MB ChB Medicine (graduate entry) (A101)

2016 entry

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UCAS code A101
Application method UCAS/Common Application

A101 MB ChB Medicine (graduate entry) will run in 2016 but will not be available for applications for 2017 entry

The closing date for UCAS applications is 15 October. UCAS advises that no more than four choices from a possible five are used for Medicine.

Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course
Number of applications for 2014/15 532
Number of places for 2016/17 19

About MB ChB Medicine (graduate entry)

This 'fast-track' course follows the teaching schedule of the five-year A100 course, with the exception of the Molecular and Cellular Basis of Medicine unit and the student-selected component in year two. You complete the remainder of the first and second-year units in one year instead of two.

Please read the admissions statement at the bottom of the page for guidance on suitable first degrees for entry onto this course.

Health and conduct

Certain health conditions may be incompatible with careers in some branches of medicine. If you have a chronic health problem, you should contact the Admissions Office for guidance on making an application.

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, medical students must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in line with other UK health-related courses.

Please visit our guidelines for students on disclosure.

More about Medicine

Find out more about studying Medicine at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Human Basis of Medicine
  • Systems of the Body 1
  • Systems of the Body 2
  • Basic Clinical Skills

Second year

  • Medicine and Surgery A and B
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases and Emergency Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Ethics
  • Student-selected components (or intercalation, or study in Europe)

Third year

  • Community-Oriented Clinical Practice 1 and 2
  • Applied Clinical Sciences
  • Reproductive Health and Care of the Newborn

Fourth year

  • Senior Medical and Surgical Attachments
  • Palliative Care and Oncology
  • Preparing for Professional Practice Course
  • Elective placement and student-selected components.
Further details about the course structure for Medicine (graduate entry)

Typical offer for MB ChB Medicine (graduate entry)

(including international A-levels)
AAB: Graduates are required to obtain a 2:1 in a UK degree in an approved medically related subject, at least AAB at A-level including Chemistry at grade A and one other lab-based science subject at grade B or above. Also a minimum of four subjects studied at AS-level, with minimum grade C in fourth subject OR a minimum of grade C in an EPQ.*
IB Diploma 2:1 in a UK degree in an approved medically related subject, and at least 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher level including 6,6 in Chemistry and one other lab-based science subject*
Cambridge Pre-URequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
AccessNot accepted
BTEC 2:1 in a UK degree in an approved medically-related subject, with at least DDD in a medically related subject plus grade A in A-level Chemistry*
SQA2:1 in a UK degree in an approved medically-related subject, with SH: AAABB and AH: AB including A in Chemistry and one other lab-based science*
Welsh BaccRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
EB2:1 in a UK degree in an approved medically related subject, with 80% overall including 8.5 in Chemistry*
International qualificationsQualifications, scholarships and local information sources for your country
English language requirements Profile A
Further information about English language requirements
Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent:grade A in Mathematics and English Language.
Academic qualificationsA-levels (or equivalent qualifications) should have been completed within two years of study. General Studies and Critical Thinking are not acceptable towards the A-level or AS-level requirements. This degree excludes some units taken during the first two years of our standard five-year course, which must be covered by your first degree; please read our admissions statement (below) for guidance on suitable first degrees for applying to this course.

More entry information

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admission contact:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1642
Email: med-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

Fees and funding

For information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit fees and funding.

International students

Unfortunately we cannot consider international applicants or overseas fee-payers for our A101 Graduate-entry Medicine degree. It is difficult to evaluate overseas degrees to ensure that they have covered the content that is 'fast-tracked' on this course, therefore it is not possible for candidates holding a first degree from a university outside of the UK to apply for this course. We welcome applications from international students for our A100 Medicine degree.

Key information about this course

Did you know?

  • Students from more than 180 countries study with us, and we share more than 150 exchange links with institutions worldwide.
  • Our Students' Union has over 300 student-run societies and sports clubs. The Richmond Building, home to the Students' Union, recently underwent a £30-million renovation.
  • 12 Bristol graduates and members of staff have been awarded Nobel prizes.


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