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Entry requirements for Medicine

Find out our entry requirements which applicants need to meet to be considered for admission onto our MB BS Medicine programme.

Entry requirements

UCAT

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 level achievements doesn't necessarily serve your best interests as an applicant.

Our UCAT requirements are:

  • Applicants are required to take the UCAT in the year of application
  • You will need to achieve 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.

A Levels

We require AAA including Biology and Chemistry (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship and Applied Science).

We value all subjects equally for your third A Level and encourage you to explore your interests within this qualification. Please note that Human Biology is not considered to be a distinct subject from Biology, and would not be counted as a third A Level.

Applicants should be predicted AAB or above to apply.

A Levels (or equivalent) should normally be completed within a two-year period of study, however, applications are welcome if you achieved at least BBB at a first sitting and are taking one additional year to achieve AAA or equivalent.

Resit applications from students who achieved below BBB at the first sitting of A Levels are not accepted.

If you are repeating a year of A Level study before sitting your exams, you are eligible to apply.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

We require 36 points overall with 665 at Higher Level, to include Biology and Chemistry.

Resit applications are welcome, provided you achieved an overall score of 31, to include at least 555 at Higher Level in your first sitting. Resit applications from students who achieved below 555 at Higher Level in their first sitting are not accepted.

GCSEs

We require 6 GCSEs at grade A*/9 – C/4 or equivalent, including English Language and Maths at Grade 6/B or above.

We accept GCSE re-sits.

English language requirements

You must have one of the following qualifications:

  • English Language: GCSE Grade B/6 or above, or AS level Grade B or above, or A Level English Language or Literature Grade B or above, or equivalent.
  • IB score of 5 (SL or HL) in English Language A or English Language-Literature A.
  • IELTS score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in every component, obtained within the last two years.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total score of 73 with a minimum of 65 in every component obtained in the last two years.
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Assessment of English): Score of 195 with a minimum of 190 in every component obtained in the last two years.
  • TOEFL: Total score of 105 with minimum 24 in writing, 26 in speaking and 22 in both listening and reading, obtained in the last two years.

At interview, if we have any concerns about your English language capability, regardless of your origin, country of upbringing or existing qualifications, we may require you to take an additional English Language test as a condition of any offer we make to you.

Maths requirements

We require GCSE Grade B/6 or above, or AS level Grade B or above, or Core Maths Grade B or above, or equivalent.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

If you are taking the EPQ alongside your A Levels, our offer is AAB at A Level (including Biology and Chemistry at Grade A) and A in the EPQ.

For the third A Level subject we consider all subjects equally with some exceptions, please see the A Levels information above.

You will only be eligible to this offer if you choose Hull York Medical School as your firm choice in UCAS.

This offer is not available if you are re-sitting A Levels or the EPQ.

Entry requirements

Widening access

We’re committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background. Therefore we offer alterative entry routes into medicine with lower entry criteria.

Entry requirements

International students

We welcome applications for our five-year Medicine programme from international students of excellent academic standing.

You must be 17 or over on 1 October in the year you enroll, and you will be asked to attend a selection interview in person.

International applicants are required to undertake the UCAT in the year of application, and to achieve a Situational Judgement Test score of Band 1, 2 or 3.

You must also meet the equivalent of the academic requirements listed above (GCSEs / A Levels / IB etc.) either through international versions of these qualifications or through your county-specific qualifications.

If you do not have GCSE equivalent qualifications, we will award an equivalent score for your application based on your school or college Middle Years Programme assessments and your UCAT score.

If you're not sure how this relates to you or if your country does not feature in our list, please download and complete our admissions entry form for us to conduct an assessment of your academic qualifications.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept deferred applications from international students.

  • Afghanistan

    Baccalauria

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Albania

    Albanian Certificate of Secondary Education

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Algeria

    Baccalauréat de l'Enseignement Secondaire

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Angola

    Habilitação Literárias

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Argentina

    Título de Bachillerato

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Armenia

    Certificate of Secondary Education

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Australia

    You must have the scores given below, all of which must be achieved in a single sitting.

    • Capital Territory, New South Wales: ATAR of at least 98.5, including Biology and Chemistry
    • Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia: ATAR score of at least 98.5, including Biology and Chemistry
    • Queensland: Overall Position score of 1, including Biology and Chemistry
    • Victoria: ATAR of at least 98.5, including Biology and Chemistry

  • Austria

    Reifezeugnis

    You must have 1 (sehr gut) in Biology and Chemistry, and at least 2 (gut) in all other subjects.

  • Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijani Certificate of Secondary Education

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification

  • Bangladesh

    Bangladesh School Leavers Certificate (HSC)

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Belarus

    Certificate of General Secondary Education

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Belgium

    Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs, Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur, Abschlusszeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts

    You must have 8+ in all subjects, and 9+ in Biology and Chemistry.

  • Bhutan

    BHSEC

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Bosnia & Herzegovina

    Matura

    You must have an average of 4 in all subjects, to include Biology and Chemistry.

  • Brazil

    Certificado de Conclusao de 2 Grau, Diploma de Tecnico de Nivel Medio, Concurso Vestibular

    These qualifications are not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement them with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Brunei

    Cambridge Overseas A-levels

    You must meet the normal GCE A-level requirements. Our typical offer is AAA, including A in both Biology and Chemistry, and a third subject at A-level (but not General Studies or Critical Thinking).

  • Bulgaria

    Diploma Za Srendio Obrazovanne

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Cameroon

    GCE A-levels

    You must have AAA in Cameroon GCE A-levels in the first sitting, including Biology and Chemistry.

  • Canada

    You must have either:

    • OSSDs from Ontario: at least 90% in six 4U subjects, including Biology and Chemistry
    • British Columbia Senior Secondary Diploma: at least 90% in five grade 12 subjects, including Biology and Chemistry
    • or the equivalent levels from other provinces.
    • Diplôme d'Études Collégiales (DEC) from Quebec: Satisfactory completion of 2-year Diplôme d'Études Collégiales (DEC / Diploma of Collegial Studies) at CEGEP (Collège d'Enseignement Général et Professionnel / College of General and Professional Education) with a mark of 90% including Biology and Chemistry at 90%." These must be achieved in a single sitting. If you are a graduate, you must have an annual GPA of at least 3.3 throughout the course, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 out of 4.

  • Chile

    Licencia de Educación Media

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • China

    If you have a Senior High School Diploma, Chinese University Entrance Examination or 'Gaokao', you must supplement these with GCE A-levels in Biology and Chemistry, with grade A in each, achieved in a single sitting. We have separate requirements for Hong Kong, listed elsewhere on this page.

  • Colombia

    Bachillerato

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Costa Rica

    Bachillerato

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Croatia

    Matura

    You must have an average of 4 in all subjects, including Biology and Chemistry.

  • Czech Republic

    Maturitni Zkoušce, Maturita

    You must have at least a Grade 2 (chvalitebny) in all subjects, with Grade 1 (vyborny) in Biology and Chemistry.

  • Denmark

    Studentereksamenor Højere Forberedelsesaksamen

    You must have an overall average of 11, including 11 in Biology and Chemistry.

  • Dominican Republic

    Bachillerato

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Ecuador

    Bachillerato

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Egypt

    Certificate of Al-Azhar

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • El Salvador

    Bachillerato

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Estonia

    Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus, including Riigieksam

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Ethiopia

    Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Finland

    You must have four subjects at 6, including Biology and Chemistry, in the Finnish Matriculation Examination Certificate. We'll also require evidence of your English language ability, preferably through a fifth subject at 5 in the same diploma.

  • France

    Baccalaureat

    You must have 15 overall, including 15 in Chemistry and Biology. If you studied for the Option International du Baccalaureat (OIB), you must have 14 overall, including 14 in Chemistry and Biology.

  • Gambia

    Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate (from West African Examinations Council)

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Georgia

    Georgian Certificate of Secondary Education

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Germany

    Abitur

    You must have 1.3 or less overall, including 13 in Chemistry and Biology as Leistungskurse (major subjects).

  • Ghana

    West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC)

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Greece

    Apolytirion

    You must have a grade of 19 in your Apolytirion. This will then need to be supplemented by GCE A-levels in Biology and Chemistry, with grade A in each, achieved in a single sitting.

  • Guatemala

    Bachillerato

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Honduras

    Bachillerato

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Hong Kong

    If you have a Hong Kong Diploma, you must have passes in all four Core subjects at grades 5,5,5,4, including English language at grade 5. You must also pass three elective subjects at grades 5,5,5. This must include Biology and Chemistry as separate sciences -- we don't accept Integrated Science or Combined Sciences. You must have 5* in Core Maths if you took Extended Maths as an elective. If you have an Advanced Level Certificate, you must have grades AAA, including Biology and Chemistry, achieved in a single sitting.

  • Hungary

    Erettsegi, Matura

    You must have Grade 5 ('jeles') in all subjects, including Biology and Chemistry.

  • India

    Standard XII

    86% overall, 86% in Biology and 86% in Chemistry

  • Indonesia

    Surat Tanda Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingkat Atas (STTB-SMA)

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Iran

    Diplom-Metevaseth

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Iraq

    Adadiyah

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Ireland

    Irish Leaving Certificate

    You must have six subject passes at Higher level, including grades of at least H1 H1 H1 H2 H2 H2 with H1 in both Biology and Chemistry, achieved in a single sitting

    We also require grade O3 or better in English.

  • Italy

    Diploma di Esame di Stato

    We will consider your application if you have passed (or are predicted to pass) the Diploma di Esami di Stato (opzione Classica/Scientifica) with an overall score of 95 or better. Your Diploma should include Natural Sciences, Italian, English and Mathematics. When you apply, please give results from the final three years at the Liceo.

  • Jamaica

    Bachillerato

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Japan

    Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Jordan

    Tawjihi

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Kazakhstan

    Attestat, Svidetel' stvo o Srednem Obrazovanii, Certificate of Secondary Education

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Kenya

    KCSE

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Kuwait

    Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a'ama

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Latvia

    Atestāts par vispārējo vidējo izglītību

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Lebanon

    Baccalauréat General

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Libya

    Secondary Education Certificate

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Lithuania

    Brandos Atestatas

    You must have an overall average of at least 90% (9.0), with 85% (8.5) in three state examinations. You must supplement these with GCE A-levels in Biology and Chemistry at grade A, achieved in a single sitting.

  • Luxembourg

    Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Secondaires

    You must have all subjects at 'tres bien' (50+) standard, including Biology and Chemistry.

  • Macedonia

    Macedonian Certificate of Secondary Education

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Malawi

    Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE)

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Malaysia

    STPM, SPM

    You must have STPM (Malaysian Higher School Certificate) grades AAA, including Biology and Chemistry, taken in a single sitting. If you have the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM/Certificate of Education), you will need to supplement this with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Malta

    Advanced Matriculation

    You must have AAA, including Biology and Chemistry, achieved in a single sitting.

  • Mauritius

    Cambridge Overseas A-levels

    You must meet the normal GCE A-level requirements. Our typical offer is AAA, including A in both Biology and Chemistry, and a third subject at A-level (but not General Studies or Critical Thinking).

  • Mexico

    Bachillerato

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Moldova

    Moldovan Certificate of Secondary Education

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Morocco

    Baccalauréat

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Namibia

    Secondary School Certificate

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Netherlands

    Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)

    You must have an overall average of 8, including 9 in both Chemistry and Biology.

  • Nigeria

    West African Senior School Certificate Examination

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Norway

    Vitnemal or Videregaende Opplaering

    4.5 overall, with 655 (including Biology and Chemistry, 6 to be in either Biology or Chemistry)

  • Oman

    Thanawiya Amma

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Pakistan

    Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Paraguay

    Bachillerato

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Peru

    Bachillerato

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Poland

    Świadectwo Dojrzałości / Matura (Certificate of Maturity)

    You'll need to achieve 80% in 3 advance level subjects (to include Biology and Chemistry), plus as Pass in Maths.

  • Portugal

    Certificado de fim de Estudios Secundarios/Diploma de Ensino Secundario

    We ask for a score of score of 18/20 overall with at least 18/20 in both Biology and Chemistry. We look for separate Science subjects. We ask for a score of at least 16/20 in Maths.

  • Qatar

    Thanawaya Aa'ma Qatari

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Republic of Korea

    Ilbankye Kodung Hakkyo, High School Diploma

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Romania

    Diploma de Bacalaureat

    You must have an overall average of at least 9. Also: 

    • if you chose not to study Biology in your Diploma de Bacalaureat, you must also take a GCE A-level in Biology, or sit the SAT II Biology subject test and achieve a score of at least 700;
    • if you chose not to study Chemistry in your Diploma de Bacalaureat, you must also take a GCE A-level in Chemistry, or sit the SAT II Chemistry subject test and achieve a score of at least 700.

  • Russia

    Attestat o Srednem Obshchem Obrazovanii

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Saudi Arabia

    Tawjihiyya

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Serbia & Montenegro

    Matura

    You must have an average of 4 in all subjects, and 5 in Biology and Chemistry.

  • Singapore

    A-levels

    You must meet the normal GCE A-level requirements. Our typical offer is AAA, including A in both Biology and Chemistry, and a third subject at A-level (but not General Studies or Critical Thinking).

  • Slovakia

    Maturita

    You must have 'výborný' in Biology and Chemistry, with 'velmi dobrý' in at least two other subjects.

  • South Africa

    National Senior Certificate

    We require 7,7,7,7,6 with Grade 7 in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Maths. We require a minimum of Grade 6 in English.

  • South Korea

    Bachelor's degree

    You must have a good degree from a recognised institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 3.3/4.5.

  • Spain

    Curso de Orientacion Universitaria (COU) / Titulo de Bachillerato (BACH)

    You must have 9 overall, including 9.5 in Chemistry and Biology.

  • Sri Lanka

    A-levels

    You must have grades AAA achieved in a single sitting, including Biology and Chemistry.

  • Sudan

    Sudan School Certificate (SSC)

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Sweden

    Fullstandigt Slutbetyg fran Gymnasieskola

    Slutbetyg Fran Grudskola acceptable at grade 3 or better in lieu of GCSE on a subject for subject basis (except English Language). Maths and sciences must be passed at grade 3 or above.

    Slutbetyg Gymnasieskolan – must have MVG/A in Chemistry, Biology and one other subject and a minimum of B/VG in the remaining subjects.

  • Switzerland

    Federal Maturity Certificate, Certificat de Maturité, Certificat De Maturité Cantonal Reconnu Par La Confédération, Attestato di maturitá, Attestato Di Maturitä Cantonale Riconosciuto Dalla Confederazione

    You must achieve the certificate with a grade 5 in five subjects, including Biology and Chemistry. We will also require evidence of English language ability, preferably by way of grade 4 in English in the diploma.

  • Syria

    Al Shahada Al Thanawiya

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Taiwan

    Senior High School Leaving Certificate

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Tajikistan

    Tajik Certificate of Secondary Education

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Tanzania

    ACSE

    You must have AAA, including Biology and Chemistry, taken in a single sitting.

  • Tunisia

    Baccalauréat

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Turkey

    Secondary School Qualification

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Turkmenistan

    Turkmen Certificate of Secondary Education

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Uganda

    UACE

    You must have AAA, including Biology and Chemistry, taken in a single sitting.

  • Ukraine

    Secondary School Qualification

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • United Arab Emirates

    Tawjihyya

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification. 

  • United States of America (USA)

    Without a degree

    If you don't have a degree, you will need one of the following:

    • SAT (redesigned from 2016) Evidence-based reading and writing - 650 + SAT (redesigned from 2016) - Maths - 650
    • ACT with a score of at least 28/36

    You will also need one of the following:

    • Four Advanced Placement (APs) test scores at 5,5,5,4 including Biology and Chemistry at 5
    • Or four SAT II (Subject test) test scores at 700,700,700,650 including Biology and Chemistry at 700
    • Or a combination of APs and SAT II tests to total 4 tests in 4 different subjects, including Biology and Chemistry as stipulated above

    With a degree

    If you are a graduate, you will need a degree from an accredited liberal arts college or university with an annual GPA of at least 3.3 throughout the course, and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.

    You will also need one of the following:

    • SAT I (Reasoning test) with a score of at least 1300/1600, or 1950/2400
    • Or ACT with a score of at least 28/36

    And you will need one of the following:

    • Three Advanced Placement (APs) test scores at 5,5,4 including Biology and Chemistry at 5
    • Or three SAT II (Subject test) test scores at 700,700,650 including Biology and Chemistry at 700
    • Or a combination of APs and SAT II tests to total 3 tests in 3 different subjects, including Biology and Chemistry as stipulated above

  • Uruguay

    Bachillerato

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Venezuela

    Bachillerato

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Zambia

    Secondary School Qualification

    This qualification is not enough for you to make a competitive entry. You will need to supplement it with GCE A-levels or an equivalent qualification.

  • Zimbabwe

    East African Advanced Certificate of Education

    You must have AAA, including Biology and Chemistry, taken in a single sitting.

Entry requirements

Applicants with a degree

We welcome applicants who have proof of recent and appropriate knowledge of Biology and Chemistry via a Biomedicals Sciences degree, by studying these subjects at A Level, or by taking one of our recognised Access to Medicine courses.

Graduates and current university students

If you have previously enrolled on another medical degree

You must discuss your situation with us before applying if you have previously enrolled on another medical degree, either in the UK or another country.

GCSEs

  • 6 GCSEs at grade A*/9 – C/4 or equivalent.
  • English Language: GCSE Grade B/6 or above, or AS-level Grade B or above, or A-level English Language or Literature/Language Grade B or above, or equivalent (see below).
  • Maths GCSE Grade B/6 or above, or AS level Grade B or above, or Core Maths Grade B or above, or equivalent.

A Levels

We require BBB or above at A Level.

For the third A Level subject we consider all subjects equally apart from General Studies, Applied Science, Citizenship and Critical Thinking. Apart from these, equal consideration is given to any subject for the third A Level. For clarity we are happy to accept Psychology as a third A Level subject.

We do not consider Maths and Further Maths, or Biology and Human Biology, as distinct subjects for the purposes of offering 3 distinct A Level subjects.

Adequate grounding in Biology and Chemistry is required. This can be from either:

  • A level Biology and Chemistry at Grade A or above, or
  • Equivalent Biology and Chemistry content in your degree (UK biomedical science degree programmes will be accepted as meeting this requirement but please contact us by 1 October in the year of your intended application if you are taking a different degree programme and do not have A grades in Biology and Chemistry A Levels), or
  • An acceptable combination of A Level and degree content (please contact us before 1 October in the year of your application to check eligibility).

Degrees

We require a 2.1 or above in your degree (predicted or achieved).

Applicants must also meet the GCSE requirements, and the Graduate A Level requirements.

If you are not intending to complete your degree, you will need to meet the entry requirements for school leavers (with the exception of the University of Hull Transfer Scheme – see details below).

University of Hull degrees

Students taking Biomedical Science, Healthcare Science or Human Biology at the University of Hull, predicted an upper second class degree result, fulfilling all of our entry criteria and achieving a UCAT score in the 3rd decile and above, bypass the selection for interview stage and go direct to interview.

University of Hull Transfer Scheme

We will consider applications from students who wish to transfer from Year 1 of the BSc Biomedical Science at the University of Hull.

Applications must meet all the following conditions to be considered for interview:

  • Applications must be made by 15 October in the year you start the BSc course
  • Meet all standard GCSE requirements
  • Achieved BBB or above at A Level including Biology and Chemistry
  • Achieved UCAT total score in the 3rd decile or above with an SJT Band of 1, 2 or 3 (taken in the year of application)

Offers will be conditional on all of the following being fulfilled:

  1. The student being ranked in the top 5 students from the transfer offer-holder cohort in the summative Year 1 assessments on the BSc Biomedical Science programme
  2. Achieving a total end of year mark of at least 70%
  3. Being in good standing with the University of Hull in terms of academic and disciplinary matters.

Students must apply via UCAS by the 15 October deadline to start the following September, and will be based at the Hull campus.

University of York degrees

Students taking Biomedical Sciences, predicted an upper second class degree result fulfilling all of our entry criteria and achieving a UCAT score in the 3rd decile and above, bypass the selection for interview stage and go direct to interview.

University of Bradford degrees

We will consider applications from students taking BSc in Clinical Sciences who have also completed the Clinical Sciences/Medicine Foundation Year.

Applicants must meet all the following conditions:

  • Predicted an upper second-class degree result
  • Meet all GCSE and UCAT requirements with a UCAT score in 3rd decile or above
  • Achieved A Level grades BBB in any subjects (excluding General Studies, Applied Science, Citizenship and Critical Thinking), or BTEC Extended National Diploma (Applied Science – Biomedical Science options, DDD)
  • Achieved 70% overall in the Clinical Sciences/Medicine Foundation with 70% in Biology and Chemistry

Entry requirements

Access courses

Access courses are accepted as alternative qualifications for mature learners but not as a form of A Level resit for recent school leavers.

Applications from students are not accepted if Biology or Chemistry A Level qualifications have been achieved at any grade, in the year of application or the 3 preceding years. Selection for interview omit GCSEs and uses an upscaled UCAT score to compensate.

We accept applications from students taking the following access courses only:

  • College of West Anglia, King's Lynn: Access to HE Diploma (Medicine)
  • East Sussex College: Access to HE Diploma (Medicine)
  • Open College Network, West Midlands: Access to HE Diploma (Medicine and Health Professions)
  • The Manchester College: Access to HE Diploma in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy

Access course applicants must have (or be preparing to achieve):

  • English Language: GCSE Grade B/6 or above, or AS Level Grade B or above, or A Level English Language or Literature Grade B or above, or equivalent.
  • Maths GCSE Grade B/6 or above, or AS Level Grade B or above, or Core Maths Grade B or above, or equivalent.
  • 60 credits with at least 45 being at level 3, the rest being at level 2. Distinctions (or percentage marks above 70%) are required in all Level 3 modules; a pass is required in all other modules. Grade/Score Predictions are not required at the time of UCAS application.
  • UCAT score in the third decile or above.

 

Entry requirements

If you have previously enrolled on another medical degree

You must discuss your situation with us before applying if you have previously enrolled on another medical degree, either in the UK or another country.

Please contact us on admissions@hyms.ac.uk or telephone 01904 321690.