UCAT® (UKCAT) Self Study Course - $210


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Course Features

As pioneers in online test prep, our decade-long expertise in providing online learning to over 1 million students puts us in a trusted position to deliver your online UCAT prep. Our online course is specially tailored to benefit students who prefer to study independently. This is also a great option if you are looking for more thorough and up-to-date preparation than UCAT books.

If you are looking for live teacher tuition with your course, take one of our Classroom or Live Online course options.

The UCAT is the new test name for the UKCAT. Both tests are identical, and the resources we offer remain completely relevant & test-like for your preparation. Learn More

Our UCAT Self Study Course includes:

UCAT Strategy Book*

The Kaplan UCAT Strategy Book will follow along with your lessons so you can make notes as you go along. It will take you through each test section, the different question types, strategies and tips for test day.

UCAT Plus Lesson eBook

This workbook provides extra guidance, practice and tips for each section of the test. Use the book to support your preparation and master the taught methods and strategies.

Future Doctors Channel

Free live streaming of extra UCAT sessions and Medical School preparation guidance from a range of Kaplan experts, including practicing doctors, current medical students, and admissions guidance representatives. Over 20 hours of live instruction, also recorded for access whenever you want.

10 hours of recorded lesson videos

You will be provided with the recorded lesson videos of your course. These will help you to recap on anything you need to review (for instance, strategy overviews per section) as you work through your practice materials.

6 Practice Tests

You'll have access to 6 online practice tests that will increase your familiarity with UCAT exam questions and build your testing stamina. All our tests can be adapted to fit additional time required by students taking UCATSEN.

500 Mastery Questions

You will receive 500 mastery practice questions. These will help you practice each of the Kaplan methods in an untimed format, helping you work on your general understanding of the material before you work on your timed practice.

30 Section-Focused Quizzes

Structure your practice with 30 quizzes: 6 quizzes for each assessed section of the UCAT with over 700 questions. You will be able to sharpen your skills on specific test sections in order to improve your overall score.

Personalised reports

Instantly track your progress on your practice tests and quizzes, view your average pace, performance by question type, and access detailed explanations for every question. Your home screen will provide your test statistics for instant retrieval.

Access until October UCAS deadline

This should give you more than enough time to work through the material before your tests, and access the Future Doctors Channel for guidance with the rest of your medical school application.

Guidance from medical school students

Receive support with your medical or dental school application through online guidance sessions led by current medical school students. All students will have the opportunity to join panel events for this service via the Future Doctors Channel, and a select number will gain access one-to-one guidance sessions.

Victoria, UCAT student

"I found Kaplan's realistic practice tests and comprehensive answer explanations incredibly helpful as they helped me learn from my mistakes and build up my confidence" Watch full review

Victoria, Kaplan UCAT Self-Study and BMAT Classroom student. Scored 840 on the UCAT with band 1 in situational judgment.

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UCAT Self Study Course - $210
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Course Topics

Our UCAT (UKCAT) Self Study suite of video lessons and strategy sessions covers all UCAT test sections as follows:

Video Lesson Breakdown: 

The first part of the course covers the basics of each test section. In each complete lesson we will: 

  • Introduce the test section and what it is assessing
  • Identify and explain the Kaplan method
  • Take you through worked examples
  • Identify key challenges of each test section 

Basic Lessons:

  • Verbal Reasoning Basics
  • Decision Making Basics
  • Quantitative Reasoning Basics
  • Abstract Reasoning Basics
  • Situational Judgement Basics

Now that you will have an understanding of each section, the second part of the course covers the more advanced aspects, overcoming the more challenging aspects and question types of each section, more worked examples of these and advice from our test experts. 

Advanced Lessons: 

  • Verbal Reasoning Advanced
  • Decision Making Advanced
  • Quantitative Reasoning Advanced
  • Abstract Reasoning Advanced
  • Situational Judgement Advanced

The 3 strategy sessions also included, are designed to cover the essentials of UCAT scoring, pacing, practicing and preparing for test day - the fundamentals that will help you achieve your best score!

Strategy Session Breakdown: 

  • Scoring & Triage
  • Pacing & Practicing
  • Preparing for Test Day


What's the difference between the Self Study and the live course options?

The Self Study course covers the same material as the live course options. However, it consists of online video content instead of live teacher instruction. The Self-Study course offers greater flexibility for study, as you can access it 24/7. However, it requires more independent study, as you will not interact with Kaplan teachers.

All courses, however, come with the complete suite of online practice tests, questions and quizzes; including score reports and detailed explanations.

When will my access period start?

Once you enrol on this course you will have access to your materials immediately, so the earlier you sign up the longer you will have access to your study materials.

Remember: You'll have access until the October UCAS deadline, so you can make the most of the resources in your own time, and tune into Future Doctors Channel sessions.

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Course reviews from former Kaplan students

Lauren B, a Birmingham Classroom Course Student, scored 3020, Band 3

As I was the only student at my school sitting the UCAT, I felt I had little help and was concerned about how I would score. I feel taking part in the Kaplan course helped me massively as it provided me with skills and tips to allow me to succeed in the exam and get a score high enough to apply to the University of my choice. I can now happily say I start my Medicine degree at this University in just over a week - this may not have been possible without my help from Kaplan.

Yue W, a Live Online Course Student, scored 3220, Band 1

I really enjoyed the UCAT prep. It gave me some very useful advice particularly with triaging but the best thing about this course was probably the confidence and reassurance it gave me that it is possible to do well by putting in effort and it's not a game of luck.

Alice S, a London Classroom Course Student, scored 2790, Band 1

Kaplan was fantastic; it gave me the skills to tackle each section in a logical way, but also the teaching and the resources we were given meant that I continued to practice in a productive way. The methods I learnt from Kaplan, and the practice tests, meant I knew exactly what to expect from my UCAT test and how to approach each question. Without Kaplan, I definitely would have not got the score I did.

Sammy G : "You can see the teaching is actually working."

Sammy was referred to us by a current medical student who took a Kaplan course. She found the Kaplan strategies to be a helpful boost to the prep she did in advance.

Rupert V W: “It’s a great way to kick-off my learning in the UCAT (UKCAT).”

Rupert took the UCAT exam last year but didn’t get the high score needed for medical admission. This year he chose to take a Kaplan course based on recommendations, to boost his score.

Arjun M : "I would really recommend it to someone who's deciding to do the UCAT (UKCAT)"

Arjun was struggling with his UCAT (UKCAT) preparation before he learned Kaplan's techniques and strategies as part of his UCAT course. He really enjoyed the course and recommends it to anyone taking the UCAT.

Charlotte P : "Strategies to overcome really difficult questions"

Charlotte was recommended our UCAT (UKCAT) course by a friend. She found the Kaplan teacher's experience and advice invaluable over just studying from a book.

Cherry Jade L : "When I go to sit the UCAT (UKCAT) I'll have the right stategies and know what to do"

Cherry-Jade appreciates the importance of a high UCAT (UKCAT) score as part of a good medical application. She decided to take the Kaplan UCAT course after discovering that many medical students found the test harder than expected, and that the Kaplan course helped them to get a better result.

Ronan L : "What we have been learning in the course is extremely beneficial"

Ronan took the UCATSEN (UKCATSEN) and found it particularly useful that the teacher was able to adapt the course content so that no student was left behind.

Sambhavi Kumar, 2018 UCAT (UKCAT) Student, scored 3220, Band 2

I found Kaplan very helpful and definitely could not have scored as highly as I did without it. The classroom course was really well delivered, engaging throughout and quite motivating as well.

The online resources were also very good for practise and were brilliant for familiarising myself with the test format.

Shavanni scored an average of 743 on the UKCAT and band 2 for situational judgment.

"Thanks to Kaplan I had lots of practice and online resources - I felt much more confident going in to the exam"

Victoria scored 840 on the UKCAT with band 1 in situational judgment.

"I found Kaplan's realistic practice tests and comprehensive answer explanations incredibly helpful as they helped me learn from my mistakes and build up my confidence"