BMBS Medicine

"The Lincoln Medical School aims to provide an excellent student learning experience in an inclusive and caring environment, producing much-needed medical graduates for Lincolnshire and the National Health Service.” - Professor Danny McLaughlin, Associate Dean of Medicine at the University of Lincoln

The Course

This five-year Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) Medicine degree aims to develop students into practising doctors. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to register provisionally with the General Medical Council (GMC) and begin work as a doctor on the UK Foundation Programme.

The University of Lincoln has embarked on an exciting collaboration with the University of Nottingham to offer medical education in Lincolnshire. Students can now apply to study for the University of Nottingham's Medicine BMBS degree based in Lincoln, taught by academic staff from both universities.

Nottingham medicine courses are some of the most popular in the country, offering innovative teaching and early interaction with patients. We aim to ensure that our doctors learn from experience and the course offers a varied placement experience, providing the opportunity to gain hands-on clinical experience through excellent links with local Lincolnshire NHS trusts.

All applications for this course must be made through UCAS. Students will need to apply to the University of Nottingham and choose the Medicine BMBS (Lincoln pathway) as an option.

Applications should be made online at and candidates will be notified of decisions through UCAS using UCAS Track. Applications for 2019 entry will open on UCAS from 1 September 2018.

A full breakdown of course content and teaching methods can be found on the University of Nottingham's course pages:

More information about the Medical School can be found here:

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent study.

Assessment methods on this course may vary depending on the module being studied. Further detail on the assessment methods used on this course and an example of a first-year timetable can be found on the University of Nottingham's course pages:

Detailed information about the selection and interview process for Medicine can be found on the University of Nottingham's website:

  • Students can benefit from established links with the NHS and healthcare providers including Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust sites across Lincolnshire.
  • Learn anatomy through experience of pro section in brand new clinical skills suites. Alongside innovative classroom and practical sessions, students can be familiarised with patient contact and learn the principles of clinical history-taking and examination.
  • Interact with patients from the first year, through regular visits to general practices and hospitals. Students will also have the opportunity to ask scientists and qualified doctors details of clinical outcomes, and hear more about their working environment.
  • Access a wide-ranging catchment population across greater Lincolnshire, from the city of Lincoln, to larger towns and smaller rural communities.
  • The University of Lincoln welcomes high-profile individuals from all over the world to speak at our prestigious Great Lives public lecture series. Past speakers have included Robert Winston and Michael Mosley.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Students can benefit from established links with the NHS and healthcare providers including Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust sites across Lincolnshire.

Students have the opportunity to interact with patients from the first year, through regular visits to general practices and hospitals. Students will also have the opportunity to ask scientists and qualified doctors details of clinical outcomes, and hear more about their working environment.

Currently placements include the following hospitals:

  • Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln
  • Grantham and District Hospital, Grantham
  • Pilgrim Hospital, Boston

For information regarding scholarships and bursaries, visit the University of Nottingham scholarship and bursaries pages:

For information regarding tuition fees, visit the University of Nottingham fees and finance pages:

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.

GCE Advanced Levels: AAA, to include Biology (or Human Biology) and Chemistry at grade A (a pass is required in science practical tests, where assessed separately). The third A 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.

International Baccalaureate: 36 points - 6, 6, 6 at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry, excluding core component.

Applicants will also need at least six GCSEs at grade 7 (A) including Biology and Chemistry, one of either Physics or Maths must also be passed to grade 7 (A) with the other being grade 6 (B) and a minimum of grade 6 (B) in English language. Double science requirement is 7,7 and triple science is 7,7,7. Graduates: 2:1 degree in any subject plus A Levels as described above.

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

Applications for 2019/20 should be made via UCAS between 1 September 2018 and the deadline of 15 October 2018.

Further details are available on the University of Nottingham’s website:

If you would like more information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Student Recruitment Enquiries Centre at the University of Nottingham on +44 (0) 115 951 5559.

Your Future Career

At the end of this course successful students will receive their BMBS degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ). Holding a PMQ entitles students to provisional registration with the General Medical Council, subject only to its acceptance that there are no Fitness to Practise concerns that need consideration.

Graduates are required to undergo a further two years of foundation doctor training. Full registration is granted by the GMC at the end of the first year of this training.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information


Students can learn in modern facilities including the new £19 million Sarah Swift Building. The building offers a modern and flexible teaching and learning environment, equipped with specialist clinical suites.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.

Students also make the most of the University's award-winning Great Central Warehouse Library, which provides access to more than 250,000 printed books and over 400,000 electronic books and journals, as well as databases and specialist collections. The Library has a range of different spaces for shared and individual learning.

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.