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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.
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.
Applicants must be available for interview from December to April immediately following submission of their application.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- General Medical Council
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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/
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAA - AAC||
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|
|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/
|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.
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AA||Advanced Higher: AA in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics|
|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.|
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 coursehttp://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2020/medicine/mb-medicine/
Additional entry requirements
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/
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Health questionnaire and medical examination. Non-immune students must be immunised against hepatitis B and tuberculosis.
Work experience is required, please see the Admissions statement.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£10,750||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|