Undergraduate study

Student libraryThe School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine contributes to a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught, postgraduate research, continuing professional development (CPD) and short courses.

Our highly respected MBChB programme is one of the largest in the UK, takes 5 years to complete and produces around 400 qualified doctors every year who go on to life long careers in medicine and other health related professions. We also contribute to the MBChB as a Graduate Entry Course for graduates with a first degree in life sciences (40 students per year). This takes 4 years to complete. 

The BMedSc course is available for those interested in Medical Science. It explores the physiology of the human body and the many diseases that affect humans. The course takes 3 years to complete. 

From 2013 we will also offer a brand new Pharmacy course; MPharm (4-year). The programme has been designed specifially to meet the needs of the future pharmacist through a significant profile of clinical and patient facing teaching.

We are keen to promote tomorrow’s clinician scientists and therefore particularly encourage our MBChB students to take an intercalated BMedSc degree, which can be completed after 2 years of MBChB studies followed by a 3rd year in the BMedSc course, before looping back to the clinical years of the MBChB course.


Programmes available in the School

Medicine and Surgery MBChB

Studying Medicine and Surgery at Birmingham is a first-class opportunity to develop the skills you need to become a medical practitioner. In 2014, the results of the National Student Survey (NSS) showed that 92% of our students were satisfied with the overall [more...]

Medicine and Surgery MBChB Graduate Entry Course

In addition to our five-year Medicine and Surgery MBChB programme, we have the four-year MBChB for graduates with a first degree in a life science.

We will consider only those applicants for this programme who are classified as home/EU.

Biomedical Science BSc

BSc Biomedical Science, the new name for our highly successful BMedSc Medical Science course, explores the science of the human body and the causes of diseases that affect humans. Our programme explores the major body systems right down to the cellular and [more...]

Pharmacy MPharm (4 year)

Pharmacists have a unique mix of scientific and professional knowledge which makes them the healthcare experts on medicines. They are the third largest healthcare profession and work in a wide variety of roles in community and primary care pharmacy, [more...]

Clinical Science BMedSc - Intercalated Degree

The intercalated Bachelor of Medical Science degrees are an opportunity for students of medicine to take one year out to study an aspect of medicine in much greater depth. Note this course is only for those students studying Medicine.

The Clinical [more...]

Medical Sciences BMedSc - Intercalated Degree

Intercalating degrees are suitable for students studying Medicine and Dentistry only; you may choose to take a year out from your medical/dental course and study on one of intercalated BMedSc degree programmes. During this year you will acquire skills in analysing and [more...]

Public Health & Population Sciences BMedSc - Intercalated Degree

As a medical student, you may choose to take a year out from your medical course and study on one of our intercalated Bachelor in Medical Science degree programmes. During this year you will acquire skills in analysing and interpreting research papers and you will also [more...]