University of Sheffield Medical School

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University of Sheffield Medical School

Based on a patient-centred approach, the course is designed around common and important clinical conditions. It relates clinical medicine to the underlying medical sciences. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your clinical competencies from the very start.

We use a combination of approaches, including teaching on wards in hospitals, teaching in clinics (both in general practice and in hospitals), lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work and dissection. You’ll be supported by experienced teachers and personal academic tutors. We aim to ensure you’re well prepared for a career in medicine.

Structure of the MBChB Programme
Phase 1: September year one to October year two.
Introduction to Medical Studies and Medical Sciences, Systems-based learning and teaching in the Basic Medical Sciences (cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal tract and liver, nervous, musculoskeletal, skin, blood, genitourinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems).

Integrated Clinical Demonstrations, Intensive Clinical Experience, Medicine and Society, Student Selected Components (SSCs) and Integrated Learning Activities (ILAs), Research Project.

Phase 2a: November year two to December year three.
Introduction to the Clinical Sciences, Systems-based learning and teaching in the Clinical Sciences, Integrated Clinical Demonstrations, Clinical Skills teaching and assessment.

Basic Clinical Competencies, Clinical Attachments, ILAs, SSC in medical ethics and law.

Phase 3: January year three to December year four.
Extended Clinical Competencies, Child Health, Women’s Health, Psychiatry, Care of Older People, Neurology, Acute and Critical Care, General Clinical Care, Community Health, Public Health, Palliative Care, Specialty Attachments, Medical Audit, SSCs, ILAs, Medical Sciences.

Phase 4: January to June year five.
Advanced Clinical Competencies, Clinical Attachments in Medical and Surgical specialties, SSC, Student Assistantship.

Graduation is in July of year five. Your year as a Foundation Year 1 doctor begins in August, during which you remain under the supervision of the relevant Postgraduate Deanery. Following successful completion of this year you’ll be fully registered with the General Medical Council.

Graduate entry
There is no age restriction for entry to the course. However, students should be of an age where they are able to commit to the medical profession and NHS for a number of years. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to the values in the NHS Constitution.

Pre-admission test
We are a founding member of UKCAT, a consortium of medical schools across the country that has developed a pre-admission test for entry to study medicine. All applicants must take this test. Please visit the Medical School web pages for further information:

UKCAT pre-admission test

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University – bursaries

If you’re a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant – you don’t have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAA including Chemistry and another science subject. A Levels in General Studies, Critical Thinking and Further Mathematics are not accepted.
International Baccalaureate 36, 6 in three Higher Level subjects to include Chemistry and another science subject. No less than 4 in all Standard Level subjects
BTEC Not accepted
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3 including Chemistry and another science subject
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAAAB + AA in Chemistry and another science subject
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels A+AA including Chemistry and another science subject
Other requirements
  • Other science subjects include Biology/Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology
  • You should have at least 8 GCSE subjects at grades A*-C. Of these, you must have six GCSE subjects at grade 7 or grade A that have been taken in one sitting. Mathematics, English and the Sciences (which may be dual awards) must be at grade 4 or C or above
  • First degree requirements: 2:1 or higher + BBB at A Level.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accept A Level and GCSE resits or exams taken early.
  • All applicants must achieve a score of 1850/2700 or more in the UKCAT in the year of application
  • For more details, please see or contact the Medical School.
  • International students need an overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification.
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

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Contact us

Academic Unit of Medical Education
School of Medicine
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 5531

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University open days
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Department open days
We don’t run department open days. However on the main June, July and September University open days you’ll be able to visit the department and talk to our staff and students. The Medical School is not taking part in the October open day.

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