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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:
    UKCAT
    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. 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/Scottish Nationals

    A combination of grades A and B especially in science subjects and minimum grade C in English and Maths.
    A combination of grades A and B at Scottish Higher/National 5 is expected, especially in science subjects.

    International Baccalaureate

    36 points. Three subjects at Higher level at grade 6 or higher including Chemistry and one of either Biology, Physics or Maths. Three appropriate subjects at Standard level with an average of grade 6.

    Admissions Test Usage:

    Candidates' UKCAT 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 UKCAT cut-off score is NOT used. A score (between 1200 - 3600) is allocated based on the applicant's overall performance in UKCAT 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 UKCAT scores. For 2017 entry:

    • Interview: the lowest total score for an applicant invited to interview 1600 and the highest 2400
    • Offers made: the lowest total score for successful applicants who were made offers was 1660 and the highest 2480
    • Please Note: Scores for 2017 may seem lower due to only 3 subtests being scored.
    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • University of Birmingham Medical School MB ChB Medicine and Surgery
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    152
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    A*AA at A Level, including Chemistry and Biology. 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/Scottish Nationals

    A total of seven subjects at GCSE are scored: English (Language and Literature), Maths and Science (Biology and Chemistry or Double Award Science) plus two additional subjects (any).

    Scottish Nationals: Grade A in English, Maths and Science

    Admissions Test Usage:

    Please note that in 2017, the UKCAT will include the new Decision Making subtest. We will use the score from this component and so we will calculate the score we attribute to your UKCAT result based on the combined score from all four subtests.

    Use of UKCAT data:
    • There is no minimum cut-off score
    • Total UKCAT scores of our applicants (excluding the band score for the SJT component) will be separated into deciles and scored (i.e. the top 10% of applicants’ scores will be in the top decile). The maximum score is 3.0.
    • For guidance, the decile ranges and allocated scores for the scaled* UKCAT results for our 2016 applicants are given here:
    UKCAT data - 2016 applicants
    Decile Total UKCAT Score
    (scaled to reflect 4 subtests)
    Scaled score
    10th >=2970 3.000
    9th >=2850 2.667
    8th >=2770 2.333
    7th >=2710 2.000
    6th >=2650 1.667
    5th >=2590 1.333
    4th >=2530 1.000
    3rd >=2470 0.667
    2nd >=2360 0.333
    1st <2360 0.000
    • *The scores for our 2016 applicants have been scaled up to take account of the new Decision Making subtest in 2017.
    • We expect that each section will be weighted equally, but until we receive applicants’ scores we cannot define the weighting of the contribution of each section of UKCAT to the total score.
    • Because we are also factoring in the academic scores there will not be a UKCAT score (or decile) that correlates with receiving an offer. We provide guidance in the GCSE section.
    • The band score for the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) component of UKCAT will be used at the interview stage (see: Outcome of Interview).
    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • 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. 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/Scottish Nationals

    Grade B or above in English and Maths.

    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 2016 entry, applicants without contextual data who scored 16 or above were invited for interview (the cut off score will vary each year).
    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • University of Bristol Medical School MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    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 to Gateway to Dentistry and Gateway to Medicine are required to take the UKCAT test. Applications are scored and ranked based on their academic record, according to their achieved or predicted results with the following weightings: GCSE 10% | A-level 10% | Personal statement 60% | UKCAT 20%
    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • 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:
    All Standard Course (A100) applicants (including applicants to mature Colleges) are required to take the Biomedical Admission Test (BMAT) pre-interview at an authorised centre local to them (for a lot of applicants, this will be their school/college). The BMAT is used to assess scientific aptitude and focuses on scientific abilities relevant to the study of Medicine at Cambridge (the BMAT is also used by some other universities).
    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • Cardiff University School of Medicine MB BCh Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    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

    Either grades BB in Science and Additional Science or grades BB in both Chemistry and Biology if taken as single sciences. Grade B is required in Maths and English Language. If Welsh Language is offered, it must also be supplemented with English Language at a minimum of a grade B.

    Admissions Test Usage:
    All applicants (other than those resident in exempt countries) are required to take the national UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UK-CAT) 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 UKCAT website. No absolute minimum threshold score is required.
    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • University of Dundee School of Medicine MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA grades at A level, to include Chemistry and another science, achieved in one sitting.
    A minimum group of AAAAB grades at SQA Higher level including Chemistry and another science subject, all to be obtained at the same sitting. Biology is required to at least Standard grade.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    Minimum of eight subjects, at grade B or higher to include Biology, Maths, English.

    Admissions Test Usage:
    All applicants must sit the UKCAT test in their year of application unless certified exempt because there is no testing centre in your country. There is no minimum cut-off score.
    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • University of East Anglia, Norwich Medical School MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA including Biology/Human Biology, with two further subjects of the applicant's choice. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Grades must be achieved in two consecutive years. A-level resits are considered provided that they achieved no less than ABB/AAC at first sitting, and are predicted A* in any subject being retaken where less than A was achieved at first sitting.

    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 subject of the applicant's choosing at grade A taken in Secondary Six (S6), in the first sitting.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    At least six full GCSEs at Grade A/7 (which must include English, Maths & two sciences) or Scottish equivalent. Where English literature is offered at Grade A, English Language should be at least Grade B. Applicants who meet this requirement are then scored based on their top 9 full GSCE ( or equivalent) qualifications, with points awarded for each A or A* (grades 7,8, or 9).

    Admissions Test Usage:
    While we include consideration of your Cognitive UKCAT score within our selection process WE DO NOT HAVE A CUT OFF VALUE. However, from our experience, it is unusual for an applicant with a UKCAT score lower than the 3rd decile to be invited to interview. In previous years this was a score in the region of 2400. Please note that we do not currently use the SJT banding within the selection process.
    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • University of Edinburgh Medical School MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    6 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    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:
    The Selection Committee uses your UKCAT score to make a more informed decision about your application. Once all the scores are received we rank them, divide the groups into octiles and allocate a score. The points are then added to your total score to contribute towards your final ranking. The Situational Judgement section of the test is assessed as part of our non-academic requirements and not alongside your overall UKCAT score. We will consider all scores and no applicant will be excluded from selection based on the score achieved in their UKCAT test (although applicants will be excluded if they have failed to take the test and not gained an exemption). The score an applicant achieved may be looked at again when final decisions are being made and there is a number of applicants with the same ranked score and limited places left to offer
    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • University of Exeter Medical School BMBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    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:
    Applications will be sorted according to academic profile and overall UKCAT score in order to determine which applicants will receive an offer of an interview. Kindly note that the University of Exeter will be selecting candidates according to the overall score only
    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • University of Glasgow School of Medicine MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    A level grades AAA including Chemistry and one of Maths, Physics or Biology. Each must be gained in one sitting. If Biology is not studied at A2 level, it must have been taken at AS level and a grade A is required.

    Scottish Higher grades AAAAA or AAAABB by the end of S5 (must include Chemistry and Biology, and either Maths or Physics) and achieve A and B in two Advanced Highers, plus B in Scottish Higher or BBB in three Advanced Highers in S6. All to be gained at the first sitting.

    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:
    For entry in September 2018 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 UKCAT 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 UKCAT test will not be taken into consideration for entry in 2018. 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 UKCAT will not be considered for entry.
    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • Hull York Medical School MBBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    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:

    All applicants must take the UKCAT in the year they apply. Applicants with a Situational Judgement Test Band of 4 (the lowest band) will not be considered.

    Prior to interview

    Prior to interview we use your total UKCAT score alongside your GCSE results in order to decide who to invite to interview. For 2018 entry, we will award you a number of points based upon your total UKCAT score; we can only do this once we have received all UKCAT results. As UKCAT results are not released to universities until November, the number of points that each UKCAT score will receive as part of our Selection Procedure will not be determined until after the UCAS deadline.

    After interview

    Following interview, we make offers based primarily on interview performance, and we use the UKCAT Situational Judgement Test as an extra interview 'station'. See our Selection Procedure for details.

    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • 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.

    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 2017 entry, the minimum scores required were:

    • a score of 4.5 in section 1
    • a score of 4.6 in section 2
    • a score of 2.5 and grade B in section 3
    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • Keele University School of Medicine MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    152
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    Predicted grades are not used in selection. Applicants who are made an offer will be required to achieve A*AA in three A levels completed within two years, including Chemistry or Biology plus a second science. It is likely that a number of applicants achieving AAA in the subjects listed above will also be admitted. 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 2015 entry, applicants who were successful in gaining an offer had total UKCAT scores in the range 2,190-3,170.

    For 2016 entry, applicants with total UKCAT scores in the lowest two deciles were not considered. The threshold for 2015 applicants was 2,310. For 2016 entry the threshold was 2,330.

    For 2017 entry the threshold was 1,730 due to changes in the composition of the test; we did not consider anyone with a situational judgement test (SJT) score in Band 4. For 2018 entry, applicants with total UKCAT scores in the lowest two deciles or with an SJT score in Band 4 will not be considered. We shall publish the final cut-off score as soon as we receive it from UKCAT; this is likely to be less than 2 weeks before the application deadline.

    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • King’s College London School of Medical Education MBBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    152
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    A*AA at A level including Biology and Chemistry.

    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 UKCAT score in any particular year, but all candidates are still required to take the UKCAT examination for this course. The overall UKCAT 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 UKCAT. 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 UKCAT 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: 23/07/2018
  • 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 November 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 November. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact Lancaster Medical School: medicine@lancaster.ac.uk

    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • 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:

    The BMAT is administered by the Admissions Testing Service. It is a paper-based test delivered in schools and accredited testing centres world-wide. Leeds School of Medicine will be using BMAT in its admissions process for all applicants applying in the 2014/15 cycle and later.

    We have decided to a method similar to our previous use of UKCAT using the total score offered by each candidate which will be compared with all the other applicants to Leeds scores. Those in the top 20% will receive the full mark available for this part of their application and those in the bottom 20% will receive the lowest mark available for this part of their application. From this you can see that we do not use a pre-determined cut-off threshold. The BMAT total score will be calculated from a sum of the scores achieved in section 1, 2 and 3 although section 3 will have half the weighting of the other sections as it will be revisited during the interview stage of the selection process.

    We will initially weight the BMAT score in the same proportion which we used to give the UKCAT i.e. roughly 15% of the weight given to academic scoring and half that given to the personal statement.

    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • University of Leicester Medical School MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    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 UKCAT score you must achieve to be invited to interview. We use your UKCAT score as part of our scoring process. Please visit our Scoring Applications page to view our scoring policy. Applicants with band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test will be automatically rejected preinterview.

    More details
    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • University of Liverpool School of Medicine MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    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:

    It is expected that applicants who achieve Band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test of the UKCAT will not have their applications processed beyond the 1st stage and of the remainder only those applicants who meet /exceed our minimum academic criteria and who offer the most competitive overall UKCAT scores will have their applications proceed to the second stage. Liverpool School of Medicine used the UKCAT test for the first time in the 2015-16 admissions cycle. For Home/EU applicants a competitive score was considered to be 2500 or greater. In 2016 UKCAT has removed the Decision Analysis subtest and will be piloting a new test of Decision Making. Neither candidates nor universities will receive a score for this subtest. For 2016 only, this means that candidates and universities will receive a total cognitive scaled score for the sum of the three remaining cognitive sections. Candidates will continue to receive their SJT results in one of four bands. Data, provided by the UKCAT consortium, suggests that a score of 2500 may convert to one in the region of 1750-1870. The UKCAT threshold is determined each year on a competitive basis and thus the range of UKCAT scores suggested can only be considered as indicative.

    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • University of Manchester School of Medicine MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A106
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    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:

    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.

    Equal proportions of top scoring applicants from each group are then selected for interview. Those applications that do not meet the UKCAT threshold will not progress to the next phase of the screening process, and will receive notification that their application has been unsuccessful through UCAS in due course.

    Please note that we are unable to provide any advice about the UKCAT threshold in advance of the application deadline. It is not possible to calculate the threshold until all applications have been received and processed.

    Table 1 gives the range of UKCAT scores and corresponding percentiles for applicants who were invited to interview this year, and who were invited to interview for the previous five years. Please note that the scores for the 2016/17 cycle do not include the Decision Making subset, as the exam consisted of only three domains in that year.

    Table 1: UKCAT scores/percentiles of applicants invited for interview for A106

    Applicants with a WP Flag or no contextual flags* Applicants with a WP Plus Flag**
    Admissions cycle Total Score Percentile Total Score Percentile
    2016/17 ≥ 1960 64 ≥ 1860 43
    2015/16 ≥ 2660 70 ≥ 2560 54
    2014/15 ≥ 2560 58 ≥ 2450 40
    2013/14 ≥ 2810 69 ≥ 2740 60
    2012/13 ≥ 2650 68 ≥ 2560 54
    2011/12 ≥ 2590 66 ≥ 2490 50
    2010/11 ≥ 2610 66 ≥ 2460 44

    ** Those who meet both geodemographic and educational indicators, and/or those who have been in care for more than three months.

    * Includes mature students and students applying from the EU.

    Date Updated: 23/07/2018
  • Newcastle University Medical School MBBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level. Subjects include Chemistry and/or Biology at A or AS level.

    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:
    The UKCAT scores will be used to identify those we wish to interview. The UKCAT threshold may differ in each admissions cycle as it is dependent on the scores achieved by those applicants who apply to our Medical School in the current cycle. The UKCAT scores now include Situational Judgement Test (SJT) information, but we will not be using these scores in our admission process.
    Date Updated: 08/09/2017
  • University of Nottingham School of Medicine BMBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level including 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:
    For 2018/19 UCAS Admissions cycle there will be five components to the UKCAT test which will be scored. There are four cognitive components (verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning and decision making) and the SJT component. Please note that applicants who achieve a Band 4 are not considered further. The scoring system is to be updated for 2018/19. The UKCAT results are added to the academic scores where applicable and the top percentage of applicants will go forward to the next stage which involves reading and scoring personal statements and references. Applicants in the higher percentage are considered further.
    Date Updated: 27/07/2018
  • 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 Thursday 2 November 2017. Please note, the University of Oxford will not accept BMAT results from the September sitting for A100 Medicine.

    http://www.ox.ac.uk/about/increasing-access/widening-access-and-participation
    Date Updated: 27/07/2018
  • Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine BMBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    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.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

    Please note the AAB offer is influenced by contextual data known at the point of application.

    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. Please note: If you are re-applying for a second year with achieved grades, you will need to register and complete a new UKCAT test as part of your application. 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 UKCAT 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

    The decision making subtest will be a scored part of the UKCAT in 2017 resulting in an available score range of between 1200 and 3600. The Peninsula Medical School will again be applying an overall target score methodology in the 2017 application cycle for 2018 entry

    Date Updated: 27/07/2018
  • 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:
    UKCAT
    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/Scottish Nationals

    AAABBB (or 777666) in any order including Biology, Chemistry, English, Maths and Additional Science.

    Admissions Test Usage:
    For school-leavers/gap-year students and graduates, applicants will be ranked according to a 50:50 weighting applied to the UKCAT 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 UKCAT 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: 27/07/2018
  • Queen’s University Belfast, Medical School MB BCh BAO Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    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

    GCSEs are scored based on the best 9 subjects of Grade A* - C.

    Admissions Test Usage:

    For all candidates UKCAT will be scored using the overall results from four of the papers. Candidates can obtain up to a maximum of 6 additional points.

    Banding of UKCAT Scores Points Awarded
    1200 – 1899 0
    1900 – 2099 1
    2100 – 2299 2
    2300 – 2499 3
    2500 – 2699 4
    2700 – 2899 5
    2900 – 3600 6

    For all candidates UKCAT is therefore taken into account at stage 1 of the selection process.

    UKCAT has introduced an additional paper called a Situational Judgement Test, but it has been agreed that the results of this will not be used for 2018 entry except, if necessary, to inform decisions on borderline applicants who have achieved a similar score at interview. UKCAT is compulsory for all applicants to Medicine at QUB. The University will only grant exemptions in very exceptional circumstances and where appropriate supporting evidence is provided. Applicants who believe they qualify for an exemption should contact: ukcatexemption@qub.ac.uk

    Date Updated: 27/07/2018
  • University of Sheffield Medical School MB BCh Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    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 2460/3600 or above to be given further consideration. Candidates must meet BOTH the academic entry requirements AND the UKCAT 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 UKCAT requirement will be ranked on the basis of their UKCAT score to determine which of these applicants are invited to attend a Multiple Mini Interview.

    Date Updated: 27/07/2018
  • University of Southampton Faculty of Medicine MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    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. Retakes may be considered on a case by case basis for applicants over the age of 21 or graduates.

    GCSEs/Scottish Nationals

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

    Admissions Test Usage:

    Applicants for BM4 and BM5 will be ranked by UKCAT score to determine who should be invited to a Selection Day.

    The UKCAT score is reviewed again alongside performance at Selection Days to determine who will receive an offer.

    Please note that the UKCAT 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.

    https://www.southampton.ac.uk/medicine/undergraduate/courses/bm6_a102.page
    Date Updated: 27/07/2018
  • University of St Andrews Medical School MB ChB or MBBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level including Chemistry and one other of Biology, Maths or Physics.

    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

    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.

    Generally eight A grades or six at A* required to be called for interview.

    Admissions Test Usage:
    Use of UKCAT at St Andrews

    The UKCAT test can vary each year. Please be aware that for the 2017 sitting of the test (used for 2018 entry), the Decision Analysis subtest will be included and scores will range from 1200 to 3600.

    The 2016 UKCAT test (used for 2017 entry) did not include the Decision Analysis subtest and scores ranged from 900 to 2700.

    For 2017 entry the lowest UKCAT score for applicants called to interview at St Andrews was 1800 (that equated to around 2400 in previous tests when all 4 subtests were included and the range was 1200 to 3600).

    For 2018 entry we won't know the pkely UKCAT scores for those to be called to interview until we have assessed all apppcations.

    Use of UKCAT in selection for interview

    We have a pmited number of interview places (around 400). To be considered for interview apppcants must have a strong academic record; a positive reference and relevant, medically related work experience (see the 'Quapties and Experience' tab). Apppcants meeting these requirements will be ranked on the basis of their UKCAT 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 and the global UKCAT score.

    Use of Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

    We intend to use the SJT as an element of our interview process; with the score being incorporated into the interview score

    Date Updated: 27/07/2018
  • St George’s, University of London MBBS Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 years
    UCAS Tariff points:
    144
    Admissions Test:
    UKCAT
    Exam Entry Requirements:
    Predicted AS/A levels/Scottish Highers

    AAA at A level including Chemistry and Biology or Human Biology. Completed within two years.

    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 2018 entry minimum overall UKCAT score will be determined after the results have been published in November. We will not be using the 'Situational Judgement' (SJT) section for 2018 entry. Please note, for September 2018 we will not consider any extenuating circumstances in relation to UKCAT test scores.

    Additional Information

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

    UKCAT 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 UKCAT 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 UKCAT 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
    Date Updated: 27/07/2018
  • University College London Medical School MB ChB Medicine
    UCAS Code:
    A100
    Course Length:
    5 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 intervie

    Date Updated: 27/07/2018