Edge Hill University: UCAT and Medical Course Entry Information (2021 Update)

Are you thinking about doing a Medicine at Edge Hill University? Are you still confused about your entry requirements? Well, this article explains everything you need to know about Edge Hill University's UCAT and course requirements!

This article explains the requirements, clinical placement opportunities and rankings of Edge Hill University’s Medicine and Dentistry degrees — find out what they have to offer and what you need in terms of academic achievements, UCAT results and work experience!


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Overview of Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University was established in 1885 and currently has over 15,000 students enrolled. the University currently has three faculties with a number of schools in each faculty.

The Edge Hill University Medical School is one of the newest extensions of the University with the medicine program starting on September 2020.

  • NOTE: The University is still in the process of gaining accreditation from GMC for the program and until that has occurred (only possible at the graduation of the first cohort) the Medical School at the University of Liverpool will act as the contingency school.
  • NOTE: The Medical School does not accept international students.

Students at Edge Hill can live in one of the eight residence halls on campus. These include:

Edge Hill has over 70 clubs and societies (including Cheerleading, Harry Potter, and Murder Mystery), live theatre shows (such as 100% Simon Brodkin and Christmas Carols), themed bar and club nights (such as Fun House Monday and SU Saturdays), karaoke, and a range of sporting facilities (including Aerobics Studio, tennis and netball courts).


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Edge Hill University Medical Courses offered that require UCAT


Bachelor of Medicine

Course CodeLengthCampus
A1005 Years Full TimeEdge Hill University


Entry requirements

Academic Requirements: 


  • NA- International Students are currently not accepted.


  • Minimum AAA grades are required at A-level
  • Note: A*A*B or A*AB can be accepted under special circumstances (see pre-requisites below)

IB (International Baccalaureate):

  • A minimum of 36 points overall

Scottish Qualifications:

  • Highers: A minimum grade of AAAAB taken in a single sitting; or
  • Advanced Highers: A grade of AAA



For A-Levels:

  • A-levels must include:
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
    • NOTE: a pass in the practical component for both these subjects are compulsory
  • A third A-level subject of choice
    • A-levels in General Studies, Critical Reasoning, Citizenship, and Key Skills is not accepted
  • NOTE: If you achieve A* in Biology and/or Chemistry, the third subject will be accepted at grade B +

For IB:

  • Three subjects at Higher Level which must include:
    • At least 6 points in Biology;
    • At least 6 points in Chemistry;
    • Another subject
  • Three subjects at Standard Level with a minimum of 5 points each

Scottish Qualifications:

  • Highers: Must include:
    • Biology;
    • Chemistry; and
    • 3 other subjects
  • Advanced Highers: Must include:
    • Biology;
    • Chemistry; and
    • Another subject

Entry Requirement: 

  • The application procedure has 3 stages. These are:
    • Stage 1: Meet the minimum academic requirement (including GCSEs or equivalent)
    • Stage 2: Ranking based on UCAT score
    • Stage 3: Interview
  • NOTE: All applications must be made through UCAS- direct applications to the school are not accepted.



  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade B/ grade 6 completed at the time of application
  • GCSEs must include:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • English Language
    • Mathematics
  • NOTE: GCSE double science is accepted at grade B/ grade 6 is accepted in lieu of Biology and Chemistry.



  • A new UCAT threshold will be set each year depending on the number of interviews to be held.
  • The university has not outlined an estimate threshold score.
  • Applicants who have a Band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test will be rejected.


Personal Statement: 

  • Students must submit a personal statement although it won’t be assessed in the first stage of the application.


Re-application and re-sits:

  • Applicants who did not receive an offer are able to apply again the following year as long as they meet the entry requirements.
  • Re-sits for GCSEs and A-Levels are accepted.


Interview Criteria and structure:

There are a total of 15-30 places available in the program. Applicants are ranked based on their UCAT score and the top applicants will be invited to the interviews:

  • Criteria: The interview assesses:
    • Understanding and motivation to study medicine
    • Communication skills
    • Integrity/ probity
    • Teamwork/ leadership skills
    • Empathy and compassion
    • Awareness of current health challenges
    • Ethical awareness
    • Awareness of self and others
    • Prioritisation and decision-making skills
    • Interpretation of data.
  • Structure:
    • The interview will be structured as Multiple Mini Interviews.
  • Scoring:
    • Students will be ranked based on their overall interview score before offers are made.
    • Borderline applicants will be distinguished based on personal statements and references.

Additional Information:

  • A reservation list will be created in-case places open up in August for the medicine program.
  • Students who meet requirements for the Widening Participation Scheme can apply through the Access to medicine program which is 6-years in length.
    • NOTE: Students from this scheme who have the top 200 UCAT scores of applicants for Edge Hill will automatically be invited for an interview.


Clinical placement information

Bachelor of Medicine

Year 1

First year students will focus on learning the fundamentals of life science, namely the structure and functioning of the human body and its systems.

Year 2

Students will go on clinical placement in general practices and hospitals.

Year 3

Students will spend more time in a clinical setting to learn about to deliver patient-centred care

Year 4

Students will be exposed to various specialities and examine the nuances of primary and secondary care to assess how appropriate they are for different patient cases.

Year 5

This final year is structured like an apprenticeship to prepare students for practising professionally. Students will undertake assistantships, specialist placements and learn about acute medicine in more depth.


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