Hull York Medical School Medicine with a Gateway Year


Joint between the Universities of Hull and York, the Hull York Medical School is one of the UK’s most contemporary medical schools, delivering an innovative and rigorous medical education. You will gain clinical experience from the very start of the programme, with a breadth of placements at a variety of locations. 

Interview invites are sent based on a range of criteria, which means that provided you meet the minimum entry criteria your application success in being invited to interview is based on scores for other criteria. Candidates are then ranked based on the points they score for the UCAT, UCAT SJT band, Top 8 GCSE results, and contextual data. This makes Hull York a great choice if you have done well in the UCAT and in your GCSE’s but don’t have top A-level grades, but still reach the minimum entry criteria. 

Please note that this program is only open to applicants that meet specific widening participation criteria.

Key Points

  • Foundation year entry
  • Less competitive
  • Above average UCAT

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number01904 321690
Course Information
Teaching stylePBL
Problem-based learning, lead by experienced practising clinicians.
Course length5-6 years
A100 - 5 years - undergraduate course
A101 - 6 years - undergraduate course with gateway year
BSCNot offered
Courses offered2 courses offered
A100 - Standard undergraduate entry - 5 years
A101 - Undergraduate entry with Gateway Year - 6 years
Graduate entryNot offered
Graduates are welcome to apply to the undergraduate course and will start in year 1 or the standard 5 year course.
Dental graduates are also welcome to apply for the undergraduate course, where successful applicants will start in year 2 of the standard 5 year course.
Foundation or accessYes
A101 - Medicine with a gateway year is offered by Hull York Medical School, with reduced entry requirements.
University Life
Local areaHull or York
During the first two years of the programme students are based at either the University of Hull or the University of York campus. Following these two years you will undertake placements across the whole of the region, including; Hull, York, Scarborough, Scunthorpe and Grimsby.
Social life
Interview styleMMI and tasks
The interview consists of 4 sections, each of which is weighted the same (20 marks available in each section). The sections are: Group exercise (20 minutes)
MMI A and MMI B (each lasting 10 minutes)
Task station (5 minutes)
Scenario station (5 minutes)
Interview datesDecember
For 2020 entry interviews will take place during December 2019.
Interview topicsTopics covered across all sections of the interview are:
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Contribute relevant information in group discussions
  • Effectively and clearly articulate your own thoughts in a group setting
  • Insight into a medical career
  • Understanding the values in the NHS Constitution
  • Motivation for a medical career
  • Awareness and understanding of current medical issues
  • Communication skills
  • Understanding of MBBS course at Hull York and motivation to study there
  • Personal qualities needed to be a doctor
  • Ability to think critically
Admissions Tests
UCATUCAT scores are assigned points as part of the selection procedure. These along with other aspects of your application, such as academic performance, personal statement and references are also used to determine which applicants are invited to interview.
SJT band 4 applicants are automatically rejected.
Academic Requirements
GSCEGCSE’s not used past minimum requirements
Subjects required: English Language and Mathematics required
Grades required: 5 GCSEs grade A*-C (9-4)
Resits of GCSEs are accepted
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
Grades required: BBC with BB in required subjects
General Studies, Applied Science, Citizenship and Critical thinking are not accepted. Maths and Further Maths, or Biology and Human Biology are not considered as separate subjects, as three distinct A-level subjects are required.
Additional information:
EPQ (Extended Project Qualification:
Hull York Medical School recognises the value of an EPQ, it will not be included as a condition of your entry, however, it may be taken into consideration when receiving your results.
Retake policyunknown
Scottish highersABBBB
Subjects required: none stated
Grades required: ABBBB
Only acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Advanced Highers.
Scottish advancedBC
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
Grades required: BC in required subjects
Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers.
IB29 points
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
Grades required: 29 points overall with 14 at higher level. Required subjects must have a minimum of grade 5 achieved.
Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)N/A
Applications in 19/20150
Total number of home applicants: 150
Interviews in 19/2050
Total number of applicants interviewed: 50
Offers in 19/2045
Total number of offers: 45
Success rate in 19/20Application success rate:
Offers per applicant: 1 in 3.33
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: 1 in 1.11


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AnonymousMedic Mind Tutor

21 February 2021

I’ve got an offer from hyms gateway and it says a B in chem and bio is essential… if I get a B in chem but a C in biology will I be rejected on results day…