Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University Medical School in Ormskirk, England provides the following courses:

  • Medicine (A100)
  • Medicine with gateway year (Edge Hill)(A110)


Edge Hill University Medical School uses UCAT for the A100 and A110 courses.

Interviews are awarded based solely on UCAT once academic threshold met. If in SJT Band 4, will not be invited to interview.

Personal Statement

Edge Hill University Medical School uses personal statements.

Whilst the personal statement is not routinely used in selection for interview and offer of a place, it may be used to differentiate between candidates if there are ties in ranking at cut points/thresholds for interview or selection, and to check for predicted grades or clarification of qualifications studied.

Academic Requirements

GCSE Requirements

GCSE Requirements for University of Buckingham Medical School are:

  • Maths - Grade 6 minimum
  • English - Grade 6 minimum
  • Science - Grade 6 minimum in Biology and Chemistry or Dual Award Science
  • Other requiremants - At least 5 GCSEs must be offered at grade 6 or above, including English, Maths, Biology and Chemistry or Dual Award Science

GCSEs are not scored. Only minimum requirements needed

A-levels or Scottish Higher requirements.

AAA at A level, including Biology and Chemistry, with passes in the practical elements of both subjects, and one other subject. While Biology and Chemistry are both required at grade A or above, where Grade A* is achieved in either Biology or Chemistry (or both Biology and Chemistry), the third A Level subject will be accepted at Grade B or above. A levels in General Studies, Critical Reasoning, Citizenship and Key Skills will not be accepted.

Scottish Highers: Grades AAAAB - Subjects have to be taken in a single sitting and including Biology, Chemistry and three other subjects. Advanced Highers: AAA in Biology, Chemistry and one other subject.

International Baccalaureate

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

Graduate Applicant Degree Requirements

2:1 in a science-related, including Psychology, which has been awarded in the two years prior to application. If graduated prior to this but have undertaken postgraduate study in the past two years, applicants are also encouraged to apply. Graduates must have grades ABB at A level including Biology and Chemistry, at least one of which must be at grade A with the other at minimum grade B, as well as one other subject. A Levels in General Studies, Critical Reasoning, Citizenship and Key Skills will not be accepted. Graduate applicants must also meet the GCSE requirements. There is no graduate entry point onto the MBChB. Graduates will therefore be required to undertake the full programme. Edge Hill will consider applications from students who are in the early stages of another non-medical degree who wish to withdraw and/or have not completed a previous non-medical degree, as long as our standard MBChB entry criteria are met. No recognition of prior learning (RPL) will be considered on this basis. They not accept applications from students who wish to transfer from other medical programmes or who have previously started a medical degree but failed to progress. 

Widening Participation

The UCAT threshold will be extended for candidates who meet specific widening participation criteria or have successfully completed the Widening Access to Medicine Programme at Edge Hill University.

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