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Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci, BMedSc, BMSc, BSc(Med) degree or Bachelor of Medical Sciences is an undergraduate academic degree awarded after three or four years of degree level study in disciplines underpinning medicine, typically involving biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, pharmacology and other related disciplines, leading to an in depth understanding of human biology and associated research skills such as study design, statistics and laboratory techniques. It is an equivalent level qualification to the more commonly awarded Bachelor of Science (BSc). Graduates may enter a diverse range of roles including post-graduate study, academia, the biotechnology industry, the pharmaceutical industry, consultancy roles, or unrelated disciplines which make use of the broad range of transferable skills gained through this degree.


In the United Kingdom, the Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree can be awarded in three situations; firstly as a standalone 3-year first degree, secondly, as a consequence of taking an extra year during a medical or dental course (termed intercalating), or thirdly as an additional part of a medical degree but without any additional years of study. When the degree is obtained without any additional years of study, it may not be viewed as an equivalent qualification. For example, the UK Foundation Programme Office (the British body which manages first jobs for new medical graduates) places less value on a BMedSc degree if an additional year of study has not been undertaken.[13] Regardless of the way in which this degree is obtained, a research project typically forms a large component of the degree as well as formal teaching in human biology.

Bachelor of Medical Sciences degrees are awarded as a standalone 3 year course by the University of Exeter,[14] University of Birmingham,[15] the University of Sheffield,[16] Bangor University,[17] Oxford Brookes University,[18] De Montfort University,[19] and the University of St Andrews.[20] Medical schools which award an intercalated Bachelor of Medical Sciences after an additional year of study are Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry,[21] the University of Birmingham,[22] the University of Dundee,[23] the University of Edinburgh [24] the University of Aberdeen and the University of Sheffield.[25] The University of Nottingham[26] and the University of Southampton[27] award the degree as a standard part of their undergraduate medicine courses without an additional year of study (students must undertake a research project).

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  • Dr. Mehar wali
  • March 15, 2019
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