The University of Sheffield
The Medical School

General Academic Entry Requirements and UKCAT

Entry Requirements

Please note that these requirements are the minimum required in order to be considered for entry to the Medicine course. For 2014 entry we received over 2,500 applications for 237 places with the majority of these meeting at least the minimum academic requirements.  As our selection procedure takes into account academic achievements applicants will be assessed on the results (achieved and/or predicted) of all their qualifications. Due to the competitive nature of applying for the course most candidates selected for interview usually far exceed our minimum requirements.

It is expected that all examinations at each level be taken in one sitting.  Unfortunately we are unable to consider examinations taken early or resit examinations.  Please note that A Levels in Critical Thinking and General Studies are not acceptable and in some cases, we may not be able to consider Modern Languages.  We will not consider A Level Further Mathematics for candidates who hold Mathematics A Level.  Please contact us for further information.


All applicants applying to study Medicine at the University of Sheffield will need to undertake the UK Clinical Aptitude Test for Medicine and Dentistry (UKCAT) in order to be eligible for admission.  The test must be taken prior to your application, details of test dates and how to register can be found on the UKCAT website which can be accessed from the link on the right.  Please note that test results are only valid for the current admissions cycle, if you re-apply to this medical School you will need to sit the test again.  It is likely that any candidate with a score of 2600 or above who also meets the academic entry requirements below will be given consideration provided that they also meet the other academic requirements.

GCSE requirements

The GCSE requirements for A100 and A104 are the same.  You must have:

Please note: