Medicine - Entry 2018
How to apply
These pages relate to applications for 2018 entry. Applicants for entry in 2017 can find the webpages that pertained to their application via the link on the right titled 'Medicine 2017 Entry'.
Applications for Medicine are made through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service, www.ucas.com).
Application should be made for the A100 course.
Applying for a place to study Medicine is extremely competitive. We currently have 255 places on the course of which 237 are reserved for Home students from the UK and European Union. Eighteen places are set aside for International students from outside the European Union.
For entry in 2017 we received over 1,700 applications for a total of 237 places. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to consider any late applications. The UCAS application deadline is 15 October 2017.
Completing your UCAS form
You have four choices available for Medical School applications and we encourage you to choose carefully on the basis of the grades that you have obtained or are expected to obtain and the entry requirements of each university as applications that do not meet our minimum academic and UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) entry requirements (in the absence of Disrupted Studies) will not be successful. Details of the entry requirements of the Medical Schools in the United Kingdom can be found here. Medical courses at different universities are taught differently, and you should choose those institutions whose teaching style matches your learning preference. Your fifth choice may be left blank or used to apply for another degree course of your choice, without disadvantaging your application to the University of Sheffield Medical School. You may apply for deferred entry if you wish and your application will not be disadvantaged.
You should ensure that you accurately complete in full the details of all of your qualifications. You must include details of the title of your qualifications including the examining board, subjects studied, results obtained and whether or not the qualification has been certificated. If you have not yet obtained your results it is important that your referee completes your predicted grades. Please be as clear as possible and avoid any ambiguity.
How we select applicants for offers
We select applicants using a step-wise process that considers:
- Academic attainment against a set threshold and UKCAT attainment against a set threshold;
- Ranking of applicants on the basis of their UKCAT score;
- Performance at Multiple Mini Interview.
More details regarding each stage or our admissions selection process can be found on these pages. You are encouraged to read these pages carefully before submitting your application. You may also find it helpful to review these pages again if you are invited to attend a Multiple Mini Interview.
What our students say...
Studying medicine at the University of Sheffield has done so much more than prepare me for a career as a doctor; it has formed the person I am today. As a student in Sheffield, I am part of an incredible social and academic community. Perhaps most importantly, there is a strong sense of belonging and loads of new things for you to try out! Join a sports team, become a member of a society and stretch yourself academically by teaching, writing papers of attending conferences.
The course is engaging and exciting. At Sheffield, we are about creating friendly, approachable, professional doctors and so patient contact starts early. This runs alongside full body dissection, small group teaching and lectures. A mix of learning styles and content keeps the course interesting and the early patient contact maintains a sense of purpose - you're going to be a doctor and that's incredibly exciting! My last four years at this Medical School have been incredible and I couldn't recommend it more.
Thomas julian, medical society president 2017-18
Studying Medicine at Sheffield has been one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done. The entire process of applying to university, deciding which one was best for me and then making sure I was accepted was terrifying but exciting at the same time.
What originally pulled me to Sheffield and what still makes me thankful for being able to study here was the sense of community and pride that exists in not just the University but also Sheffield itself. In the two years that I have spent at Sheffield it is incredible to reflect on how much the course has allowed me to develop as an individual and as a professional.
At Sheffield, there is not just an emphasis on academia but also an emphasis on understanding people and how we must appreciate how life-changing the burden of illness can be. The curriculum allows for early patient contact with first year encompassing regular attendance at a GP surgery, a two week hospital placement and even visiting patients in their own homes. All of which has and still does make me appreciate what it is that's most important to us as medical professionals.
freddie farrow, medsoc admissions liaison 2017-18