Medicine - Entry 2018
Academic Entry Requirements and the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)
Please note that these requirements are the minimum required in order to be considered for entry to the Medicine course. For 2018 entry we have a total of 255 places. For 2017 entry we received 1700 applications for 237 places. The majority (84.1%) of applicants in 2017 met the minimum academic and UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) requirements. Those that did not 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 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 UKCAT entry requirements does not guarantee an invitation to interview or the offer of a place.
It is required that all examinations at each level be taken in one sitting. Unfortunately we are unable to consider examinations taken early or resit examinations. If a qualification has been taken twice, please include the results of both the first attempt and any subsequent attempts in your UCAS application. Please note that A Levels in Critical Thinking and General Studies are not acceptable. We will not consider A Level Further Mathematics.
|UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)||
All applicants applying to study Medicine at the University of Sheffield will need to undertake the UK Clinical Aptitude Test for Medicine and Dentistry (UKCAT) 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 UKCAT 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, candidates must have achieved a score of 2460/3600 or above to be given further consideration. Candidates must meet BOTH the academic entry requirements AND the UKCAT entry requirements. The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) component is only considered for those applicants who are invited to attend a Multiple Mini Interview.
Applicants who meet or exceed both the minimum academic requirements and the minimum UKCAT requirement will be ranked on the basis of their UKCAT score 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 the following English Language qualifications for entry to our Medicine course:
|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 and one other science (Maths, Physics, Biology or Psychology). 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:
Mathematics and Further Mathematics at A Level
We have reviewed our policy on A Levels taken early for applicants who take Further Mathematics. We do not accept A Level Further Mathematics when determining whether an applicant meets our A Level academic threshold. However, for applicants who take four A Levels in a two year period (typically years 12 and 13 at school) including Mathematics and Further Mathematics, we will accept the Mathematics A Level, even if it is taken in Year 12, and irrespective of whether the A Level is certificated in Year 12 or 13. It is expected that Chemistry and another subject (that is not Critical Thinking, Further Mathematics or General Studies) will be taken in Year 13.
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.
|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 our Admissions Policy on disrupted studies is available via the download on the right or you can find more information via the following link: Disrupted Studies|