MBChB Medicine

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MBChB Medicine

Edge Hill University
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  • Bachelor
  • 5 Years


This five-year programme enables you to gain a Primary Medical Qualification and to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council. With a focus on developing future doctors who have patient safety, reflection and professionalism at the core of their practice, the MBChB involves early and extensive clinical placements with a focus on community and mental health care settings, as well as exposure to medicine, surgery and a range of hospital specialities. Theory and practice are integrated through a hybrid of case-based and team-based learning alongside extensive clinical skills and simulation training. Equipped with medical leadership skills, resilience and an understanding of public health, you will graduate fully prepared for practice as a doctor ready to make a major contribution to the healthcare services of today and tomorrow.

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Grades AAA at A Level are required. These must include Biology and Chemistry and one other subject.

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

A Levels in General Studies, Critical Reasoning, Citizenship and Key Skills will not be accepted.

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.

Acceptable equivalencies to A Levels are listed under Example Offers below.

You must be aged 18 or above on the first day of the course. The programme will typically begin in mid-September although the exact date will vary for each academic year.

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 prior to your intended year of entry.

Applicants are expected to meet the General Medical Council Outcomes for Graduates (2018). To achieve these, applicants must be of good character and must be open and honest about health conditions or disabilities to ensure and uphold public trust. It is essential that any issues which may prevent future registration or impact on a student’s practice are declared at the time of application. For example, this includes health, disability, criminal conduct or restrictions on practice imposed by a professional regulatory body. Whilst such declarations will not be taken into consideration in the initial stages of selection, any offers made will be subject to appropriate clearance as detailed below. Applications should be completed as honestly as possible and without omissions. The University reserves the right to withdraw any offer of interview or place on the MBChB Medicine programme if it becomes aware of any dishonesty or failure to disclose information.  Edge Hill University may verify an applicant’s health and character by sharing the applicant’s details with the Medical Schools Council for checking against the Medical Schools Council Excluded Students Database.

If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will need to submit a Declaration of Health in respect of physical and mental fitness. You may be contacted by the University’s nominated Occupational Health Service provider and/or be required to attend an appointment with them to confirm that you can meet the fitness to practise requirements to enter the programme.

You will also be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’.

Further information about the Declaration of Health and DBS Enhanced Disclosure will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Example Offers

You can satisfy the A Level criteria by achieving one of the following combinations:

  • Grades AAA including Biology and Chemistry and one other subject;
  • Grades A*A*B or A*AB including Biology and Chemistry at Grade A or above and one other subject at Grade B or above.

The following are also accepted in lieu of A Levels:

  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 36 points or more to include three subjects at higher level, with at least 6 points in Biology, 6 points in Chemistry and one other subject, plus three further subjects at standard level with a minimum of 5 points each;
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: Three higher level subjects at Grade H1, including Biology, Chemistry and one other subject, and three at Grade H2, including English Language and Mathematics, taken in a single sitting;
  • Scottish Highers: AAAAB or above taken in a single sitting and including Biology, Chemistry and three other subjects;
  • Advanced Highers: AAA in Biology, Chemistry and one other subject;
  • Cambridge Pre-U: D3D3D3 in Biology, Chemistry and one other subject.

Courses Units

You need to complete credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/courses/medicine/

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