Pathways to Health Sciences is a programme for students interested in studying Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science at university.

Pathways to Health Sciences

Applications to Pathways to Health Sciences are open until 15 October 2021. Find more information on applying here.

Pathways to Health Sciences is a widening participation scheme designed to give local Year 12 and Access to HE students an insight into our Health Science programmes (Medicine, Dentistry, & Veterinary Science). 

As a participant of Pathways to Health Sciences, you will take part in academic taster sessions delivered by our leading academics, NHS Clinicians, and current students. You will also have the opportunity to practice clinical skills and talk to professionals from your chosen field. In addition to the academic and professional sessions, the programme will provide you with personal statement and interview workshops to help you prepare for your application to university, plus a chance to tour the University.

Find out more about the Pathways to Health scheme on page 25 of our booklet

2021-22 A2B booklet (PDF, 836kB)

Term dates & times

Pathways to Health Sciences is an extended scheme. This means that the scheme starts in November of Year 12 (or equivalent) and sessions/support runs through to Autumn of Year 13. 

Benefits of Pathways to Health Sciences

Students who complete the Pathways to Health Sciences scheme can benefit from:

  • The Access to Bristol bursary
  • A guaranteed contextual offer/interview

Bursary

If you successfully complete Pathways to Health Sciences and choose Bristol as your Firm choice in UCAS you may be eligible for the Access to Bristol bursary, which currently consists of a maintenance bursary of £3,855 for each year of your course.

To be considered for the bursary you need to be Firm with Bristol, a Home UK student and have a household income of £25,000 or below. No bursary is paid in any year where you are entitled to NHS funding as part of your course.

Guaranteed offer at contextual level

Find out more about the Bristol Medical School

Find more information on the courses, research, and opportunities that the Bristol Medical School has to offer.

Find out more about the Bristol Veterinary School

Find more information on the courses, research and opportunities available in the Bristol Veterinary School.

Find out more about the Bristol Dental School

Find more information on the courses, research, and opportunities available in the Bristol Dental School.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the scheme or about your application, please get in touch with Katie Arnold (Pathways to Health Sciences Coordinator) at pathways-to-health-sciences@bristol.ac.uk.

If your query relates to our Access to Bristol, please get in touch with the Access to Bristol Coordinator at access-to-bristol@bristol.ac.uk.

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