University of Bradford Clinical Sciences

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University of Bradford Clinical Sciences


Entry onto the Clinical Sciences course, either directly or via a foundation year, allows students a unique and exciting opportunity to study science and health studies, and which can lead to a career in medicine, the healthcare sciences and other healthcare professions.

This collaborative course provides an opportunity for widening participation students entering the foundation year to progress to the MBChB programme at Leeds Medical School

Our focus is to widen participation in medical and healthcare education from students from underrepresented groups.

Clinical Sciences Widening Participation criteria 2017 (docx, 66KB)

This course will provide you with the essential knowledge and key skills to underpin today’s ever-changing health service, and to meet the needs of our local community.

Find out more about the School of Medical Sciences.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

Year 1 of the BSc in Clinical Sciences is accredited by the General Medical Council as part of the Leeds MBChB programme and the Foundation year recognised for entry to year 1 of Medicine at Leeds.


Entry requirements

New UCAS tariff

We use the UCAS tariff system to help us compare different qualifications. For courses starting from September 2017 onwards, the way points are calculated is changing.

The number of points you get for each qualification and grade will be lower, for example, an A* grade at A level will be worth 56 points from 2017 onwards, instead of 140 in 2016. Despite the lower points, you will still need to achieve the same grades. The only exception to this is that AS Levels will now be worth 40% of an A Level, instead of 50%.

All qualifications that are currently on the UCAS Tariff will continue to attract points under the new system. More qualifications are also being brought into the UCAS tariff system for the first time, including Access to Higher Education courses.

Work out your UCAS tariff points using the UCAS Tariff Calculator (link opens in a new tab).

A levels:

To include A-level Biology and Chemistry minimum grade B. No more than 12 points from Key Skills or any other scheme can count towards the total points.

Please note that where a science A-level is taken, the University will require applicants to pass the practical element (for A levels awarded from August 2017 onwards).

BTEC Extended Diploma:

Not accepted for this course. Applicants should apply for the Foundation Course in Clinical Sciences/Medicine.

Applicants on Access Programmes:

122 UCAS tariff points from an Access to Medicine Diploma courses accepted from the College of West Anglia and Sussex Downs Adult College only, where 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction (including Biology and Chemistry) and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit are required.

Plus minimum of:

GCSE English, Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry or Dual Award Science at grade C or 4.

Additional entry requirements:

As part of the selection process, short-listed candidates are invited to a Selection day prior to making offers.

English language requirements:

Minimum IELTS at 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each sub-test) or the equivalent.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.