Edge Hill University (Foundation Year)


Edge Hill University welcomed its very first medical students in 2019. This brand new medical school offers modern state-of-the-art facilities including a simulation suite and clinical skills labs. The course takes a hybrid case-based and team-based learning approach with a spiral curriculum. Clinical placements take place across the North West of England within a range of clinical settings.

Edge Hill place emphasis on UCAT score when selecting for interview, therefore it’s a great choice for applicants meeting the minimum academic requirements but who also have a strong UCAT score.

Note: Please note this programme is only open to UK applicants who meet specific widening participation criteria

Key Points

  • New Medical School
  • Integrated Foundation Year
  • UCAT
  • Blended Teaching Style

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number01695 650950
Course Information
Teaching styleBlended with CBL elements
The course is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, science-based practical sessions, clinical skills and simulation sessions, tutorials and clinical placements in local healthcare settings. Successful completion of the Foundation Year enables progression to Y1 medicine.
Course length6 years
BSCNot available
Courses offered2 courses offered:
A100 - Standard Entry Medicine - 5 years
A110 - Medicine with Foundation Year - 6 years
Graduate entryNo
Foundation or accessYes
University Life
Local areaOrmskirk, West Lancashire
Edge Hill is located in Ormskirk, a small market town in the North West near to Liverpool and Manchester. Ormskirk is a beautiful town with all the conveniences you need. The University is campus based with all facilities located together, making things easy to reach. While the town is small, Liverpool is a short trip away making it ideal for weekend trips to the city!
Social lifeDespite being a new medical school, Edge Hill have already founded their own Medical Society providing plenty of additional academic opportunities. There are over 60 other societies spanning a wide range of sports and activities.
Interview styleMMI
8 Stations of 7 minutes each
Interview datesDec-Feb
Interview topics
  • Understanding and motivation to study medicine at Edge Hill
  • Verbal communication skills
  • integrity/probity
  • teamwork/leadership
  • Empathy and compassion
  • Awareness of current healthcare challenges
  • Ethical awareness
  • Awareness of self and others
  • prioritisation/decision making skills
  • Interpretation of data skills
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATUCAT Required
    All applicants meeting minimum academic requirements will be ranked on UCAT Score. A threshold for interview invitation will be set, depending on the statistics of applicants in that cohort. Any candidate with SJT Band 4 will be rejected.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSE not used past minimum requirements
    Subjects required: 5 GCSEs at grade B/6 including Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Mathematics
    Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
    While Biology and Chemistry are both required at grade B or above, where Grade A* is achieved in either Biology or Chemistry (or both Biology and Chemistry), the third A Level subject will be accepted at Grade C.
    Retake policyResits of GCSE or A-levels (or equivalent) either with or without mitigation are accepted. However, applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements in the resit examinations.
    Scottish highersN/A - applicants must have attended secondary school in the North West of England
    Scottish advancedN/A - applicants must have attended secondary school in the North West of England
    IB32 points
    Subjects required: Grade 5 in Higher Level Chemistry and Biology, plus one additional subject. Each Standard Level subject must also be passed at Grade 5.
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)N/A
    Applications in 19/20data unavailable
    Interviews in 19/20data unavailable
    Offers in 19/20data unavailable
    Success rate in 19/20data unavailable


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