Edge Hill University

Medicine with Foundation Year (6 years) Edge Hill University Degree level: Undergraduate


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The Foundation Year for Medicine 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 required for entry onto our MBChB medical programme but whose background may mean it is less likely that they will be able to meet the academic entry requirements for direct entry onto the MBChB. You must meet certain widening participation criteria to be eligible to apply.

The programme focuses on academic achievement in medical sciences, together with the development of leadership, management and communication skills and an understanding of public health. Opportunities for clinical and community learning will be supported by work experience, voluntary work or work shadowing, to develop an 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. It is anticipated that the first intake to this integrated six-year course will be for September 2020 entry. However this is subject to GMC approval. Please see our website for further details.

Course details


Please visit our website for information on available modules.

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

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 October

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code A110
Institution code E42
Campus name Ormskirk (Main Campus)
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International students are not eligible to study this programme.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB These must include Biology and Chemistry and one other subject.

While Biology and Chemistry are both required at Grade B or above, where Grade A or A* is achieved in either Biology or Chemistry (or both Biology and Chemistry), the third A Level subject will be accepted at Grade C or above.

A Levels in General Studies, Critical Reasoning, Citizenship and Key Skills will not be accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points To include Chemistry and Biology at higher level, one other subject at higher level and three standard level subjects. Each subject must be passed with a minimum of 5 points.

You will also need at least five GCSEs at Grade B or Grade 6 or above (or equivalent) at the time of application, including Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Mathematics. GCSE Double Science Awards, at Grades 6-6 or B-B or above, will also be accepted in lieu of separate GCSEs in Biology and Chemistry.

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 to the start of the course.

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. For September 2019 entry, GCSE performance in 2017 will be considered according to the Department for Education performance tables at compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk;
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 org.uk/data-and-analysis/postcode-searchand against the Index of Multiple Deprivation at imd-by-postcode.opendatacommunities.org.

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;
*Live in an area with a postcode in quintile 1 or 2 in the POLAR4 young participation index. You can check your postcode at officeforstudents.org.uk/data-and-analysis/postcode-search;
*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 imd-by-postcode.opendatacommunities.org.

*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 in the year in which they were achieved.

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.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course


Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

Health checks


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
L39 4QP

Course contact details

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+44 (0)1695 657000