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Welcome to Hull York Medical School, home of exceptional medical education and a different kind of medicine programme. We train not just doctors, but brilliant doctors, equipped with the knowledge, skills, agility and resilience to deliver exceptional, patient-centred care.

Study type Problem based learning
Entry requirements
A Level AAA
6 GCSEs at 9-4 / A*-C
Admissions Test UCAT
Students on clinical placement in ED at Hull Royal Infirmary


Your journey to becoming an outstanding doctor starts here

Innovative, distinctive, and specifically designed to meet the challenges of 21st century healthcare, our Medicine programme truly prepares you for life as a doctor.

Our programme combines patient-centred teaching, clinician-led problem based learning, rigorous academic study grounded in the sciences, and regular clinical experience from the third week of your first year.

Here, you will develop the superior clinical and problem solving skills, and confident, empathetic approach to delivering brilliant care that Hull York Medical School graduates are known for.

As a partnership between the Universities of York and Hull, and NHS trusts across our region, we offer a rarely matched breadth of clinical experience. And as a member of both universities, you’ll enjoy access to the best facilities, support networks, research opportunities and academic expertise that each institution offers.

At the end of your studies, you will graduate thoroughly prepared for clinical practice, with an MB BS degree awarded jointly by the University of Hull and the University of York.

Key Information

UCAS Code A100
Institution Code H75
Start Date September 2025
Duration 5 years
Home Intake 220
International Intake 11
Study Type Problem based learning

Entry Requirements

A Level AAA
6 GCSEs at 9-4 / A*-C
Admissions Test UCAT
Full entry requirements
Medicine student on placement at James Alexander Family Practice


A dynamic three phase programme

Our three-phase programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills to become a confident, capable doctor:

Years 1 and 2

In Phase I, problem based learning (PBL) sits at the heart of the curriculum, providing a patient-centred context for your training.

Each week, under the guidance of your PBL tutor, who is an experienced clinician, your PBL group will identify what you need to know to understand a hypothetical patient case.

Your clinical placements, anatomy sessions, clinical and communication skills sessions, lectures, workshops, and your own self-directed learning will provide opportunities to deepen your understanding of the issues raised by the PBL case.

You will also undertake research-related study as part of the Scholarship and Special Interest Programme, acquiring skills to help you develop as an independent scholar.

Medicine students in ED at Hull Royal Infirmary

Years 3 and 4

In Phase II, you will experience full-time clinical placements in GP surgeries and community settings (primary care) and hospitals (secondary care). You will rotate through different specialisms and locations, developing your clinical, history-taking, examination and problem-solving skills with patients, under the supervision of dedicated clinical tutors.

Our placement sites are in Hull, York, Grimsby, Northallerton, Middlesbrough, Scarborough and Scunthorpe.

You will continue to attend seminars, teaching sessions and clinical skills practicals at our dedicated teaching facilities within each hospital site. Our friendly student liaison teams are also based here, to ensure you receive support while on placement.

Medicine student on a clinical placement with Dr Laura Cunliffe

Year 5

In Phase III, which is the final year of the programme, your clinical placement rotations will continue throughout the region in primary and secondary care settings.

The final year of your programme will prepare you for the next stage of your medical training and support your transition to becoming a junior doctor.

Even more emphasis will be placed on your being a member of a multidisciplinary medical team, gaining experience of on-call and out-of-hours duties.

You will continue to attend teaching sessions and clinical skills practicals at our dedicated facilities within each hospital site.

One of the most exciting parts of your medical training with us is your elective. You will carry out a six-week elective before you start your final year clinical placements. The elective offers you the chance to travel abroad or stay in the UK and explore medicine beyond the MB BS course, which could include further time in an aspect of medical practice that interests you, doing research or exploring some of the different specialist disciplines in medicine.

UK medical students graduating in the academic year 2024-25 onwards will need to pass the General Medical Council’s Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) before you can join the medical register. The MLA will be led and delivered in the final exams by UK medical schools and regulated by the General Medical Council.

Students with ED consultant at Hull Royal Infirmary

Gateway Year

The Medicine with a Gateway Year is a six-year programme. The Gateway forms the first academic year, and on successful completion you will automatically progress to our five-year MB BS Medicine course.

This programme is a widening participation initiative and prioritises applicants from the Hull York Medical School area, who have a passion for delivering excellent healthcare.

The Gateway Year focuses on facilitating your transition from school or college to university, bringing your scientific knowledge up to the required standard, and enhancing your study skills while teaching you about professionalism and the NHS.

Gateway to Medicine students in a biology workshop


Intercalation is one extra year on top of your medical degree, during which you can study another undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Whilst intercalation is not a requisite on our Medicine programme, we encourage all our students to consider this option to broaden your skills and knowledge and explore a new subject area.

We offer a variety of degrees in specialist subjects to suit your interests and that provide a powerful complement to your medical training, including clinical anatomy, immunology and infection, neuroscience, pharmacology and drug development, public health, and health professions education. You can also choose to study at another institution in the UK or even internationally.

Student in lab conducting experiments

Why choose us

What makes us a different kind of medical school?

We are committed to delivering exceptional medical education and ensuring our graduates are equipped with the medical knowledge and analytical, problem solving and communication skills needed to deliver brilliant healthcare.

Dr Omar Hussain


I don’t think who you are or where you’re from should be an obstacle to going to medical school. Having different cultures and backgrounds helps us respect each other more, and actually will make you a better medical student and a better doctor.
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Study locations

Studying in Hull and York

When you receive your offer to study with us, you will be allocated a home campus of either the University of Hull or the University of York, where you will be based for the first two years of your programme.

Regardless of your location, you will follow the same curriculum and experience the same level of expertise and skills from your clinical and academic tutors.

From your third year onwards, you will be on clinical placements at hospital sites, GP surgeries and community settings across the region.

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Allam Medical Building
University of Hull

Allam Medical Building

Problem based learning at the University of Hull
University of Hull

Problem based learning

Students on the collaboration deck in the Allam Medical Building
University of Hull

Allam Medical Building

Hull York Medical School building at the University of York
University of York

Hull York Medical School building

Students in anatomy at the University of York
University of York


How to apply

Take the next step

We pride ourselves on our fair, transparent and inclusive selection process, which we use to recruit and admit high quality applicants.

We’re looking for people who share our commitment to delivering exceptional patient-centred care, and who we believe will benefit from the contemporary education offered on our Medicine programme.

Student with a child and parent in a GP surgery
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