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How to apply

If you would like to be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate courses, you should apply through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.


There is lots more information on the application process on the University's webpages for undergraduate students:

How to apply: applying essentials

International students

If you don't meet our entry requirements, our International College offers an International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering. The programme is designed to develop your academic level in your chosen subject, introduce you to the study skills that will be vital to success and help with language if you need it.

International College

Entry requirements

For BSc Biomedical Science and BSc Biomedical Science with a Year in Industry, we ask for the following qualifications at A level, or equivalent:

  • AAB including two from Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics

Four MBiomedSci Biomedical ScienceMBiomedSci Biomedical Science with a Year in Industry or BSc Biomedical Science with a Year Abroad course, we ask for the following qualifications at A level, or equivalent:

  • AAA including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics

We cannot accept Biology with Human Biology in combination, or General Studies. If you have Mathematics and Further Mathematics, you must also have another subject at the necessary grade from the lists above.

We can accept other qualifications including Scottish Highers, Welsh Baccalaureate, Irish Leaving Certificate, International and European Baccalaureates, GNVQ and BTEC. A full list is given on the following webpage:

Entry requirements and other qualifications

Entry requirements for BSc Biomedical Science with a Foundation Year are given on the Department for Lifelong Learning website.

Department for Lifelong Learning:
Entry requirements

If you have a question about your qualifications, please email

English language requirements

You must be able to show that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course.

For UK students, we normally ask for a minimum of a grade C in GCSE English Language, but we can also accept a range of other English language requirements. A full list is given on the University of Sheffield's webpages for undergraduate students:

Application timeline

June-October: Shortlist several University Open Days. You can book online to see this department, and tour the campus, accommodation, and city.

Book an Open Day

October-January: Finalise your choices of University and complete and submit your UCAS form. The deadline for most applications is 15 January.

If you are also applying for courses at Oxford University or Cambridge University or for courses in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine, there is an earlier deadline of 15 October.

November-March: Once we receive your UCAS form, we'll send you an acknowledgement and carefully review your application. If we offer you a place, you will be invited to one of our Departmental Open Days. This may also include an interview.

Early May: UCAS requires you to make firm and insurance choices for any courses that you have applied for. The deadline for any applications you have made through UCAS Extra is later.

Mid-August: If you have made Sheffield your first choice and you get the grades required for the course, your place in this department will be confirmed.

If your examination results do not quite reach the standard we have specified in our offer, it is unlikely that your place will be confirmed. However, you can contact us and we may consider you for any remaining places through the clearing process.

A note on transfers:

There is no formal transfer scheme for students who want to change to study medicine after their first year. Instead, students can complete their Biomedical Science degree, and apply for either a traditional or graduate-level medicine course afterwards.

We do not accept students from other universities who want to transfer into the second, third or fourth year of one of our Biomedical Science degree. Any modules you may have already studied at your original University are unlikely match the ones studied at Sheffield, which would place you at an unfair disadvantage. You can only join one of our degree programmes in the first year by applying through UCAS, and only if you meet our entry requirements, although we may also take your performance at your original university into consideration.