UCAT Universities: Which Universities Require The UCAT?
The UCAT has been part of multiple Universities application processes for many years. For a lot of students the Universities that the choose to apply to is one of the biggest decision they will have made in their life so far. And the entrance tests required by those Universities can have a big impact on which ones you may choose.
This article covers which Universities require the UCAT and it discuss briefly how it can be used to assess you. And should be able to help guide you in this difficult decision.
A total of 30 of UK medical schools use the UCAT. This makes up the majority of UK medical schools. The table below includes all of these and their UCAS codes.
|UCAT Universities||UCAS Course Code|
|A20||University of Aberdeen||A100, A105, A201|
|A60||Anglia Ruskin University||A100|
|B32||University of Birmingham||A100, A101, A200|
|B78||University of Bristol||A100, A108, A206, A208|
|C15||Cardiff University||A100*, A104, A200, A204|
|D65||University of Dundee||A100, A104, A200, A204|
|E14||University of East Anglia||A100, A104|
|E42||Edge Hill University||A100, A110|
|E56||University of Edinburgh||A100|
|E84||University of Exeter||A100*|
|G28||University of Glasgow||A100, A200|
|H75||Hull York Medical School||A100, A101|
|K12||Keele University||A100*, A104*|
|K31||Kent and Medway Medical School||A100|
|K60||King’s College London||A100, A101, A102, A202, A205, A206|
|L34||University of Leicester||A100, A199|
|L41||University of Liverpool||A100*, A200|
|M20||University of Manchester||A104, A106, A204, A206|
|N21||University of Newcastle||A100, A101, A206|
|N84||University of Nottingham||A100, A10L, A108, A18L|
|P60||Plymouth University||A100*, A206*|
|Q50||Queen Mary University of London||A100, A101, A110, A120, A200|
|Q75||Queen’s University Belfast||A100, A200*|
|S18||University of Sheffield||A100, A101, A200|
|S27||University of Southampton||A100, A101, A102|
|S36||University of St Andrews||A100, A990|
|S49||St George’s, University of London||A100|
|S84||University of Sunderland||A100|
|W20||University of Warwick||A101|
This list is correct as of April 2020. And an up to date list can be found at: https://www.ucat.ac.uk/ucat/universities/
How UCAT Universities use your UCAT
There is no hard and fast rule for how a UCAT University will use you score during the application process. Some may have a cut off score that changes year on year. But, others may only use it in the case of borderline applications.
The best option is to visit each UCAT Universities’ website for those that you are interested in and search there. If this is unsuccessful you can also ring their admission teams. But it is worth noting that often the UCAT cut off score is not set until the University has all of the results.
If you are struggling to understand how the UCAT scoring works or what your score means. Then we have an article which breaks down how the scoring works and gives insight into each section of the test (https://www.medicmind.co.uk/medicine-ucas-guide/ucat-scores-guide-what-is-a-good-ucat-score/).
This article will help to give you further understanding of how the UCAT Universities use this test. And will allow you to target your applications to specific Universities depending on how strongly you perform in the test.
UCAT vs BMAT
It can be difficult sometimes deciding which admission test is best. The different test types may suit different student’s strengths and weaknesses.
As you can see from the table above the UCAT allows you to apply to the vast majority of UK medical schools. But ultimately this decision is going to come down to personal preference and where you want to study medicine.
Choosing to sit the UCAT gives you the opportunity to apply to many of the top medical schools in the country. It is one of the key steps in your application process to becoming a medical student. Therefore it is key to be as well informed on the process as possible. And hopefully this article has helped show you the Universities that you will be able to apply to.
If you have any further questions about which Universities require the UCAT please leave a comment below and we will get back to you!