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For a full list of the subjects we accept, please see our entry requirements.
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.
Roles and Responsibilities form
All applicants who meet the minimum academic requirements will be issued with a Roles and Responsibilities form which must be completed and returned by the deadline stated in the accompanying email. For further information, see our Help and Advice articles on the Roles and Responsibilities form.
CASPer Admissions Test
For September 2022 entry we will be piloting CASPer. CASPer is an online, open-response situational judgment test (SJT) that asks what you would do in a tough situation, and more importantly, why. CASPer will not be used as a part of the selection process but the information obtained in this pilot will be used by us and Health Education England to help identify the best tools for the selection of candidates for medicine. If you are successful in the academic screening stage of the selection process you will be sent further details after the 15 October. There is no charge to sit the test. Please see the CASPer website for more information.
Shortlisting for interview is based on academic requirements, the Roles and Responsibilities form 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 the nature of 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 (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.
Fees and finance
The annual fee for this course is £9,250.
We are only considering applications from home (UK) fee-paying students.
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.