomy followed by an in depth examination of the system physiology and pharmacology. The depression and anxiety theme will include individual sessions on the limbic system, emotion and mood, and treatment strategies. Ultimately, this will provide the basis for understanding theme based functions and the production of behaviours.

Subsequent weekly themes include:

  • pain (including sessions on neuropsychology of pain, the use of anaesthetics, and pain management)
  • movement disorders (including sessions on the anatomy and pharmacology of movement, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and executive function)
  • dementia (including sessions on Alzheimer’s disease, neuropsychological assessment, and memory)
  • sensory disorders (including sessions on the visual and auditory systems and epilepsy)
  • and serious mental illness (including sessions on neurotransmission, attention, language, and schizophrenia).

Content will be delivered through lectures, podcasts, and practical classes on brain dissection, clinical neurological demonstrations and plenary lectures. Furthermore, the module also continues to consider the themes of patient safety and human factors as well as continuing with their primary care visits. Students will be expected to engage in directed reading and private study.

Integrated Medicine 2

This module enables development and assessment of the student’s capacity to integrate knowledge across all body systems to assess patient and symptom presentation permitting differential diagnosis.

The module will include understanding of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology as well as clinical testing and patient communication and treatment and will build upon knowledge and skills obtained from the case studies that overarch each week.

Biomedical Skills 2

This module provides students with further background to anatomy, radiology and imaging, coupled with a basic understanding of clinical measurements (biochemical, physiological, pharmacological and numerical) that will be essential for progress in clinical medicine.

Clinical Medicine

This module contributes to further development of an understanding of the doctor as a professional. Students will be taught the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the assessment and management of patients. Students will be introduced to the patient as a whole person.

They will be asked to consider challenging ethical scenarios and will be taught how to communicate sensitively and empathetically with different patients in various scenarios.

The module will provide students with some basic clinical skills (e.g. taking a patient history, assessing gastrointestinal function) and introduce them to theoretical and statistical approaches to understanding health.

This is delivered by lectures, popular topics, directed reading, private study, workshops, practical classes and hospital and general practice clinical visits to both primary and secondary care.

Optional

Below is a list of example optional modules that students may take in second year.

Global Health

The global health module enables students to examine the social, cultural, and political boundaries placed upon global health and health promotion and the impact on health outcomes. The role of global governing bodies and policy are critically reviewed in the context of current topical public health and wellbeing issues.

The module will cover the following topics:

  • The role of governing bodies in global health
  • Health inequalities from a global perspective
  • Health priorities for improving global health
  • Communicable and non-communicable disease in the context of global health
  • The influence of health care systems in addressing health needs
Introduction to Psychiatry
Advanced Anatomy
Developmental Cognitive Neuropsychology
Introduction to Forensic Anthropology
Nanomedicine
Management & Leadership in Health Organisations
Social Prescribing
Essential Biomedical Techniques
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. Please refer to the module catalogue for information on available modules. This content was last updated on

Your third year begins with a supervised research project in an area of your choice and an accompanying Research Methods module to help with the project. You are also able to take two optional advanced medical science modules which may or may not be related to your project. This will lead to being awarded the BMedSci.

You will spend a compulsory week in primary care developing skills to assess patients in a general practice environment and participate in a therapeutics module, that will develop your prescribing skills before you move into the clinical phases of the programme.

You'll then move into the final years and begin the Clinical Phase which will see you rotate through a series of placements at major teaching hospitals and within primary care facilities across the region.

Compulsory

Early Primary Care

This module covers the aspects of primary care for young patients. It will see you undertake a two-week primary care attachment involving a placement in general practice and taught sessions or self-directed learning.

It provides an opportunity for you to return to and further enhance some of the key core skills of clinical medicine. History-taking and consultation skills will be refreshed and built upon to enable you to begin to process the content of a history and target questions they ask to aid diagnosis and clinical decision-making. This will be achieved through a combination of consulting with patients and facilitated teaching. You'll be encouraged to consider the psychological and social factors influencing patients’ health and individual patient priorities in managing illness. Time will be spent with GPs but also other members of the multidisciplinary team in primary care to allow you to become familiar with the roles of different professionals and their key contributions to managing patients. 

Evidence Based Medicine

The aim of this module is to introduce the concept of evidence-based medicine and review in depth many of the research methodologies that underpin this. This will include ethical issues in animal and human research studies. You'll choose to take your research in either the School of Medicine (MEDS3103) or the School of Life Sciences (MEDS3102).

During the evidence-based medicine module, you'll build upon previous learning and acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes that link to aspects of the Outcomes for Graduates specified by the GMC.

You'll learn about the design of biomedical studies of various kinds, the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, how to search for scientific information and how to critique biomedical studies and research papers. You'll develop an understanding of the ethical considerations in medical research and the principles of academic integrity.

Honours Year Project

In your chosen area for your research, you’ll spend year three working on your Honours Year project in which you'll carry out your project to test the hypothesis formulated in the research methods module. The form of the project can vary and may be based on laboratory work, audit, patient studies or an extended literature review with proof of critical engagement. A submission of around 10,000 words is expected as your project write-up. A range of optional modules related to Research Projects are available and may change yearly. 

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

This module will help you develop your prescribing skills and understanding of therapeutics and treating infections to prepare you for the Clinical Phase.

Optional modules for the year three research project

  • New Approaches to Cancer Treatment
  • Evidence and practice in medicine
  • Addressing the Health Needs of Diverse Populations
  • Introduction to Anatomy Education
  • Exploring clinical reasoning using team-based learning (TBL)
  • Disaster Victim Identification and Resilience
  • Medical applications of structural biology
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. Please refer to the module catalogue for information on available modules. This content was last updated on

Your final two years form the majority of the Clinical Phase. You'll rotate through a series of six-week placements at major teaching hospitals and within primary care across the region. These years will provide you with the professional knowledge, skills, values, and behaviours to succeed through direct experience.

During both years you will have the option of student selected modules which can be at home or abroad and will end with a six-week placement of your choice and a medical assistantship to prepare you for the UK Foundation Programme.

Compulsory

Clinical Phase 1: Foundations for practice (Lincolnshire)

This phase provides students with the opportunity to acquire and develop professional knowledge, skills, values and behaviours through experiential learning in primary care settings, outpatient clinics, operating theatres, the emergency room and patients’ homes. This is combined with seminars and simulation-based learning.

This phase will comprise of an introductory week followed by five sets of six-week placements in medicine, surgery, specialty skills, mental health and community-based medicine.

Placements are integrated to allow students to maximise their learning in each setting. After two placements there will be a formative assessment week, and at the end of the five placements students will have summative assessments. Students will progress to a 12-week block involving a two-week junior assistantship and 10 weeks of two or four-week Student Selected Modules (SSMs). Students will choose from a wide variety of SSMs from across Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Advanced Practice

This final phase of the course is divided into two components: Advanced Practice 1 and Advanced Practice 2.

This part of the course is intended to prepare students for the transition to working as a Foundation doctor and enable appropriate preparation for the GMC Medical Licensing Assessment.

Advanced Practice will consist of an introductory week followed by a series of clinical placements including a formative assessment mid-way through between Advanced Practice 1 and 2. Topics covered will include: Health Care of Later Life; Leadership and Management training; Intermediate Medicine including Rheumatology; Cancer and Palliative Care; Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Advanced Primary Care; Critical Illness; Advanced Medicine and Surgery. Upon completion of these clinical placements, a revision week will be held followed by the final summative examinations.

Transition to Practice

The Transition to Practice programme is embedded in within the Advanced Practice phase. This is completed with a final 12-week period incorporating a six-week elective and a six-week senior medical assistantship.

The elective period is an opportunity for you to gain insight into medical practice in a different setting within the UK or anywhere in the world. The elective holds an exciting opportunity that will provide you with a chance to expand your skill set and overcome new challenges.

During the medical assistantship you will apply previous learning to the practical assessment and management of patients by workplace based learning. You will be expected to attain the level of practice of an FY1 doctor at the start of their employment being assessed by portfolio and logbook review. It will include shadowing a Foundation Year 1 doctor, and provides an excellent preparation for your own Foundation Year training.  

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. Please refer to the module catalogue for information on available modules. This content was last updated on

Fees and funding

UK students

£9,250
Per year

International students

To be confirmed in 2022*
Keep checking back for more information

*For full details including fees for part-time students and reduced fees during your time studying abroad or on placement (where applicable), see our fees page.

If you are a student from the EU, EEA or Switzerland, you may be asked to complete a fee status questionnaire and your answers will be assessed using guidance issued by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) .

Additional costs

As a student on this course, you should factor some additional costs into your budget, alongside your tuition fees and living expenses such as travel and accommodation.

  • £40 for an enhanced DBS check, and you may wish to subscribe to the DBS update service for £13 per year.
  • £65+ for a stethoscope

You may need to buy some smart clothes to wear for clinical work settings.

You should be able to access the books and resources you need for the course through our libraries, however you may wish to purchase your own copies or get specific books which may cost up to £80 each.

Scholarships and bursaries

In the final year of your course, students who live in the UK are eligible for NHS bursary funding (with some exceptions) which can help cover living costs and tuition fees.

Find out more about the NHS Bursary

Home students*

Over one third of our UK students receive our means-tested core bursary, worth up to £1,000 a year. Full details can be found on our financial support pages.

* A 'home' student is one who meets certain UK residence criteria. These are the same criteria as apply to eligibility for home funding from Student Finance.

International students

We offer a range of international undergraduate scholarships for high-achieving international scholars who can put their Nottingham degree to great use in their careers.

International scholarships

Careers

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).

General Medical Council (GMC)

This course is accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC). Upon graduation, you will be able to register provisionally with the GMC and begin the UK Foundation Programme. 

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" 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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