How Medical Schools & Universities Use The BMAT

We know how difficult it is to choose which four Medical Schools to apply to. 

We have created this BMAT Universities Guide to help you to make a more informed decision on BMAT schools by detailing the requirements of each of the bmat unis. This is updated for 2022 (2023 entry), but we would always recommend checking their website for the latest information! The BMAT Universities for Medicine In the UK all have different requirements and cutoffs. 


For 2023 entry there are currently 8 BMAT Medical Schools that require the BMAT. These, in addition to universities that look at neither the BMAT nor the UCAT, make up the non-ukcat universities in the UK.  

Remember, you must think carefully about which BMAT universities you apply to - contact one of our tutors for more help in deciding whether applying to a BMAT university is for you. 
 

BMAT at Brighton And Sussex Medical School

How Does BSMS Brighton Medical School Look At The BMAT?


Brighton Medical School ranks the BMAT scores out of 28 (add all three sections, 5 for each part of the BMAT essay)


BMAT Cut off scores at Brighton & Sussex University:

  • 2021 entry: BMAT cut-off 17.8 or above, 18.8 for international applicants

  • 2020 entry: BMAT cut-off 14.7 or above. International applicants BMAT cut-off 15.8 or above

  • 2019 entry: BMAT cut-off 16.1 or above.

  • 2018 entry: BMAT cut-off 16.4 or above

  • 2017 entry: BMAT cut-off 17.3 or above

  • 2016 entry: BMAT cut-off 16.1 or above

  • 2015 entry: BMAT cut-off 15.1 or above


As well as this, all three of the following criteria needed to be fulfilled:

  • Section one: a score of at least 3 or higher

  • Section two: a score of at least 6 or higher

  • Section three: a score of at least 2.5 C or higher

BMAT at University of Cambridge Medical School

How Does Cambridge Medical School Look At The BMAT?

  • At Cambridge, there is no BMAT cutoff score for 2022 entry, each college uses the BMAT in different ways (see individual website for more details). 

  • BMAT is used holistically with the personal statement and grades. 

  • The higher the BMAT score, the higher the chance of being invited to interview. There is no particular BMAT score required for Cambridge.

  • The average successful candidate for Cambridge has 6.1 in sections 1 and 2 of the BMAT.

BMAT at Imperial College London

How Does Imperial Medical School Look At The BMAT?


Imperial uses a BMAT cut off every year. There is a minimum score for each of the 3 BMAT sections.


Past Imperial BMAT Requirements

The Imperial BMAT cutoff for 2022 Entry for UK students was:

  • Section 1: 3.5

  • Section 2: 3.5

  • Section 3: 2.5C

  • Minimum Sum of Scores of Sections 1 and 2 (inclusive of all uplifts): 10.9

For international applicants, the following BMAT cut off scores apply for 2022 entry:

  • Section 1: 4

  • Section 2: 4

  • Section 3: 3 C

  • Minimum Sum of Scores of Sections 1 and 2 (inclusive of all uplifts): 12.3

UCAT at University of Keele Medical School

How Does Keele Medical School Look At The BMAT?


Only international applicants need to sit the BMAT for A100.


With only 10 places for international applicants, all of the candidates will be ranked by their BMAT score. In 2021,  the 46 highest scoring applicants in the BMAT were invited for interviews for 10 places. 

BMAT at University of Lancaster Medical School

How Does Lancaster Medical School Look At The BMAT?


Will be ranked by BMAT, all three scores added together, the highest-scoring candidates are invited for interview. 


In the 2021 entry for Lancaster, a minimum score of 8.9 was needed when totalling section 1 and 2. 

BMAT at University of Leeds Medical School

How Does Leeds Medical School Look At The BMAT?

  • The BMAT replaced the UCAT in the Leeds Application Process in 2014.

  • There is no BMAT cutoff at Leeds for Medicine 2022 entry.

  • There is greater weighting on the first two sections of the BMAT

  • It is used in conjunction with the overall application and then candidates are invited to interview. 

  • The average BMAT score for Leeds is 4.1 in section 1 and 2. 


It is worth noting that the BMAT is also required for Leeds School of Dentistry. It is the only dental school that requires the BMAT. 

BMAT at University of Oxford Medical School

How Does Oxford Medical School Look At The BMAT?

  • There is no Oxford BMAT cutoff score at Oxford Medical School and University

  • Instead, the BMAT score is used in conjunction with GCSE scores.

  • A very good BMAT score can compensate for slightly weaker GCSE scores for your Oxford application and vice versa.

  • Section 1 and 2 receive greater weighting (40% each) than section 3 (20%) in the BMAT.


What is a good BMAT score for Oxford?

  • The typical average applicant should be working towards a 6 in sections 1 or 2.

BMAT at University College London Medical School

How Does UCL Medical School Look At The BMAT?

  • Average BMAT scores for UCL applicants in 2019/20 cycle 

  • Section 1: 4.3 

  • Section 2: 4.1 

  • Section 3: 2.9A. 

  • There is no formal BMAT cut off score for UCL applications. 

  • Section 3 is no longer used at interviews.

  • The BMAT result is used in conjunction with predicted grades, a review of the content of the personal statement and reference recommendations 

  • A priority score is allocated for the application as a whole. 

BMAT Universities Across The World

How Does Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine University Look At The BMAT?

  • The BMAT score is used in conjunction with other application factors to assess a candidates suitability to study Medicine at the University of Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

How Does Mahidol University Look At The BMAT?

  • Candidates wishing to study Medicine are expected to sit the BMAT for 2022 and 2023 entry in Thailand. 

  • The BMAT score is used in conjunction with other application factors to assess a candidates suitability to study Medicine at the University of Mahidol.

How Does Malaya University Look At The BMAT?

  • The BMAT takes place on 19/2/2022 in Malaysia.

  • The BMAT score is used in conjunction with other application factors to assess a candidates suitability to study Medicine at the University of Malaya.

How Does Melbourne University Look At The BMAT?

  • International dentistry applicants wishing to study Dentistry at the University of Melbourne are expected to sit the BMAT for 2022 and 2023 entry in Australia. 

  • The BMAT score is used in conjunction with  (equally) with an applicant's GPA score to assess a candidates suitability to study Dentistry at the University of Melbourne.

How Does Navarra University Look At The BMAT?

  • The BMAT can be sat in February or in November.

  • Only international applicants are required to either sit the BMAT examination or the UNAV. 

  • National applicants do not need to sit the BMAT. 

  • International applications will be assessed using a 70:30 weighting of BMAT/UNAV Score: Grade Point Average (GPA).

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