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Gateway to Medicine, MB ChB

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
University rank #49 (QS) Bristol, United Kingdom
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 undergraduate Medicine course. 

Overview

During the Gateway to Medicine year at University of Bristol, 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 academic 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.

Teaching

The typical percentage of time spent in different learning activities for this course based on student choices.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    720 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses structure:

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A-level Standard offer: BBC including B in Biology or Chemistry. Applicants with predicted or achieved grades of AAB or above, or with A in Chemistry are not eligible for this course.
  • Science practicals: A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected.
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Standard offer: 29 including 5 at Higher Level in Biology or Chemistry. Applicants with predicted or achieved grades of 33 overall including 16 at Higher Level, or with Chemistry at HL6 are not eligible for this course.
  • 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, M3 is C

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24000 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
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  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 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.

Funding

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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