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Entry requirements for Medicine with a Gateway Year

Find out about our entry requirements and widening participation eligibility criteria which applicants need to meet to be considered for admission onto our Medicine with a Gateway Year programme.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

A Levels: BBC (B grades must be in Biology and Chemistry). Maximum predicted grades: ABB. A Levels should normally be completed within a three-year period. Resits within this three-year period are accepted. You should not be predicted or have achieved higher than ABB to apply to this course.

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall, with 14 at HL (to include Biology and Chemistry at Grade 5)

BTEC: Distinction-Distinction-Distinction (DDD) in the BTEC Extended National Diploma in Applied Science (Biomedical Science)

GCSEs: 5 GCSEs grade A*-C/level 9-4, including English Language and Mathematics at grade C/level 4 or above. Resits are accepted.

Entry requirements

UCAT admissions test

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is used in the selection process by a number of UK medical schools.

We believe that an admissions process based entirely on predicted A Levels or other exams doesn't necessarily serve your best interests as an applicant.

All applicants are required to sit the UCAT in the same year as applying to us.

We require a Band 1, 2 or 3 in the Situational Judgement Test part of the UCAT.

Your total UCAT score will be assigned points as part of our selection procedure.

UCAT bursary

UCAT offer to cover the full test fee for UK students who meet their eligibility criteria for the bursary. You can apply for this even if you have already paid for your test.

If you are eligible for the bursary, we strongly recommend you apply for it as we will take this into consideration when we review your application to us as part of the eligibility criteria for the Medicine with a Gateway Year programme (further details below).

Entry requirements

Widening participation: Eligibility criteria

The Medicine with a Gateway Year programme is a Widening Participation initiative and prioritises applicants from the Hull York Medical School area, who have a passion for delivering excellent healthcare.

You will need to meet the following criteria:

  • You should be aged 17 or over on 1 October in the year you start the programme
  • You must have no more than three academic years between completion of mainstream education and the start of the Medicine with Gateway Year programme
  • You must not be attending an independent school

In addition, you must either:

  • Be a care leaver

Or:

  • Fulfil two of the following contextual data criteria:
    • Your home postcode is in an area of low participation (your POLAR4 Young Participation quintile should be 1 or 2 to qualify). You can check your postcode on the Office for Students website
    • Your parents do not a higher education qualification, such as a certificate, diploma or degree
    • You applied for and received the UCAT Bursary

Although applications from UK students are accepted, priority will be given to applicants living in the Hull York Medical School region:

  • City of York
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Hull
  • North and North East Lincolnshire
  • North Yorkshire
  • Darlington, Stockton-On-Tees, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, and Hartlepool