72 months
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Gateway to Medicine programme from University of Bristol is aimed at students with the potential to become doctors but do not meet the standard academic entry criteria to apply directly to our five-year Medicine course.

Visit the official programme website for more information


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 benefit from shared interprofessional insight and the unique community of Bristol's medical, dental and veterinary schools, and will be taught by scientists and clinicians.


The Gateway to Medicine programme from University of Bristol   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.

Programme Structure

Courses structure:

  • Basic anatomy, physiology, cell biology and biochemistry of the healthy human/animal;
  • Fundamental principles of chemistry;
  • Maths and statistics relevant to health sciences programmes;
  • Clinical professional attributes.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


720 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BBC including B in Biology or Chemistry.Applicants with predicted or achieved grades of AAB or above (or points equivalent), or with A in Chemistry, are not eligible for this course.
  • 29 points overall, including 5 at Higher Level in Biology or Chemistry.Applicants with predicted or achieved grades of 33 points overall including 16 at Higher Level, or with 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry, are not eligible for this course.
  • 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.
  • DMM in Applied Science BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma, with EITHER with Distinctions in six specified Biology units or with Distinctions in six specified Chemistry units

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 72 months.
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9250 per year

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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