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For a full list of the subjects we accept, please see our entry requirements. Please note, we are unable to accept international applicants. We are also unable to accept applicants who do not hold the A Levels and GCSEs required below. Equivalent qualifications will not be accepted.
A Levels in three subjects at grades AAA are required, including Biology or Chemistry plus another designated science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths/Further Maths/Statistics) and a third academic subject. Any science A Level (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) completed in England from 2017 must include a pass in the practical endorsement; without this, the qualification will be judged to have been failed, regardless of the headline grade. Please note, some subjects are not accepted. Only one subject from a combination of Maths or Further Maths or Statistics will be considered within the three A Levels. A Level grades must be achieved in one sitting.
The primary admissions criteria which is being considered (eg A Levels) must have been completed within the past five years.
If you already hold a degree, please see our standard entry graduate route.
Access to Higher Education
Please note, we do not accept Access to Higher Education/Access to Medicine courses.
All applicants must take the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) during the year in which they apply. Scores must be within top 8 deciles of the cohort and situational judgement test (SJT) must be within bands 1-3. See our Help and Advice articles on the UCAT.
Casper online assessment test
We are piloting Casper as part of a comprehensive national admissions pilot with NHS England. Please note, this test will not be used in selection this year and is optional, but we would prefer all applicants to participate allowing us to improve our selection methods in the future. Available test dates are:
- Thursday 9 November 2023, 7pm GMT
- Sunday 19 November 2023, 3pm GMT
Please see our Help and Advice on the Casper online assessment test.
The numeracy test is now part of the interview selection process and consists of a 40-minute online test that contains approximately 20 questions with some having multiple sections. Please see our Help and Advice article for further information about the numeracy test and an example test.
Shortlisting for interview is based on academic requirements, our interview selection tool, and UCAT score. Our interviews take the form of multiple mini-interviews (MMIs) and a mathematics test. Please see our Help and Advice articles on the interview process.
Fitness to practise
This course is a registered professional programme and the ability to practise safely and effectively is essential. All students will be subjected to Fitness to Practise procedures which include DBS clearance checks, Health Declaration, and Declaration of Good Conduct.
We require all applicants to be 18 years old by 31 December in the year they intend to start the course due to our early clinical placements.
We have a contextual offer for applicants that fulfil both our local (North East and Cumbria) and Widening Participation POLAR 4 quintiles 1 and 2 (home address) criteria. You can check your postcode on the Office for Students website. Applicants must still meet the normal entry requirements, including the required UCAT score.
If you are unsure about your local status please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medicine Summer School
The University of Sunderland runs a two-day Medicine Summer School for Year 12 students, offering you the opportunity to experience university life as a medical student. Over the two days, you'll gain the skills and confidence you need to apply for our Medicine MBChB (Hons) course. For students who meet two or more of the Office for Students (OfS) criteria, attending and completing the Medicine Summer School will guarantee you a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI), subject to meeting the GCSE, A Level, and UCAT requirements. Learn more about the Medicine Summer School.
Work experience guidance during the time of Covid-19
We recommend that prospective students read the Medical Schools Council new work experience guidance in the time of Covid-19.
Students studying a health or social care course, that has a placement within the NHS or any other Care Quality Commission establishment, are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Fees and finance
Fees for September 2024 are £9,250.
Please note, this course is only open to UK/Home applicants. We are unable to accept international applicants.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.