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.
Become the doctor you want to be. Our course teaches you how to apply your learning to clinical practice.
Our expert teachers share a holistic approach to manage future patient and population needs for Kent and Medway.
Lecture theatres, large teaching rooms, PC suites, an anatomy learning centre, clinical skills facilities, and simulation suites.
We have a generous financial support package for eligible students who start their studies in September 2024.
Our Patient Engagement Programme is a vital part of our person-centred medical education.
To study at KMMS, you must possess the abilities, commitment and personal qualities that are necessary to deliver the core NHS values and become an excellent doctor.
See the full list of entry requirements on the KMMS website.
AAB which must include Chemistry or Biology, and one of either Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Psychology, Physics, Computing or Computer Science. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted as a third A level.
The University will not consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR).
34 points overall including Biology or Chemistry at Higher Level 6 and one further Higher Level subject in Biology, Chemistry, Maths (excluding Maths: Applications and Interpretations), Physics or Psychology at grade 6.
A* to B or 9 to 6 in five subjects which must include English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or a Double Science.
We are unable to consider applicants holding T Levels for this programme.
The University welcomes applications from Access to Higher Education Diploma candidates for consideration. A typical offer may require you to obtain a proportion of Level 3 credits in relevant subjects at merit grade or above.
The course is jointly awarded by the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. Our curriculum will be delivered using range of pedagogies and learning activities.
See the Kent and Medway Medical School website for more information.
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.
You learn in a range of integrated primary care, community and hospital placements. Here you gain vital hands-on experience, develop clinical skills and learn to work in collaboration as part of a multi-professional team.
You also undertake self-directed learning, normally split between university and healthcare settings. This enables you to study topics of particular interest in greater depth and to develop your academic and scholarly skills in disciplines allied to medicine and healthcare.
As a trainee doctor you are required to sit many exams and complete formal and informal assessments. We use a combination of written assessments including essays, short-answer questions and single best-answer questions. We also test your communication and clinical skills through practical assessment methods.
For a student studying full time, each academic year of the programme will comprise 1200 learning hours which include both direct contact hours and private study hours. The precise breakdown of hours will be subject dependent and will vary according to modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
Methods of assessment will vary according to subject specialism and individual modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
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.
The NHS is changing and we need our medical students to be the doctors that can work, respond and thrive in that environment.
The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:
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.*
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.
Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details.
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.
When you are applying for the BM BS degree, please apply to the Kent and Medway Medical School, institution code K31.
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
We welcome applications from students all around the world with a wide range of international qualifications.
Kent is ranked top 50 in the The Complete University Guide 2024.
Kent has risen 11 places in THE’s REF 2021 ranking, confirming us as a leading research university.