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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB ChB

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    6 Years

Course summary

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 is available at Contextual offers.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.

Application deadline

15 October

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 25,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Bristol

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TH, England

Bristol is one of the UK’s leading research universities, with a curriculum informed by the latest research and degrees taught by expert academics.
Around a quarter of Bristol students are international, with students from over 150 countries helping to create a friendly and diverse community.
The Careers Service offers advice, events and resources for international students during their studies and for up to three years after graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 35 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    181 75%

    15th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99.0 99%

    12th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%

    6th

    12

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