MB ChB Gateway to Medicine (A108)
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|Course duration||6 year(s) full-time|
|Location of course||Clifton campus, Placements|
|Part-time study||Part-time study is not available for this course|
About MB ChB Gateway to Medicine
Gateway to Medicine is aimed at students with the potential to become doctors but who do not meet the standard academic entry criteria to apply directly to our five-year Medicine course. Our Gateway courses are a widening participation initiative for UK students who fulfil specific criteria and wish to apply for a clinical programme in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science.
During the Gateway year students will learn alongside each other, benefiting from shared interprofessional insight and the unique community of Bristol’s medical, dental and veterinary schools. Students will be taught by teachers who are scientists and clinicians.
The Gateway course will deepen existing knowledge of core basic sciences underpinning clinical subjects and places emphasis on the development of personal and professional skills, attributes and behaviours that enable successful transition to university study. Successful completion of the Gateway year allows automatic progression onto the five-year MB ChB Medicine.
This course is open to applicants from specific schools and colleges in the UK only. Further information and lists of the eligible schools and colleges can be found on the Admissions Statement (see below).
International students may be eligible for the International Foundation Programme for Medicine and Dentistry.
Health and conduct
Certain health conditions may be incompatible with some careers in medicine. Medical students must complete a health questionnaire and undergo a medical examination. Non-immune students must be immunised against hepatitis B and tuberculosis. Find out more about pre-course occupational health information.
If you have a chronic health condition please contact the Prospective students enquiries team for guidance on making an application.
We have excellent support services available, including Disability Services, student health and student counselling to support students.
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.
See a list of all Medicine degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.
Studies will include:
- Basic anatomy, physiology and biochemistry of the healthy human/animal;
- Fundamental principles of chemistry;
- Maths and statistics relevant to health sciences programmes;
- Clinical professional attributes;
- Clinically-relevant work experience.
Successful students will then join the five-year MB ChB course.Find 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 B in Biology or Chemistry. Applicants with predicted or achieved grades of AAB or above, or with A in Chemistry, 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, including 5 at Higher Level in Biology or Chemistry. Applicants with predicted or achieved grades of 33 points overall including 16 at Higher Level, or with 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry, are not eligible for this course.|
|Cambridge Pre-U offer||Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C|
|Access to HE Diploma offer||Not accepted|
|BTEC offer||DMM in an Applied Sciences, Medical Sciences, or Health and Social Care (Science pathway). Applicants who are taking BTEC plus A-level Chemistry are not eligible for this course.|
|Scottish Qualifications Authority offer||Advanced Higher: BB including Biology or Chemistry, and Standard Level: BBBBC. Applicants with achieved or predicted Advanced Higher grades of AA, or with Chemistry at A grade, are not eligible for this course.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate offer||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.|
|UK qualifications||Further information about UK qualifications|
Applicants must also meet these requirements
|GCSE profile requirements||Profile:|
Standard numeracy requirement (4 or C in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent) and
Standard literacy requirement (4 or C in GCSE English or equivalent) and
Two higher science requirements (6, 6 or BB in GCSE Science or equivalent)
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
|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||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.|
Work experience is recommended; please see the Admissions statement.
How we assess your application
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.
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