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 but detailing how each university uses the BMAT. This is updated for 2021 (2022 entry), but we would always recommend checking their website for the latest information!

BMAT at Brighton And Sussex Medical School

How Does BSMS Medical School Look At The BMAT?

Rank scores out of 28 (add all three sections) 2019.

Minimum of 16.1 needed minimum of 3, 3 & 2.5A needed

BMAT at University of Cambridge Medical School

How Does Cambridge Medical School Look At The BMAT?

No passmark, each college uses the BMAT in different ways (see individual website for more details). Average successful candidate has 6.1 in section 1 and 2.

BMAT at Imperial College London

How Does Imperial Medical School Look At The BMAT?

Imperial Medicine use a BMAT cut off every year. 

There will be a minimum score for each of the sections.

Traditionally this is around 4.5-5.0 for section 1 and 2, and 2.5C for section 3. 

UCAT at University of Keele Medical School

How Does Keele Medical School Look At The BMAT?

Only international students need to do the BMAT.

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, at least 10.5 is needed in 2020 entry.

BMAT at University of Leeds Medical School

How Does Leeds Medical School Look At The BMAT?

Only 5% towards interview selection criteria, applicants are ranked into quintiles. 

No cutoff score used.

BMAT at University of Oxford Medical School

How Does Oxford Medical School Look At The BMAT?

No formal cut off. Usually needs an average of 6 in band 1 and 2. Sections 1 & 2 are considered as 80%, Section 3 as 20%.

BMAT at University College London Medical School

How Does UCL Medical School Look At The BMAT?

  • Average BMAT scores for UCL applicants in the 2019/20 cycle Section 1: 4.3 Section 2: 4.1 Section 3: 2.9A. 

  • No cut-off score. 

  • Section 3 no longer used at interview.


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