Hull York Medical School students examining Xrays

Faculty of Health Sciences


Undergraduate                  MBBS

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What you'll study

Our five-year course is divided into three phases. Phase I covers the first two years; Phase II is years 3 and 4; and Phase III is the fifth and final year.

For more information, see the Hull York Medical School website

Phase I

* Modules are subject to availability

In your first two years, you'll be based at either the University of Hull or the University of York.

Phase I is based on problem-based learning (PBL) sessions. These are stimulating, educational, and popular with students. You'll be working in groups of eight or nine, alongside an experienced clinical tutor. The PBL sessions are supported by lectures, resource sessions and workshops.

Phase II

* Modules are subject to availability

Our five locality sites in Hull, York, Grimbsy, Scarborough and Scunthorpe allow you to experience a wide range of disease and illness in a diverse social setting. You'll work each week both in general practice, where new and existing patients first make contact, and on the hospital wards.

Phase III

* Modules are subject to availability

When you return from your elective and start your final year at Hull York Medical School, you'll be the junior member (assistant intern) of a medical team. In this role, you'll rotate through general medicine, general surgery and general practice. You'll become more experienced in the skills required of a junior doctor, and you'll gain valuable experience of working closely with a multidisciplinary team. Your working hours will be similar to those of a junior doctor, including on-call and shift arrangements.

Please visit the Hull York Medical School website for more information about Phase I, II, and III of the course.

Intercalated degree

All Hull York Medical School students have the option to study for an intercalated Bachelor's degree for a year between Years 2 - 3 or Years 3 - 4, either at Hull York Medical School or at another institution.

Learn more about the Hull York Medical School curriculum.

"Studying at Hull has given me the academic and practical grounding to look forward to my future as a doctor with confidence."

Mazin Eragat

More about this course

The Hull York Medical School is a partnership between the Universities of Hull and York, with newly-equipped teaching and learning facilities on the main campuses of both universities.

Our undergraduate medical course produces high-quality doctors for the future, in a friendly and supportive environment.

Key features for studying at Hull York Medical School include:

  • Clinical placements from the start, in a wide variety of settings
  • A blended learning approach, with clinician-led problem-based learning supported by lectures, clinical placements and Scholarship and Special Interest Programmes (SSIPs).
  • Teaching in small groups, led by clinicians
  • Close student support from peers, educational facilitators and clinical learning tutors
  • Uniquely, a balance of teaching across all parts of the health service. A large share of our clinical learning is in primary care, fully supported and integrated with learning centres across a range of hospital sites.
  • Clinical rotations across a diverse range of settings

Studying at Hull York Medical School means you'll be given opportunities to experience a broad range of learning activities — including, if you choose, working and studying in an international setting.

With a mock operating theatre and intensive care unit, our new £28-million Health Campus boasts some of the UK’s most advanced medical training facilities.

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Right from the start, our students experience a breadth of clinical placements in the region’s surgeries and hospitals.

Blended learning approach with clinician-led, problem-based learning supported by lectures and placements.

For the last four years, 100% of our students were in work or further study within six months of graduating, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 7.5 overall, with 7.0 in each skill. 

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Find out more about English language requirements on the Hull York Medical School website

Fees and funding

For information on fees and funding, please see the Hull York Medical School website.

Future Prospects

On graduating from Hull York Medical School, your MB BS joint degree from the two universities will entitle you to register provisionally with the UK's General Medical Council. You will then enter the Foundation programme, a two-year general programme forming a bridge between medical school and specialist or general practice training.

Over the two years, Foundation trainees have the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of specialties and healthcare settings before applying to enter a specialist area. There will also be openings if you want to pursue academic medicine. There are enough Foundation posts available across the Hull York Medical School area for all our graduates who wish to remain in the region.

Many students also choose to progress their studies at postgraduate level, and we offer a number of taught and research-led programmes. 

Discover what happens after you graduate from Hull York Medical School.