Medicine - Entry 2019

How to apply

These pages relate to applications for 2019 entry.  Applicants for entry in 2018 can find the webpages that pertained to their application via the link on the right titled 'Medicine 2018 Entry'.

Applications for Medicine are made through the University and Colleges Admissions Service, (UCAS).

Applying for a place to study Medicine is extremely competitive. We currently have 273 places for Home students from the UK and European Union for our A100 five-year programme.  We have no cap on the number of places available for International students from outside of the European Union but International student places are limited by the availability of placements and we expect to have approximately 18-22 International places.  We have 15 places for Home students from widening participation backgrounds for our four-year A101 Graduate Entry Medicine programme. Please note that we do not have international places for our A101 programme.

Application should be made for either the standard five-year A100 course or the Graduate Entry four-year A101 course.

For entry in 2018 we received over 1,800 applications for a total of 256 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 2018.

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.  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:

  1. Academic attainment against a set threshold and UKCAT attainment against a set threshold;
  2. Ranking of applicants on the basis of their UKCAT score;
  3. 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...

Both on and off the course Sheffield offers a lot of opportunities to develop the fundamental skills required of a doctor.  Full body dissection, small group tutorials, early patient contact and clinical skills sessions deliver an exciting curriculum that integrates understanding medical science and preparation for life on the wards.  Here in Sheffield there's a strong sense of belonging to an incredible social and academic community; one that strives to achieve higher and supports one another in the journey to becoming friendly, approachable and confident doctors.  Studying here I've had the opportunity to teach, attend conferences, play sports and, most importantly, make life-long friends.  With 60+ medical societies to pursue medical interests, engage in sport, music and voluntary work there's so much you can be a part of!  Looking back on the past 3 years I've had such a rich and colourful student experience here, there really is nowhere else I'd rather be.

andrew maud, medical society president 2018-19

Choosing Medical Schools that suited me, making myself an appealing applicant and ensuring that I met entry requirements was hard work, but exciting!  Deciding to study in Sheffield made it all worthwhile.

At the core of Sheffield Medial School is an emphasis on the patient.  Too often, as medical students we can lose sight of the person and see only the disease, forgetting the individual at the centre of the life-altering illnesses we study.  Here in Sheffield, early and consistent patient contact prevents us from doing this; in our first year we have regular sessions at a GP surgery, a two-week hospital placement and a community attachment (visiting patients in their own homes).  This ensures that our care will always be patient centred, making us the kind of doctors that I would like to be treated by.

It wasn't just Sheffield's academic excellence which initially drew me here, it was the University's strong sense of community.  Throughout my three years in Sheffield the staff and student's warmth and friendliness has stood out to me, allowing me to develop both personally and professionally, and making me proud to call myself a Sheffield Medical Student.

CATHERINE JESSON, MEDSOC admissions liaison 2018-19