Medical Schools


Medicine at University of Sunderland Medical School

Overview of Sunderland Medical School


The MBChB honours degree is designed to ensure you meet the necessary standards in terms of knowledge, skills and professionalism that all new doctors should have as they embark on further training. You will study alongside pharmacists, nurses, paramedics, biomedical, sport and physiological scientists offering opportunities for inter-disciplinary working. More can be seen at the Sunderland Medical School open day.


Course Structure at Sunderland University Medicine

Phase 1: Years 1 and 2

Overview with early clinical exposure. You will learn the fundamentals of biomedical, behavioural and social science with a focus on sciences, research, study and communication skills, basic clinical skills and professionalism. 

Phase 2: Years 3 and 4

You get a second run through of many aspects of biomedical, behavioural and social science with an increased emphasis on complexity and pathology, combined with learning fundamental clinical skills and knowledge. 

Phase 3: Preparation for Professional Practice - Year 5

Very extensive student assistantships to prepare you for practice as a Foundation Year 1 doctor.

Sunderland Medical School Entry Requirements


5 subjects at grade A (7) with a minimum of grade B (6) in Maths, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

A Levels


Must include biology or chemistry & another science subject. A Level grades must be achieved in one sitting. Resits accepted in some circumstances


35 points including three grade 6 passes at IB Higher Level and grades of 6, 6, 5 at Standard Level are required.

Scottish Higher

Minimum of AAAAB, including Chemistry/Biology plus a second science both at A, to be achieved by the end of S5 (i.e. before applying)

Scottish Advanced

Minimum of AB from two subjects (both sciences) sat in S6. Any additional subject sat at Higher level in S6 must be achieved at grade B or higher