Medicine MBChB

2024-25 entry
School of Medicine and Population Health

With a strong focus on patient-centred learning, our Medicine MBChB course is designed to educate and train you to become an excellent doctor. Over the five-year programme, you can gain the clinical abilities, knowledge, attitudes and professional behaviours you will need to thrive in medicine.

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    Course description

    Student examines medical dummy

    Our Medicine MBChB course is designed to educate and train you to become an excellent doctor. Over the five-year programme, you can gain the clinical abilities, knowledge, attitudes and professional behaviours you will need to thrive in medicine.

    Diverse clinical placements

    You’ll gain hands-on experience from the start, with clinical teaching in GP practices, hospital wards and clinics, alongside lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes. In addition, you’ll use our Clinical Skills Centre at Northern General Hospital – one of the largest in the country – to practise your learning in simulated wards, resuscitation suites and theatres.

    Learn from patients

    Being a great clinician doesn’t just mean knowing the hard facts or the latest techniques - you need to be able to speak, listen and empathise with patients. That’s why you’ll be taught the social aspects of medicine and spend time learning from real patients with real illnesses. Studying this way means you’ll be able to reflect on your clinical knowledge in the context of real people with their own unique perspectives and respond to problems in a range of primary, secondary and tertiary care settings.

    Research-informed practice

    Studying Medicine in Sheffield means joining a community where curiosity and innovation are celebrated. Our team is known for conducting world-leading research with tangible, life-changing applications – from developing new techniques for diagnosing heart failure to trialling new cancer treatments. Studying with us means you’ll always be able to draw on the latest research and make informed, evidence-based choices in your own medical practice.

    Prepared for the future 

    Once you complete your degree, you’ll leave Sheffield with a passion for medicine and the confidence and competence you need to succeed as a junior doctor. You will graduate with an MBChB, which is classed as a primary medical qualification (PMQ) by the General Medical Council (GMC). Assuming you meet their Fitness to Practise guidelines, you can then provisionally register with the GMC and apply for a Foundation Year 1 post.

    Modules

    A selection of modules are available each year - some examples are below. There may be changes before you start your course. From May of the year of entry, formal programme regulations will be available in our Programme Regulations Finder.

    Choose a year to see modules for a level of study:

    Title: Medicine MBChB course structure
    UCAS code: A100
    Years: 2022, 2023, 2024
    Phase 1

    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, Musculoskeletal, 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 involve 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 Multi Professional Experience (MPE), which introduces you to working 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, 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 communication of 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.

    Learning and assessment

    Learning

    You will learn through clinical teaching on wards in hospitals, clinics (both in general practice and in hospitals), lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work, practical classes 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

    Assessment

    The Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA)

    All medical students graduating in 2024-25 and beyond need to pass the Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA), which you’ll take as part of your degree. The MLA will test your applied knowledge as well as your clinical and professional skills, giving patients and employers greater confidence in your ability to practise medicine.

    Don’t worry about preparing for the MLA - you’ll be taught everything you need to know as part of our curriculum and we’ll be on hand to support you as you near the assessment.

    Programme specification

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

    Find programme specification for this course

    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.

    With Access Sheffield, you could qualify for additional consideration or an alternative offer - find out if you're eligible.

    Standard offer

    The A Level entry requirements for this course are:
    AAA
    including Chemistry or Biology and a second science + pass in the practical element of any science A Levels taken

    A Levels + a fourth Level 3 qualification
    AAB, including Chemistry or Biology (at grade A) and a second science + A in the EPQ (EPQ and A Levels must be taken in the same sitting to receive the alternative offer)
    International Baccalaureate
    36, with 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Chemistry or Biology and a second science, and no less than 4 in all Standard Level subjects
    BTEC Extended Diploma
    Not accepted
    BTEC Diploma
    Not accepted
    Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers
    AAABB + AA in Chemistry or Biology and a second science
    Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels
    A + AA in Chemistry or Biology and a second science
    Access to HE Diploma
    Not accepted
    Other requirements
    • Second science subjects include Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, 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, 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

    • You must take the University Clinical Aptitude Test for Medicine and Dentistry (UCAT) in order to be eligible for admission – see below. Applicants will be ranked on their UCAT score

    • 5 GCSEs at grade 7/A, with at least grade 6/B in Maths, English Language and the science subjects (Dual Award Science also acceptable)

    • Graduate student requirements: 2.1 in a bachelors degree + BBB at A Level

    Access Sheffield offer

    The A Level entry requirements for this course are:
    AAB
    including Chemistry or Biology (at grade A) and a second science + pass in the practical element of any science A Levels taken

    A Levels + a fourth Level 3 qualification
    AAB, including Chemistry or Biology (at grade A) and a second science + A in the EPQ (EPQ and A Levels must be taken in the same sitting to receive the alternative offer)
    International Baccalaureate
    34, with 6 in Higher Level Chemistry or Biology, plus 6, 5 (in any order) in two further Higher Level subjects including a second science, and no less than 4 in all Standard Level subjects
    BTEC Extended Diploma
    Not accepted
    BTEC Diploma
    Not accepted
    Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers
    AABBB + A in Chemistry or Biology and B in a second science
    Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels
    B + AA in Chemistry or Biology and a second science
    Access to HE Diploma
    Not accepted
    Other requirements
    • Second science subjects include Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, 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, 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

    • You must take the University Clinical Aptitude Test for Medicine and Dentistry (UCAT) in order to be eligible for admission – see below. Applicants will be ranked on their UCAT score

    • 5 GCSEs at grade 7/A, with at least grade 6/B in Maths, English Language and the science subjects (Dual Award Science also acceptable)

    • Graduate student requirements: 2.1 in a bachelors degree + BBB at A Level

    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 6/B; IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

    More detailed entry requirements

    The majority of applicants in 2022-23 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 minimum score of 2440 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.

    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 (Bachelor's 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) Bachelor's 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 (students with a disability section) carefully before submitting a Disrupted Studies form.

    University's 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

    Read our A100 admissions policy

    Health clearance

    All new students must obtain occupational health clearance, which may require an individual assessment. This is to ensure that you meet the fitness to practice standards detailed on the Higher Education Occupational Practitioners (HEOPS) guidance.

    We offer support to students with additional needs, for example, through the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service or Student Support Services. You can find out more about the network of support services we provide. A very small number of conditions might, on health and safety grounds, affect your registration with the appropriate regulatory body and your ability to practise in certain clinical situations.

    If you're offered a place, you'll need to comply with the Department of Health and Social Care mandatory immunisation requirements.

    Disclosure and Barring Service

    All applicants are required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure check.

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

    Graduate careers

    The Foundation Year Programme

    During your final year of medical school, it’s likely you’ll want to apply to the UK’s Foundation Programme (UKFP). This is a two-year training programme for newly qualified doctors, which bridges the gap between your studies and speciality training.

    Our undergraduate course will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to succeed in this programme. During Foundation Years 1 and 2 (FY1/FY2) you’ll build on your existing clinical and professional skills, working as a doctor on rotation in different medical specialities. After FY1 you can apply for full GMC registration.

    As well as the standard Foundation Programme there is also a variation called the Specialised Foundation Programme (SFP) which gives foundation doctors a fantastic opportunity to develop research, teaching and leadership skills.

    Speciality training and your future

    Once you have completed the UKFP, you’ll be awarded a Certificate of Excellence which means you can apply for speciality training in an area of medicine that interests you. There are many different areas you could specialise in and the length of this training period will vary from 3-8 years depending on the speciality. Pathways you may wish to follow include:

    • General practice
    • Paediatrics
    • Gynaecology
    • Cardiology
    • Radiology

    Not every student follows a traditional speciality training pathway. Rather than become GPs or consultants, some of our graduates have gone into academia, undertaking research or leading the next generation of doctors. Others join the pharmaceutical industry or become managers in the health service. Whatever route you follow, our undergraduate course prepares you for the lifelong learning needed in medicine.

    School of Medicine and Population Health

    Medicine students listen to lecture in Clinical Skills setting

    The University of Sheffield’s medical school dates back to 1828 and was a founding part of the University itself.

    Today, medicine students are based in the School of Medicine and Population Health, and study alongside practising clinicians and expert researchers who are working on topics that range from neurodegeneration to public health. Everything we do is about improving people’s health.

    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.

    Facilities

    You will also spend time at our Clinical Skills Centre, based within the Northern General Hospital, one of the largest hospital campuses in the country. Your placements will take you to primary and secondary care providers across the region.

    School of Medicine and Population Health

    Why choose Sheffield?

    The University of Sheffield

      Number one in the Russell Group
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      92 per cent of our research is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent
    Research Excellence Framework 2021

      Top 50 in the most international universities rankings
    Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

      Number one Students' Union in the UK
    Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

      Number one for teaching quality, Students' Union and clubs/societies
    StudentCrowd 2023 University Awards

      A top 20 university targeted by employers
    The Graduate Market in 2023, High Fliers report


    School of Medicine and Population Health

    100% of medicine graduates are in employment or further study 15 months after completing their course

    Graduate Outcomes 2020/21

    Fees and funding

    Fees

    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

    We host five open days each year, usually in June, July, September, October and November. You can talk to staff and students, tour the campus and see inside the accommodation.

    Open days: book your place

    Subject tasters

    If you’re considering your post-16 options, our interactive subject tasters are for you. There are a wide range of subjects to choose from and you can attend sessions online or on campus.

    Upcoming taster sessions

    Offer holder 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.

    Campus tours

    Our weekly guided tours show you what Sheffield has to offer - both on campus and beyond. You can extend your visit with tours of our city, accommodation or sport facilities.

    Campus tour: book your place

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

    How we process applications and select applicants for offers

    How to apply When you're ready to apply, see the UCAS website:
    www.ucas.com

    The awarding body for this course is the University of Sheffield.

    Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

    Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

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    Terms and Conditions upon Acceptance of an Offer

    2024-2025

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

    How we process applications and select applicants for offers

    How to apply When you're ready to apply, see the UCAS website:
    www.ucas.com

    With a strong focus on patient-centred learning, our Medicine MBChB course is designed to educate and train you to become an excellent doctor. Over the five-year programme, you can gain the clinical abilities, knowledge, attitudes and professional behaviours you will need to thrive in medicine.