Bristol Medical School
Bristol Medical School dates back to 1737, where training was given at Bristol Infirmary, and combines a traditional training with modern teaching. Benefit from early clinical exposure in not just the hospital setting, but the community and also primary care settings. You will also enjoy the use of new state-of-the-art anatomy facilities, and being able to take part in research projects.
- Heavy UCAT Focus
- Early Clinical Focus
- Very Competitive
About the university Compare
|Phone number||+44 (0)117 394 1649|
With clinical exposure from first year, and more time spent on placement each year.
|Course length||5-6 years|
Undergraduate entry - 5 years
Gateway to Medicine entry - 6 years
Between years 3 and 4 you have the opportunity to intercalate in a medical science or humanities subject
|Courses offered||2 courses offered|
Gateway to Medicine entry
|Foundation or access||Yes|
Gateway to Medicine - 6 year course
International Foundation Program - 1 year, apply directly to Bristol University.
Clifton campus and external placements.
7 stations, each taking 6 minutes, with 1 of those minutes used for reading instructions, and the other 5 for completing the task.
Each station will have one for two interviewers.
|Interview dates||November to February|
Interview offers are sent out on a rolling basis from early November onwards. Some interview dates are known as late as the end of March.
|UCAT||High scorers are given interviews based solely on UCAT score|
UCAT scores, without the use of the SJT subset are used in conjunction with academic performance to invite applicants to interview. In 2017/18 entry applicants that scored over 2660 (one subset was removed in this years sitting) were automatically invited to interview, based solely on their UCAT score.
There is no UCAT cut-off score, but minimum scores for interview vary year-on-year depending on the strength of the cohort.
Applicants for the gateway to medicine 6 year course has a lover UCAT score weighting for their application, counting for only 20% of the score used to rank applicants.
|GSCE||GCSE’s not used past minimum entry requirements |
GCSE scores count for 10% in Gateway to Medicine applications
Grades required: 7/A in Maths and minimum of 4/C in English
|A-level||AAA is common |
AAC contextual offer
Subjects required:Chemistry and one of either Biology, Physics or Mathematics
Grades required: AAA with AA in Chemistry and one other science subject, as listed above.
Contextual offer must include grade A in Chemistry and minimum of B in one other science subject as listed above.
Bristol will consider applicants resitting GCSEs and/or A-levels, with a maximum of one resit allowed in any one subject. Unless there are extenuating circumstances.
|Scottish highers||AAAAB |
Non subject specific
|Scottish advanced||AA |
Subjects required: Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
Grades required: AA
Subjects required: Chemistry and one of either Biology, Physics, or Mathematics
Grades required: 36 points with 18 at Higher Level. With 6,6 at higher level in Chemistry and one other required subject.
|BDGA only||2:1 Honours degree|
Grades required: 2:1 degree as well as ABB at A-level with a grade A in Chemistry and B in either Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
|Applications in 18/19||4540 |
Total number of home applicants: 4540
|Interviews in 18/19||1800|
Total number of applicants interviewed: 1800
|Offers in 18/19||550 |
Total number of offers: 550
|Success rate in 18/19||Application success rate: |
Offers per applicant: 1 in 12.1
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: 1 in 3.3