Which Universities’ Medical Schools Require the UKCAT?

26 universities required the UKCAT in 2016 (for 2017 entry and 2018 deferred entry). Learn more about which universities call for the UKCAT and each of those university's UKCAT requirements on this page.




 
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In 2016, the Decision Analysis section of the UKCAT test was replaced by the Decision Making section (click here to learn more about this change). For 2017 entry, the Decision Making section will not be scored. Therefore, the UKCAT requirements are mostly unknown as many universities are waiting for the new UKCAT results to decide on the UKCAT threshold. For this reason, you may not see a required score for each of the universities below.

Some of the UKCAT score requirements from previous years may be listed below. Please note that prior to the 2016 UKCAT (for 2017 entry) a scaled score fell between 1200 - 3600 as the total score was comprised of four cognitive sections. The 2016 UKCAT scores range between 900 - 2700. Please keep these changes in mind when reading about score requirements from previous years. Click here to learn more about UKCAT scores.


University of Aberdeen

Courses: Medicine (A100); Dental Surgery (A201)

The University of Aberdeen considers UKCAT scores along with academic success in selecting candidates for interviews. There is no minimum UKCAT score used to determine which candidates will be invited for an interview. Candidates' scores are compared to those of other applicants. The Situational Judgement Test will only be used in the event of deciding between candidates with similar UKCAT scores. While there is no minimum score required, only candidates who scored between 2180 and 3350 were invited for an interview for 2016 entry. Moreover, offers of acceptance to the University of Aberdeen were only made to candidates who scored between 2480 and 3350.

University of Birmingham

Courses: Medicine (A100), Dentistry (A200)
UKCAT score requirement: No minimum score set

The University of Birmingham does not have a minimum UKCAT score requirement. The UKCAT scores are considered along with other aspects of the application. However, the SJT component of the UKCAT will not be considered during this process.

University of Bristol

Courses: Medicine (A100, A108); Dentistry (A206, A208)
UKCAT score requirement: TBC

The University of Bristol has not yet noted their minimum UKCAT score requirement.

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Cardiff University

Courses: Medicine (A100, A101, A104); Dentistry (A200, A204)
UKCAT score requirement: No minimum score set

There is no minimum score required on the UKCAT at Cardiff University. All applications will be considered. The only time the university uses your UKCAT results is if at the end of the process there are two applicants tied in all other aspects.

University of Dundee

Courses: Medicine (A100, A104); Dentistry (A200, A204)
UKCAT score requirement: No minimum score set

Applicants to the University of Dundee must take the test during the summer prior to applying. There is no minimum score requirement at the University of Dundee, and the test scores will be considered alongside other academic information.

Durham University

Courses: Medicine (A100, A190, A191)
UKCAT score requirement: Determined jointly by Durham and Newcastle universities, based on scores of applicants

Durham University uses the same UKCAT score requirements as Newcastle University to select candidates for interviews for the A100 programme. This score requirement may vary from year to year as it depends on the scores of all the applicants in the same cycle.

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University of East Anglia

Courses: Medicine (A100, A104)
UKCAT score requirement: No minimum score set

The University of East Anglia uses your UKCAT score as part of its selection process. No minimum score is required, rather the UKCAT is considered along with other factors in the application process. Whilst a high score is considered good, an applicant with a low score who otherwise has a strong application may still be considered. However, it is generally unlikely for a candidate with a UKCAT score lower than 2400 to be invited for an interview.

University of Edinburgh

Courses: Medicine (A100)
UKCAT score requirement: No minimum score set

The University of Edinburgh uses UKCAT scores to decide which candidates will be admitted to the program. Since the Situational Judgement Test section of the test is new, it will not be considered in your UKCAT scores. Instead, it will be evaluated as part of the non-academic requirements. All UKCAT scores will be considered. However, those who failed to take the UKCAT without exemption will not be considered. UKCAT scores may be considered again at the time final decisions are made by the university, but only if there are candidates with similar scores and limited spots are available.

University of Exeter

Courses: Medicine (A100)
UKCAT score requirement: No minimum score set

The University of Exeter sorts all applications by both academic achievement and UKCAT score when deciding which applicants will be invited for an interview. There is no minimum UKCAT score requirementץ However, if one's overall score is lower than 2,500, it is unlikely that s/he will be invited for an interview.

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University of Glasgow

Courses: Medicine (A100); Dentistry (A200)
UKCAT score requirement: No minimum score set

Your UKCAT score is taken into consideration alongside the other parts of your application — your academic scores, personal statement, and references. How the UKCAT is used is reviewed each year. However, up until now, the university has ranked applicants by UKCAT total score. They then use this ranking to allocate interviews starting at the top of the ranking and moving down the list.

Hull York Medical School

Courses: Medicine (A100)
UKCAT score requirement: No minimum score set

The Hull York Medical School requires applicants to take the UKCAT the year they apply. Candidates with a Band of 4 on the Situational Judgement Test will not be considered for admission. Candidates' total UKCAT scores will be considered along with their GCSE results to determine which applicants will be invited for interviews. After the interviews, admission offers are made based mainly on the interviews as well as the UKCAT SJT.


Keele University

Courses: Medicine (A100, A104)

Keele University applicants with UKCAT scores in the bottom 20% of scores for the year will not be invited for an interview. The lowest successful score in 2015 was 2,330. Furthermore, an SJT score in Band 4 is also not accepted.

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King's College London

Courses: Medicine (A100, A101, A102); Dentistry (A202, A205, A206)
UKCAT score requirement: No minimum score set

King's College London does not have a minimum UKCAT score requirement, and the UKCAT is only one of the things taken into consideration when inviting applicants for interviews. If you have a low UKCAT score but an excellent academic record to-date, you may be asked to come for an interview despite your low scores. The opposite is also true — if your academic record is poor but you scored very high on your UKCAT, you may still be invited to an interview. Over the previous five years, the UKCAT scores of students who were invited for interviews ran between 630 and 735.

University of Leicester

Courses: Medicine (A100)
UKCAT score requirement: No minimum score set

The University of Leicester does not have a minimum score requirement for the UKCAT. Your UKCAT scores will be considered along with other factors in your application which will then be ranked. The highest ranking applicants will then be invited for an interview.

University of Liverpool

Courses: Medicine (A100), Dentistry (A200, A201)
UKCAT score requirement: TBC

Each university applies its own policy when deciding which applicants to take forward. Some universities evaluate candidates based on individual scores and personal performance, whereas others will rank a candidate's scores in comparison with how all other candidates scored in the same year.

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University of Manchester

Courses: Medicine with a foundation year (A104), Medicine (A106); Dentistry with pre-dental year (A204), Dentistry (A206, B840)
UKCAT score requirement: No minimum score set

UKCAT scores are used as a relative factor in the selection process. Your score will be compared with the scores of people who come from similar educational and socioeconomic backgrounds based on publicly available data and supplemental information provided. The Situational Judgement Test band will not be considered. The University of Manchester notes that candidates with the top scores from each socioeconomic group are then invited to interview in equal proportions. In the 2015/16 admissions cycle, applicants with scores of 2560 and above were invited for an interview for A106, and 2410 and above for A104.

University of Newcastle

Courses: Medicine (A100, A101); Dentistry (A206)
UKCAT score requirement: Threshold against other applicants

The University of Newcastle uses UKCAT scores for interview selection. However, they do not disclose the UKCAT score threshold. The minimum UKCAT requirement changes from year to year depending on the performance of the applicants. The UKCAT scores of candidates who meet the academic requirements will be assessed, and candidates with scores that meet the requirement will then be invited for an interview. Other factors are also taken into consideration when selecting candidates to be interviewed. To be invited for an interview for 2015 entry, the A100 cut-off score was 2300 and the A101 cut-off score was 2910.


University of Nottingham

Courses: Medicine (A100, A108)
UKCAT score requirement: No minimum score set

The University of Nottingham uses the UKCAT as part of its interview selection process. The university uses the scores you obtained in the cognitive sections and converts them into scores for use by its admissions team. These scores are added to your GCSE scores. The admissions team will then read the personal statement and references of the top 50% of applicants by UKCAT and GCSE scores and award further scores. The applications with the highest scores overall are invited to an interview. This system stresses that your UKCAT score is high enough to take you through the calculations to an interview.

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Plymouth University

Courses: Medicine (A100); Dentistry (A206)

Plymouth University uses both the UKCAT and academic information to decide whether or not to invite you for an interview. The required UKCAT minimum score varies from year to year as it is dependent on the overall performance of the applicants.

Queen Mary, University of London

Courses: Medicine (A100, A101, A110); Dentistry (A200)

Queen Mary, University of London considers UKCAT scores along with academic performance. Only candidates who score above the third percentile are invited for interviews. However, even if one scores above the third percentile, s/he is not guaranteed an interview.

Queen’s University Belfast

Courses: Medicine (A100); Dentistry (A200)
UKCAT score requirement: No minimum score set

UKCAT scores are considered along with your academic scores and assessments of non-cognitive ability. The university assigns points to all of the factors considered for admissions. Academic achievement is assigned up to 36 points, while the UKCAT is ranked up to six points. The UKCAT score is added to the academic score to rank applicants. Only the top 700 are applicants considered for interviews.

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University of Sheffield

Courses: Medicine (A100, A104); Dentistry (A200)

The University of Sheffield ranks applicants who meet the minimum UKCAT requirement (1850/2700) based on their UKCAT scores (not including the Situational Judgement Test). Those with the highest UKCAT scores will be invited to an interview. Academic success is not considered during this process.

University of Southampton

Courses: Medicine (A100, A101, A102)
UKCAT score requirement: Varies from year to year

The University of Southampton ranks candidates by UKCAT scores, and some of the applicants (who meet their academic criteria) are invited to participate in their Selection Day. The minimum UKCAT score requirements vary from year to year.


University of St. Andrews

Courses: Medicine (A100) Canadian Medical Programme (A990) International Foundation for Medicine (B900)
UKCAT score requirement: Cut-off score dependent on candidates

At this time, the University of St. Andrews has noted that due to the recent changes in the UKCAT (the removal of Decision Analysis and addition of Decision Making), they cannot determine what the UKCAT score threshold will be for entry in 2017.

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St. Georges, University of London

Courses: Medicine (A100, A900)
UKCAT score requirement: TBC

The 2017 entry minimum overall UKCAT score will be determined after the results have been published.

University of Warwick

Courses: Medicine (A101)
UKCAT score requirement: According to their own system
The University of Sheffield ranks applicants who meet the minimum UKCAT requirement (1850/2700) based on their UKCAT scores (not including the Situational Judgement Test). Those with the highest UKCAT scores will be invited to an interview. Academic success is not considered during this process. The UKCAT Verbal Reasoning score is used to predict a candidate's future success on certain tests in medical school. Thus, the first candidates selected for interviews are those that perform at or above the average score on the UKCAT during that particular year. Candidates who score lower than the average will not proceed to the next level. Those candidates with scores above the average will then have points added to their total UKCAT score for consideration at the University of Warwick.

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