How Medical Schools & Universities Use The UCAT

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

We have created this UCAT Universities Guide to help you to make a more informed decision on UCAT schools but detailing how each university uses the UCAT. This is updated for 2021 (2022 entry), but we would always recommend checking their website for the latest information!

UCAT at University of Aberdeen Medical School

How Does Aberdeen Look At The UCAT?


There is no Aberdeen UCAT cut off score.


Considered for selection in an interview alongside academics.


For 2020 entry, the lowest score interviewed was 2370 for Scottish applicants and 2630 for applicants from the rest of the UK. The average UCAT of those invited to interview was 2670 and 2760 respectively.

UCAT at Anglia Ruskin Medical School

How Does Anglia Ruskin Medical School Look At The UCAT?


There is no Anglia Ruskin UCAT cut off score.


All candidates are ranked and a proportion invited to interview. Lowest interviewed score is roughly 2410 every year. 


SJT Band 4 = automatic rejection.

UCAT at University of Aston Medical School

How Does Aston Medical School Look At The UCAT?


There is no Aston Medical School UCAT cut off score.


Used in conjunction with academics.


The lowest UCAT interviewed in 2020 was 2110 for non-widening participation applicants and 1900 for widening participation students.



UCAT at Barts & Queen Mary Medical School

How Does Barts Medical School Look At The UCAT?


Top three deciles only - bottom seven deciles are rejected. Usually it is weighted 50:50 with academics. In 2020 the minimum score was 2300 for interview. 


SJT score may form part of assessment at interview.

UCAT at University of Birmingham Medical School

How Does Birmingham Medical School Look At The UCAT?


Used in combination with academics (see Birmingham Application Score Calculator). 


No Birmingham UCAT cutoff score. 


SJT contributes to the interview score

UCAT at University of Bristol Medical School

How Does Bristol Medical School Look At The UCAT?


Places great importance on UCAT - 100% weighting on those interviews (as GCSE and A-Levels are just used as cutoffs).


2020 entry needed 2690 (changes every year).

UCAT at University of Cardiff Medical School

How Does Cardiff Medical School Look At The UCAT?


There is no Cardiff UCAT cut off score. 


High consideration placed on the UCAT.


The average score of a successful applicant in 2020 was 2589. The average score of interviewed applicants was 2620.

UCAT at University of Dundee Medical School

How Does Dundee Medical School Look At The UCAT?


There is no Dundee cut off score.


SJT Band 4 = rejection.

UCAT at Edge Hill Medical School

How Does Edge Hill Medical School Look At The UCAT?


Applicants who meet the UCAT threshold will be invited to interview. 


Band 4 SJT = rejection.

UCAT at University of Edinburgh Medical School

How Does Edinburgh Medical School Look At UCAT Scores?


Once all the UCAT scores are received we rank them, divide the cohort into deciles (ten equal groups) and allocated a score. We also allocate a score to your situational judgement banding. 


The points are then added to your academic score to contribute towards your final ranking for shortlisting and possible invitation to one of our Assessment Days.


The total UCAT score and academic score an applicant achieved may be looked at again when final decisions are made and there are applicants with the same ranked score and limited places left to offer. 


SJT Band 4 = rejection.

UCAT at University of Exeter Medical School

How Does Exeter Medical School Look At The UCAT?


Candidates ranked by UCAT and this will determine those invited to interview.

UCAT at University of Glasgow Medical School

How Does Glasgow Medical School Look At The UCAT?


Interviews allocated by UCAT score. SJT is not considered.

UCAT at Hull And York Medical School

How Does Hull York Medical School Look At The UCAT?


Used in conjunction with academic scores. 40% weighting on UCAT score.


SJT band 4 = rejection.

UCAT at University of Keele Medical School

How Does Keele Medical School Look At The UCAT?


Single Keele UCAT cut off score. 


For 2021 entry, the cut-off score was 2280.


SJT band 4 = rejection.

UCAT at Kent And Medway Medical School

How Does Kent & Medway Medical School Look At The UCAT?


For 2020 entry there was a Kent UCAT cut-off score of 2470 and Band 4 in SJT wasn't accepted.

UCAT at Kings College London

How Does King's Medical School Look At The UCAT?


No King's UCAT cut-off score - but worth noting they average your score across the subtests and give that more consideration than individual subtest scores, plus they consider SJT scores too. When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent performance), predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UCAT.

UCAT at University of Leicester Medical School

How Does Leicester Medical School Look At The UCAT?


At Leicester, the UCAT forms 50% of the pre-assessment before the university. 


The bottom two deciles are automatically rejected. 


Band 4 SJT is rejected.

UCAT at University of Lincoln Medical School

How Does Lincoln Medical School Look At The UCAT?


At Lincoln, the UCAT is used in conjunction with GCSEs. Points were awarded for each section of the UCAT & SJT. Less competitive than Nottingham.

UCAT at University of Liverpool Medical School

How Does Liverpool Medical School Look At The UCAT?

 

Used with GCSES (UCAT: GCSES 1:3) ratio. 

SJT Band 4 = rejection. 

Needs at least 2400.

UCAT at University of Manchester Medical School

How Does Manchester Medical School Look At The UCAT?


Manchester University Medicine UCAT: Required UCAT scores in top third nationally (top 4 deciles) and SJT Band 1 or 2 will be invited to interview. SJT Band 3 can apply (but 1 & 2 are prioritised). SJT Band 4 = rejection.

UCAT at University of Newcastle Medical School

How Does Newcastle Medical School Look At The UCAT?

 

There is a changing Newcastle UCAT threshold every year. 2020 entry: 2730 cutoff.

UCAT at University of Norwich Medical School

How Does Norwich Medical School Look At The UCAT?

 

No cut off - but high scores welcomed. Score used for selection for interview & in consideration of making offers. SJT score is used alongside interview score.

UCAT at University of Nottingham Medical School

How Does Nottingham Medical School Look At The UCAT?

 

Varying Nottingham UCAT cut off every year. 


SJT Band 4 = rejection

UCAT at University of Plymouth Medical School

How Does Plymouth Medical School Look At The UCAT?


Plymouth usually has a minimum UCAT cutoff of 2400. 


SJT - not specified.

UCAT at University of Queen's Belfast Medical School

How Does Queen's Medical School Look At The UCAT?

 

The UCAT is used with GCSEs to rank for interview at Queen's. 


12.5% weight to UCAT. 87.5% weight to top 9 GCSEs.

UCAT at University of Sheffield Medical School

How Does Sheffield Medical School Look At The UCAT?


Sheffield UCAT Cutoff off 2430 (or top 6 deciles) needed for consideration of interview. 


SJT is used in conjunction with the interview.