Hull York Medical School
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.
- Heavy UCAT Focus
- Early Clinical Focus
- Very Competitive
About the university Compare
|Phone number||01904 321690|
Problem-based learning, lead by experienced practising clinicians.
|Course length||5-6 years|
5 years - undergraduate course
6 years - undergraduate course with gateway year
|Courses offered||2 courses offered|
Standard undergraduate entry - 5 years Undergraduate entry with Gateway Year - 6 years
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 access||Yes|
Medicine with a gateway year is offered by Hull York Medical School, with reduced entry requirements. Please see the university website (click here) or UCAS (click here) for more information.
|Local area||Hull or York|
During the first two years of the program 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.
|Interview style||MMI 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 dates|| December|
For 2020 entry interviews will take place during December 2019.
|Interview topics||Topics covered across all sections of the interview are:|
|UCAT||UCAT 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.
|GSCE||GCSE’s not used past minimum requirements|
Subjects required: English Language or Literature and Mathematics required
Grades required: 8 GCSEs grade A*-C (9-4)
Grade B/6 minimum from both English and Mathematics
|A-level||AAA is common|
Subjects required:Biology and Chemistry
If you are applying with predicted A-level grades, you must be predicted to achieve AAB or above. Alternatively ABB for students enrolling on the Widening participation schemes.
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.
Applicants who achieved at least BBB at first sitting of A-levels, and are taking an additional year to achieve a minimum of AAA or equivalent, are welcomed to apply.
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry at grade A are essential
Only acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Advanced Highers.
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
Grades required: AA
Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers.
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
Grades required: 6,6,5 at Higher Level
|BDGA only||2:1 degree classification|
Subjects required: Any subject.
Grades required: 2:1 or above, plus 8 GCSEs at grade A*-C as well as ABB at A-level (or equivalent)
If there is adequate Biology and Chemistry content in your degree, such as a biomedical science degree programme, B grades are acceptable in required A-level subjects. If your degree does not contain adequate Biology and Chemistry content, you will be required to offer both at A-level at grade A.
Dental graduate applicants, must have gained their degree in dentistry from an EU country, and be fully registered with the GDC. As well as having obtained the MJDF or MFDS before starting the course. Applicants who are successful will enter the MBBS programme in year 2.
|Applications in 18/19||approximately 1200|
Total number of home applicants: approximately 1200
|Interviews in 18/19||approximately 670|
Total number of applicants interviewed: approximately 670
|Offers in 18/19||Total number of offers: 231 |
Home/EU students: 220
International students: 11
|Success rate in 18/19||Application success rate: |
Offers per applicant: 1 in 5.2
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: 1 in 2.9