MB ChB Gateway to Medicine (A108)

2021 entry
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UCAS code A108
Application method UCAS

The closing date for Medicine UCAS applications is 15 October. UCAS advises that no more than four choices from a possible five are used for Medicine.
Course duration 6 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.

  • Home students: £9250 per year
  • EU students: £To be confirmed per year
  • International students: £24,700 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year

Home students: £9,250 per year

Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
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.

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.

Eligibility

This course is open to applicants from specific schools and colleges in the UK only and/or to those who have spent 3 months or more in care. Further information and lists of the eligible schools and colleges can be found 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. Further information can be found with our pre-course information, or you can contact our Occupational Health team.

If you have a chronic health condition please contact the enquiries team 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, all medical students undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in line with other UK health-related courses.

View all our Medicine courses

See a list of all Medicine degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Course structure

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

A-level
Standard offer
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.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
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 offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerNot 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 offerAdvanced 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 offerRequirements 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 qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Standard literacy requirement (4 or C in GCSE English or equivalent) and Standard numeracy requirement (4 or C in GCSE Mathematics 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:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Additional requirementsThe 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

Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Not accepted

Selection process

UCAS and multiple mini interview, plus UCAT

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International students

This course is open to applicants from specific schools and colleges in the UK only.

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