University of Sunderland

The University of Sunderland School of Medicine provides the Medicine (A100)


Scores must be within top 8 deciles of the cohort and SJT must be within bands 1-3.

From 2022: University of Sunderland will be piloting  CASPer admissions test, an online open-response situational judgement test. It will not be used as part of the selection process.

Personal Statement

Not assessed. Applicants are required to complete a post-application roles and responsibilities form.

Academic Requirements

GCSE Requirements

GCSE Requirements for University of Sunderland School of Medicine are:

  • Maths - Grade 6 minimum
  • English - Grade 6 minimum
  • Science - Grade 6 minimum in Biology, Physics and Chemistry
  • Other requirements - 5 GCSEs at grade 7 minimum

GCSEs are not scored. Only minimum requirements needed

A-levels or Scottish Higher requirements.

AAA in three A levels completed within two years, including Chemistry or Biology 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. Only one subject from a combination of Maths or Further Maths or Statistics will be considered within the three A Levels. However depending on circumstances our offer may be reduced. See entry requirements website for details.

AB at Advanced Higher including Chemistry or Biology.

AAAAB at Scottish Higher including Chemistry or Biology plus a second science at grade A.

International Baccalaureate

A minimum of 35 points from six academic subjects, including Chemistry or Biology plus one from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths and a third rigorous subject at Higher Level. Grades of 6,6,6 at Higher Level and 6,6,5 at Standard Level usually required. No grades below 5 are accepted.

Graduate Applicant Degree Requirements

Applicants with a 2:1 degree in any subject, completed within five years of application, will be considered with BBB at A level including Biology or Chemistry plus another science. Graduates who hold a 2:1 degree who do not hold BBB in the required A levels or have the grades but not in the required subjects can be considered but will need to have completed GAMSAT.

Widening Participation

A significant aim of the medical school is to enable applications from less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds and create doctors who are more representative of the population they serve. Students satisfying some of the Office for Students' Widening Participation metrics will have access to Sunderland's Medicine summer school and will be guaranteed a Multiple Mini Interview, subject to meeting the GCSE, A Level and UCAT requirements. WP applicants will still be required to complete the Roles and Responsibilities form.

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