Medicine - MBChB Standard entry (5 years)

University of Bristol

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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The MB ChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree is the primary medical qualification awarded by the University of Bristol and is recognised by the General Medical Council. As a student on this course you will learn about the art, science and craft of medicine through:

  • early clinical exposure in hospital, community and primary care settings;
  • a blend of lectures, case-based learning and practical work;
  • state-of-the-art anatomy facilities including cadaveric prosections;
  • inter-professional working with students of nursing, pharmacy and physiotherapy;
  • integration of basic science and clinical learning throughout the course;
  • a substantial student choice programme to explore personal interests in more detail and to experience potential career options;
  • completion of a research project of your choice;
  • an exciting opportunity to study abroad as part of your final year elective;
  • a final year that is constructed explicitly to prepare you for your first job as a foundation doctor.
Health and conduct Certain health conditions may be incompatible with some careers in medicine. Further information can be found with our pre-course information, or you can contact our prospective student enquiries team. We have excellent support services available including Disability Services, student health and student counselling provision. Medical students must complete a health questionnaire and undergo a medical examination. Non-immune students must be immunised against hepatitis B and tuberculosis. In accordance with General Medical Council guidelines, all medical students undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in line with other UK health-related courses. Age Requirement Students are required to be 18 years of age (or above) by 1 October in their year of entry in order to undertake the clinical experiential learning in our teaching (general) practices and clinical academies. This is to ensure that our students have the legal capacity to be bound by the rules of confidentiality of our NHS partners. Interviews Applicants must be available for interview from December to April immediately following submission of their application.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • General Medical Council

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 October

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeA100
Institution code B78
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAC - AAA Standard offer: AAA including AA in Chemistry and either Biology, Physics or Mathematics. Graduate offer: Graduates are required to obtain a 2:1 in their degree plus ABB at A-level including A in Chemistry and B in either Biology, Physics or Mathematics. Contextual offer: AAC including AA in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics or ABB including A in Chemistry and B in one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD DDD in Applied Science (Biomedical) plus A-level Chemistry. Distinctions may be requested in specified units.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma (Life Science, Medicine or Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit, including 15 credits in each of Chemistry and either Biology, Physics or Mathematics, with at least 12 graded level 3 credits in each at Distinction.
Scottish Higher AAAAB Standard Higher: AAAAB
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Advanced Higher: AA in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 - 32 points Standard offer: 36 points overall with 18 at Higher level, including 6,6 at Higher level in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and 5 at Higher Level in one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics Please visit :http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 - D3, D3, M3 Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE profiles: Advanced numeracy requirement (7 or A in GCSE Maths or equivalent) and Standard literacy requirement (4 or C in GCSE English or equivalent) For more information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/gcse/

European Baccalaureate offer: 85% overall, with 8.5 in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics Work experience is not a requirement for this course, however, it is encouraged. Please see the Admissions statement for further details.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2020/medicine/mb-medicine/

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Health questionnaire and medical examination. Non-immune students must be immunised against hepatitis B and tuberculosis.

Interview

Other

Work experience is required, please see the Admissions statement.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (formerly UKCAT) is required. Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UCAT; please see the UCAT website for details: https://www.ucat.ac.uk/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £10750 Year 1
International £33500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Medicine - MBChB Standard entry (5 years) at University of Bristol - UCAS