Medicine with a Foundation Year (Nottingham and Derby pathway) BMedSci and BMBS

If you are interested in studying medicine but do not have the traditional entry requirements to apply for the A100/A10L Medicine course, this course could be the route to achieving your ambition. (Please be aware that you must be a home student living in the UK to apply for this course.)
Year of entry
6 years full time UG (year one foundation)
Type of study
A level offer
Required subjects

Biology (or human biology) and chemistry at grade B (a pass is required in science practical tests, where assessed separately). The third grade can be in any subject except citizenship studies, critical thinking, general studies and global perspectives. A levels must be taken within a two-year period.

At least five GCSEs at grade 6 (B), to include biology, chemistry, and physics (or Triple Science or Double Science); English language and maths. Applied science is not accepted.

UCAT: candidates must take the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) test during the same year as an application is made. For more information, please refer to the UCAT website.

Additional criteria apply. Please see more under the 'Entry requirements' tab below.

IB score
28 (5, 5, 5 at Higher Level including biology and chemistry) including a minimum of five subjects at grade 6 (B) GCSEs to include biology, chemistry, physics (or dual science), maths and English language
7.5 (no less than 7.0 in any element)
UK/EU fees
Course location
Multiple locations
Course places
Medicine and Health Sciences Medicine


Entry requirements

Additional information

First Year (termed year zero)

I chose the University of Nottingham for my six year course because it offered everything I wanted: beautiful scenery, an integrated BMedSci degree that keeps me competitive, and full-body dissection which allows me to integrate my knowledge with practical skills. What I like about studying in Nottingham is the opportunities it has provided me with to become what I have always wanted!
Daniel McDonald-Smith, Medicine with a Foundation Year BMBS


Fees and funding

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This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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