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Pathways to Health Sciences 2019/20

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Pathways to Health Sciences is a programme for students interested in studying Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science at university.

What can I expect?

Pathways to Health Sciences will consist of a wide variety of sessions designed to give you an insight into our health sciences programmes.

You will take part in academic taster sessions, delivered by our leading academics and current students. You will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience placements and meet professionals in your chosen field.

In addition to academic and professional sessions, the programme will provide you with personal statement and interview workshops.

Apply to Pathways to Health Sciences 

Applications for Pathways to Health Sciences are now closed and will open in September 2019.

Applications for Pathways to Health Sciences are submitted via the Access to Bristol application form. You must ensure you meet the Access to Bristol entry requirements and apply by the advertised deadline.

This is a two-year programme, which means we can only accept students who will be studying at school or college for the next two years. The programme will consist of approximately ten sessions during Year 12, with a further five sessions taking place in Year 13. If you are accepted onto the scheme, you will be provided with a timetable with details of each session. 

If you are studying an Access to HE course which is one year in length, we encourage you to apply. If you are selected, please speak to the programme manager about taking part in a condensed programme.

If you have any questions about the entry requirements or how to apply please contact us at

Bursary scheme

If you successfully complete the Pathways to Health Sciences programme at Bristol and firmly accept your offer to study at the University, you may be eligible for the Access to Bristol bursary, which consists of:

  • A full tuition fee waiver for your first year of study;
  • A maintenance bursary of £3,855 for each year of your course.

To be considered for the bursary you need to have a household income of £25,000 or below and be resident in England. No bursary is paid in any year where you are entitled to NHS funding as part of your course.

The Access to Bristol bursary and Guaranteed Offer reflect our commitment to attracting the very best students to the University of Bristol and demonstrates how highly we regard those students who complete the Pathways to Health Sciences scheme.

Guaranteed offer at contextual level

Successful completion of the Pathways to Health Sciences scheme will guarantee you an offer from the University of Bristol provided that you meet the full entry requirements of the course you apply for.

You will be eligible for a contextual offer for all undergraduate courses, which is usually two grades lower than the typical offer. If the course holds interviews or auditions as part of the selection process you will be guaranteed an interview or audition.