Graduate Entry Medicine - MBChB (A101): Academic, UCAT and Widening Participation Entry Requirements
We have fifteen places available to Home applicants from widening participation backgrounds for our four-year Graduate Entry Medicine - MBChB (A101) programme. Applicants for this programme will be required to demonstrate that they come from a widening participation background and that they meet our minimum academic and UCAT requirements. The requirements set out on this page are the minimum required in order to be considered for entry to the A101 Graduate Entry Medicine programme. Meeting the minimum academic, UCAT and widenining participation entry requirements does not guarantee an invitation to interview or the offer of a place. If you wish to also be considered for the 5-year Medicine - MBChB (A100) programme you will need to apply to that course via UCAS as a separate choice.
|Widening Participation Entry Requirements||
This degree programme is only open to Home students from Widening Participation backgrounds. The A101 Graduate Entry Medicine MBChB programme is not open to Home students who are not from a Widening Participation background. There are no International places available for this programme.
We will consider applicants to meet our widening participation criteria if they met any two or more of the following criteria at the point they completed their A-Levels (or equivalent qualifications):
We will determine whether applicants meet our widening participation entry requirements by sending them a simple form to complete, which includes definitions for the criteria set out above. You can find a copy of the form here for your information. You may download the form and submit it to email@example.com. If you choose to do this, please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, we will send this to applicants to complete on receipt of their application. Applicants will be required to return the form to us by 5pm on Friday 1st November 2019 at the latest and we will not be able to process the application if the completed form is not received. Applicants who receive offers will be required to provide supporting evidence at registration or a statement to indicate why such evidence cannot be provided.
|Academic Entry Requirements||
Applicants are required to meet both our minimum A Level and our minimum Degree academic entry requirements. (We do not consider GCSEs or AS Levels for this programme.) Applicants are also required to meet our minimum English Language requirements. We do not rank applicants on the basis of their academic attainment.
A Level Qualifications
Applicants must typically have grades of at least BBB at A Level at the time of application, one of which must be Chemistry or Biology.
For applicants not holding A Levels, our usual requirement for other qualifications is:
We are not able to consider the following qualifications for entry to our Graduate Entry Medicine course:
Applicants for this programme will need to have (or be predicted) to attain an upper second class or first class Bachelor's degree in an appropriate life sciences subject. We are looking for applicants whose degrees will have given them an appropriate level of understanding of human anatomy and physiology.
Appropriate life sciences degrees include, but are not limited to the following degrees (this is not an exhaustive list):
We do not consider the following degrees to be appropriate life sciences degrees and they do not meet our entry requirements:
We do not consider postgraduate Masters degrees (i.e. when taken as a second degree) or PhD's when determining whether you meet our academic entry requirements.
If your degree does not appear on the lists above we may still be able to accept it. We strongly recommend that you contact the medial admissions team (email@example.com) prior to submitting your application with a copy of your degree transcript and/or syllabus. We will then be able to advise you whether we will accept your degree or not.
If your degree does not appear on the lists above, we will require you to submit a degree transcript to us with your application for consideration.
Graduates and soon-to-be graduates who have (or are soon to have) a Bachelor's degree in a subject other than an appropriate life sciences subject, or who do not come from a widening participation background are not eligible to apply for our graduate entry programme, but are welcome to apply for the A100 five-year programme.
|University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) requirements||
Everyone applying to study Medicine at the University of Sheffield will need to undertake the University 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, candidates must have achieved a score of 2420/3600 or above to be given further consideration. Candidates must meet the UCAT entry requirements AND the academic entry requirements AND the widening participation criteria. 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.
|Disrupted Studies||If you have experienced issues of a personal, social or domestic nature that have affected either your post-16 studies, or any 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|