Medicine with Foundation Year (6 years) at Edge Hill University - UCAS

Course summary

Join an integrated Foundation Year that enables you to gain an understanding of key concepts within the field of medicine and meet the required academic level to progress to our MBChB Medicine degree. The MBChB Medicine with Foundation Year is aimed at students from the North West of England who have the potential and aspiration to become doctors. It is for anyone who has studied the A levels needed to join our MBChB Medicine degree but whose background may mean it is less likely that they will be able to meet the academic requirements for direct entry. You must satisfy certain widening participation criteria to be eligible to apply. The programme prepares you for the rigours of studying medicine, with a curriculum focused on health in the community. You will engage in disciplines such as health systems and public health, sciences for medicine, and working in multi-disciplinary teams in healthcare. Personal and professional development, including communication and interpersonal skills, is another key strand of the programme. The course has professionalism as core and integrated throughout the programme. Opportunities for clinical and community learning will be supported by work experience, voluntary work or work shadowing to develop your understanding of the people within the local community where care is provided. Please note, this Foundation Year does not normally lead to an award or qualification in its own right, however successful completion of the Foundation Year at the required pass mark enables progression onto the MBChB Medicine programme at Edge Hill University. In common with all new UK medical schools, Edge Hill University Medical School is subject to successful progress through the GMC’s rigorous quality assurance processes. We have successfully completed several stages of this process and will now be subject to ongoing review. The final-stage assessment and approval for the award of a UK medical degree is at the end of the first complete delivery of the course. The University of Liverpool will act as our contingency school during this time.


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Assessment method

During the Foundation Year, you will be assessed through a combination of reflective essays, case-based assignments, Observed Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) and multiple choice examinations.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

International students are not eligible to study this programme.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The Foundation Year is a widening participation initiative for local students. To be eligible to apply, you must: - Have lived in the North West of England (Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Cumbria) for at least one year prior immediately prior to the point of application. You must also meet one of the following requirements: - Have attended a non-selective state secondary school for GCSEs where the Attainment 8 score is below the English average. Data will be considered according to the latest relevant Department for Education performance tables at; - Have attended a non-selective state secondary school for GCSEs and either live in an area with a postcode in quintile 1 or 2 in the POLAR4 young participation index or in a neighbourhood with a high level of multiple deprivation with an Index of Multiple Deprivation decile of 4 or below. You can check your postcode against the POLAR4 young participation index at against the Index of Multiple Deprivation at In addition, you must meet one of the following criteria: - Live in a low-income household with a combined income below £35,000; - Have parents who did not go to university or who do not have a higher education qualification; - Be, or have previously been, in local authority care; - Be the sole carer of a parent or sibling; - Have refugee status; - Be a member of the travelling community; - Be without family support (care leavers, care experienced and/or estranged); - *Live in an area with a postcode in quintile 1 or 2 in the POLAR4 young participation index. You can check your postcode at; - *Live in a neighbourhood with a high level of multiple deprivation, with an Index of Multiple Deprivation decile of 4 or below. You can check your postcode at *Applicants who have used essential criteria number 2 above, may not tick these same criteria as their additional item. Applicants should provide details regarding how any checked widening participation criteria are met and will be expected to provide evidence of this at a future date, prior to the offer of a place being made. If your GCSEs were achieved at an educational institution which does not have Attainment 8 data, this will be considered on an individual basis. Please contact us in advance of applying to ensure you are eligible. Applicants will be required to take the UCAT Medical Admissions Test prior to application. UCAT scores and Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) form part of the selection process. UCAT scores can only be used to support an application if they were achieved in the relevant admissions cycle. We will not accept applications from graduates for the Foundation Year. Applications from mature students are welcomed. There is no requirement for the academic qualifications in the entry criteria to have been completed in the past two years.

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Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Health checks


University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Medicine with Foundation Year (6 years) at Edge Hill University - UCAS