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Health Sciences and Medicine pathway

Kings is delighted to include in its University of Bristol pathway programme entry to Medicine, as well as Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine. Applications must be made through UCAS, and candidates who are successful at interview will receive a conditional offer for MBChB Medicine.

Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol offers a rare combination of academic excellence and future-based thinking.

Excellent rankings

  • The University of Bristol is ranked #16 overall in the UK in the Times Good University Guide 2024
  • Top 100 globally ranked University in the QS World University Rankings 2024
  • Top 100 globally for Medicine and Dentistry (Times Higher Education 2024)
  • Ranked #10 in the UK for Medicine (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)
  • Ranked #8 in the UK for Anatomy and Physiology (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)
  • Ranked #5 in the UK for Dentistry (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)
  • Ranked #2 in the UK for Animal Science (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)
  • Ranked #7 in the UK for Veterinary Medicine (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Medical pathways from Kings to Bristol

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At a glance


  • Kings Bournemouth
  • Kings Brighton
  • Kings London
  • Kings Oxford

Start dates:

  • September 2024
  • September 2025

Entry requirements:

  • Completed 11 – 12 years of schooling
  • Minimum IELTS 6.5
  • Completing the Medical Summer Programme first is highly recommended

Minimum age:

  • 17


  • Foundation: 1 academic year (3 terms)
  • A-levels: 2 years (6 terms)


  • Average 21 hours per week, plus homework and private study

Learning outcomes

  • Raise academic qualifications to UK university entrance level
  • Raise English to university level 
  • Develop learning and self-study skills for degree level 
  • Full preparation for participation in the MMIs 
  • Develop relevant working experience required for entry into medical school 
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One-year Foundation pathway

You will follow the specialist Kings Advanced Level Foundation. This is based on A-level and taught by A-level teachers.

You will study Biology or Chemistry, plus a minimum of one further Science (Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics) along with the compulsory subjects of Data Handling/Statistics and Communication/Study Skills. Any other subject is acceptable as the third option, with the exception of Further Maths.

Two-year A-level pathway

You will study Biology and Chemistry at A-level, as well as either Maths or Physics.

Bristol Medical School entry criteria

You will have the opportunity to apply for the University of Bristol medical course (MBChB) if you satisfy the following conditions in your course at Kings:


  • Foundation: 75% overall, with Chemistry at 75% and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics at 75%. (These criteria apply for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine)
  • A-level: AAA including Chemistry and either Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
  • Students must also have the equivalent of GCSE Maths 7 or A, as well as 4 or C in GCSE English.


  • IELTS: 7.5 (Minimum 7.0 in all categories)

Additional requirements

  • UCAT: you will need to register and book to take the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

UCAS Application

Once you have taken UCAT, you must apply to Bristol through UCAS.

The UCAS deadline for applying to medicine, dentistry and veterinary science courses is 15 October.

Your Kings UCAS adviser will support your application.


Applicants must be available for interview from December to April immediately after submission of their application.

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