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.

Key Points

  • Heavy UCAT Focus
  • Early Clinical Focus
  • Very Competitive

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
5 years - undergraduate course
6 years - undergraduate course with gateway year
Courses offered2 courses offered
Standard undergraduate entry - 5 years Undergraduate entry with Gateway Year - 6 years
Graduate entryNo
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
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.
University Life
Local areaHull 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.
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 dates December
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 or Literature and Mathematics required
    Grades required: 8 GCSEs grade A*-C (9-4)
    Grade B/6 minimum from both English and Mathematics
    A-levelAAA is common
    Subjects required:Biology and Chemistry
    Grades required:AAA
    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.
    Retake policyYes
    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.
    Scottish highersAAAAB
    Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry at grade A are essential
    Grades required:AAAAB
    Only acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Advanced Highers.
    Scottish advancedAA
    Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
    Grades required: AA
    Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers.
    IB36 points
    Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
    Grades required: 6,6,5 at Higher Level
    BDGA only2:1 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 18/19approximately 1200
    Total number of home applicants: approximately 1200
    Interviews in 18/19approximately 670
    Total number of applicants interviewed: approximately 670
    Offers in 18/19Total number of offers: 231
    Home/EU students: 220
    International students: 11
    Success rate in 18/19Application success rate:
    Offers per applicant: 1 in 5.2
    Interview success rate:
    Offers per interview: 1 in 2.9

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