MB ChB Medicine (A100)
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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||5 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 Medicine
MB ChB Medicine is the primary medical qualification awarded by the University of Bristol and is recognised by the General Medical Council.
As a student on this course you will learn about the art, science and craft of medicine through:
- early clinical exposure in hospital, community and primary care settings;
- a blend of lectures, case-based learning and practical work;
- state-of-the-art anatomy facilities including cadaveric prosections;
- inter-professional working with students of nursing, pharmacy and physiotherapy;
- integration of basic science and clinical learning throughout the course;
- a substantial student choice programme to explore personal interests in more detail and to experience potential career options;
- completion of a research project of your choice;
- an exciting opportunity to study abroad as part of your final year elective;
- a final year designed to prepare you for your first job as a foundation doctor.
Health and conduct
If you have a chronic health condition please contact the enquiries team for guidance on making an application.
We have excellent support services available including Disability Services, student health and student counselling.
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.
Students are required to be 18 years of age (or above) by 1 October in their year of entry in order to undertake the clinical experiential learning in our teaching (general) practices and clinical academies. This is to ensure that our students have the legal capacity to be bound by the rules of confidentiality of our NHS partners.
Applicants must be available for an online interview from November to March immediately following submission of their application.
See a list of all Medicine degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.
This year will help you to explore the concepts of health and wellbeing from multiple perspectives.
This year will allow you to explore disease processes and construct a list of differential diagnoses for common symptoms.
You will work in a hospital and primary care setting in our clinical academies, where you will meet patients presenting for scheduled (elective) and unscheduled (emergency) care and learn about how common conditions are managed in the NHS.
Between years three and four, there is an opportunity to spend an additional year studying for an intercalated degree in a medical science or humanities subject.
You will learn about hospital and primary care of patients across the life course, from birth to old age.
You will prepare for your Foundation programme posts by working alongside clinical teams, which will give you experience of teamwork and decision-making in primary and secondary care clinical practice. You will be supported to deal with the uncertainties inherent in the practice of medicine and will be equipped to provide safe and effective care in medical emergencies.Find out more about the course structure and units available for Medicine
Typical offer for MB ChB Medicine - applicants must meet one of the following
|AAA including Chemistry and either Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
Graduates are required to obtain a 2:1 in their degree plus ABB at A-level, including A in Chemistry and B in either Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
What is a contextual offer?
|AAC including AA in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics, or ABB including A in Chemistry and B in one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma
|36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations)|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma
What is a contextual offer?
|32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and 5 at Higher Level in one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics (either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretations)|
|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, and M3 is C.|
|Access to HE Diploma offer||Access to HE Diploma in Life Science, Medicine or Science. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include: |
|BTEC offer||DDD in Applied Science (Biomedical), plus A-level Chemistry. Distinctions may be requested in specified units.|
|Scottish Qualifications Authority offer||Advanced Higher: AA in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAB|
|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.|
|European Baccalaureate offer||85% overall, with 8.5 in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics|
|UK qualifications||Further information about UK qualifications|
|International qualifications||Accepted international qualifications|
Applicants must also meet these requirements
|GCSE profile requirements||Profile:|
Advanced numeracy requirement (7 or A in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent)
Standard literacy requirement (4 or C in GCSE English 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.
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.
The combined score from all subtests, with the exception of Situational Judgement, will be used to select applicants for interview. For 2020 entry, applicants with a UCAT score of 2690 or above were invited to interview. However, the number used as a threshold for interview is subject to change year-on-year.
Work experience is not a requirement for this course, but it is encouraged. Please see the Admissions statement for further details.
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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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