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Medicine MBChB

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Course description

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Based on a patient-centred approach, the course is designed around common and important clinical conditions. It relates clinical medicine to the underlying medical sciences. You'll have the opportunity to develop your clinical competencies from the very start.

The course includes clinical teaching on wards in hospitals, clinics (both in general practice and in hospitals), lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work, dissection and personal development supported by experienced teachers and personal academic tutors. We aim to ensure you're well prepared for a career in medicine.

The medical course at Sheffield offers a broadly-based but extensive education and training incorporating the recommendations of the General Medical Council's report Outcomes for Graduates. The course leads to the professional qualification of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB).

Our MBChB programme has been designed to educate and train you so that you will become a doctor equipped with the clinical abilities, knowledge, attitudes and professional behaviours needed to become a junior hospital doctor. This preparation will also prepare you for your continued professional development after graduation.

Course aims and philosophy

Course aims

Our medical course aims:

  • to equip students with the essential personal and professional skills required throughout the rest of their course and in their future careers
  • to integrate the basic and clinical sciences throughout the course
  • to cultivate in students an attitude of curiosity and a desire for intellectual exploration and critical evaluation.
A patient-centred approach

The underlying philosophy of the curriculum is that all learning and teaching should be thought of from the perspective of the patient. A medical curriculum should include what a student needs to know, understand and be able to do in response to the problems presented by patients in a range of health care settings. To achieve this the Sheffield medical course is designed around answering the following questions:

  • How should I talk to this patient?
  • What affects and guides our relationship?
  • Why do they think they're ill?
  • Why is the patient ill?
  • Is the illness part of a pattern?
  • How do I know my advice is the best?

To answer these successfully, students must develop skills and understanding in:

  • Communication and interpersonal relationships
  • Patients' perceptions
  • Biology of disease
  • Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Evidence-based medicine

Developing clinical skills 

Clinically led learning

The medical course in Sheffield is clinically-led and gives students opportunities to start developing their clinical skills from the very start. It is designed around the common and important clinical conditions and uses an integrated learning and teaching approach that relates clinical medicine to the underlying medical sciences.

Course themes

The two main themes that run throughout the course, Clinical Competencies and Medical Sciences are linked together by Integrated Learning Activities where students work in teams, and later in the course by themselves, to solve clinical problems. A combination of teaching approaches, including clinical teaching on the wards in hospitals, in clinics both in general practice and hospitals, lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work, dissection, together with professionalism and patient safety training supported by experienced tutors and personal mentors helps ensure that graduates are well prepared for work in the National Health Service.

Accreditation and obtaining your license

Primary medical qualification (PMQ)

At the end of the undergraduate programme you'll receive your degree. The General Medical Council (GMC) approves your university's degree as a primary medical qualification (PMQ). This is important because, provided there are no concerns about your fitness to practise, a PMQ from a UK university entitles you to provisional registration with the GMC for a licence to practise medicine in the UK.

Medical licensing assessment (MLA)

The GMC is introducing a Medical Licensing Assessment. The MLA will create a demonstration that anyone obtaining registration with a licence to practice medicine in the UK has met a common threshold for safe practice.  To obtain a PMQ, graduates from 2024 onwards will need to have a degree that includes a pass in both parts of the MLA. One part will be a test of applied knowledge (the AKT), set by the GMC and held at your medical school.  The other will be an assessment of your clinical and professional skills delivered by your medical school (the CPSA). Each School's CPSA must meet GMC-set quality assurance requirements. The MLA will test what doctors are likely to encounter in early practice and what's essential for safe practice. It intentionally will not cover the whole of a medical school curriculum. So, you will also need to meet your university's degree requirements. You can find out more about the MLA for UK students at

Foundation year one

Provisional registration is time limited to a maximum of three years and 30 days (1125 days in total).  After this time period your provisional registration will normally expire. Provisionally registered doctors can only practise in approved Foundation Year One posts: the law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of work.  To obtain a Foundation Year One post you will need to apply during the final year of your undergraduate programme through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis. All suitably qualified UK graduates have found a place on the Foundation Year One programme, but this cannot be guaranteed, for instance if there were to be an increased number of competitive applications from non-UK graduates.

Full registration

Successful completion of the Foundation Year One programme is normally achieved within 12 months and is marked by the award of a Certificate of Experience. You will then be eligible to apply for full registration with the General Medical Council. You need full registration with a licence to practise for unsupervised medical practice in the NHS or private practice in the UK.

There is some discussion about whether to remove provisional registration for newly qualified doctors. If this happens then UK graduates will receive full registration as soon as they have successfully completed an MBChB (or equivalent) degree. It should be noted that it is very likely that UK graduates will still need to apply for a training programme similar to the current Foundation Programme and that places on this programme may not be guaranteed for every UK graduate.


The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department directly.

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Title: Medicine MBChB course structure
UCAS code: A100
Years: 2021

September Year 1 to June Year 1

Introductory Clinical Competency

  • Introduction to Medical Studies and Medical Sciences
  • Introductory clinical competencies
  • Systems based learning and teaching (Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Gastrointestinal and Liver, Musculo-skeletal, Skin, Nervous, Genitourinary, Endocrine, Reproductive, Haematology, Immunology)
  • Integrated Clinical Demonstrations
  • Multi Professional Experience (a 2-week teaching block focusing on clinical skills development)
  • Early Years General Practice Placement (10 half-days through year 1)
  • Community Attachment Scheme
  • Public Health and Population Health Science
  • Medical Ethics
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Student Selected Components (SSCs)

The structure of Phase 1 follows the General Medical Council's (GMC) Guidelines and is largely 'systems-based'. Information is presented in a series of modules which cover the basic systems of the body and also involves Public Health and Population Health Science, Medical Ethics, Professionalism and Patient Safety and Student Selected Components.

Much of the teaching takes place in the Medical School which is sited next to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. A significant part of Phase 1 involves working outside the main campus, for example at the clinical skills units at the Northern General Hospital and the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, on the wards of nearby hospitals or within a community setting including general practice and some social service locations. 

Phase 1 includes a two-week hospital-based Multi Professional Experience (MPE), which introduces you to working on the ward with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. Students also have ten regular placements in a General Practice throughout the first year, starting in week 2 of the first term.

Phase 1 focuses on the normal structure and function of the human body. Whilst it is obviously important to cover subject disciplines such as Anatomy (including embryology and histology), Physiology and Biochemistry, these are presented in an integrated way within the relevant body system under study.

For example, in the cardiovascular system module, the structure, function and metabolism of the heart will be studied. In addition, aspects of Public Health, Ethics and other relevant topics are integrated into the course with a Public Health/Population Health Sciences module that runs longitudinally throughout the year.

Learning is by practical classes (including dissection of the human body), lectures, flipped classrooms, tutorials and self-directed study. Computer-based learning is used routinely within Phase 1 and student evaluations of these packages show that they are very well received.

Students complete summative pieces of coursework during Phase 1, which develops generic graduate skills.  These student selected components focus on the history of medicine, critical analysis and communicating health information.  The first of these is launched in the first week.

Formal assessment in Phase 1 consists of a written examination paper (multiple- choice and clinically related 'scenario-based short answer' questions) and a practical examination. The whole examination must be passed before progression to the next stage. However if a student fails there is an opportunity to resit the examination during the summer vacation period.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Learning and assessment


You will learn through clinical teaching on wards in hospitals, clinics (both in general practice and in hospitals), lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work, dissection and personal development supported by experienced teachers and personal academic tutors. We aim to ensure you're well prepared for a career in medicine.

We invest to create the right environment for you. That means outstanding facilities, study spaces and support, including 24/7 online access to our online library service.

Study spaces and computers are available to offer you choice and flexibility for your study. Our five library sites give you access to over 1.3 million books and periodicals. You can access your library account and our rich digital collections from anywhere on or off campus. Other library services include study skills training to improve your grades, and tailored advice from experts in your subject.

Learning support facilities and library opening hours


You will be assessed by exams, coursework and practical tasks.

Programme specification

This tells you the aims and learning outcomes of this course and how these will be achieved and assessed.

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Entry requirements

Summary of entry requirements

Please ensure you also read the more detailed entry requirements below.

For more information and frequently asked questions about the course, check the Medical School's website.

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Standard offer
Access Sheffield offer

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:
including Chemistry or Biology and a second science

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:
including Chemistry or Biology (at grade A) and a second science

A Levels + additional qualifications | AAB, including Chemistry or Biology (at grade A) and a second science + A in a relevant EPQ taken alongside A Levels

International Baccalaureate | 36, with 6 in three Higher Level subjects to include Chemistry or Biology and a second science. No less than 4 in all Standard Level subjects 34, with 6 in Higher Level Chemistry or Biology, and 6, 5 in two further Higher Level subjects to include a second science. No less than 4 in all Standard Level subjects

BTEC | Not accepted

Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers | AAAAB + AA in Chemistry or Biology and a second science AAABB + AB, including Chemistry or Biology (at grade A) and a second science

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | A + AA in Chemistry or Biology and a second science B + AA in Chemistry or Biology and a second science

Access to HE Diploma | Not accepted

Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications

Visa and immigration requirements

Other requirements
  • Second science subjects include Chemistry, Biology/Human Biology, Maths, Physics or Psychology

  • We do not accept A Level Further Maths 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 Maths and Further Maths, we will accept the Maths 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 or Biology and a third acceptable subject will be taken in Year 13

  • First degree requirements: 2:1 or higher + BBB at A Level

  • 5 GCSE grades at 7/A, including at least grade 6/B in Maths, English Language and the science subjects (dual-science awards acceptable)

  • All applicants must have taken the UCAT and the minimum threshold required will be published on the Medical School's admissions webpages. Applicants will be ranked on their UCAT score

More detailed entry requirements

The majority of applicants in 2020-21 met the minimum academic and University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) requirements. 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. 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 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. 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 2430/3600 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:

Please note:

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.

GCSE requirements

Applicants for the A100 programme must meet the following GCSE minimum requirements:

  • You should have at least five grade 7 (grade A) GCSE subjects;
  • GCSE passes at grade 6 (grade B) or above in Mathematics, English Language and at least one science subject (which may be dual awards);
  • The five grade 7s may include Mathematics, English Language and/or a science subject;
  • Acceptable science GCSEs include: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Psychology, Sciences (dual awards).

Please note:

  • The GCSE requirements should have been met by the point of application;
  • The relevant GCSEs should each have been studied for no longer than two years;
  • The relevant GCSEs do not have to be obtained in the same sitting or year;
  • We accept GCSE resits.  Any and all GCSE resits must be taken in the same sitting (unlike first sittings), and only one resit per GCSE is permitted.  Only those GCSEs that do not meet the above entry requirements need to be retaken;
  • A combination of numerically and alphabetically graded GCSEs is acceptable;
  • Non-GCSE qualifications (such as Level 2 OCR qualifications) taken alongside GCSEs are not considered as equivalent and do not count towards meeting the GCSE requirement. If you have not studied GCSEs but have studied an equivalent international qualification, please contact the Medical Admissions Office for information about the acceptability of the qualifications and required levels of achievement. 
  • GCSE Short Courses are not considered.
English language requirements

The required grade for GCSE English Language varies depending on whether you are applying as a UK applicant or as International applicant:

  • Home applicants must hold a Grade 6 (Grade B) or higher at GCSE English Language. Home applicants holding iGCSE English as a Second Language or Edexcel iGCSE English Language B are required to hold a Grade 6 (Grade B) or higher. Alternatively, the English Language requirement can be met by holding a Grade B or higher in SQA Higher English, a Grade B or higher in Advanced Higher English or a Grade B or higher at A Level in English Language;
  • For International applicants, the grade required depends on the qualifications taken and the examining body. For more information, please see the University Guidance (see the third table at the link below, titled "UK Qualifications") for details of the required grades for various GCSE and iGCSE English Language Qualifications. Note that we will require grades equivalent to those required from Home applicants, as above.

A range of other qualifications will satisfy the School's English language requirements, details of these are available on the English language requirements for undergraduates page. 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 on the English language requirements for undergraduates page.

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:

  • The requirement for AAA at A Level means an A grade in each of the three A Levels;
  • The three A Levels should be studied for no longer than two years and must all be taken in the same first sitting;
  • We accept A Level resits.  Any and all A Level resits must be taken in the same sitting and only one resit per A Level is permitted.  Only those A Levels that do not meet the above entry requirements need to be retaken;
  • We are unable to consider A Levels that have been taken early;
  • Please note that A Level Critical Thinking, A Level Further Mathematics and A Level General Studies do not count towards meeting our A Level requirement;
  • 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 or Biology and another subject (that is not Critical Thinking, Further Mathematics or General Studies) will be taken in Year 13.
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:

  • The same subject requirements for A Levels that apply to applicants without an EPQ (see above) apply to applicants offering an EPQ;
  • Equivalent grades (for example, A*AC) will not be considered to meet the A Level requirement;
  • A grade A is required in the mandatory science A Level (Chemistry or Biology);
  • A level 3 extended project qualification is required and this must have been taken alongside A Levels.  (Typically this is in Year 12 or 13 at school);
  • The EPQ can be in any subject;
  • Level 3 EPQs taken alongside GCSEs, Level 2 EPQs, BTECs, City and Guilds Level 3, Level 3 NVQs and OCR Nationals are not accepted;
  • No adjustment is made to the GCSE entry requirements for applicants offering an EPQ;
  • Where an applicant is taking an EPQ alongside A Levels and is predicted to attain a Grade A or A*, predicted A Level grades of AAB are acceptable;
  • Where an applicant is taking an EPQ alongside A Levels but is predicted to attain less than a grade A in their EPQ, they will be required to be predicted to attain AAA at A Level.
  • Where an applicant has taken an EPQ but is resitting one or more A Levels, no adjustment to the standard requirement for AAA grades at A Level will be made, irrespective of the grade attained in the EPQ. Such applicants therefore need to resit sufficient A Levels to reach the AAA grade A Level requirement.
Other qualifications

Our usual offer for other qualifications is:

  • Cambridge Pre-U Certificate - grades D3, D3, D3 in Chemistry or Biology and another science subject;
  • Scottish Highers - AAAAB plus Advanced Highers grades AA in Chemistry or Biology and another science subject;
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma - grade A, plus grades AA in two A Levels.  Subjects must include Chemistry or Biology and another science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology);
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2 with H1 in Chemistry or Biology and another science subject. Applicants offering Irish Leaving Certificates will also need to have at least grades of O2 in English Language and Mathematics Irish Ordinary Level Certificates. (Alternatively, we will consider grades of H4 in these subjects in the Irish Leaving Certificates to meet our equivalent GCSE requirements.);
  • International Baccalaureate - 36 points overall with 6s in Higher Level subjects (to include Chemistry or Biology and another science subject) and no less than 4 in each of the Standard level subjects;
  • Higher Level Qualifications - Please see the tab below.

We are not able to consider the following qualifications for entry to our Medicine course:

  • Access courses
  • Bedales Examinations
  • BTECs
  • HE Diplomas
  • International Certificate of Christian Education
  • T-Levels
  • Masters degrees (Bachelors Degrees are considered under Higher Level Qualifications)
  • PhDs
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.

Please note:

  • Graduate applicants must meet the requirements for both A Levels and their degree;
  • The requirement for BBB at A Level means at least a B grade in each of the three A Levels;
  • All three A Levels must have been taken in the same sitting;
  • We accept A Level resits.  Any and all A Level resits must be taken in the same sitting, and only one resit per A Level is permitted.  Only those A Levels that do not meet the above entry requirements need to be retaken;
  • A Levels in Further Mathematics, Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted for the A100 programme;
  • Where a graduate applicant with a 2:1 Bachelor's degree in any subject has BBB or better at A Level but the pre-degree A Levels do not include Chemistry or Biology, we will consider the application if the candidates has taken A Level Chemistry or Biology during or after their Bachelor's degree and achieved (or is predicted to achieve) a Grade B or higher;
  • There are no exemptions from any part of the Medicine course for graduates who hold a science or biomedical science degree;
  • Dental Graduates must have the BDS (BChD) or be due to obtain the MFDS or FDS. There are no exemptions from any part of the Medicine course for dental graduates.
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 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. Read the Medical School's Admissions Policy on Disrupted Studies carefully before submitting a Disrupted Studies form.

Disrupted Studies policy

Disclosure and Barring Service check

All medical students are required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before starting the course. Admission to the courses offered by the University of Sheffield Medical School is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) Section 4(2) (Exemption) Order 1975 and the Department of Health Circular HC (88)9 guidelines regarding child protection and police checks. All offers will therefore include a condition relating to a satisfactory DBS check.

On the UCAS form, you will need to tell us about any criminal convictions, including spent sentences, cautions (including verbal cautions), reprimands and bind-over orders.

If you have any queries regarding the DBS check please contact the Medical Admissions Office on +44 114 222 5531.

Health requirements

All medical students are required to show that they are not infectious carriers of hepatitis B and will be required to complete a course of hepatitis immunisation after enrolment. Students undergo occupational health screening and vaccination as appropriate on arrival.

So that we can provide effective support, disabled applicants, applicants with serious health problems, or applicants who know that they are infected with hepatitis C or HIV must disclose this on their UCAS form. All potential students with significant support needs will be individually assessed to ensure that the University is able to support them on their chosen course of study.

If you have a disability, medical condition or learning difficulty, including dyslexia, please indicate this on your UCAS form. Contact the Medical Admissions Office for details of our admissions policy or visit our department website for more information.

All the above procedures must be followed precisely to avoid prejudicing your entry to the course.

Admissions policy download

Admissions policy

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

The Medical School

Medicine students listen to lecture in Clinical Skills setting

The Medical School at Sheffield integrates teaching, research and the practice of medicine. Our teaching is supported by internationally recognised research.

You'll go out to primary and secondary care providers in the region, learning about best current practice. You will be part of an academic, clinical and scientific community.

Our Clinical Skills Centre is based at the Northern General Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the country. The centre contains mock clinical wards, resuscitation suites, simulated theatres and teaching rooms – a perfect facility for training the healthcare professionals of tomorrow.


Our Clinical Skills Centre is based at the Northern General Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the country. The centre contains mock clinical wards, resuscitation suites, simulated theatres and teaching rooms – a perfect facility for training the healthcare professionals of tomorrow.

The Medical School

Why choose Sheffield?

The University of Sheffield

  A top 100 university 2022
QS World University Rankings

  Top 10% of all UK universities
Research Excellence Framework 2014

  No 1 Students' Union in the UK
Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

The Medical School

92% overall satisfaction

National Student Survey 2019

University of Sheffield is within the top 100 in the world for clinical and health subjects

Times Higher Education (THE) World Subject Rankings 2021

Graduate careers

The Medical School

After graduating, you may become a Foundation Year 1 doctor, working primarily in hospitals to consolidate your knowledge. This is followed by a further Foundation Year. These two years give a structured and comprehensive continuation of undergraduate studies and lead on to speciality training.

You might choose to become a GP or train to become a hospital consultant. Some graduates become academic teachers of medicine or go into research. Others join the pharmaceutical industry or become managers in the health service. Whatever route you follow, the undergraduate course prepares you for the lifelong learning needed in medicine.

Graduates can provisionally register with the GMC. This gives you a licence to practise, providing you meet all of the GMC's Fitness to Practise guidelines.

Fees and funding


Additional costs

The annual fee for your course includes a number of items in addition to your tuition. If an item or activity is classed as a compulsory element for your course, it will normally be included in your tuition fee. There are also other costs which you may need to consider.

Examples of what’s included and excluded

Funding your study

Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for a bursary, scholarship or loan to help fund your study and enhance your learning experience.

Use our Student Funding Calculator to work out what you’re eligible for.

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University open days

There are four open days every year, usually in June, July, September and October. You can talk to staff and students, tour the campus and see inside the accommodation.

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Taster days

At various times in the year we run online taster sessions to help Year 12 students experience what it is like to study at the University of Sheffield.

Upcoming taster sessions

Applicant days

If you've made an application to study with us, we may invite you for an interview. If you are then successful in receiving an offer, we'll invite you to one of our applicant days. These applicant days have a strong department focus and give you the chance to really explore student life here, even if you've visited us before.

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    Make sure you've done everything you need to do before you apply.

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