Undergraduate BM BS


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Course overview

Medicine involves long-term commitment and dedication. Our degree, at the Kent and Medway Medical School (KMMS), offers you diverse career opportunities and experience to practice medicine across primary care, acute care, community and mental health settings, as well as the major medical and surgical specialities.

Our five-year medical degree, awarded jointly awarded by Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent, leads to the qualification of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BM BS). Subject to successful progress through the General Medical Council's quality assurance programme.

KMMS builds on the existing high quality clinical teaching and research strengths of both universities and is working in partnership with Brighton and Sussex Medical School for support and quality assurance purposes.

Why study Medicine at Kent?

Real-world experience.

Become the doctor you want to be. Our course teaches you how to apply your learning to clinical practice.

Learn from our experts.

Our expert teachers share a holistic approach to manage future patient and population needs for Kent and Medway.

Specialist facilities.

Lecture theatres, large teaching rooms, PC suites, an anatomy learning centre, clinical skills facilities, and simulation suites.

Funding your degree.

We have a generous financial support package for eligible students who start their studies in September 2024.  

Shape the future.

Our Patient Engagement Programme is a vital part of our person-centred medical education.

Everything you need to know about our Medicine course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

Throughout the programme, you focus on how you apply your learning to your clinical practice. You undertake placements in a range of integrated medical, surgical, primary care and community settings. You gain vital hands-on experience, develop clinical skills and learn to work in collaboration as part of a multi-professional team.

How you'll study

Teaching includes lectures, workshops and tutorials in the Medical School's purpose-built facilities. You learn anatomy and physiology in a state-of-the-art anatomy suite, using full-body dissection and cutting-edge radiological imaging.

Industry-standard environment

To enable our students and faculty members to learn and research to the best of their abilities, the Kent and Medway Medical School provides first-class facilities.

Your future

As a newly qualified doctor, you will be equipped with the curiosity, academic, professional and clinical skills to influence and improve future healthcare in Kent and Medway, and beyond.

Once fully registered, you will have the education and experience to apply for any one of over 100 possible medical specialties. Qualified doctors also work in media, the arts, business, the voluntary sector, government, research and technology.

There are national programmes available for medical graduates to obtain specialist postgraduate training and experience in leadership, management, entrepreneurialism and research.  

Supporting your learning.
“I was amazed by the KMMS vision and goals for students in shaping us into the best doctors of the future.”

The NHS is changing and we need our medical students to be the doctors that can work, respond and thrive in that environment.

Dr Anna Romito, Deputy Dean and Undergraduate Programme Director

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:


  • UK
  • EU
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

General additional costs 

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

University funding 

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details.  

Government funding 

You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government's student finance website. 


For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

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Full-time applicants

When you are applying for the BM BS degree, please apply to the Kent and Medway Medical School, institution code K31.

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Full-time applicants (including international applicants) should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) system. If you need help or advice on your application, you should speak with your careers adviser or contact UCAS Customer Contact Centre. You can also write to UCAS at:

UCAS Customer Contact Centre
PO Box 28
GL52 3LZ

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