We’re committed to identifying the best possible applicants to study Medicine, regardless of personal circumstances or background.
Our six-year Medicine With a Gateway Year programme is a Widening Participation initiative designed to facilitate access to Medicine for those from underrepresented backgrounds. Applicants must meet our widening participation criteria to be eligible to apply for this programme.
The Gateway forms the first academic year, based on the University of Hull campus. This year focuses on bringing your scientific knowledge up to the required standard and enhancing your study skills, while also learning about professionalism and the NHS.
You will also visit GP and hospital settings in Hull and the local area, coming into contact with real patients – so you begin to develop the excellent communication skills and confident, empathetic approach to delivering care that are the hallmark of our graduates.
On successful completion of the Gateway Year you will automatically progress to our five-year MB BS Medicine programme. Our programme combines patient-centred teaching, problem based learning led by clinicians, rigorous academic study grounded in the sciences, and regular clinical experience.
At the end of your studies, you will graduate thoroughly prepared for clinical practice, with an MB BS degree awarded jointly by the Universities of Hull and York.