Key Information

Full-time

6 years (1 year foundation)

Typical Offer

BBC

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

A18L

Course Code

MDCMFYUB

Key Information

Full-time

6 years (1 year foundation)

Typical Offer

BBC

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

A18L

Course Code

MDCMFYUB

BMBS Medicine with a Foundation Year BMBS Medicine with a Foundation Year

On successful completion of the Foundation Year students will automatically progress to the BMBS Medicine course.

Key Information

Full-time

6 years (1 year foundation)

Typical Offer

BBC

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

A18L

Course Code

MDCMFYUB

Key Information

Full-time

6 years (1 year foundation)

Typical Offer

BBC

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

A18L

Course Code

MDCMFYUB

Professor Danny McLaughlin - Associate Dean of Medicine

Professor Danny McLaughlin - Associate Dean of Medicine

Professor Danny McLaughlin is the Associate Dean of Medicine at the University of Lincoln, where he leads on all aspects of the early years of the BMedSci and BMBS. Danny's teaching expertise is in physiology, neuroscience/neuroanatomy, and pharmacology.

School Staff List

Welcome to BMBS Medicine with a Foundation Year

The Medicine with a Foundation Year BMBS is a one-year foundation course designed to widen access to medicine study. On successful completion students will automatically progress to the BMBS Medicine course.

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 the University of Nottingham's Medicine BMBS degree or Medicine BMBS with Foundation Year based in Lincoln, taught by academic staff from both universities. Students will be registered with the University of Nottingham and upon successful completion will receive a University of Nottingham degree award.

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 with a Foundation Year BMBS (Lincoln pathway) as an option.

Applications should be made online at ucas.com and candidates will be notified of decisions through UCAS using UCAS Track. Applications for 2020 entry will open on UCAS from 1 September 2019.

Welcome to BMBS Medicine with a Foundation Year

The Medicine with a Foundation Year BMBS is a one-year foundation course designed to widen access to medicine study. On successful completion students will automatically progress to the BMBS Medicine course.

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 the University of Nottingham's Medicine BMBS degree or Medicine BMBS with Foundation Year based in Lincoln, taught by academic staff from both universities. Students will be registered with the University of Nottingham and upon successful completion will receive a University of Nottingham degree award.

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 with a Foundation Year BMBS (Lincoln pathway) as an option.

Applications for 2021 entry will open on UCAS in September 2020. All applications must be made in UCAS by 15 October.

How You Study

This course covers the important elements of biology and chemistry required for study in years one to five of the Medicine BMBS degree.

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

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/course/Medicine-with-a-Foundation-Year-(Lincoln-pathway)-BMedSci+and+BMBS

More information about the medical school can be found here: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/medicalschool/

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

How You Study

This course covers the important elements of biology and chemistry required for study in years one to five of the Medicine BMBS degree.

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

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/course/Medicine-with-a-Foundation-Year-(Lincoln-pathway)-BMedSci+and+BMBS

More information about the medical school can be found here: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/medicalschool/

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

How you are assessed

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

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/course/Medicine-with-a-Foundation-Year-(Lincoln-pathway)-BMedSci+and+BMBS

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

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/course/Medicine-with-a-Foundation-Year-(Lincoln-pathway)-BMedSci+and+BMBS

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Programme Specific Funding and Bursaries

Medicine Bursary

The University of Lincoln is offering a £500 cash bursary for students joining the BMBS Medicine with a Foundation Year programme (A18L) in September 2020 who meet the below criteria. This bursary is available in the academic year 2020-21 only.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants for this bursary must:

  • Have registered and commenced on the course
  • Have been permanently resident in the Greater Lincolnshire area (as evidenced from UCAS application) prior to taking up a place on the course
  • Fulfil the normal academic requirements of the course.


Applications for this bursary should be made after students have commenced on the programme.

An application form will be made available on the Moodle virtual learning environment or will be available from the Lincoln Medical School administration office in person or by email at medicine@lincoln.ac.uk

Applications will be reviewed, checked for eligibility, and the outcome confirmed in writing.

The bursary will be paid automatically, in one single instalment by bank transfer. You will receive this payment via the University of Nottingham.

The bursary will be payable at the beginning of the Spring term, subject to satisfactory attendance and academic engagement to the course.

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

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studentservices/support/financialsupport/bursariesandscholarships/index.aspx

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC, to include 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.

International Baccalaureate: 28 points - 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry

GCSEs: Applicants will also need at least five GCSEs at grade 6 (B), to include Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (or science double or triple award); English language, and Maths. Applied science is not accepted.

English Language Requirements for International Applicants: IELTS 7.5 (no less than 7.0 in any element).

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

Applications for 2020/21 should be made via UCAS www.ucas.com between 1 September 2019 and the deadline of 15 October 2019.

To be eligible to apply for this course, you must currently be attending a state school AND meet one of the following criteria at the time of application:

  • Live in an area which is of low progression to higher education and/or a disadvantaged area - see the University of Nottingham's online postcode tool: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/applying/postcode-check.aspx
  • Have successfully completed a specified sustained widening participation scheme (eg, Nottingham Potential Summer School, Sutton Trust, Realising Opportunities, UNIQ, Birmingham).
  • Be a refugee.

OR have spent more than three months in care.

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

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/course/Medicine-with-a-Foundation-Year-(Lincoln-pathway)-BMedSci+and+BMBS

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.

Entry Requirements 2021-22

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC, to include 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. Please note we do not accept A-Level resits.

International Baccalaureate: 28 points - 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry

GCSEs: Applicants will also need at least five GCSEs at grade 6 (B), to include Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (or science double or triple award); English language, and Maths. Applied Science, short course GCSEs or functional skills for English and Maths are not accepted.

English Language Requirements for International Applicants: IELTS 7.5 (no less than 7.0 in any element).

UCAT: applicants must take the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) test during the same year as an application is made. We do not accept applicants who achieve Band 4 on the Situational Judgement Test on the UCAT. For more information, please refer to the UCAT website www.ucat.ac.uk.

Work Experience: Applicants should 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

Please note, we are not expecting any work experience to have taken place or be ongoing after March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your application for 2021 entry will not be negatively affected if you’ve been unable to complete work experience you had planned.

As part of your application we usually ask for evidence of your work experience. This may include a description of the experience, dates for when it took place, and a reference contact. We usually send a form to candidates to complete during the application process.

If possible we'd advise that you speak to someone working in the NHS to ensure you are making an informed choice about your career in medicine. We expect you to demonstrate a commitment to caring for people and a realistic idea of what working as a doctor entails.

Any students considering a gap year should use their time constructively either by working or further preparing yourself for a future career in medicine.

Applications for 2021/22 should be made via UCAS between September 2020 and the deadline of 15 October 2020.

To be eligible to apply for this course, you must be living in the UK and have UK home status, indefinite leave to remain or refugee status at the time of application.

You must also meet the following criteria:

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/course/Medicine-with-a-Foundation-Year-(Lincoln-pathway)-BMedSci+and+BMBS

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 our enquiries team at enquiries@lincoln.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1522 886644.

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.

Interviews

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

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/medicine/study-with-us/undergraduate/undergraduate-medicine/undergraduate-selection-process.aspx

Accreditations and Memberships

Medicine at the Lincoln Medical School is fully accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC) as part of the University of Nottingham's medical courses programme.

Features

  • Complete a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) degree in the fourth year. Students will undertake a supervised research project in an area they find interesting without needing to study for an extra year.
  • Work with patients in a more rural and coastal setting through regular visits to GPs from as early as your first term in your second year and hospitals in your final years.

  • Experience placements across Lincolnshire.
  • Learn at the new Lincoln Medical School.

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

Placements

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 second 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

"The facilities all looked amazing, from the clinical suites in the Sarah Swift Building to the anatomy suite in the Isaac Newton Building."

Max Bidewell, BMBS Medicine student

Career Opportunities

At the end of this six year 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.

Alternatives to Medicine

The University of Lincoln also offers a range of alternative programmes in healthcare and health science subjects.

Find out More

Related Courses

Virtual Open Days

While you may not be able to visit us in person at the moment, you can still find out more about the University of Lincoln and what it is like to live and study here at one of our live Virtual Open Days.

Book Your Place
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.
-->