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Wondering which medical schools are right for you? With a large number of universities to choose from, your list of options can seem overwhelming.

Below are the A-Level and Admission Test Entry Requirements for 2018 Entry to study Medicine in the UK.

Exam results only make up one part of the admission criteria to any programme, but here you can quickly narrow down the options in order to focus your research and start building a successful application.

Minimum A-Level Grades are AAA, but not all courses require Biology and Chemistry. Enter your A-Levels to filter the programmes you'd be eligible for.

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  • University of Aberdeen Medical School MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level taken together at first sitting over a maximum of two years of study, including Chemistry and one of either Biology/Human Biology, Maths or Physics. General Studies and Global Perspectives and Research are not accepted.
    AS levels are not part of the academic requirements.
    AAAAB in Scottish Highers in first sitting including Chemistry at B or above and one other lab-based science or Maths. Two further Highers in most other subjects. Three full academic courses in S6 will gain a greater objective academic score.

    GCSEs

    Grade 5 passes in English and Maths are required. Biology is recommended; Physics is recommended (or Dual Award Science). A combination of Grade 6-9 passes at GCSE is expected, especially in science subjects.
    A combination of grades A and B at Scottish Higher/National 5 is expected, especially in science subjects.

    International Baccalaureate

    36 points overall (including core), with 3 appropriate subjects at HL each to achieve grade 6 and 3 appropriate subjects at SL (see below) with an average of 6.

    Admissions Test Usage:

    Candidates' UCAT scores are considered in our selection for interview but are not the sole indicator for selection. They are considered alongside actual and predicted academic achievement in deciding who will be selected for interview. A minimum UCAT cut-off score is NOT used. A score (between 1200 - 3600) is allocated based on the applicant's overall performance in UCAT compared with all other applicants to Aberdeen.

    In Aberdeen we will allocate a score based on the total numerical score from the four subtests: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning and decision making. The SJT will not be scored, but it may be used in offer making when there are candidates with similar scores.

    Applicants to Aberdeen offer a broad range of UCAT scores. For 2018 entry:

    • Interview: the lowest total score for an applicant invited to interview 2380 and the highest 3150
    • Offers made: the lowest total score for successful applicants who were made offers was 2380 and the highest 3150
    • Please Note:  Scores for 2017 may seem lower due to only 3 subtests being scored.
    Date Updated: 29/01/2019
  • University of Birmingham Medical School MB ChB Medicine and Surgery
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    152
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    A*AA at A Level, including Chemistry and Biology (Human Biology is acceptable as an alternative to Biology). General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted. Predicted AAA at A level.

    AAAAA in Scottish Highers and AAB in Advanced Highers including Chemistry and Biology.

    Resits not considered without evidence of substantial extenuating circumstances.

    GCSEs

    Selection for interview is based on the total application score (combination of GCSE and UCAT scores, with a maximum of 10)

    The subjects that will be scored are: English (both English Language and English Literature), Mathematics (or one, but not both, of Methods in Mathematics and Applications of Mathematics), Biology and Chemistry (or dual award science), plus two additional GCSEs (any subject). All of the named subjects except English Literature are required and must be offered at a minimum grade of B/6.
    For the subjects specified above, the scores allocated to the different grades will be in the ratio of 4:2:1 (for A*, A, B/9 or 8,7,6, respectively). For each of the two unspecified subjects, a score of 2 will be allocated when an A*/9 or 8 grade has been obtained (lower grades will not receive a score).
    The total GCSE score will be scaled to a maximum of 6.0. Therefore, when this is combined with a score for the UCAT result (see below), the combined maximum score is 10.0. Note that GCSE grades are weighted much more (60%) in this scoring mechanism.

    Admissions Test Usage:

    Selection for interview is based on the total application score (combination of GCSE and UCAT scores, with a maximum of 10)

    There is no minimum UKCAT cut-off score. Your UKCAT results, excluding the band result for the Situational Judgment Test (SJT) component, will be separated into deciles and scored. For example the top 10% of applicants’ scores will be in the top decile and will receive a maximum score of 4.0 in our process.

    Total UKCAT Score Decile Converted score
    2950 and above 10th 4.000
    2860 " 9th 3.556
    2790 " 8th 3.111
    2730 " 7th 2.667
    2680 " 6th 2.222
    2630 " 5th 1.778
    2580 " 4th 1.333
    2510 " 3rd 0.889
    2400 " 2nd 0.444
    2390 and below 1st 0.000

    It is important to note that the thresholds for each decile will be different for a new set of applicants. Therefore, the UKCAT score applied to your application may differ from the above table but the difference is expected to be marginal. Your UKCAT score is unlikely to move by more than one decile.

    Date Updated: 29/01/2019
  • Brighton and Sussex Medical School BMBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    BMAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level including Chemistry and Biology. General Studies is not accepted. Three Advanced Highers including Biology and Chemistry grades A, plus a Higher level subject at grade B or above, or two Advanced Highers in Biology and Chemistry at grades A plus two Higher level subjects at grades A.

    GCSEs

    We require all applicants to have obtained grade B or above or grade 6 or above in Maths and English Language or English Literature.

    Admissions Test Usage:
    BSMS scores the BMAT out of 28 (9 marks for Section 1, 9 for Section 2 and 5 marks for each element of Section 3) we then rank all applicants according to their total score out of 28 and work down the rankings to fill our interview places. For 2018 entry, applicants without contextual data who scored 16.3 or above were invited for interview (the cut off score will vary each year).
    Date Updated: 29/01/2019
  • University of Bristol Medical School MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level including Chemistry and either Biology, Physics or Maths.

    AAAAB in Scottish Highers and AA in Advanced Highers including Chemistry and either Biology, Physics or Maths.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    A in GCSE Maths or equivalent (Advanced numeracy requirement) and C in GCSE English or equivalent (Standard literacy requirement).

    Admissions Test Usage:
    All applicants are required to take the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) in the current cycle. The combined score from all subtests, with the exception of Situational Judgement, will be used to select applicants for interview. There is no cut-off score for the UCAT. Using data from 2017/18 cycle, applicants with a UCAT score of 2660 or above would have been issued with an invitation to interview had we been solely using UCAT for selection. This number is subject to change year-on-year depending on the strength of the cohort, therefore cannot be used with certainty to predict the likelihood of receiving an invite to interview for the current cycle.
    Date Updated: 29/01/2019
  • University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine MB BChir Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    6 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    160
    Admissions Test:
    BMAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    Typical offers are A*A*A at A level, or AAA in Scottish Advanced Highers. On entry, applicants must have A level passes in Chemistry and at least one of Biology, Physics, Maths (two required by some Colleges). Please note that the success rate for students offering three or more Science/Maths A levels has often been higher than for those without.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    No specific requirements.

    Admissions Test Usage:
    Admissions Tutors use the BMAT results in conjunction with the other elements of students' applications to decide which candidates will be invited to interview and to help with deciding who should be offered places on the course. Students who achieve higher BMAT results are more likely to be invited to interview but there isn't a 'pass' mark for the BMAT at Cambridge. As an indication, last year around 79% of candidates who scored an average of 5.0 or above in Sections 1 and 2 were interviewed, and around 33% of those scoring below 5.0 were interviewed.
    Date Updated: 29/01/2019
  • Cardiff University School of Medicine MB BCh Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCA
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level which should include Chemistry and Biology. The Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted in the place of a third A level. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Further Mathematics are not accepted.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    9 GCSE’s including GCSE Maths and English Language grade B or 6, BB or 66 in Double Science or BB/66 in 2 out of the 3 separate Sciences.

    Admissions Test Usage:
    All applicants (other than those resident in exempt countries) are required to take the national University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) during July-October. Test results obtained in previous years are not accepted. Comprehensive information on this (including specimen test questions) can be found on the UCAT website. No absolute minimum threshold score is required.
    Date Updated: 30/01/2019
  • University of Dundee School of Medicine MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    ABB(minimum) AAA (typical) at A-Level (A2), to include chemistry and another science subject (from biology, physics or mathematics). These results should be obtained at one sitting and at the first attempt at A-Level examinations, two years after GCSE. General Studies at A-Level is not accepted.
    AAAB (minimum) AAAAB (typical) at the same sitting of Highers, to include chemistry and another science subject (from biology, physics or mathematics). The other three Highers can be your own choice and this choice of subjects will not influence the assessment. We also require biology at least to grade A at National 5 and mathematics and English at least to grade B at National 5, if not studied at Higher.

    GCSEs

    Biology, mathematics and English are required at least to GCSE grade B / 6, if not studied at A-level (A2).

    Admissions Test Usage:
    All applicants must sit the UCAT test in their year of application unless certified exempt because there is no testing center in your country. There is no minimum cut-off score.
    Date Updated: 30/01/2019
  • University of East Anglia, Norwich Medical School MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA including Biology/Human Biology. Science A levels must include a pass in the practical element.
    A level resits will be considered if a minimum of ABB/AAC is achieved in the first sitting over 2 consecutive years including the subjects as per our entry requirements and be predicted to achieve at least one A* in any subject where less than an A was achieved previously. Please note: for any subject repeated, the result should be at least one grade higher than that originally achieved.

    AAB in Secondary Six (S6) Advanced Highers including an A in Biology in the first sitting or AA in Secondary Six (S6) Advanced Highers including Biology plus an additional Higher Level at grade A taken in Secondary Six (S6), in the first sitting. Combinations can be substituted with A Levels.

    GCSEs

    All applicants must have a minimum of six GCSE (or EU / International equivalent) passes at grade A/7 or above to include English, Mathematics and two Science subjects. GCSE short courses are not accepted. Repeat GCSEs are accepted. Our GCSE requirements apply to all applicants. If required, when considering your application, we will usually review your best 9 results. We will include only one maths, up to two English and up to three single science subjects or a double science award.

    Admissions Test Usage:

    We do not set a minimum cut-off score for the UCAT however we may use scores to rank the applicants for selection for interview. The overall (cognitive) score is used alongside the interview score to rank and select applicants to whom an offer is made. The SJT component score is included within the interview score.

    Whilst a high UCAT score may be advantageous, a low score in an otherwise strong application, will not automatically disqualify an applicant from consideration.

    Applicants who take the UCAT (SEN) test will be required to provide evidence to the University detailing their entitlement to the extra time. This evidence can take the form of a Psychologist, medical (GP) or a dyslexia report. Further information will be sent to relevant applicants once a UCAS application has been received.

    Date Updated: 30/01/2019
  • University of Edinburgh Medical School MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    6 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA including Chemistry and one subject from Biology, Maths and Physics (Biology preferred). Only one of Mathematics or Further Mathematics will be considered. Human Biology may replace Biology but General Studies will not be considered.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    Grade B / 6 in Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics. Double Award combined sciences or equivalent at Grade BB / 66 may replace GCSE grades in sciences. Additional Applied Science and Applied Science will not be accepted. All examination grades must be obtained at the first attempt of each subject. Those applying with resit qualifications will not be entered into the selection system unless under very exceptional circumstances (for which verified evidence has been provided prior to UCAS application).

    Admissions Test Usage:

    All applicants need to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) during the summer prior to application. We accept all UCAT scores and have no minimum requirement. We also consider the Situational Judgement section of the UCAT test separately.

    Date Updated: 30/01/2019
  • University of Exeter Medical School BMBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCA
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    A*AA–AAA at A level to include Biology and Chemistry at minimum grade A. General Studies is not considered. AAAAB at Scottish Highers including grade A in Biology and Chemistry

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    GCSE English Language or equivalent. It is requested that candidates evidence English Language and Maths competency to a minimum grade C or 4.

    Admissions Test Usage:

    Where there are too many applicants for the places available from a given tier, applicants will be ranked by overall UCAT score, in order to arrive at a defined number of applicants to be called for interview.

    http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduate/applications/policy/#context
    Date Updated: 30/01/2019
  • University of Glasgow School of Medicine MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    A level grades AAA including Chemistry and one of Maths, Physics or Biology. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Global Perspectives & Research are not accepted.AS-level Biology at Grade A (if not at A-level).
    Biology and Human Biology are not considered as separate subjects at A-level. Mathematics and Further Mathematics are not considered as separate subjects at A-level.

    Scottish Highers Applicants are not considered for entry to Medicine from S5. Higher grades must include Chemistry AND Biology AND either Mathematics or Physics. It is acceptable to take Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics as Highers in S6, provided grades AAAAA or AAAABB are achieved by S5. A minimum grade B would be required in any required Higher subject studied in S6. Advanced Highers are normally only considered from S6. Biology and Human Biology are NOT considered as separate subjects at Higher. English at National 5 level at Grade B or above. UKCAT (see note below). Interview (see below). Applicants who are successful at interview will be made Conditional Offers based on S6 results.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    GCSE pass in English at 6 or above or grade B. Scottish applicants must have English at either Standard Grade (grade 2), Intermediate 2 or National 5 level at grade B or above.

    Admissions Test Usage:

    The UCAT results are an important part of the MBChB Admissions process. The incorporation of the UKCAT results into the admissions process is reviewed on an annual basis.

    For entry in September 2019 the Medical School will interview approximately 700 applicants. An interview or entry is not guaranteed. Applicants should note that they will be considered within their year of application and by the standard presented during that admissions cycle alone.

    We consider the UCAT with all other aspects of the application. The range of scores we consider changes each year as the performance of each admissions cohort varies. 'The Situational Judgement' section of the UCAT test will not be taken into consideration for entry in 2019.

    To help you determine what previous scores would have been considered (although it does vary each year), please visit our MBChB Admissions Data document. Applicants who have not sat the UCAT will not be considered for entry.

    Date Updated: 30/01/2019
  • Hull York Medical School MBBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level including Chemistry and Biology.
    AAAAB at Higher level including Biology and Chemistry at grade A, taken in a single attempt. Either AA in Advanced Higher level Biology and Chemistry plus an additional Higher at grade A. Or AA in Advanced Higher level Biology and Chemistry, plus an additional Advanced Higher at grade B.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    Eight GCSEs at grade A*–C (or grade 4–9 in the reformed GCSEs) to include English Language and Maths at grade B or above (grade 6 or above in reformed GCSEs).

    Admissions Test Usage:

    The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is used in the selection process by a number of UK medical schools. We believe that an admissions process based entirely on predicted A level achievements doesn't necessarily serve your best interests as an applicant. Applicants should note that:

    • All applicants are required to take the UCAT in the year of application.
    • You will need to achieve Band 1 ,2 or 3 in the Situational Judgement Test part of the UCAT
    • Your total UCAT score will be assigned points as part of our selection procedure, these points are determined after the UCAS deadline (as UCAT results are published in November).
    Date Updated: 01/02/2019
  • Imperial College London School of Medicine MBBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    6 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    BMAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    Minimum AAA at A level including Chemistry and Biology plus a third subject. Please note that the standard offer is likely to be A*AA with the A* in either Chemistry or Biology.
    AAA grades in Advanced Highers including Chemistry and Biology and one Science or Maths subject and one additional subject at Scottish Higher.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    Minimum of GCSE grade B in English Language or equivalent qualification. There is no longer any other GCSE or Scottish Nationals requirement.

    Admissions Test Usage:

    All candidates applying to this course must take the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) in the year of application in order to be considered for interview.

    Please note that for 2019 entry, there will be two test dates, one in September and one in October. Details for both dates can be found at Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing – September date and October date

    Invitations to an interview will be based on:

    • The content of your UCAS application
    • Your performance in all three sections of BMAT

    BMAT cut-off scores are calculated each year, as a result of ranked candidate BMAT scores versus number of expected interview sessions. As a result, the absolute BMAT cut-off changes each year. However, the BMAT cut-off scores from previous admissions cycles may be used as a guide..

    For 2018 entry, the minimum scores required were:

    • a score of 4.1 in section 1
    • a score of 4.2 in section 2
    • a score of 2.5 and grade C in section 3
    Date Updated: 20/08/2018
  • Keele University School of Medicine MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    152
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    Grades of A*AA are required from three A-levels within a two year period, to include chemistry OR biology and a second science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths/Statistics/Further Maths) plus a third academic subject. General Studies, Critical Thinking and applied A-levels are not accepted. Maths/Further Maths/Statistics are not accepted in combination.
    Scottish Highers are required at grades of AAAAB, including Chemistry or Biology plus a second science at grade A. Two Advanced Highers (Chemistry or Biology plus a second science) must also be achieved at minimum grades of AB.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    A minimum of five full GCSEs or equivalent at grade A/7, with a minimum of grade B/6 required in English Language, Maths, and Science. Applied Science not accepted.

    A minimum of five Scottish National 5 qualifications at grade A/1, with a minimum of grade B/2 required in English Language, Maths and any science not offered at Higher grade B or better.

    Admissions Test Usage:
    For 2019 entry Home applicants with a total UCAT score in the bottom 20% or with an SJT score in Band 4 will not be considered.
    Date Updated: 01/02/2019
  • King’s College London School of Medical Education MBBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    152
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    A*AA at A level including Biology and Chemistry. General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted.

    Scottish Highers: AAA at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A in Advanced Higher Chemistry and Biology. If only one of Chemistry or Biology is offered at Advanced Higher, the other must be offered at Higher level at grade A. English and Maths required at N5/ Standard Credit grade 1 or 2/ Intermediate 2, with grade B if not offered at Higher.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    GCSE minimum grade 6/B required in English Language and Maths

    Admissions Test Usage:

    King’s does not have a threshold UCAT score in any particular year, but all candidates are still required to take the UCAT examination for this course. The overall UCAT score averaged across the four subtests is given more consideration than the individual subtest scores. The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) is also taken into account when shortlisting.

    When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent performance), predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UCAT. These contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, and we do assess for this programme holistically, taking in to account all these factors and your performance in the context of your educational background. Examination results and the UCAT score are perhaps the most important factors when considering applications. These are highlighted as they provide us with the fairest and most consistent method of assessing applicants.

    Date Updated: 01/02/2019
  • Lancaster University Medical School MB ChB Medicine and Surgery
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    BMAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    Each applicant will be considered on their own merits. Offers will be made taking into consideration the mix of reformed and unreformed A levels taken and whether or not applicants have had the opportunity to take a fourth AS subject or an EPQ. The offers will be in the range AAA to A*AA, including both Biology and Chemistry at A level.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    Nine subjects at GCSE, to include English language, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics (or Science and Additional Science GCSEs); minimum grades AAA AAA BBB.

    SQA: Standard Grade (Credit); Intermediate or National 5: at least seven subjects, including English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics; minimum grades AAA AAB B

    Admissions Test Usage:

    From 2016 entry onwards, all applicants must take the Biomedical Admissions test (BMAT) to be eligible to be considered at Lancaster Medical School.

    Lancaster Medical School will accept BMAT results from both September and October test dates but applicants are only permitted to take BMAT once per admissions cycle. If you opt to take BMAT in September, you cannot then register and take BMAT for a second time in October. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact Lancaster Medical School: medicine@lancaster.ac.uk

    Applicants will be ranked according to their BMAT score and the top-ranking applicants will progress to Stage 3.

    Date Updated: 01/02/2019
  • University of Leeds Medical School MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    BMAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level including Chemistry or Biology. Physics or Maths must also be offered if Chemistry is not taken.

    Scottish Highers: Typical offer AAAAB at Higher including Biology and Chemistry, and AB at Advanced Higher, including A in Chemistry or Biology.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    Six subjects at minimum grade B/ 6 including English Language, Maths, Double/Additional Science or Chemistry and Biology. This is a minimum entrance requirement and the majority of applicants will have qualifications well above this standard.

    Admissions Test Usage:

    All applicants must sit the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) in the year they are applying. Only one result will be considered and this will be your first sitting of BMAT during the year you are applying. We do not accept other aptitude tests instead, eg the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT).

    The BMAT is a 2-hour paper-based test administered by the Admissions Testing Service in schools, colleges and accredited testing centres world-wide.

    Date Updated: 20/08/2018
  • University of Leicester Medical School MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level including Chemistry and one of; Biology, Physics or Psychology with predicted or achieved grades.

    We will consider Scottish Advanced Highers either alone or in a combination with A levels. Our standard offer is AAA, to include Chemistry and one of; Biology, Physics or Psychology. We will not consider you if you are only taking Scottish Highers

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    Grade B or 6 in English Language, Mathematics, and two sciences, including Chemistry and Biology, or Double Science.

    Scottish nationals are considered in place of GCSEs. We require grade B in English Language, Mathematics and two sciences.

    Admissions Test Usage:
    We do not have a minimum UCAT score but it forms a significant part of our selection for interview. Those with a lower UCAT score will be considered on an individual basis, taking into account the whole of their UCAS application. Please visit our Scoring Applications page to view our scoring document. Applicants with band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test will be automatically rejected pre-interview.
    Date Updated: 01/02/2019
  • University of Liverpool School of Medicine MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    A levels in three subjects taken at one sitting after two years of study at a minimum of AAA including Chemistry and Biology.

    AAAAB–AAAAA plus Biology (A) and Chemistry (A) at Advanced Higher.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    Evidence of excellent attainment in secondary education. GCSEs in nine subjects including: Core & Additional Science (or Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), English Language, and Maths (all at least grade B).

    Minimum of SCQF level National 5 (intermediate 2) in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English language, Mathematics and at least two other subjects attained by the end of S4.

    Admissions Test Usage:
    Non-graduates applying to the A100 programme will need to sit UCAT. Applicants who progress to the second stage of the process and who achieve the required band in the SJT will be ranked according to their overall UCAT score (Home/EU applicants must offer SJT bands 1 to 3, international applicants can offer any of the 4 bands). Following ranking of the overall UCAT scores, the top scoring applicants, will be invited to interview in the third stage of the process. For Home/EU applicants a competitive score in the 2017- 18 admissions cycle was 2460. The UCAT threshold for invitation to interview varies on an annual basis and is dependent on the number of applicants who meet/exceed the minimum academic criteria, their performance in the admissions test, and on the number of interview slots that are available. It is anticipated that there will be an increased number of interviews offered in the 2018-19 admissions cycle. Applications for overseas and home places are dealt with independently, as the competition from within each pool of applicants is different. Thus, it is possible that different UCAT thresholds may result.
    Date Updated: 16/08/2018
  • University of Manchester School of Medicine MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A106
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level including Chemistry or Biology/Human Biology, a second science (one from Chemistry; Biology or Human Biology; Physics; Mathematics or Further Mathematics).

    We require 4 Highers at grades AAAA by the end of Secondary 5 and at least two Advanced Highers at grades AA by the end of Secondary 6.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    At least five GCSEs at grade A or A*.

    English Language, Maths and at least two science subjects are required at GCSE minimum grade B. If Dual Award Science or Core and Additional Science are offered, the minimum required is BB.

    Admissions Test Usage:

    We have two primary selection criteria involving the UKCAT.

    Application of the UKCAT threshold

    If your UKCAT score is in the approximately the top third of all results nationally then you will be invited to interview based on our UKCAT threshold as long as you meet our minimum academic requirements (for example, GCSE and predicted grades). We expect to invite approximately 900-1000 candidates to interview based on this selection route. To help identify talented students from all backgrounds, UKCAT scores from UK/EU candidates who come from similar educational and socio-demographic backgrounds are considered against each other. This is conducted using supplementary information provided by publicly available datasets. To help you determine where your UKCAT score sits nationally, please refer to the UKCAT Cognitive Test Statistics (PDF).

    What if my score does not meet the threshold?

    We recognise that everyone has a different set of skills. If your UKCAT does not fall within the top third of results nationally then we will include it as part of a holistic assessment using all the information available to us to arrive at a decision (for example, GCSE grades, A-level profile, additional qualifications, NAI form etc). We expect to invite 500-600 applicants to interview on this selection route.

    Date Updated: 01/02/2019
  • Newcastle University Medical School MBBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level. Subjects include Chemistry and/or Biology at A or AS level. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.

    AAAAA at Higher Grade including Chemistry and/or Biology

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    If only one of Biology and/or Chemistry is offered at A or AS level, the other should be offered at GCSE grade A (or Dual Award Science grade A).

    Admissions Test Usage:
    In relation to the standard 5-year programme (A100) and the 4 year programme (A101), applications fulfilling the academic thresholds will then be assessed on their UCAT scores. The UCAT threshold may vary depending upon the competition to each programme or the route of entry. The threshold is based on the total UCAT score. This threshold may differ in each admission cycle as it is dependent on the scores achieved by those applicants who apply to our Medical School in the current cycle. The UCAT score is an integral part of the Newcastle admissions process.
    Details of the UCAT threshold for previous years are available https://www.ncl.ac.uk/media/wwwnclacuk/schoolofmedicaleducation/files/UKCAT%20thresholds%20and%20application%20numbers%20new%20version%2026%20June%202018%20-%20revised.pdf
    Date Updated: 01/02/2019
  • University of Nottingham School of Medicine BMBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level including Biology (or human biology) and Chemistry (a pass is required in science practical tests, where assessed separately). The third A can be in any subject except Citizenship Studies, Critical Thinking, General Studies and global perspectives. A levels must be taken within a two-year period.

    Scottish Advanced Highers and Highers – Offers will be made based on A grades in Biology and Chemistry at Advanced Highers plus AAAAB achieved at Highers (including Sciences, Maths and English language, with A grade passes in Biology and Chemistry).

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    At least six GCSEs at grade 7 (A) including Biology and Chemistry, one of either Physics or Maths must also be passed to grade 7 (A) with the other being grade 6 (B) and a minimum of grade 6 (B) in English Language. (Double science requirement is 7,7 and triple science is 7,7,7).

    Admissions Test Usage:
    There are five components to the UCAT test which will be scored. The four cognitive components (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning, decision making) are each scored as follows:
    801 – 900 = 9 points
    701 – 800 = 8 points
    601 – 700 = 7 points
    501 – 600 = 6 points
    401 – 500 = 5 points
    301 – 400 = 4 points
    The weighting for each of the four components is equal. The fifth component, SJT is scored as follows:
    Band 1= 4 points
    Band 2 = 2 points
    Band 3 = 1 point
    Band 4 = 0 point
    Applicants who achieve a Band 4 are not considered further.
    Date Updated: 16/08/2018
  • University of Oxford Medical School BM BCh Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    6 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    152
    Admissions Test:
    BMAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    A*AA at A level achieved in one sitting, to include Chemistry, plus at least one of Biology, Physics or Maths.
    AAAAA at Scottish Highers. AA in Advanced Highers including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics and Maths.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    No formal GCSE requirements but GCSE performance (number and proportion of A*) used in short-listing process.

    Admissions Test Usage:

    All candidates must take the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) in their own school or college or other approved test centre on Wednesday 31 October 2018. Please note, the University of Oxford will not accept BMAT results from the September sitting for A100 Medicine. Candidates must make sure they are available to take the test on 31 October. Separate registration for this test is required. The standard deadline for registration is Monday 1 October 2018. Late registrations are accepted up until Monday 15 October 2018 but there is an additional fee for this. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that they are registered for this test. We strongly recommend making the arrangements in plenty of time before the deadline.

    Date Updated: 20/08/2018
  • Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine BMBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/

    A*AA–AAB at A Level to include Biology and one other science from Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Psychology.
    Please note the AAB offer is influenced by contextual data known at the point of application.

    Scottish Highers

    Grades AAA-AAB including a grade A in biology and one further science from chemistry, physics, maths, and psychology.

    GCSEs

    Applicants 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 physics.

    Admissions Test Usage:

    UKCAT test results will be used, alongside the academic information contained on your UCAS form to select direct school leavers for interview. You will be required to meet a minimum overall target score which is set and reviewed annually by the Admissions Advisory Panel. The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) threshold score applied to determine candidate selection for interview can alter each year and is influenced by overall candidate performance in the UCAT and the number and quality of applications received. Below are examples of the score thresholds applied during the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 admissions cycles. Please note that all thresholds needed to be met.

    Year of entry Verbal reasoning Quantitative reasoning Abstract reasoning Decision analysis Overall
    2013 entry 550 610 580 590 2560
    2014 entry 504 612 599 713 2671
    2015 entry 520 650 600 580 2600
    2016 entry 530 650 610 600 2610
    2017 entry - - - x 1870
    2018 entry - - - x 2400
    2017 entry - - - x 2330

    The Peninsula Medical School will again be applying an overall target score methodology in this application cycle for entry next September to facilitate selection for interview. We do not currently include the SJT banding score.

    Date Updated: 01/02/2019
  • Queen Mary University, Barts and the London School of Medicine MBBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    152
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    Grades A*AA. First A level to include Chemistry or Biology, second A level to include a secondary science subject (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths). Any third A level can be taken excluding Further Maths, General Studies or Critical Thinking. For applicants who achieved their A levels in 2016 or earlier, the requirement also includes a minimum grade B in AS level.

    Grades AAA in Scottish Highers, including Biology and Chemistry. Grades AA in Advanced Highers in two of the subjects offered at Scottish Highers, including Chemistry and/or Biology.

    GCSEs

    All eligible applicants must have the following subjects at GCSE level, at grades AAABBB (777666 for GSCEs taken from 2015) or above (in any order) to include Biology (or Human Biology), Chemistry, English Language, and Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistics). The Science Double Award may substitute all sciences at GCSE.

    Admissions Test Usage:
    For school-leavers/gap-year students and graduates, applicants will be ranked according to a 50:50 weighting applied to the UCAT score and academic ability as measured by UCAS tariff or academic ability for graduates (based on a weighting of degree classification or postgraduate degrees) compared to other applicants who apply in that same year. You will not be offered an interview if you obtained a total UCAT score below the third decile. Please note there is no guarantee that you will be offered an interview if you score above the third decile.
    Date Updated: 01/02/2019
  • Queen’s University Belfast, Medical School MB BCh BAO Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level including Chemistry and one other science subject. If not offered at A level then Biology/Human Biology AS level grade B is required. A fourth AS level at grade A is required.

    The standard specified in Advanced Highers is dependent on performance in Scottish Highers and are AA (for those with AAAAA in Highers); AAB (for those with AAAAB in Highers) and AAA (for those with AAABB in Highers). In all cases, Chemistry (Grade A) plus a grade A in at least one from Physics, Biology and Mathematics are required. Three Advanced Highers are necessary unless applicants achieved five A grades in their Highers.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    GCSE Mathematics minimum grade C and either GCSE Physics minimum grade C or GCSE Double Award Science minimum grades CC are required if these subjects are not offered at AS-level or A-level.

    Admissions Test Usage:
    UCAT will be scored and used in conjunction with the GCSE score to rank for interview. AS-level performance, additional GCSE A grades and other factors may also be taken into account in borderline cases.
    Date Updated: 01/02/2019
  • University of Sheffield Medical School MB BCh Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level, including Chemistry or Biology, and another science (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology), taken in one sitting. We do not accept A levels in Further Mathematics, Critical Thinking or General Studies. Where A levels have a separately graded practical component, this is required and must be passed.

    AAAAB in Scottish Highers and AA in Advanced Level, including Chemistry or Biology and another science (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology). Resits are accepted (single resit per A level or Scottish Higher/ Advanced Higher) and all resits should be taken in the same sitting.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    AAAAA (77777) at GCSE. Applicants must have a minimum of Grade B (Grade 6) in English, Maths and Science, either as part of the five A grades, or in addition to them. Resits are accepted (single resit per GCSE and all resits should be taken in the same sitting)

    Admissions Test Usage:
    In addition to the academic requirements, candidates must have achieved a score of 2470/3600 or more to be given further consideration. Candidates must meet BOTH the academic entry requirements AND the UCAT entry requirements. The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) component is only considered for those applicants who are invited to attend a Multiple Mini-Interview.
    Please note: Applicants who meet or exceed both the minimum academic requirements and the minimum UCAT requirement will be ranked based on their UCAT score after the application deadline to determine which of these applicants are invited to attend a Multiple Mini-Interview.
    Date Updated: 01/02/2019
  • University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level including Chemistry and Biology, and including a pass in the practical examinations. General studies and critical thinking are not accepted.

    GCSEs

    Six GCSEs at grade A/7 or above, including either Maths, Biology and Chemistry, or Maths, additional science and science. English language is required at a minimum of grade B/6.

    Admissions Test Usage:
    All applicants will need to take the UCAT test.
    Applicants for BM4 and BM5 will be ranked by UCAT score to determine who should be invited to a Selection Day.
    The UCAT score is reviewed again alongside performance at Selection Days to determine who will receive an offer.
    Please note that the UCAT score of those applicants attending a Selection Day varies year on year and as such it is not possible to give applicants an indication of the score that is required to attend a Selection Day.
    The University of Southampton does not currently use the Situational Judgement Test
    Date Updated: 01/02/2019
  • University of St Andrews Medical School MB ChB or MBBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level including Chemistry and one other of Biology, Maths or Physics. Human Biology may replace Biology. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Global Perspectives & Research are not considered.

    AAAAB at Higher in S5 including grade A in Chemistry and one other of Biology, Maths or Physics. In addition, grades BBB in Highers or Advanced Highers in S6 are required.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    Minimum of five A grades (grade 7 in numerical grading) at GCSE to be taken at one sitting (those with achieved Advanced Levels, may be considered with less than five A grades (grade 7 in numerical grading) at GCSE).

    If Biology, Mathematics or English are not offered at A2/AS level or Higher/Advanced Higher then each must be offered at GCSE grade B or at Standard grade, Intermediate 2 or National 5.

    Admissions Test Usage:
    Use of UCAT at St Andrews

    For 2019 entry, the School won't know the likely UCAT scores for those to be called for interview until they have assessed all applications. For 2018 entry, the lowest score for applicants called to interview at St Andrews was 2400.

    Use of UCAT in selection for interview

    The School of Medicine has a limited number of interview places (around 400). To be considered for interview, applicants must have a strong academic record, a positive reference, and relevant, medically related work experience. Find out more about the interview selection process.

    Applicants meeting these requirements will be ranked on the basis of their UCAT global score. Those ranked in the top 400 or so will be given an interview. Decisions to make offers will be based on the interview score. Where applicants have the same interview score, the global UCAT score will be used to differentiate between them.

    Use of Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

    The SJT will be used as an element in the interview process, with the score being incorporated into the interview score.

    Date Updated: 01/02/2019
  • St George’s, University of London MBBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level including Chemistry and Biology or Human Biology. Completed within two years. General Studies and Key Skills not accepted.

    AAA at Higher including Chemistry and Biology, and AA at Advanced Higher including Chemistry and/or Biology.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 6/ B or above. Must include: English Language, Maths and Science (Double or Triple Award Science).

    Admissions Test Usage:

    Both the section scores and overall cut-off score must be met

    Section score: 500 or above, in each section

    Overall score: The 2019 entry minimum overall UCAT score will be published in November 2018. We will not be using the 'Situational Judgement' (SJT) section for 2019 entry. Please note, for September 2019 we will not consider any extenuating circumstances in relation to UCAT test scores.

    Additional Information

    UCAT results are used to select students for interview and to rank our post-interview waiting list.

    UCAT scores do not need to be included on your UCAS application as we will be informed of your scores directly by Pearsons and UCAS. Please ensure that the name you use to register for UCAT is the same as that used on your UCAS form so results can be matched. We will also be informed of applicants who are exempt from the test or subject to special arrangements.

    Historic Overall UCAT scores

    For reference purposes only, we have detailed the overall scores we have required in previous years:

    Entry year Overall Score
    2013 2530
    2014 2590
    2015 2550
    2016 2600
    2017 1890(The UCAT test used one less section for 2017 entry)
    2018 2590
    Date Updated: 01/02/2019
  • University College London Medical School MBBS BSc Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    6 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    152
    Admissions Test:
    BMAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    A*AA to include Biology and Chemistry..

    A1, A, A at Advanced Highers (or A1, A at Advanced Higher and A,A,A at Higher), to include Chemistry and Biology at Advanced Higher

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    English Language and Maths at grade B or 6. For UK-based students, a grade C or 5 or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment.

    Admissions Test Usage:

    We seek candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds. Academic qualifications are important but considerable weight is also given to your BMAT scores, personal statement, referee's report, steps you have taken to gain insight into a medical career, community activities, general education and, if invited, your performance at the interview.

    Date Updated: 01/02/2019