We can only accept applications for Medicine through UCAS. The closing date for UCAS applications is 15 October. UCAS advises that no more than four choices from a possible five are used for Medicine.
About MB ChB Medicine
The MB ChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) degree 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 and community settings
- A blend of lectures, case-based learning and practicals
- 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 our final year elective
- A final year that is constructed explicitly to prepare you for your first job as a foundation doctor
Certain health conditions may be incompatible with careers in some branches of medicine. If you have a chronic health problem, you should contact the Admissions Office for guidance on making an application.
We have excellent support services available including Disability Services, student health and student counselling provision to support students where appropriate.
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, medical students must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in line with other UK health-related courses.
Applicants must be available for interview from December to April immediately following submission of their application.
More about Medicine
Find out more about studying Medicine at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.
We are planning to introduce a new and innovative curriculum for 2017. The following information provides guidance on the proposed structure.
This year will help you to explore the concepts of health and wellbeing from multiple perspectives. Content may include:
- Junior clinical and scientific reasoning
- Basic life support and first aid training
- Community visits and healthcare assistant practice
- Structure and function of the human body
- Systems-based approach using case-based learning
This year will allow you to explore disease processes and construct a list of differential diagnoses for common symptoms. Content may include:
- Intermediate clinical and scientific reasoning
- Basic life support instructor training
- Community, hospice and third sector visits
- Neuroscience and psychology
- Body defence and pathological processes
Our junior clinical clerkships will give you the opportunity to discover how scheduled (elective) and unscheduled (emergency) care is delivered in the hospital setting. Content may include:
- Advanced clinical scientific reasoning: including rational investigation prescribing
- Leadership, teamwork and interprofessional practice
- Legal and ethical frameworks of good medical practice
Between years three and four you may undertake an intercalated degree in a medical science or humanities subject.
Our intermediate clinical clerkships will give you an insight into medical practise across the human life course. Content may include:
- Reproductive health
- Mental health and wellbeing
- Ageing and older people
- Cancer and continuing care