Medical Schools

Brighton And Sussex

Medicine at Brighton And Sussex Medical School

Overview of Brighton and Sussex Medical School


There are few medical schools quite like Brighton Sussex (BSMS). They believe in an integrated, practical approach to studying medicine with early patient contact in GP surgeries and hospitals. Anatomy is taught by full cadaveric dissection, allowing you to turn theory into reality. The medical school is small enough (140 students per year), so that you are able to get to know everyone on your course and each tutor by name. You are considered as part of a team and there is a strong network of support to back you up. Bright Sussex Medical School is committed to instilling a strong sense of professionalism in its graduates, both in relation to their patients and their peers. With its support and guidance you can become the doctor you need to be.


Brighton and Sussex Medical School Course Structure

The Brighton and Sussex School Brighton five-year medical degree, awarded jointly by the Universities of Brighton and Sussex, leads to the qualification of Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BM BS). 

Both universities are part of the UK Medical Act and our course has been approved by the GMC under its Quality Assurance of Basic Medical Education (QABME) processes. 

YEARS 1 - 2

You will study the normal and abnormal functioning of the human body and start to develop clinical skills in history taking, physical examination, diagnosis and effective communication with patients in a classroom setting and by gaining experience in primary, secondary and third sector placements. Student-Selected Components (SSCs) will allow you to undertake individual studies and explore selected topics in depth, informed by the latest research. 


At the heart of Year 3 are ward-based attachments in various specialities. You will consolidate your increasing clinical experience with an understanding of the underlying clinical, social science and public health issues through weekly teaching sessions on the scientific basis of medicine. 


You will develop your skills in more specialised clinical areas, completing several rotations. The clinical focus in Year 4 is on understanding patients’ integrated care and how primary, community and secondary care structures work together for the patient. You will also participate in Time for Autism and complete a year-long Individual Research Project, supervised by a university or hospital. 


Your learning will be based on a close involvement with routine clinical cases, acting as a member of the clinical team in medicine, emergency medicine, elderly medicine, surgery, general practice and psychiatry. Central to your study will be the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients in these different areas of practice.

Brighton and Sussex Medical School Entry Requirements


Grade 6 (B) in English & Maths

A Levels