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University of Bristol

Medicine - MBChB Standard entry (5 years)

UCAS Code: A100
Bachelor of Medicine - MB years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Medicine
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
100% MED
Average graduate salary
£32k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

AAA including A in Chemistry and A in another lab-based science. Graduates are required to obtain a 2:1 in their degree and ABB at A-level including A in Chemistry and B in another lab-based science. Contextual offer: AAC including A in Chemistry and A in another lab-based science. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.

Scottish Highers

Advanced Higher: AA including Chemistry and another lab-based science, and Standard Higher: AAAAB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

DDD in a medically related subject, plus grade A in A-level Chemistry.

International Baccalaureate

36 overall with 18 points at Higher Level including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and 6 at Higher Level in another lab-based science. Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and 6 at Higher Level in another lab-based science. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

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 practical work 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 Health and conduct Certain health conditions may be incompatible with some careers in medicine. If you have a chronic health problem, please contact the Enquiries Team 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. Interviews Applicants must be available for interview from December to April immediately following submission of their application.


University of Bristol

Inside one of the campus buildings

The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
538 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 100% MED
Average graduate salary £32k HIGH
Graduates who are health professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
If you want a stable, well-paid career, then dentistry is an excellent choice. Starting salaries rival those for medicine, almost all graduates get jobs in dentistry on leaving their course and there are roles all around the country. It is a pretty select course, with only a little over a thousand graduates a year, but for that group, the rewards can be excellent.
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