Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry

University of Sheffield Medical School

Our Score85%82%
Course StructurePBLIntegrated
Foundation Year Available
Graduate Entry Available
Interview StyleMMIMMI
EU Students£9,250 pa£9,250 pa
Non-EU StudentsPre-Clinical: £18,600 pa; Clinical: £34,500 pa£33,500 pa


How?At Plymouth, the UKCAT is used alongside academic ability. You are required to meet a minimum standard in each of the subtests plus an overall target score set and reviewed annually by the Admissions Advisory Panel. For example, in 2015 for 2016 entry: The minimum scores were: Verbal Reasoning - 530; Quantitative Reasoning - 650; Abstract Reasoning - 610; Decision Analysis - 600. An overall score of 2610The test must be taken prior to your application in the year of application. At Sheffield, in addition to academic entry requirements, candidates must have achieved a score of 2470/3600 or above in their UCAT to be given further consideration. The Situational Judgement component is considered for those invited to attend a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).



Entry Requirements

GCSE Subjects RequiredApplicants need to achieve 7 GCSE passes at grades A-C/9-4 which must include English language, mathematics and either GCSE double award science or two from single award chemistry, biology, or physicsYou should have at least five grade A (grade 7) GCSE subjects; GCSE passes at grade B (grade 6) or above in Mathematics, English and at least one science subject (which may be dual awards); The five A grades may include Mathematics, English or a science subject; Acceptable science GCSEs include: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Psychology, Sciences (dual awards).
A-Level Subjects RequiredA*AA - AAB at A-Level which must include an A grade in biology and one further science from chemistry, physics, maths, and psychology. Your third GCE A level can be from any subject area including the humanities, languages, music, sport, science and the social sciencesChemistry or Biology and one other science (Maths, Physics, Biology/Human Biology or Psychology). The combination of Chemistry and Biology is acceptable. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted. Further Mathematics for candidates who hold Mathematics A Level are not considered.
A-Level Grades RequiredA*AA - AAB.AAA.
Scottish Highers Subjects Required--
Scottish Higher Grades Required-AAAAB
Scottish Advanced Highers Subjects RequiredGrades AAA-AAB including a grade A in biology and one further science from chemistry, physics, maths, and psychology.Chemistry or Biology and another science subject
Scottish Advanced Highers Grades RequiredAAA-AABAA
IB Subjects Required38 - 36 points overall including 6 in Higher Level Biology and one further science from chemistry, physics, maths, and psychology at the Higher Level.Chemistry and another science subject.
IB Grades Required38 - 36 points.36 points overall with 6s in Higher Level subjects (to include Biology or Chemistry and another science subject) and no less than 4 in Standard Level subjects.

Open Days

6 March 2019: Postgraduate Open Evening.27 February 2019: Postgraduate Taught Open Day Wednesday 27 February 2019
27 April 2019: Undergraduate Open Day.22 June 2019: UG Open Day Saturday 22 June
26 June 2019: Undergraduate Open Day.6 July 2019: UG Open Day Saturday 6 July
7 September 2019: UG Open Day Saturday 08 September
19 October 2019: UG Open Day Saturday 19 October

The Guardian Scores

Course Satisfaction92.6%94.4%
Teaching Satisfaction92.4%94.5%
Feedback Satisfaction61.9%75.6%
Student Staff Ratio710.4
Expenditure Per Student / 1043
Average Entry Tariff189189
Value Added Score / 1056
Career After 6 Months100%100%
The Guardian Score73.7%67.2%
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The Complete University Guide Scores

Average Entry Tariff190188
Student Satisfaction / 54.074.75
Research Quality / 53.163.14
Graduate Prospects100%100%
The Complete University Guide Score95.9%97.3%
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