The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), previously known as the UKCAT, is an admissions test required by the majority of medical schools in the UK, as well as a few medical schools abroad, too. If you are intending to apply to study medicine, you likely already know that the UCAT is an exam that tests your mental abilities across a wide variety of topics, but it is important to know what universities require it in order to help you narrowing down your choice. Making an informed decision and strategically planning where you would want to apply will increase your chances of a successful application and an invitation to interview. Below you will find a table with all universities currently accepting the UCAT, as well as the courses that the exam is required for.
Please note that the information in this blog post reflects UK and non-UK Associate Member universities, which require the UCAT as part of their selection process. For UCAT medical schools in Australia and New Zealand, you would be sitting the UCAT ANZ, for which you can find further information on the UCAT ANZ official website.
|University||UCAS Course Code|
|University of Aberdeen||A100, A201|
|Anglia Ruskin University||A100|
|University of Birmingham||A100, A101, A200|
|University of Bristol||A100, A108, A206, A208|
|Cardiff University||A100*, A104, A200, A204|
|University of Dundee||A100, A104, A200, A204|
|University of East Anglia||A100, A104|
|Edge Hill University||A100, A110|
|University of Edinburgh||A100|
|University of Exeter||A100*|
|University of Glasgow||A100, A200|
|Hull York Medical School||A100, A101|
|Keele University||A100*, A104|
|Kent and Medway Medical School||A100|
|King’s College London||A100, A101, A102, A205, A206|
|University of Leicester||A100, A106*, A199|
|University of Liverpool||A100*, A200|
|University of Manchester||A104, A106, A204, A206|
|University of Newcastle||A100, A101, A206|
|University of Nottingham||A100, A10L, A108, A18L|
|Plymouth University||A100*, A206*|
|Queen Mary University of London||A100, A101, A110, A120, A130, A200|
|Queen’s University Belfast||A100, A200*|
|University of Sheffield||A100, A101, A200|
|University of Southampton||A100, A101, A102|
|University of St Andrews||A100, A990|
|St George’s, University of London||A100|
|University of Sunderland||A100|
|University of Warwick||A101|
*Alternative requirements may apply to certain groups of students for these courses, so make sure you have checked the university website for further information.
As you may be aware, the UCAT Consortium recently changed the exam name from UKCAT to UCAT to reflect the fact that certain non-UK universities now also require the UCAT for entry to their medical programme. For a full list of those universities, have a look at the table below:
|American University of the Caribbean||Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program|
|Poznan University of Medical Sciences||Advanced MD Program in English for University Graduates|
|UniCamillus - Saint Camillus International University of Health and Medical Sciences||Degrees: Medicine & Surgery; Obstetrics; Nursing Sciences; Physiotherapy; Biomedical Laboratory Techniques; Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging & Radiotherapy Techniques|
|St George’s University (Grenada)||Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program|
|University of Kurdistan Hewler||Medicine and Surgery (MBBS)|
Once you have an idea of which universities take the UCAT and you have decided that you will sit the test, you will have to register for the exam, book a test centre and a preferred test date. You can find all the necessary information for registering and book the exam here. Your UCAT results are an important component of a successful application and a high score can be the door to many medical schools, so make sure you check theMSAG UCAT Courses, covering all UCAT topics extensively and including a UCAT question bank and plenty of UCAT practice tests for an excellent preparation.
We hope this information was useful in your preparation for choosing a UCAT Medical School. Don’t forget that if you have any questions about your UCAT prep or medical schools in general, you can send us an email at hello@theMSAG.com.
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