Overview of University of Exeter Medical School

Exeter Medical School’s five-year degree programme leads to the award of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) and draws on the strength of a partnership with the NHS in Devon and Cornwall to provide an exciting and innovative medical undergraduate degree programme and delivering a unique learning experience in healthcare.

Exeter Medicine an integrated PBL teaching style, students have the opportunity to develop problem-solving skills that will prepare them for their future career.


Course Structure of BMBS Exeter

The five-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) programme draws on the strength of the partnership with the NHS in Devon and Cornwall to provide a unique learning experience in healthcare.

Clinical Placements
In the later years of the programme you will be immersed in the clinical environment with extensive opportunities for learning from patients as you move through the pathways of the patient care programme.

Community Placements
The community placements provide experience of the multi-professional nature of medicine and the importance of the healthcare team.

In your final year, you will learn the job of medicine and start to develop your own clinical practice in preparation for graduation. You’ll undertake a series of apprenticeship attachments in NHS hospitals across the South West.

Exeter Medicine Entry Requirements


C or 4 in English Language

A Levels


GCE AL Biology and Chemistry at grade A


IB Biology and Chemistry at HL6

Scottish Higher


Scottish Advanced



Exeter Medical School Admission Tests


Required for Exeter Medical School UCAT

Candidates applying with predicted or achieved A levels will also be required to sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Applications will then be sorted according to academic profile and UCAT overall score in order to determine which applicants will receive an offer of an interview.


Not Required


Exeter Medical School GAMSAT

Candidates applying for Exeter Postgraduate Medicine with an existing degree, or if it will be more than two full academic years (September to August) since you completed your A levels or equivalent qualifications when you enter the BMBS programme, will be required to sit the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT). Applications will be sorted according to the GAMSAT overall score.


Course Information

Graduate Entry

Available for candidates that have an existing degree.


Intercalation at Exeter University Medicine occurs between years 4 and 5.

An intercalated degree provides the opportunity to explore another discipline at degree level, bringing added breadth and depth to your study.

You may have the opportunity to intercalate and study 120 credits from another Bachelor’s degree (usually the final year) or a one-year Masters degree from a wide range of options available at the University of Exeter.

Foundation Year / Gateway 



Exeter Medical School Work Experience Requirements

Work experience is not a part of Exeter’s formal selection process.


Personal Statement for Exeter Medical School

The personal statement will not be used to assess eligibility for candidates to proceed to interview.


Exeter Interview Medicine


Multiple Mini Interviews


Between December and March


Exeter University Medicine Interview contains several topics, including:
- Work Experience
- Attributes of a Good Doctor
- Science/Medical Questions
- Ethical Questions
- NHS/Topical Issues


Contact Details

Exeter Medicine University Contact details:
- Address: Esteem Trial, Smeall Building, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter, Magdalen Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU
- Telephone: +44 (0) 1392 722760
- Email: D.Poade@exeter.ac.uk

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