We are International

#WeAreInternational

In the Department of Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield, we are internationally recognised for our groundbreaking research. New international students join our degree programmes every year. Through the University of Sheffield International College we have been able to offer alternative routes to studying biomedical science at the University of Sheffield. Undergraduate students on our programmes also have the chance to spend a year of their degree studying the subject in Australia, Canada or the USA, for a truly global experience.

This international perspective means we can look at the biggest challenges in biomedical science from lots of different angles, and work with researchers around the world on finding solutions. Our students meet scientists from lots of different backgrounds, and graduate into the global workforce with a range of experiences that employers are looking for.

Studying biomedical science at Sheffield

We run a range of undergraduate degree programmes, all of which are open to international students. You can apply for one of these courses through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.

Visit our webpages for undergraduate students to find out more about our courses and entry requirements.

Undergraduate study

We also run masters courses and have a range of PhD opportunities available each year.

Visit our webpages for postgraduate students to find out more about courses, projects, entry requirements, funding and how to apply for a place.

Masters courses 

PhD opportunities

Don't meet our entry requirements?

If you are an international student and you don't meet our entry requirements, our International College offers an International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering and a Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering. These programmes are designed to develop your academic level, introduce you to the study skills that will be vital to success and help with language if you need it.

Upon successful completion, you can progress to a number of degree programmes in our department.

International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering

Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering

English language requirements

If you have not already studied in a country where English is the majority language, it is likely that you will need to have an English language qualification. Our English Language Teaching Centre offers courses for students who are preparing to study at the University of Sheffield.

English Language Teaching Centre

Sheffield students win gold in America with real-world project

A Sheffield team of eight students, including those from biomedical science recently won gold at the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) in Boston after their project, a plate reader which measures bacterial growth, impressed judges.

The award winning project was produced using technology such as 3D printing and LED lights to keep costs down and cost just £100 to produce. Other lab plate readers can cost up to £10,000 to produce.

The iGEM competition is an international competition in which over 300 teams from across the globe compete to solve a real-world problem using synthetic biology, engineering and entrepreneurship.

Read the full story

iGEM team

Study abroad opportunities

Students on our Biomedical Science with a Year Abroad programme spend their third year studying biology at a top institution in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore or Hong Kong.

It's a great way to get an even bigger range of perspectives on the subject, explore habitats unlike anything here in the UK, and experience life in another part of the world.

Biomedical Science with a Year Abroad

Year abroad


About #WeAreInternational

At the University of Sheffield, we value international students and are passionate about making sure their contribution to our economy and culture is recognised.

That's why the University and Students' Union, led by our Vice-Chancellor and the Students' Union President, launched our #WeAreInternational campaign in 2013. So far, over 160 universities, education institutions and international organisations have backed it.

Find out more