Medical Schools


Medicine at University of Sheffield Medical School

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


Must include Chemistry and/or Biology and one of (Maths, Physics, Biology/Human Biology or Psychology). The three A Levels should be studied for no longer than two years and must all be 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.


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