2024 entry

MB ChB Medicine (A100)

Course overview

MB ChB Medicine (A100)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAA

A-level contextual offer: ABB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

5 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS

The closing date for Medicine UCAS applications is 16 October. UCAS advises that no more than four choices from a possible five are used for Medicine.


£9,250 per year, home students

£42,800 per year, international students

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.


Clifton campus, Placements

This course is the primary medical qualification awarded by the University of Bristol and is recognised by the General Medical Council.

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;
  • integration of basic science and clinical learning throughout the course;
  • inter-professional working on placement with allied health professional students;
  • broad experience in a variety of clinical academies;
  • a substantial student choice programme to explore personal interests in more detail, experience potential career options, and gain the opportunity for involvement in audits and research;
  • an exciting opportunity to study abroad as part of your final year elective;
  • a final year that is constructed explicitly to prepare you for your first job as a foundation doctor.

Health and conduct

Certain health conditions may be incompatible with some careers in medicine. Further information can be found with our pre-course information, within General Medical Council guidance "admission to medical school", 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.

We have excellent support services available including Disability Services, Students' Health Service 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 guidance, all medical students undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in line with other UK health-related courses.

Age Requirement

Students must be 18 years of age (or above) at the beginning of their year of entry 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 interview from December to April immediately following submission of their application.

This course is accredited 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.

Course structure

First year

This year will help you to explore health and wellbeing through case-based learning, to provide a foundation for your knowledge and skills, alongside clinical placements in primary and secondary care.

Second year

In this year you will explore disease processes and differential diagnoses for common symptoms through case-based learning, alongside clinical placements in primary and secondary care.

Third year

You will work in primary, community and secondary care settings 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 at Bachelors or Masters level in medical science or humanities subjects.

Fourth year

You will learn about the care of patients across the life course, from birth to old age in primary, community and secondary care in our clinical academies in preparation for your final knowledge-based and clinical examinations.

Fifth year

Following an elective study period, you will prepare for your Foundation Programme posts by working within clinical teams in the clinical academies, experiencing teamwork and decision-making in primary, community and secondary care.

Throughout your studies, you will be supported to deal with the challenges and uncertainties inherent in the practice of medicine to equip you to provide safe and effective care in all clinical settings.

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

Advanced numeracy requirement (7 or A in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent) and 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 have one of the following:

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. The combined score from all subtests, with the exception of Situational Judgement, will be used to select applicants for interview. For 2023 entry, the final UCAT threshold score to be invited to interview was 2910 for home applicants and 2960 for overseas applicants. The number used as a threshold for interview is subject to change year-on-year.

Work experience

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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