Bristol medical students study with the school's experts across all five years of the popular Mb ChB undergraduate programme.

Our particular expertise in primary health care is embedded throughout the programme, which is designed in partnership with the NHS and provides real-life training for future medical practitioners.

Undergraduate courses

Intercalated degrees

All UK and international medical, dental and vet students can intercalate onto a number of undergraduate courses. Find out more about intercalated degrees at Bristol.

The School of Social and Community Medicine and the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit host the Intercalated BSc in Genomic Medicine.

The School of Social and Community Medicine also host the Intercalated BSc in Global Health in conjuction with School for Policy Studies

Course structure

The five years of the programme are each divided into a series of compulsory units with associated assessments. Most units are further sub-divided into elements (subject areas).

Running throughout the five-year programme are six vertical themes and a series of student-directed learning opportunities, known as Student Selected Components (SSCs).

What makes a successful lecture?

Vertical themes

As well as specialist topics, the Bristol MB ChB programme has six vertical themes that run through all the curriculum years:

  • Disability, disadvantage and diversity
  • Consultation and Procedural Skills
  • Ethics and Law in Medicine
  • Evidence Based Medicine and Public Health
  • Personal, Professional and Interprofessional Development
  • Medical Humanities and Whole Person Care