Hull York

Hull York Medical School is a UK Top 20 university, and the medical school is a partnership between the University of Hull and the University of York. 

As a member of both universities of York and Hull, students will have access to the best facilities and great research opportunities that both universities can offer. 

About The Course

Hull York Medical School has designed an innovative medical MBBS programme that prepares its students to face various challenges and situations in a healthcare setting. 

The course combines patient-centred teaching alongside foundational sciences and clinical experience to equip students with problem-solving methodology. This allows students to develop ways to be analytical and logical as well as honing in on their communication skills. 

Hull York also provides a breadth of experiences through clinical placements at both Hull University and York where students are challenged and trained to become exceptional doctors. 

Hull York Medical School divides its medical course into 3 phases.

Structure Of The Course

Year 1-2

In Phase 1, students will utilise problem-based learning to understand and learn about the anatomy of the human body as well as delving into clinical knowledge. Students will learn through hypothetical patient cases and be able to integrate their knowledge into these cases. 

Year 3-4

In Phase 2, students will be placed full-time in their clinical placements in both primary and secondary care (hospitals and GP settings). You will get a chance to rotate through different specialities of medicine and surgery and enhance history-taking skills, PBL skills and learn more about the pathophysiology of various medical conditions. 

Placement sites for Phase 2 will be either in Hull, York, Grimsby, Northallerton, Middlesbrough, Scarborough, or Scunthorpe. 

Year 5

Students will be prepared to start medical training and be taught to transition from medical school to foundation training. A greater emphasis will be placed on the medical students being a bigger part of a multidisciplinary team and they will continue to develop their clinical skills. Students will also be allowed to carry out an elective abroad for 6-weeks where they get a chance to experience healthcare in a different country. 

Academic Requirements

GCSEs: Minimum of 6 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above required. Must include English Language and Mathematics at Grade B/6 or above.

A-levels: AAA Biology and Chemistry. General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship and Applied Science are not accepted.

Scottish Higher: AAAAB Must include Chemistry and 2 from Biology, Mathematics or Physics

Scottish Advanced Higher: BBB Biology and Chemistry

International Baccalaureate: 36 points, including 5 in Biology and Chemistry. 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects, including 6 in Biology and Chemistry.

IELTs (International applicants only): Minimum of 7.5 with no sub-test under 7.0. Score must be achieved within 2 years of application date.

Bachelor's Degree (Graduates only): Minimum of 2:1 (predicted or achieved) in Biomedical Sciences

Further Entry Requirements

Work experience: Hull York advises their students to have a range of work experience in both primary and secondary care settings as well as volunteer work. Clinical work experience is not essential however, it can be beneficial to one’s application.

Personal statement: Personal Statement will not be scored formally however, Hull York Medical School may read an individual’s personal statement and take it into consideration in the selection process.

Admissions Process

Applicants who meet the entry requirements for Hull York Medical School will then be assigned a score depending on their UCAT, SJT, GCSEs and any contextual data. UCAT will be scored out of 40 points, SJT out of 15, Top GCSEs out of 30 points and any contextual scores out of 15.

Admissions Tests:

All applicants are required to sit the UCAT in the year of application. Hull York Medical School will not accept applicants who have scored a Band 4 in the situational judgement test. Points are awarded based on the applicant’s total UCAT score and SJT up to a maximum of 40 points for the UCAT score and up to 15 points for SJT. Applicants will then be ranked for interview offers based on their academic achievements.

Interview Type: MMI

Interview Topics:

  • Group Exercise 
  • Teamwork
  • Ethics 
  • Hull York Curriculum
  • Empathy 
  • Personal Skills and Qualities

Candidates are ranked after their interview and offers will be sent to the highest ranking candidates. You can learn more about Hull York’s interviews in our guide.

Admissions Statistics

Total number of applicants: 2047
Total number of places: TBC
Total number of entrants: 284
Acceptance rate: 13.87%


Home students: £9250 pa
Rest of UK: £9250 pa
International students: £43950 pa

Teaching Methods

Teaching style: The majority of the teaching will be through problem based learning. Here, you will get an opportunity to work in small groups to solve hypothetical cases and ‘problems’. Students will also learn through anatomy sessions, clinical placements, clinical skills and communication sessions to boost their learning and understanding. Hull York also allows their students to practise history-taking and examinations on simulated patients which aims to develop consultation skills throughout their time in medical school.

Intercalation mode: Hull York Medical School offers their students a chance to intercalate for a year. This is an optional year out for students to undertake an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a subject different to medicine. Hull York offers a variety of subjects to intercalate in ranging from clinical anatomy, neuroscience to public health and drug development. More information on the subjects offered for intercalation can be found here.

Graduate Prospects

After students graduate from Hull York Medical School with an MBBS degree, they will be entitled to a provisional registration with the UK GMC to begin foundation training. The medicine programme degree at Hull York is a primary medical qualification (PMQ) and provides provisional registration for up to 3 years.


How will my application be assessed?

Applicants will be assessed holistically on all areas of their application.


Is work experience essential?

Obtaining clinical work experience is not necessary, however applicants are advised to have a range of experiences to allow them insight into the reality of a career in Medicine. This can be through shadowing, volunteering, or paid work. This may be demonstrated and reflected in their personal statement.

How can I apply?

Students can apply to Hull York Medical School through the UCAS portal with all relevant experience and academic achievements being met.


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