Mr Philip Linell

To do well in the UCAT - it's 30% knowledge and 70% strategy. Being smart with timing - answering some questions in 20 seconds rather than 40 - is what makes the difference between an average and a strong score. Philip Linell has worked extensively on developing these strategies. Philip himself scores consistently in the 3200-3400 range for the UCAT and has almost a decade of experience in creating useful and engaging study materials. 

He has a First-Class Degree in English Literature from Lancaster University and a Masters in PPE from York University, and has used those credentials to help over 1000 students in almost 20 different subjects, ranging from UCAT (UKCAT) to the GMAT, from Physics to Further Mathematics, and from the Oxford Thinking Skills Assessment to the Cambridge STEP paper. He consistently scores in the 99th percentile for these tests, having, for example, scored 780 out of 800 in the GMAT, a graduate-level test. This 99.9th percentile score was among the highest recorded in the UK.  

Dr Dibah Jiva

Dr. Dibah Jiva - known expert leader in the UK for medical school admissions - went personally through all the UCAT strategies prepared, applying the strategies to real questions to perfect the structure. By testing the material, she ensures that all topics are covered and can also decide if there is a real benefit to using each strategy. Recently, nominated for Most Inspiring Woman at the Woman in International Education Awards 2018, she is a successful author to over 20 guidebooks on medical school application across the world. A core value of theMSAG is to embrace technology, and Dibah believes in always providing a better solution for clients - so she created the Interactive UCAT, which comes included for free when booking a course.  

Dr Kate Drewek

Dr Kate Drewek is a paediatrics trainee working in London. She has 3 years of experience in successfully tutoring students to improve their UCAT scores. She is also theMSAG interview manager, with 2 years of experience of organising and leading our successful interview courses across London, Birmingham and Manchester. Her average UCAT score was 740.

Aqsa Ahmed

Aqsa Ahmed is a final year dental student at King’s College London. She has over four years in tutoring the UCAT exam for students. She scored an average of 763 in the UCAT exam. Her decision making score was one of the highest recorded - 890 out of 900. 

Additional contibutions

Another 10 medical students and doctors throughout the UK contributed to content, questions, reviews etc. to ensure the highest quality end product. And the strategies elaborated by the team will only be taught by tutors who score in the top 10% of the country.  

UCAT Courses

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Find a UCAT Course near you

You have enough to worry about - don’t add travel to that list! We do offer courses in London every weekend... BUT we also travel to all regions of the UK so you can get all the prep you need, close to home. If you’re even further away - say, in a different country - we can still help you out with our online courses!


UCAT Course Overview

Everyone has been telling you the UCAT is a big deal. You’ve done the research, and now you think it’s a big deal, so you’re worried. The truth is everyone is right: the University Clinical Aptitude Test is a big deal. Before you panic and put all the pressure on yourself, we have some good news: we can get rid of those nervous jitters and make sure you’re ready to ace the UCAT - all we need is a weekend of your time! 

theMSAG UCAT Course is a 2-day weekend course, held in 18 different locations across the UK from June to September. We’ll teach you how to prepare for the UCAT exam, what to study and what you’ll need for your application. This course also includes interactive study at home material (so you can stay sharp) and an hour of private tutoring to make sure all your questions are answered. 

“Sounds interesting, but I don’t plan on taking the exam until next year.” That’s perfect! Ideally, you can take our course up to one year before your medical school application or the exam. Although we offer course dates all the way up to the exam date, earlier is better so you have some extra time to use all the material when you get home. And if you feel like you need a refresher closer to the exam date or if you don’t feel quite ready, you come back and attend a second time free of charge. 

What we offer at the UCAT Course

  • Key information about the UCAT exam; Structure, timing and scoring well

  • Interactive teaching sessions

  • Comprehensive tutoring covering each section of the UCAT (verbal reasoning, decision making, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning and situational judgement)

  • Full UCAT exam practice using our custom built online built platform, with results and tailored advice to help you improve

  • Your own electronically tracked keyboard to answer practice questions with during the course.

  • Expert advice about how to approach the UCAT exam and top tips to save time 

  • Personalised advice about developing your weak areas and when you should sit the exam

  • A selection of drinks and refreshments throughout the day to keep you alert!


Interactive UCAT

Access to Interactive UCAT software from the moment of booking till the exam date


Ongoing Support

Ongoing support with our team of UCAT tutors via email and through a private facebook group that you will be given access to, where you can ask questions, discuss concerns and interact with students and tutors


UCAT Question Bank

Access to over 1000 questions so you can practice and improve, with the option of taking realistic timed mock exams


Workbooks & E-learning

Includes 5 workbooks and access to an online question bank with a layout that looks exactly like the real exam to that you’re familiar with the platform before the day


*Bonus 1 hour tutoring with UCAT expert & access to our interactive UCAT

£330/2-Day Course

Select your course day and location

UCAT Course Calendar 2019


Why choose theMSAG UCAT Course?

A unique course

  • Small group teaching sessions: plenty of opportunities to ask questions, put your learnings into practice and receive individual feedback

  • Peer comparison: Personal electronic keypad to track your results privately during the course against your peers.

  • Transparency: choose and know who your tutor is on the day before booking

  • “Feel Ready” guarantee: come back for free if you feel you'd like further help before the exam


Ongoing UCAT support

  • You will receive comprehensive support until you are ready

  • Access to 1000 practice questions

  • Access to interactive UCAT software

  • 5 UCAT Workbooks to use at home

  • Access to a private facebook group where you can access our tutors directly 

  • Includes 1 hour one-to-one tutoring with UCAT expert

Our quality

If you’re looking to score well and stand out from the crowd, then you have to learn from the best. That’s where we come in! One of our core values is to provide our students with the highest quality content possible

We do this by using by creating new, innovative ways to teach content and by working with professionals and leaders in their respective fields of study.


Why choose our two-day course over a one-day course?

Our two-day UCAT Course

To get you as prepared as possible, we cover a lot of content. That means we need more time. We’ve found 2 days is perfect for letting all that information sink in. We give you a chance to apply the knowledge from day 1 with a full mock exam on day 2. 2 days also gives you more time to spend with our tutors, so we can make sure all your questions are answered. 

The UCAT experience 

theMSAG UCAT Workbooks

To complement the 2 day teaching and the interactive UCAT access -- you also get access to 5 full workbooks (1 per section) to work through and a total of 1000 practice questions - so you won't run out! Plus the platform where you’ll practice the mock questions looks exactly like the REAL UCAT test - so you’ll be familiar with all the buttons, placement and weird calculator before the big day. No surprises!

The interactive UCAT 

Our Interactive UCAT software lets you take control of your studying whenever and wherever you go. Available on any device, it adapts to each individual user as you progress, pushing you to develop your weakest areas. 

By the time the UCAT exam rolls around, you’ll be confident and ready to ace whatever questions come your way! 

You're in the driving seat through all the interactive lessons, making the choices that lead to the next steps in your prep.It is not just videos, it’s like having a teacher there at home giving you extra questions to practice after a lesson you find difficult and encouraging you to move on when you have mastered a section.

By making the interaction entertaining, it helps keep you engaged with quizzes, cartoons, characters, and infographics.

The team behind our UCAT Course

Something that really makes theMSAG stand out is our all-star team. We work with the best experts in the business, and make sure each member of our staff has skills and strengths that complement each other. From medical students and doctors to the best UCAT tutor in the UK, we’ve assembled the perfect team to help you conquer the UCAT. 

To do well in the UCAT - it's 30% knowledge and 70% strategy. Being smart with timing - answering some questions in 20 seconds rather than 40 - is what makes the difference between an average and a strong score. Philip Linell, our lead UCAT expert, has worked extensively on developing these strategies. Philip himself scores consistently in the 3200-3400 range for the UCAT and has almost a decade of experience in creating useful and engaging study materials. 

All UCAT tutors trained by Dr Jiva - an expert in medical school admissions with a 100% personal success rate with students

Our course is only taught by tutors who have scored top 10% and above in their UCAT exam (3,240 above and band 1)

theMSAG senior management is comprised of medical doctors, who have themselves gone through the rigorous admissions process, and therefore understand what students are going through and can offer tailored experienced advice

You comfort during the course

Where you learn is just as important as how and what you’re learning. That’s why comfort is essential to our courses. How do we ensure the best comfort/learning conditions?


Snacks! It may sound trivial, but studying on an empty stomach is distracting, to say the least. We don't just give snacks -- we give a wide range of snacks, all day, unlimited, to make sure every student finds what they like/enjoy and what gives them that little boost for their concentration. 


We have a variety of cereal bars, fruits, nuts, cakes, breads, dips, nachos and more. You will also get a selection of drinks to keep you hydrated! We cater to allergies and any special needs. We’ll get in touch with you before the course and make sure to provide food and drinks that you enjoy - we will do every little extra step so you can sit back and focus!


The venue: we make sure the venue in every location meets certain standards for your comfort - professional chairs with good back support and comfortable cushions, plenty of daylight in the room, good air conditioning if required, nearby clean and convenient bathroom facilities, areas to sit, take a break and relax in between the sessions - for making friends or a bit of privacy.


Finally - we provide all the work equipment you need including your own UCAT prep bag, which includes: a pen, a notepad, 5 comprehensive UCAT workbooks, a keypad to practice questions throughout the course and monitor your results against your peers. So you don't need to bring anything with you - just bring yourself and we will look after you!

UCAT course dates and locations

  • London
  • The South
  • The North
  • Midlands
  • Scotland & Ireland

London Courses


15th & 16th | 22nd & 23rd | 29th & 30th


6th & 7th | 13th & 14th | 20th & 21st | 27th & 28th


3rd & 4th | 10th & 11th | 17th & 18th | 24th & 25th | 31st & 1st


7th & 8th | 14th & 15th

The South


July 13th & 14th


June 15th & 16th | September 7th & 8th


July 20th & 21st


July 6th & 7th

The North


July 6th & 7th | July 20th & 21st | September 7th & 8th


August 10th & 11th


August 10th & 11th


June 29th & 30th


August 3rd & 4th


July 13th & 14th | September 14th & 15th



June 22nd & 23rd | July 13th & 14th Aug. 3rd & 4th | Aug. 17th & 18th | Aug 31st & 1st | Sep. 13th & 14thAug. 17th & 18th


August 24th & 25th


July 27th & 28th | August 17th & 18th


June 22nd & 23rd

Scotland & Ireland


August 24th & 25th


August 31st & September 1st


July 6th & 7th | July 27th & 28th

Start preparing for your UCAT!