Edge Hill University

Overview

The first intake of medical students at Edge Hill University will be in 19/20, so you will be one of the first students to graduate from Edge Hill with a medical degree. Each year of the course focuses on a specific overarching theme, enabling students to learn about all aspects of becoming a doctor including social and psychological context of health and illness, which is essential for future doctor. Benefit from placements in the North West of England, which provides a range of clinical settings.

Scoring well in the UCAT is essential if you wish to be invited to interview. Students who score in the top 15-30 candidates at interview will be automatically offered a place. Personal statements and references will be used to distinguish between borderline applicants.

Key Points

  • Heavy UCAT Focus
  • Early Clinical Focus
  • Very Competitive

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number01695 650950
Course Information
Teaching styleTraditional with CBL
Case-based learning with team-based learning as well are used in the first 2 years of pre-clinical study. With a following 3 years focusing on clinical study.
Course length5-6 years
Undergraduate entry - 5 years
Foundation year undergraduate entry - 6 years
BSCNo
Currently this is not an option at Edge Hill University, however this may be introduced at a later date, once the first cohort of medical students have started.
Courses offered2 courses offered
Undergraduate course
Foundation year onto Undergraduate course
Graduate entryNo
Foundation or accessYes
Medicine including a foundation year,t taking 6 years.
University Life
Local areaEdge Hill university
Located in Ormskirk, North West, near to Liverpool, Southport and Manchester
Social life
Interview
Interview styleMMI
8 Stations, 7 mins per station and 3 Mins Prep
Interview datesDecember- February
Interview dates have not formally been released, but are expected to be between December and February.
Interview topics Areas assessed include:
  • 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
    UCATUsed to rank applicants for interview
    Candidates who meet the minimum academic criteria will be ranked according to their UCAT score (alone), and a UCAT threshold will be set depending on the number of interviews to be help.
    Candidates scoring within band 4 of the SJT section of the UCAT will be automatically rejected.
    GAMSATN/A
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSE minimum requirements
    Grades required: at least 5 GCSEs at grade B/6 or above. Must include Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Mathematics.
    Where GCSE Double Science Awards are offered grades 6-6 or B-B or above are required.
    A-levelAAA is common
    Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
    Grades required: AAA - Where an A* is achieved in either Biology or Chemistry, the third A-level subject will be accepted at grade B or above.
    General Studies, Critical Reasoning, Citizenship and Key Skills are not accepted A-Levels
    Retake policyYes
    Resits 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 highersAAAAB
    Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry, plus three other subjects
    Grades required: AAAAB
    Scottish advancedAAA
    Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry, plus one other subject
    Grades required: AAA
    IB36 points
    Grades required: 36 points with 6 points in Biology, 6 points in Chemistry and one other subject. Plus a further three subjects at standard level with a minimum of 5 points in each.
    BDGA only2:1 Honours degree
    Subjects required: Bachelor's degree in a science related programme, including Psychology.
    Grades required: 2:1 degree awarded within the past two years (prior to application).
    Plus ABB at A-level, including Biology and Chemistry, one of which must be at A grade.
    Statistics
    Applications in 18/19Unavailable
    As the first intake of medical students will be in 19/20
    Interviews in 18/19
    Offers in 18/19
    Success rate in 18/19

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