Medicine - Entry 2017
Academic Entry Requirements and UKCAT
Please note that these requirements are the minimum required in order to be considered for entry to the Medicine course. For 2016 entry we received approximately 2200 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 to attend a multiple mini interview usually far exceed our minimum requirements. Please note that meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an invitation to interview or the offer of a place.
It is required 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. We will not consider A Level Further Mathematics for candidates who hold Mathematics A Level.
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. In addition to the academic requirements, candidates must have achieved a score of 1850/2700 or above to be given consideration. Candidates must meet BOTH the academic entry requirements AND the UKCAT entry requirements. The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) component is considered for those applicants who are invited to attend a Multiple Mini Interview.
How the UKCAT has changed for applicants seeking entry in 2017
UKCAT has removed the Decision Analysis subtest. In 2016 UKCAT will be piloting a new test of Decision Making and neither candidates nor Universities will receive a score for this subtest. This means that in 2016 only, candidates and universities will receive a total cognitive scaled score for the sum of the three remaining cognitive section (Verbal Reasoning/Quantitative Reasoning/Abstract Reasoning), ranging from 900 to 2700, instead of 1200 to 3600. Candidates will continue to receive their SJT results in one of four bands.
Applicants for the A100 programme must meet the following GCSE minimum requirements:
|English Language Requirements||
The required grade for GCSE English Language varies depending on whether you are applying as a UK/EU applicant or as International applicant:
We are not able to consider the following English Language qualifications for entry to our Medicine course:
Acceptable English Language qualifications
|AS Level Requirements||
There are no AS requirements for the A100 programme. Where an applicant holds AS Levels, they will not be considered as part of the application.
|A Level Requirements||
Our offer for subjects taken as A Level is AAA to include Chemistry and one other science (Maths, Physics, Biology or Psychology). Applicants who do not yet hold A Levels at the time of application must have predicted grades of at least AAA. Please note the following:
Our usual offer for other qualifications is:
Unfortunately, we are not able to consider the following qualifications for entry to our Medicine course:
|Higher Level Qualifications||
Graduates will be expected to hold at least a 2:1 Bachelors degree in any subject. In addition, graduate applicants must have grades of at least BBB at A Level, one of which must be Chemistry.
|International Qualifications||You should write to the Medical Admissions Office with full details of your qualifications, enclosing copies of certificates/transcripts. Normally, International applicants will be expected to hold an acceptable English Language Qualification. If taking the IELTS we require a score of 7.5 overall with no less than 7.0 in each component.|
|Disrupted Studies||If you are an undergraduate applicant and you have experienced issues of a personal, social or domestic nature that have affected either your post-16 studies, or any GCSE Qualifications that are cited in our course entry requirements, you can let us know by completing our Disrupted Studies form. Details of our Admissions Policy on disrupted studies is available via the download on the right or you can find more information via the following link: Disrupted Studies|