Medical Schools

Edge Hill

Medicine at Edge Hill Medical School

Overview of Edge Hill Medical School


This five-year programme enables you to gain a Primary Medical Qualification and to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council. With a focus on developing future doctors who have patient safety, reflection and professionalism at the core of their practice, the MBChB involves early and extensive clinical placements with a focus on community and mental health care settings, as well as exposure to medicine, surgery and a range of hospital specialities.


Edge hill University Medicine Course Structure

Year 1

Focuses on the life sciences, with an emphasis on the normal structure and function of the whole human body

Year 2

You will gain an increased understanding of illness and wellbeing and more clinical exposure (including general practices and hospitals).

Year 3

Provides an insight into care for specific patient groups in hospital and community settings.

Year 4

Primary and Secondary Interface. You will also reflect on the relationship between primary and secondary care and consider where it is most appropriate to treat patients in a range of different circumstances.

Year 5

It will include student assistantships, a specialist placement and a focus on acute medicine.

Edge HIll Medicine Entry Requirements


Grade 6 (B) in Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Mathematics. 

GCSE Double Science Awards, at Grades 6-6 or B-B or above.

A Levels


Must include Chemistry & Biology If A* in Biology/Chemistry, 3rd subject can be a B


36 points or more to include three subjects at higher level, with at least 6 points in Biology, 6 points in Chemistry and one other subject, plus three further subjects at standard level with a minimum of 5 points each;

Scottish Higher

AAAAB or above taken in a single sitting and including Biology, Chemistry and three other subjects;

Scottish Advanced

AAA in Biology, Chemistry and one other subject


Edge Hill University Medicine Admission Tests



How Does Edge Hill Medical School Look At The UCAT?

Applicants who meet the UCAT threshold will be invited to interview. 

Band 4 SJT = rejection.






Course Information

Graduate Entry



Not specified

See website


Edge Hill University Medical School Work Experience

It is not stated whether the university look for work experience or not. However it is preferred to have a commitment to Medicine by showing an interest.


Edge Hill Medical School Personal Statement

The university likes students to show a caring and empathetic nature with a wide range of qualities suitable for a career in Medicine. Although, more recently it is not commonly used.


Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?



A good option for students who live in the North West of England with potential. If you meet a specific set of widening participation criteria and grades, you may be able to join a six-year integrated version of this programme, MBChB Medicine with Foundation Year, where you will complete a Foundation Year before progressing onto the MBChB Medicine degree (if you meet requirements)


  • A Levels: BBB inc. biology and chemistry

  • GCSEs: You will also need 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.

  • UCAT: Required


Edge Hill Medical School Interview


- Number of stations: 8 

- Length of each station: 7 minutes 

- Preparation time before each station: 3 minutes


Edge Hill Medical School Interview Dates: December to February


Edge Hill Medical School Interview Questions / Topics

  • Understanding and motivation for wanting to join the MBChB programme at Edge Hill University

  • Verbal communication skills

  • Integrity/probity; - Teamwork/leadership

  • Empathy and compassion

  • Awareness of current health challenges

  • Ethical awareness; - 

  • Awareness of self and others

  • Prioritisation/decision making

  • Interpretation of data


Contact Details

Edge Hill Medical School Contact Details

Address: Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Lancashire, L39 4QP

Telephone: +44(0)1695 575171

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