Medicine - MBChB (A100) Academic Entry Requirements and the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) - 2020 Entry
Please note that these requirements are the minimum required in order to be considered for entry to the Medicine - MBChB programme. For 2020 entry to the A100 five year programme we have a total of 273 places for HOME/EU students and 18 for International Students. For 2019 entry we received 1966 applications for 291 A100 places and 109 applications for 15 A101 places. The majority of A100 applicants in 2018-19 met the minimum academic and University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) requirements. 47.7% of A101 applicants in 2018-19 met the minimum academic, UCAT and widening participation criteria. Those applications that did not meet the minimum entry criteria were deemed unsuccessful. As our selection procedure takes into account academic achievements applicants will be assessed on the results (achieved and/or predicted) of all of their qualifications. Due to the competitive nature of applying for the course most candidates selected to attend a multiple mini-interview usually far exceed our minimum requirements. Please note that meeting the minimum academic and UCAT entry requirements does not guarantee an invitation to interview or the offer of a place.
|University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)||
Everyone applying to study Medicine at the University of Sheffield will need to undertake the Univeristy Clinical Aptitude Test for Medicine and Dentistry (UCAT) in order to be eligible for admission. The test must be taken prior to your application in the year of application. Details of test dates and how to register can be found on the UCAT website which can be accessed from the link on the right. Please note that test results are only valid for the current admissions cycle: if you re-apply to this Medical School you will need to sit the test again. In addition to the academic requirements, all applicants must have achieved a score of 2420/3600 or more to be given further consideration. Applicants must meet BOTH the academic entry requirements AND the UCAT entry requirements. The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) component is only considered for those applicants who are invited to attend a Multiple Mini-Interview. UCAT have produced a guidance video to help you prepare for the test, and you can view that here.
Applicants who meet or exceed both the minimum academic requirements and the minimum UCAT requirement will be ranked based on their UCAT score after the application deadline to determine which of these applicants are invited to attend a Multiple Mini-Interview.
Applicants for the A100 programme must meet the following GCSE minimum requirements:
|English Language Requirements||
The required grade for GCSE English Language varies depending on whether you are applying as a UK/EU applicant or as International applicant:
A range of other qualifications will satisfy the School's English language requirements, details of these are available on the central University webpage. Applicants completing a qualification with variable requirements should achieve an equivalent of IELTS 7.5 overall with no less than 7.0 in each component.
We are not able to consider certain English Language qualifications for entry to our Medicine course, details of these can be found here.
|AS Level Requirements||
There are no AS requirements for the A100 programme. Where an applicant holds AS Levels, they will not be considered as part of the application.
|A Level Requirements||
Our offer for subjects taken at A Level is AAA to include Chemistry or Biology and one other science (Maths, Physics, Biology/Human Biology or Psychology). The combination of Chemistry and Biology is acceptable. Applicants who do not yet hold A Levels at the time of application must have predicted grades of at least AAA. Please note the following:
|Applicants offering A Levels and an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)||
Our offer for applicants offering an EPQ taken alongside A Levels is AAB at A Level plus an A grade or above in your EPQ. Please note the following:
Our usual offer for other qualifications is:
We are not able to consider the following qualifications for entry to our Medicine course:
|Higher Level Qualifications||
Graduates will be expected to hold at least a 2:1 (Upper Second Class) Bachelors degree in any subject. In addition, graduate applicants must have grades of at least BBB at A Level, one of which must be Chemistry or Biology.
|International Qualifications||You should write to the Medical Admissions Office with full details of your qualifications, enclosing copies of certificates/transcripts. Normally, International applicants will be expected to hold an acceptable English Language Qualification. If taking the IELTS we require a score of 7.5 overall with no less than 7.0 in each component.|
|Disrupted Studies||If you are an undergraduate applicant and you have experienced issues of a personal, social or domestic nature that have affected either your post-16 studies, or any GCSE Qualifications that are cited in our course entry requirements, you can let us know by completing our Disrupted Studies form. Details of the Medical School's Admissions Policy on Disrupted Studies is available via the download on the right, and you are encouraged to read this carefully before submitting a Disrupted Studies form. You can find more information via the following link: Disrupted Studies|