MB ChB Gateway to Medicine (A108)
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We can only accept applications through UCAS. The closing date for UCAS applications for this course is 15 October. UCAS advises that no more than four choices from a possible five can be used for medicine courses.
|Course duration||6 year(s) full-time|
|Tuition fees||Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.|
|Part-time study||Part-time study is not available for this course|
|Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17||11|
|Number of places for 2018/19||13|
About MB ChB Gateway to Medicine
This course is aimed at students who have the potential to become doctors but do not meet the academic entry criteria to apply directly to MB ChB Medicine. It is a widening participation initiative for UK students who fulfil specific criteria.
You will develop your interest and knowledge of the basic sciences which underpin the study of medicine and to foster professional behaviours and attitudes. Medical-related work experience will form part of the course. Successful completion of this year will enable you to progress to the MB ChB Medicine.
Please note: This course is open only to applicants from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland who are eligible for a contextual offer. For applicants from England and Wales, further information and the list of designated schools and colleges is available here: contextual offer
Information on contextual offers for applicants from Scotland and Northern Ireland will be available online shortly, so please check back.
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 (email@example.com) for guidance on making an application.
We have excellent support services available including Disability Services, student health and student counselling provision to support students where appropriate.
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.
Find out more about studying Medicine at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.
Content will include:
- Anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of the healthy human body;
- Principles of chemistry and biochemistry;
- Mathematical methods;
- Clinical professional attributes;
- Relevant work experience.
Assessment will be via continuous assessment plus formal examinations in January and June.
Successful students will then join the five year MB ChB courseFind out more about the course structure and units available for Gateway to Medicine
Typical offer for MB ChB Gateway to Medicine - applicants must meet one of the following
|BBC including BB in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics. Applicants with predicted or achieved grades of AAB or above are not eligible for this course.|
|Science practicals||A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma
|29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in Chemistry and 5 at Higher Level in one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics. Applicants with predicted or achieved grades of 33 overall and 16 at Higher Level are not eligible for this course.|
|Cambridge Pre-U offer||Requirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3.|
|Access to HE Diploma offer||Not accepted|
|BTEC offer||DMM in an Applied Science or Applied Science (Medical Sciences). Applicants with predicted or achieved grades of DDD or above or who are also taking A level Chemistry, are not eligible for this course.|
|Scottish Qualifications Authority offer||Advanced Higher: BB in Biology and Chemistry, and Standard Level: BBBBC|
|Welsh Baccalaureate offer||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.|
Applicants must also meet these requirements
|Subjects required at GCSE or equivalent||B in English Language, B in Mathematics, B two sciences or Double Science.|
|English language requirements||If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
|Additional requirements||UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is required. Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UKCAT - please see the UKCAT website for details. Applicants are recommended to complete relevant work experience prior to application.|
How we assess your application
Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:
For this course deferred entry is: Not accepted
Candidates who fit the academic entry criteria and the additional widening participation criteria will be considered for interview. This will be a series of practical tests (multiple mini interviews) undertaken at the University of Bristol campus
Get in touch
For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
This course is recognised by the following organisations:
The General Medical Council (GMC), this primary medical qualification entitles the holder to apply to the GMC for registration to practise medicine in the UK.
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