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Course summary

Want to start your journey to become a doctor, but don't meet the traditional entry requirements? Depending on your circumstances, the Medicine at Lincoln with a Foundation Year course could be your route to achieving your ambitions. We'll help you gain the skills you need for a successful career in medicine The welcoming foundation year offers you small class sizes and a chance to form close relationships with your fellow students. This support network will, upon successful completion, transfer into the early years of the medicine course. Although you'll be based in one of the UK's newest medical schools, you'll be taught by experienced tutors with an excellent reputation for teaching and research. Two degrees in one You'll undertake a supervised research project in your third year, leading to the award of an integrated Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) without needing to study for an extra year. You'll then continue into your final years, putting your learning into practice on placements at hospitals and GP surgeries to earn your BMBS. Two university experiences in one Enjoy the University of Lincoln student experience, while also graduating with globally recognised qualifications from the University of Nottingham. Case-based learning You'll learn using case-based learning, making use of real patient scenarios and focusing on key clinical points. Broad range of expertise You'll be able to explore a range of research areas as part of your studies, working alongside leaders in diabetes, medical imaging and antibiotic resistance.


This course is split into three phases: foundation year, the early years and the clinical phase. In your first year, you'll study all the important elements of biology and chemistry required as a foundation for your future studies. In addition, you'll cover key topics in professionalism and communication and study subjects including anatomy, microanatomy and microbiology. Your learning is set in a clinical context where appropriate. You'll also learn about fundamental subjects including anatomy, microanatomy and microbiology. In your second year, you'll being the early years phase. During this phase, you'll develop an understanding of the scientific and professional basics of medicine. You'll then study themes based on overarching clinical problems such as respiratory and cardiovascular medicine, the musculoskeletal system, and cancer. There is also the opportunity to reinforce your learning through hospital and general practice visits. In your fourth year, you'll begin a supervised research project in an area of your choice and an accompanying Research Methods module to help with the project. You're also able to take two optional advanced medical science modules. This will lead to being awarded the BMedSci. Following your project, you'll move into the final years and begin the Clinical Phase. Your final two years form the majority of the Clinical Phase. This is a rotation of a series of six-week placements in major teaching hospitals and primary care. The experience you gain in these years will provide you with the professional knowledge, skills, values and behaviours to succeed. In both years you'll have the option of student-selected modules, which can be carried out at home or abroad. These end with a six-week placement of your choice and a medical assistantship to prepare you for your foundation year training. For the most up-to-date module information and full details, please visit the course page on our website.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

This course is only open to students who are living in the UK and have UK home status, indefinite leave to remain or refugee status (with a letter from the home office as evidence) at the time you make your application. You must also meet the following criteria: The University's contextual admissions criteria Do not meet the standard or contextual entry requirements for the five-year Medicine course Have not already attended university You cannot apply to both the five year Medicine course and the Medicine with a Foundation Year course. If you meet the entry requirements for the five-year Medicine course, you must only apply for the five-year Medicine course. If you achieve ABB at A Level, choose to resit one or both of your B grades and then achieve all standard or contextual entry requirements for the five-year Medicine course, you must only apply for the five-year Medicine course.

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

We must be confident in your conduct, health and ability to be professional and interact safely with patients. As part of your application you will be required to have an occupational health assessment and a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check. This will take place after an offer we have made has been accepted by you.

Health checks

We must be confident in your conduct, health and ability to be professional and interact safely with patients. As part of your application you will be required to have an occupational health assessment and a disclosure and barring service (DBS) check. This usually takes place around May or June for offer holders. We are able to accept pre-existing DBS checks as long as they meet the enhanced criteria check and are registered on the Update Service. If we have any serious concerns we will not offer you a place, and reserve the right to revoke offers should serious concerns arise before starting the course.


You will be required to have an interview. This usually takes the form of Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI). For 2022 entry, interviews may be face to face or online using Microsoft Teams. We will provide more details as they become available. Interviews are offered to candidates based on scores as calculated by our selection process. The percentage threshold varies from year to year based on the number of applicants. If you meet the entry requirements for the course and have completed the Nottingham Pathways to Medicine Programme, the Nottingham Potential Summer School or the Nottingham Sutton Trust Summer School, you will be considered for the interview stage without having to go through the UCAT/GCSE scoring stage of our selection process. However you will still need to sit the UCAT and achieve Band 1 to 3 on the Situational Judgement Test.


Work Experience: Applicants are usually expected to 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 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. 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 2022 entry will not be negatively affected if you’ve been unable to complete any work experience you had planned. We will however be looking for knowledge of the profession and an understanding of the scope of the role and we may ask about this during your interview. 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.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

All applicants must take the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) in the same year you are applying. We do not accept the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) for this course. Applicants who achieve a Band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test in the UCAT will not be considered. For more information, please refer to the UCAT website

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.5with no less than 7.0 in any element
PTE Academic79With a minimum of 76 in each component
Cambridge English Proficiency191 with no element below 185
Cambridge English Advanced191 with no element below 185

If your home country is not the UK, but you moved to the UK (with indefinite leave to remain) within two years before taking GCSE English language or equivalent and did not achieve grade 6 then we will accept one of the qualifications listed.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Medicine with a Foundation Year at Lincoln at University of Nottingham - UCAS