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


At least 5 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 or a science subject;

Acceptable science GCSEs include: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Psychology, Sciences (dual awards).

A Levels

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.

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

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



All applicants must have achieved a score of 2420/3600 or more to be given further consideration. This is typically around the 40th Centile.

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.






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.


Yes - 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.

Foundation Year / Gateway 



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

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.


Sheffield school of Medicine Interview


- The Medical School Sheffield Interview Type: Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
- Length of each station: 8 minutes
- Number of stations: 8


Sheffield Medicine Interview Dates: November to March


Sheffield Medical School Interview Questions / Topics:

- The focus of these stations may be centred around the following criteria:
- Communication skills
- Depth and breadth of interests (achievement in specific fields)
- Empathy and evidence of commitment for caring
- Knowledge of and interest in study in Sheffield
- Medical work experience/Extended project qualification (as appropriate)
- Motivation for Medicine
- Numeracy
- Critical thinking, problem solving and logical reasoning
- Understanding the nature of Medicine (including Ethics and Good Medical Practice)
- Values and attitudes (including those set out in the NHS Constitution)
- Resilience and the ability to deal with difficult situations
- Interviewers will not have access to applicants’ UCAS Personal Statements.


Contact Details

- Address: The Medical School, The University of Sheffield, Beech Hill Road, Sheffield, S10 2RX
- Email:
- Telephone: +44 114 222 5522

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