Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University is a modern university in Lancashire that offers many opportunities for students applying to their medical school. Edge Hill is a UK top 35 university with many global partner organisations. 

Edge Hill offers one of the best facilities for medical students with a range of challenges and skills set in place to equip students to become a competent doctor.

About The Course

Edge Hill Medical School offers an integrated 5-year programme which allows students to gain a primary medical qualification to be able to apply for their GMC registration. 

Edge Hill’s Medical course provides students with early and extensive clinical exposure with a great focus on both primary and secondary healthcare teaching. Edge Hill also offers students the opportunity to enrol in their Medicine with Foundation Year programme which is a 6-year (full-time) programme. 

Edge Hill has excellent facilities, such as the clinical skills and simulation centre (CSSC) for their students to use throughout their time in medical school. This will equip students with the necessary skills to help navigate real-life scenarios.

Edge Hill University Medical School aims to develop a new generation of doctors who understand the needs of local communities and can respond to, and drive forward, new models of care. Training undergraduate and medical students from 2020, with a Foundation Year for Medicine available from 2019, the Medical School will provide much-needed additional doctors for the North West.

The new faculty is set to open at the Ormskirk Campus, within the successful Faculty of Health and Social Care, which is already one of the largest providers of health and social care education in the North West England.

Structure Of The Course

Year 1

The focus in this year is on learning basic life sciences and the function of the human body. Seven core body systems will be taught covering, cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, neuroscience, respiratory and urogenital).

Year 2

Students will start to focus on understanding the pathophysiology of different illnesses and how patients receive their care in different settings.

Year 3

Further insight into different types of patient groups in hospital and community settings. Students will get a chance to increase and enhance their clinical skills and learn more about how to provide quality care for patients.

Year 4

In Year 4 of the medical course, students will focus on the clinical settings and care and learn how best to treat patients in healthcare settings for different illnesses. 

Year 5

Students will be prepared for a year of practice where they will indulge in different specialist placements and have a greater focus in acute medicine. This will equip them with the best skills to start their training.

Academic Requirements

GCSEs: At least five GCSEs at Grade B or Grade 6 or above (or equivalent) at the time of application, including: Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Mathematics.

GCSE Double Science Awards at Grades 6-6 or B-B or above, will also be accepted in lieu of separate GCSEs in Biology and Chemistry.

A-levels: AAA

While Biology and Chemistry are required at Grade A or above, where Grade A* is achieved in either Biology or Chemistry (or both), the third A Level subject will be accepted at Grade B or above. Subjects studied must include Biology and Chemistry, with passes in the practical elements of both subjects, and one other subject.

General Studies, Critical Reasoning, Citizenship and Key Skills will not be accepted.

Scottish Higher: AAAAB or above taken in a single sitting Biology, Chemistry and three other subjects

Scottish Advanced Higher: Biology, Chemistry and one other subject AAA

International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 36 points or more. At least 6 points in Biology, 6 points in Chemistry and other subject. Plus three further subjects at standard level with a minimum of 5 points each. Three subjects at higher level, Biology and Chemistry required

IELTs (International applicants only): 7.5 overall and must be either pending upon application or achieved prior to interview.

Bachelor's Degree (Graduates only): 2:1 or above required in a science-related degree (inclusive of Psychology). Graduates must have also achieved a minimum of ABB at A level (including Biology and Chemistry) and meet the required GCSE grades as stated above.

Further Entry Requirements

Work experience: No work experience requirements specified however, work experience may enhance and allow students to gain insight into the realities of a career in Medicine.

Personal statement: Personal statement is not routinely used in the selection for interviews and offers, however should a situation arise where candidates are tied in ranking at cut-off scores, their personal statement may be used to differentiate.

Admissions Process

Admissions Tests:

All candidates are required to undertake the University Clinical Aptitude Test prior to their application. Those who meet the minimum academic requirements for Edge Hill University will then be ranked according to their UCAT scores. A UCAT threshold will be determined depending on the number of applicants and interviews and those who meet the threshold will receive an interview offer. The threshold varies each year and depends on the cohort. Any candidate who has received a Band 4 score in the Situational Judgement Test will be automatically rejected.

Interview Type: MMI

Interview Topics: Interview Topics: (not limited to)

  • Verbal communication skills 
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership 
  • Ethical Awareness 
  • Empathy and Compassion 
  • Motivation and Passion for Medicine 
  • Interpretation of Data 
  • Personal Skills and Qualities

A score will be given for each MMI station and will be combined at the end of the interview. An offer will be sent to those who have the highest combined interview scores. 

Admissions Statistics

Total number of applicants: TBC
Total number of places: TBC
Total number of entrants: TBC
Acceptance rate: TBC


Home students: £9254 pa
Rest of UK: TBC
International students: TBC (Note: this course is only available to EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals.)

Teaching Methods

Teaching style: Edge Hill’s MBChB Medicine degree program uses a wide variety of teaching styles such as seminars, lectures, tutorials, clinical skill sessions, practical sessions, and placements. Edge Hill adopts a hybrid model of team-based and case-based learning to allow students to think in a critical way and enhance their problem-solving skills.

Graduate Prospects

Edge Hill University provides its students with excellent graduate prospects. Upon completion of their MBChB degree, students have the opportunity to apply for a provisional GMC registration and undertake 2 years of foundation training in the NHS.


How do I apply?

Depending on the circumstance, an application may be put through UCAS, DfE Apply or directly to Edge Hill University 

When will I receive a decision on my application for Edge Hill University?

Once the student has sent in their application through UCAS, an acknowledgement card will be sent out within 48 hours and decision and interview offers can be sent within 10 days of receiving the acknowledgement card. Some decisions may take longer.

I have been asked to conduct a DBS clearance as part of my offer, what do I do?

Full details will be sent out with regards to the DBS application along with a medical questionnaire.


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