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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.

Visit www.ucas.com/apply

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

We ask for the following qualifications at A level, or equivalent:

  • AAA-AAB including two science subjects

For Biochemistry courses, one of your A levels must be in Chemistry.

For Genetics, Microbiology and Molecular Biology courses, you must have an AS level in Chemistry if you do not have an A level.

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

If you have a question about your qualifications, please email mbb@sheffield.ac.uk.

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 you narrowly miss the grades specified in our offer, we will review your application and may consider you for a place if spaces are available.