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Medicine at University of Sheffield Medical School & Interview Questions 2024

Overview of The University of Sheffield Medical School


Sheffield is a fantastic city. It is easily accessible, with direct trains taking less than 2 hours from London, and 45 minutes from Manchester! It is one of the safest and most affordable cities in the UK. The University of Sheffield is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities, and is ranked 75th in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2019, making it one of the most prestigious and highly accredited universities in the country. The Sheffield Medical School is no different; heavy emphasis is placed on developing students into confident and competent medics at the end of the 5 year course.


Sheffield Medicine Course Structure

Phase 1

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

Phase 2a 

This lasts for one academic year and starts with a six-week research project. Students are attached to researchers within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health and have an opportunity to develop their research skills. In Phase 2a, you will also receive training in a large number of procedural clinical skills in simulation (e.g. obtaining a 'blood' sample from a manikin arm). 

Phase 2b 

You will spend most of your time in hospital wards, operating theatres and outpatient clinics, learning the skills that you will need to join the medical profession. 

Phase 3 

Just under two years and is clinically based. It is a period of study and clinical experience taking students into both primary and secondary care of the patient with an emphasis on 'hands-on' medicine. Phase 4 The final year of the course will provide you with the opportunity to prepare for clinical practice after graduation. The year begins with a series of lectures that will allow you to consolidate and further develop your knowledge over a wide area of clinical medicine.

Sheffield Medicine Entry Requirements


Five grade 7 (A) GCSEs Grade 6 (B) in Mathematics, English Language and at least one science subject (which may be dual awards);

A Levels


Including Chemistry or Biology, and another science (Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology), taken in one sitting. Further Maths is not accepted.


36 points 

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

Scottish Higher

AAAAB plus Advanced Highers grades AA in Chemistry or Biology and another science subject

Scottish Advanced

AAAAB plus Advanced Highers grades AA in Chemistry or Biology and another science subject


University of Sheffield School of Medicine Admission Tests



How Does Sheffield Medical School Look At The UCAT?

Sheffield UCAT Cut Off 2023 for 2024 entry

For 2023 entry: Sheffield UCAT Cutoff score was 2850 to be invited for an interview (non-contextual). 

👉🏼 LOWEST UCAT score INVITED TO INTERVIEW at Sheffield (ie Sheffield UCAT Cut Off Score):

  • 2023 Entry: 2850 (Home), 2840 (International)

  • 2022 entry: 2780 (Home), 2710 (International)

  • 2021 entry: 2740 (Home), 2760 (International)

  • 2020 entry: 2660 (Home), 2700 (International)


  • 2022 entry: 2920

  • 2021 entry: 2890

  • 2020 entry: 2800

👉🏼 LOWEST UCAT score GIVEN AN OFFER at Sheffield:

  • 2023 entry: 2850

  • 2022 entry: 2780

  • 2021 entry: 2740

  • 2020 entry: 2660

👉🏼 AVERAGE UCAT score GIVEN AN OFFER at Sheffield:

  • 2023 entry: 2950

  • 2022 entry: 2930

  • 2021 entry: 2900

  • 2020 entry: 2800


In addition to the eight sections in the interview, applicants' scores in the UCAT Situational Judgement Test (SJT) will be considered as a ninth virtual station. The UCAT SJT will contribute to the interview score as follows:

✅ Interview Score (out of 40 points) + SJT (5 points) = 45 points total post interview

8 actual stations (each out of 5 points), and 1 station is SJT scored as follows:

  • Band 1 = 5 points

  • Band 2 = 4 points

  • Band 3 = 3 points

  • Band 4 = 2 points

Sheffield Medicine Application Statistics

  • 2023 Entry [Home]: 1795 Applicants, 1100 Interviewed, 513 Offers, 271 Accept

  • 2023 Entry [International]: 310 Applicants, 100 Interviewed, 35 Offers, 18 Accept





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Course Information

Graduate Entry

Sheffield Graduate Entry for Medicine

4 years - full time

The Sheffield Graduate Medicine course is for graduates with an appropriate life sciences degree who come from a widening participation background. You'll bypass phase 1 (the first year) of the A100 Medicine degree and start in phase 2 with an introductory module instead of a research project.



Intercalation year at University of Sheffield Medicine Enhance your undergraduate Medicine studies at the University of Sheffield. We welcome applications from internal and external medical students to study either a BSc Medical Sciences Research or a BSc Medical Sciences (Surgery). You could also choose an intercalated masters degree.

Applications : Place

Application Statistics (Home)

Application Statistics (International)



Applications : Interview



International Student Tuition Fee

The international student fee per year is £39950


Work Experience for University of Sheffield Medical School

Sheffield does not specify the exact sort of work experience you should do or how much work experience you should have because it depends on what is available where you live. It should however be something within a caring environment.


Personal Statement for University of Sheffield Medical School

The personal statement is not scored. Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application. 

We are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a medicine degree programme and career. Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team are of great importance. 

Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability.

Not read or scored. Interest in medicine, work experience /volunteering and outside interests are all explored at interview