Medicine (Graduate Entry) BMBS – 2024 entry
Start date: September 2024
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Why choose this course
- Study a hands-on curriculum where you’ll learn to meet the needs of your patients by developing your knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology. You’ll also learn essential skills in communication, the psychological and social factors of patient care, as well as skills in forming a differential diagnosis and patient management
- Develop your medical skills in our multi-million-pound health education facility and take part in supervised practical work in safe and simulated environments
- Learn from world-leading academics and clinicians with a wide range of clinical expertise
- Explore the application of technologies within the modern healthcare environment
- Complete structured clinical placements with our partner National Health Service (NHS) trusts.
As an independent medical school, in accordance with government regulations, the majority of places in our initial intake will be for international students. To meet local demand and widen access to a career in medicine we will also be offering a small number of places to UK (Home) students via a separate scholarship scheme.
What you will study
Our spiral curriculum facilitates learning at different speeds and in different styles. On this course, theory and practice go hand in hand.
As you explore different conditions, you’ll learn relevant anatomy, physiology, pathological, social and psychological factors as you develop diagnostic and management skills.
At the same time, you’ll take part in supervised practical work in safe and simulated environments, before moving into structured clinical placements at our partner NHS trusts.
As the course progresses, there are also opportunities to specialise, with placements in trusts with outstanding reputations in areas from oncology to ophthalmology.
All new medical schools are subject to an extensive period of quality assurance. In the UK, the General Medical Council (GMC) are the body responsible for ensuring that medical education and training is of a high standard and that new medical schools meet the requirements set out in Promoting excellence: standards for medical education and training.
We have begun the comprehensive process of accrediting our programme, and have successfully completed a number of key stages to date. The GMC will monitor our programme on a rolling basis. The final-stage assessment and approval for the award of a UK medical degree is made when the first cohort graduate. The University of Exeter will act as our contingency school during this time, providing support with our programme development and awarding medical degrees accredited by the GMC, should our accreditation be delayed.
You’ll learn in our multi-million-pound health education facility, the Kate Granger Building. The facility is equipped with a range of diagnostic and clinical resources , similar to that found in NHS hospitals.
Throughout your studies, you’ll put theory into practice in our state-of-the-art simulation facility, the Surrey Clinical Simulation Centre. Featuring model wards, theatres and even an ambulance bay, this virtual-reality immersive learning environment places you at the centre of clinical scenarios.
Our Independent Clinical Learning Facility is also available for you to use with, or without, supervision – so you can learn and develop skills and confidence at your own pace.
You'll also benefit from hands-on learning in our biosciences laboratory in the Innovation for Health building, and have access to our state-of-the-art, Veterinary Clinical Skills Centre and Veterinary Pathology Centre, whilst learning alongside students from other disciplines.
One health, one medicine
At Surrey we understand the link between human, animal and plant health and our shared environment. We have implemented a ‘One Health, One Medicine’ approach to our teaching and research, bringing together expertise from a broad range of multidisciplinary areas.
BMBS - General Medical Council (GMC)
Accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC), this primary medical qualification entitles the holder to apply to the GMC for registration to practise medicine in the UK.
Careers and graduate prospects
We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University.
On successful completion of your studies, you'll have the academic requirements needed to begin working as a foundation doctor.
Our course provides the grounding to practise medicine worldwide. If your ambition is to practise as a doctor outside the UK – whether in your home country or elsewhere – you can be confident that your degree will be recognised internationally.
A BMBS degree from the University of Surrey also opens up opportunities to work in medical research, perhaps in our many internationally respected research institutes and centres.
Visit the NHS website to find out more about training as a doctor.
This course is taught by academic staff from the School of Medicine.
Academic year structure
The first year of our programme ensures you start to acquire the knowledge and skills that underpin modern medical practice.
The programme comprises eight case units with learning centred on a medical scenario alongside special study units. This follows completion of a foundational preparatory summer e-learning course, an induction week of orientation activities and an introductory three-week induction block of learning.
Year 2 and Year 3
During these two years your learning will be based in our associated NHS trusts. Your placements will take place in a wide range of primary and secondary care specialities, where you’ll benefit from direct and experiential learning alongside all members of the clinical team. Learning will take place in the acute setting, from the emergency department to the operating theatre. As well as in clinics, inpatient and outpatient facilities and in a range of primary care, community and innovative services.
Preparation for medical practice: In your final year, you’ll learn in placement blocks as senior students - supporting the clinical teams and developing your diagnostic and management skills to pass the medical licensing assessment and to work as a foundation doctor.
Elective opportunities in different countries and health economies can be considered in your final year.
Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.
The University operates a credit framework for all taught programmes based on a 15-credit tariff. Modules usually can be either 15, 30, 45 or 60, 75 and 120 credits, and additionally for some masters dissertations, 90 credits.
The structure of our programmes follow clear educational aims that are tailored to each programme. These are all outlined in the programme specifications which include further details such as the learning outcomes.
Please note: The full module listing for the optional Professional Training placement part of your course can be viewed on the relevant programme specification.
Please note: this course is subject to validation, therefore no modules have been confirmed at this moment in time. These modules will appear once the course has been validated.
The timetable for this degree programme will be confirmed shortly.
View our Code of practice for the scheduling of teaching and assessment (PDF).
You'll learn from world-leading academics and clinicians who have a wide range of clinical expertise.
Your teaching will be delivered through a combination of:
- Group work (e.g. problem-based learning)
- Role plays and immersive simulations
- Tutorials and seminars
- Laboratory practicals
- Clinical skills teaching.
Outside of these, you’ll be expected to carry out independent study, including coursework, essays and reading.
There may be occasions when the delivery of your teaching is supported by graduate teaching assistants. The University has a set of procedures that govern the use of postgraduate research students in this way.
We use a variety of methods to assess you, including:
- Knowledge tests
- Practical assessments
- Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs)
- Workplace Based Assessment (WPBA).
As a student at Surrey, you can also sign up to our free courses in the following areas:
Living in student accommodation is a great way to meet new people and spark friendships.
Minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree (or equivalent).
A-level (or equivalent): Biology (life sciences) or Chemistry at grade C or above.
GCSE (or equivalent): Maths and English at grade C or above.
Do I meet the requirements for this course?
We require you to submit a full application so that we can formally assess whether you meet the criteria published. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide an outcome based on an enquiry (via email, webform enquiry, phone or live chat).
International entry requirements by country
English language requirements
IELTS Academic: A score of at least 7.0 overall and at least 7.0 in all components.
View the other English language qualifications that we accept.
If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
Fitness to practise
As this course leads to registration with a professional body, you’re required to abide by a professional code of conduct. When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with this code of conduct. Allegations of failing to do so will trigger an internal investigation in line with our regulations for fitness to practise.
The course does not accept applications for deferred entry.
Scholarships for UK students
To meet our objective of widening access to medical education and to meet the local health workforce requirements, there are a small number of scholarships for home students. Scholarship applicants must meet the course entry requirements and fulfil the following criteria:
- Are ordinarily resident in Surrey, Sussex or Hampshire
And one of the below:
- Are a University of Surrey graduate
- Are care experienced (anyone who has been or is currently in care or from a looked-after background at any stage in their life, no matter how short, including adopted children who were previously looked-after)
- Are ordinarily resident in an area of multiple deprivation (Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintile 1)
- Are ordinarily resident in an area of low participation to Higher Education (POLAR4, Quintile 1)
- Have a disability or long-term health condition (as defined by UCAS)
- Students who are a registered young carer – they care for a friend or family member with a disability, illness or mental health condition.
We are only able to consider scholarship applications from home UK applicants.
Applicants that meet the criteria above will be invited to interview based on their UCAT score.
All information to evidence the above must be included on the applicant's UCAS form, we are not able to accept supplementary evidence.
Applications received from UCAS are initially considered on the basis of academic achievement and achieved/predicted grades. Most applications which do not meet the minimum requirements will be rejected at this stage. Applications with incomplete information may also be rejected at this stage.
We accept both UCAT and GAMSAT as part of our stage 2 selection. All applicants must take one of these tests as part of their application.
UCAT is an online aptitude test that is required to have been completed by applicants over the summer before they apply. More details regarding the test can be found on the UCAT website.
UCAT will send your scores directly to the University where your score will be assessed. If we do not receive your UCAT score, we will contact you to confirm you have taken the test and liaise with UCAT. If you have not taken the test and we have no score for you, your application will be rejected at this stage.
GAMSAT is an online aptitude test that is required by applicants before they apply. More details on the test can be found on the GAMSAT website. Registration for March testing is now open.
The completed tests are given an overall mark and placed into one of three categories accordingly:
- Hold in waiting list
All medicine programmes are highly competitive with limited places. Therefore, it is possible that a number of very good applicants will not be invited to interview due to the very high number of quality applications.
Once short-listed for interview you will be sent an invitation to an interview day with the University of Surrey, we will have a selection of virtual and in-person interview events (dates to be confirmed) all applicants must take part in a Multiple Mini Interview cycle that lasts under one hour.
Candidates will be assessed and independently marked against agreed criteria on each of the MMI stations and placed within one of three categories:
- Hold in waiting list
All offers are made subject to satisfactory Occupational Health clearance and appropriate vaccinations.
The annual tuition fees for courses starting in September 2024
- To be confirmed
- To be confirmed
View a complete listing of all ongoing fees for our undergraduate courses.
- Fees for UK students: The University will apply annual regulated increases in the fee rates as set by Government each year, in order to maintain the same value in real terms.
- Fees for EU students: The UK is now no longer part of the EU, we are awaiting further instruction from the UK government and we will publish this as soon as it is provided. Find out more information about Studying in the UK and the Scholarships for EU students.
- Fees for international students: Annual fees will increase by 4% for each subsequent year of study, rounded up to the nearest £100, subject to any overriding applicable legislative requirements.
- Fees for international students with an integrated foundation year: The programme fee for Year 0 will match the lowest Year 1 overseas fee rate from across the substantive programmes for that year of entry. Students subsequently progressing into Year 1 will be liable for the same fee as overseas students joining at Year 1 for the same programme in that year. Annual fees after Year 1 will increase by 4% for each subsequent year of study, rounded up to the nearest £100, subject to any overriding applicable legislative requirements.
The University will assess your fee status. If you are unsure whether you are likely to be considered a home, EU or overseas student for fees purposes, the UKCISA website offers more information.
- Students in receipt of a Tuition Fee Loan: will have their fees paid by the Student Loans Company in line with their schedule.
- International students, or UK/EU students who have not taken out a Tuition Fee Loan: are required to pay their fees either in full at the beginning of the programme or in two instalments as follows:
- 50% payable 10 days after the invoice date (expected to be early October of each academic year)
- 50% in January of the same academic year.
The exact date(s) will be detailed on invoices. Students on certain part-time programmes, where fees are paid on a modular or stage basis, are not eligible to pay their fees by instalment.
If you are sponsored: you will provide us with valid sponsorship information that covers the period of your study.
- Accommodation and living costs are not included in your tuition fees
- There will be travel costs for commuting to clinical placements which will vary, depending on the NHS trusts/locations you are allocated to. If you choose to do an elective in another country you will be responsible for the costs of any additional insurance required
- Uniform, PPE and equipment requirements are currently being finalised, we anticipate these costs will not exceed £150 per student.
These additional costs are accurate as of September 2022 and apply to the 2023 year of entry. Costs for 2024 entry will be published in September 2023.
Scholarships and bursaries
We're committed to making sure that we offer support for students who might need it.
Our award-winning Professional Training programme offers you the option to spend a career-enhancing year in industry, either in the UK or abroad. We have thousands of placement providers to choose from or you can source your own placement.
Most placements are paid, and we will support you every step of the way.
Find out more about Professional Training placements and discover how these have transformed our students’ lives and career choices.
Placements with NHS partners are an integral part of a UK medical education and at the University of Surrey, you’ll be able to work with six different NHS trusts. These include primary care providers, hospitals and a mental health trust:
- The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
- NHS Frimley Health Foundation Trust
- Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
- Ashford and St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Surrey Heartlands ICS.
Elective opportunities in different countries and health economies can be considered in your final year.
Applying for placements
Students are generally not placed by the University, however we offer support and guidance throughout the process alongside access to a vacancy portal representing thousands of placement opportunities each year. We also provide support if you wish to source your own placement.
Find out more about the application process.
Please be aware there may be travel costs incurred when attending interviews and assessment centres at the placement provider’s premises.
Terms and conditions
When you accept an offer of a place at the University of Surrey, you are agreeing to comply with our policies and procedures, the student regulations , and our terms and conditions. These terms and conditions are provided in two stages: first when we make an offer and second when students who have accepted their offers register to study at the University. View our offer terms and conditions for the 2023/24 academic year and our registration terms and conditions (PDF) for the 2022/23 academic year as a guide as to what to expect.
Please note: our offer terms and conditions will generally be available in the September of the calendar year prior to the year in which you begin your studies. Our registration terms and conditions will vary to take into account specifics of your course and changes for the specific academic year.
This online prospectus has been prepared and published in advance of the academic year to which it applies. The University of Surrey has used its reasonable efforts to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content or additional costs) may 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 a course with us and before you accept an offer. Read our full disclaimer.
Course location and contact details
Campus locationKate Granger Building
Our Medicine (Graduate Entry) BMBS degree, nursing and midwifery, and health science courses are taught at the Kate Granger Building (30 Priestley Road), on the Surrey Research Park.
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