University of Sheffield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Medicine (Phase One)

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Course summary

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While some universities keep their medical students away from the frontline until later in the course, Sheffield gives you clinical experience from a very early stage. Our methods include teaching on wards and in clinics as well as small group work and full body dissection. We also place a lot of emphasis on developing your communication skills: knowing how to speak to patients, and how to listen, is just as important as clinical expertise. Graduates go on to train as foundation doctors in hospitals. From there, many become GPs or train as consultants. The MBChB is also excellent preparation for careers in other areas such as research, NHS management, medical journalism and pharmaceuticals.

Course details


How to apply

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

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

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Course codeA100
Institution code S18
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAA including Chemistry or Biology and another science subject Other science subject includes Biology/Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology General Studies, Critical Thinking and Further Mathematics not acceptable. We have reviewed our policy on A Levels taken early for applicants who take Further Mathematics. We do not accept A Level Further Mathematics when determining whether an applicant meets our A Level academic threshold. However, for applicants who take four A Levels in a two year period (typically years 12 and 13 at school) including Mathematics and Further Mathematics, we will accept the Mathematics A Level, even if it is taken in Year 12, and irrespective of whether the A Level is certificated in Year 12 or 13. It is expected that Chemistry and another subject (that is not Critical Thinking, Further Mathematics or General Studies) will be taken in Year 13.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher AAAAB plus grade AA in Chemistry or Biology and another science subject. Other science subject includes Biology/Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points including 6 in three Higher Level subjects to include Chemistry or Biology and another science subject. No less than 4 in all Standard Level subjects. Other science subject includes Biology/Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A plus grades AA at A-level including Chemistry or Biology and another science subject. Other science subject includes Biology/Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology
Extended Project A taken alongside A Levels Plus AAB at A Level including Chemistry or Biology and another science. Chemistry or Biology required at Grade A.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2 including Chemistry or Biology and another science subject. Other science subject includes Biology/Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 At least AAAAA (grade 77777) GCSEs including at least grade B (grade 6) in Mathematics, English and the Sciences (may be dual awards)

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

As UKCAT is designed to test aptitude rather than academic achievement, it is not a test which you can revise for. However students can view a range of practice questions available at the UKCAT website. When you apply, and meet a threshold of 2460/3600


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £36240* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This fee is provisional and may be subject to an increase, depending on a government announcement about clinical placement funding.

Sponsorship information

The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding

Medicine (Phase One) at University of Sheffield - UCAS