Where to apply with a low, average or high UCAT score?

Being strategic about which medical schools you chose to apply to with your UCAT score is very important and can make all the difference to securing interviews. University websites can sometimes feel like a minefield, full of information, but difficult to navigate and tricky to find the statistics and information you’re looking for. We’ve put together this guide full of key statistics to help you make an informed decision as to which medical school to apply to with your UCAT score.  

What UCAT score will secure me a place at medical school?

Generally, a UCAT percentile of around 80-90 would give you a good shot for entry into most medical schools. In terms of the last UCAT tests, this is equal to a total UCAT cognitive test score of 2760-2890 (or an average UCAT subtest score of 690-722.5).

Please note that the UCAT data in this article is based on the latest 2023 test scores. University admissions scores for the 2023 admissions cycle will be published around May 2024.

UCAT Test Statistics 2023 (for 2024 entry):

Number of candidates: 35,625 

Mean overall score: 2516

Mean Verbal Reasoning (VR) score: 591 

Mean Decision Making (DM) score: 623

Mean Quantitative Reasoning (QR) score: 649

Mean Abstract Reasoning (AR) score: 652

Decile Rankings 2023 (for 2024 entry):

UCAT Scoring for the cognitive subsections is scaled to a total score of 3600. See our UCAT Scores Guide for more information. Your decile ranking correlates to your position within the overall cohort of applicants. For example, a score in the 1st decile is equivalent to a score greater than 10% of applicants. Conversely a score in the 9th decile means your score is greater than 90% of applicants – well done!

Decile Rank2023 Final Score 2023 Percentile
1st215010th
2nd227020th
3rd236030th
4th244040th
5th251050th
6th258060th
7th266070th
8th276080th
9th289090th

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UCAT Situational Judgement Test 2023 results

Band 125%
Band 239%
Band 326%
Band 49%

High 2023 UCAT Score (above 2760)

If you scored above 2760 in the UCAT – congratulations! You’ve done very well and stand a good chance of getting invites to interview from medical schools.

It can be said that with a high UCAT score you stand a good chance of gaining an interview at most medical schools. However, it is still very important to apply strategically and consider how each university uses the UCAT in their admissions process. This is especially important if your previous academic performance (such as GCSEs) aren’t as strong as your UCAT score. If this is the case you’ll want to pick medical schools that rely heavily on the UCAT as this is going to be the main strong point of your application.

The list below details some medical schools that favour applicants with high UCAT scores, but if the other aspects of your application (such as GCSEs) are also strong you would likely be a good candidate for most medical schools on this page, so feel free to look further down too!

Medical SchoolUCAT detailsUCAT 2022 scores
BristolApplicants are invited to interview solely on the basis of their UCAT score. SJT is not used.Threshold = 2870 (home) 2910 (overseas)
Edinburgh

Scores are ranked and then candidates are divided into deciles (ten equal groups) and points are allocated to each accordingly. These points are then added to your total score of academic performance to provide a final ranking of applicants. SJT scores are scored separately.Lowest interviewed = 2940
Kingโ€™sKingโ€™s use UCAT alongside GCSEs and contextual information to help shortlist applicants. A strict cut-off is not set but the average UCAT score of successful applicants tends to be high. SJT is considered.2021 – Lowest interviewed = 2400 Average interviewed = 2745
Manchester



Top scoring applicants will be invited to interview. If your UCAT score is in the top third of national results then you should be within the cut-off and invited to interview, provided you meet the minimum academic requirements. Please note that the UCAT cut-off fluctuates every year so this will vary. SJT bands 1 and 2 are prioritised and the cut-off will be lower for applicants meeting widening participation criteria.Threshold = 2750
NewcastleNewcastle use a threshold/ cut-off UCAT score to invite applicants to interview. Please note that applicants with SJT score of band 4 will not be considered. Threshold = 2800 (home) 2870 (overseas)
Southampton

Applicants will be ranked by UCAT score to select candidates for interview at a Selection Day. Southampton does not use academics or personal statement to help them make the decision as to who to invite to interview as well.Southampton also offer a 6-year and 4-year programmes which will have different UCAT cut-offs.Threshold = 2750
St Georgeโ€™s
The UCAT score is used to select students for interview and to rank post-interview waiting list students. You must have scored at least 500 in each section.
Threshold = 2710
WarwickUCAT scores are used to rank applicants who meet academic and work experience requirements. Note that only graduate applicants are accepted.Threshold = 2660

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Good 2023 UCAT Score (2580-2760)

A score over 2580 is a good UCAT score and will help secure an interview at most medical schools such as Southampton and more. The list below gives the details of medical schools that may be suitable to apply with this score.

Make sure to check how they use the UCAT and see if this plays to the strengths of your application. For example, if you scored 2580 and have very high predicted grades Bart’s may be a great choice for you. However, a score of 2580 with low predicted grades might mean that Liverpool is a better choice than Bart’s as the weakest part of your application (in this case, predicted grades) won’t be assessed. This is how to apply strategically and it is especially important as you can only pick 4 medical schools to apply to.

Medical SchoolUCAT detailsUCAT scores
Anglia RuskinStudents who meet the minimum academic entry requirements will be ranked on their UCAT score, with additional shortlisting points for living or studying in the East of England region, with further points for being in Essex. Applicants with a SJT score of Band 4 will not be considered.Lowest interviewed = 2410
Average interviewed = 2607
AberdeenThere is no minimum UCAT cut-off score used. Shortlisting for interview is based on UCAT and academic score. They are also considered to decide who to make offers to after your interview.
UCAT requirements are higher for UK applicants from outside of Scotland.
Lowest interviewed = 2370
Average interviewed = 2670
Barts + LondonUCAT is weighted 50:50 with your academic score (UCAS tariff). A cut-off score of the third decile is used, and any applicant scoring below this will not be considered regardless of academic score.

The column to the right shows some typical UCAT/UCAS combinations. If you have a high UCAS tariff you may be able to compensate for a lower UCAT score and vice versa.
Tariff 242 UCAT 2580
Tariff 216 UCAT 2640
Tariff 180 UCAT 2720
Tariff 168 UCAT 2750
BirminghamThere is no minimum UCAT cut-off score. Each decile of UCAT scores are converted to a score on a scale from 0-3.5. Your UCAT score is used in conjunction with academic score which is marked out of 4. The SJT section score of the UCAT will be used at interview stage. 
Edge HillCandidates who meet the minimum academic criteria will be ranked according to their UCAT score. A UCAT threshold will be set depending on the number of interviews to be help. Candidates scoring band 4 on the SJT section will be automatically rejected. 2021 entry cut-off = 2500 
EdinburghScores are ranked and then candidates are divided into deciles (ten equal groups) and allocate points to each accordingly. These points are then added to your total score of academic performance to provide a final ranking of applicants. SJT scores are scored separately. Lowest interviewed = 2030
Average interviewed = 2770
Hull YorkUCAT scores are assigned points according to deciles as part of the selection procedure. SJT is scored separately to cognitive score. These along with other aspects of your application, such as academic performance, personal statement and references are also used to determine which applicants are invited to interview. 
SJT band 4 applicants are automatically rejected. 
LeicesterThose who score highly in the UCAT will be invited to interview provided they meet the minimum entry requirements. Candidates who score lower in the UCAT will be considered on an individual basis, taking into account their whole UCAS application. This can include your academic performance at A-level and GCSE (or equivalent), personal statement and references. There is no strict cut-off score used by the medical school, making Leicester a great option if your application is strong, but your UCAT score is not as high as you would have liked. Lowest interviewed = 2270
Average interviewed = 2640
LiverpoolAny applicant scoring SJT band 4 will be automatically rejected. The remaining applicants will be ranked based on their overall UCAT score and invited to interview.Average interviewed = 2557
ManchesterTop scoring applicants will be invited to interview. If your UCAT score is in the top third of national results then you should be within the cut-off and invited to interview, provided you meet the minimum academic requirements Please note the UCAT cut-off fluctuates year-on-year so this will vary. SJT bands 1 and 2 are prioritised and the cut-off will be lower for applicants meeting widening participation criteria.2021 cut-off = 2640
NottinghamUCAT score is allocated points. Verbal Reasoning subsection is weighted double.
SJT band 4 automatically rejected.
GCSE grades are also awarded points and this is combined with UCAT to shortlist applicants for interview.
Lowest interviewed = 2450
Average interviewed = 2740
SouthamptonApplicants will be ranked by UCAT score to select candidates for interview at a Selection Day. 2021 cut-off = 2680
St Georgeโ€™sUCAT score used to select students for interview and to rank post-interview waiting list students. You must have scored at least 500 in each section.2021 cut-off = 2620

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Average 2023 UCAT Score (above 2400-2580)

If you have scored a UCAT score between 2400 and 2580, you can expect to be around the middle of the pool of applicants. You will need to make your medical school decisions very carefully and apply very strategically to universities that place emphasis on the strongest part of your applications. For example, Exeter only uses UCAT for 25% of the total application score so this may be a great choice if you have strong academics.

It is growing in popularity to review medical applicants with a more holistic view, therefore if you donโ€™t score as highly as you had hoped in your UCAT exam, have no fear, there are still plenty of great options for you where you stand a good chance of gaining that all-important interview.

Medical SchoolUCAT detailsUCAT scores
AstonThere is no cut off score for the UCAT or SJT score. Aston use the UCAT in conjunction with your personal statement and academic performance to invite students to interview.2021: Lowest interviewed = 2150
CardiffThere is no minimum threshold score for the UCAT. It is only used in borderline cases. Applications are scored on GCSEs and A-Levels, with achieved grades getting additional points.
ExeterInterview shortlisting occurs based on UCAT and academic score. Weighting is 75% academics and 25% UCAT.2021: Average interviewed = 2599
DundeeThere is no UCAT cut-off or threshold in place. Other factors such as academics will be used alongside UCAT to decide the interview shortlist. Scottish and the rest of the UK applicants are considered separately.Threshold = 2130 Average = 2711
East AngliaThere is no cut-off or threshold score used. That being said, individual UCAT subsection scores are still used along with GCSEs to rank applicants for interview. SJT scores are used after interview to help decide offers. It is also unusual for an applicant with a score lower than the 3rd decile to be invited to interview. Threshold = 2520
KeeleApplicants who have scored in the bottom 20% (decile 8 or below) or SJT in band 4 are automatically rejected. UCAT scores are otherwise currently only used in borderline cases. Pre-interview, applicants are ranked by scores from the roles and responsibilities form. Only in situations where the number of applicants with the same score exceed the number of interview slots available, then the students are ranked based on their UCAT score. The UCAT score is also used in a similar way to distinguish borderline applicants post interview.2021: Lowest interviewed = 2280
Kent and MedwayThe UCAT score of applicants will be used to rank applicants who have met the minimum entry requirements. A cut-off score will be used to determine which applicants will receive and invite to interview. The cut-off is different for those who have already obtained their A-Levels.Threshold = 2470
PlymouthA cut-off score is calculated each year based on all the applicants score. Any applicant meeting this cut-off score and meeting minimum academic requirements will be invited to interview.Threshold = 2610
Queenโ€™s, BelfastScores are sorted into bands and awarded points. This is combined with previous academic performance for interview shortlisting.
St AndrewsApplicants meeting the minimum entry requirements, will be ranked based on their UCAT scores.SJT banding will be used as part of the interview scoring process to help rank students after interview to award offers. Will interview students in the top 500 applicants.Cut-off usually around 2400
SunderlandMust be within the top 8 deciles of the cohort, and have a SJT band within bands 1-3. UCAT score is then used alongside their โ€œRoles & Responsibilitiesโ€ form and academic performance to shortlist for interview.Threshold = 2250

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Low 2023 UCAT Score (under 2400)

If you havenโ€™t scored as well as you had hoped in your UCAT exam and scored below 2400 there are still options available to you. Take a look at some of the universities that consider academics alongside UCAT (for example Exeter and East Anglia) as you may be able to compensate for a lower UCAT with some good GCSEs or A-Levels. You may also want to consider sitting the BMAT. The BMAT is a very different test to the UCAT and many applicants who struggle with the abstract skills required for a high UCAT score actually end up excelling at the BMAT.

If you’re a student from a widening-participation background, remember that some universities run schemes designed for you that often have lower entry requirements. Some universities also lower UCAT or A-Level requirements to their standard courses for students from specific backgrounds. If this is the case make sure to do your research as you may be surprised how many universities are still open to you!

Remember, a low UCAT score doesnโ€™t mean you have no chance at gaining an interview at medical school. It may rule out a few of the options, but it doesnโ€™t mean that you stand no chance, it just means you have to be slightly more strategic in your application. For more information about entry requirements and assessments of applications be sure to check out our complete guides on each UK medical school.

What is a high UCAT score?

At the end of the testing period, the official UCAT consortium will publish the final test statistics. This will allow you to see how you have performed in comparison to other candidates. Since this information would not be accessible until later in the application cycle, you can utilise past data to gauge your performance. The 2023 UCAT has not undergone any significant modifications, therefore the outcomes should be consistent with other years’ performance. As such, you should be able to estimate what percentile you lie in as compared to other candidates by using the past yearโ€™s statistics from the official UCAT website. However, do keep in mind that the UCAT Scoring might change from year to year – so be careful not to place too much reliance on historical data.

You can check out our guide on UCAT Scoring for each medical school based on prior years’ data if you have a certain medical school in mind. This will give you a decent sense of the minimum score you would have needed for your preferred medical school in order to submit an application in the past year.

One of the most trying aspects of applying to medical school is frequently the UCAT. Not only is taking the exam challenging in and of itself, but it may also be challenging to interpret your scores and determine how they will impact your application. This article should have helped to clarify the UCAT scoring process and give you a decent notion of what to aim for on test day. Hopefully, this would be able to guide you during your revision as well!

What is a good UCAT score?

Anything above 680 for each section is often regarded as a high UCAT score. You may submit a competitive application to almost any medical school with a score of more than 680 in every section. However, keep in mind that the standards for each medical school vary and the majority of candidates who are accepted score below this. Furthermore, if you are an international medical applicant, you may also want to aim for a higher score as places are generally more competitive. 

How many universities can I apply to? 

You may apply to five universities in the UK. Whether you apply for five distinct courses at the same institution or five distinct courses at five different universities is totally up to you. However, do note that if you are applying for medicine, you would only be able to apply for medicine at four different universities. Your last choice would have to be a non-medical course.

What is a bad UCAT score?

Anything below 610 is often seen as a low UCAT score. Your options for medical schools will be severely limited if your score is below 610. However, do not lose hope! A low UCAT score only indicates that certain possibilities have been eliminated, not that you have no possibility of receiving an offer.

Where can I apply with a low UCAT score? 

You have a few choices if your UCAT score is low:

  • Apply to medical schools with reduced UCAT entrance requirements.
  • Send your application to medical schools that do not take the UCAT.
  • Consider taking a gap year as a last option and retaking the UCAT the following year.

What were the average UCAT scores in 2023? 

In the UK, the average UCAT score in 2022 was 2,516. The average has not changed much over the past few years. It was 2500 in 2022, 2499 in 2021 and 2511 in 2020.

What are the lowest entry requirements to study medicine in the UK? 

A minimum of grades AAA at A level are frequently necessary, and any third subject outside General Studies and Critical Thinking must also include Chemistry and Biology. If the candidate is taking more than three A levels, Chemistry, Biology, and their subsequent best mark will be taken into account. Universities having a little more lax admittance standards are Cardiff and Anglia Ruskin.

Is 2800 a good UCAT score? 

Simply put, yes! A score between 2800 to 2850 would typically place an applicant in the top 10% of candidates. Consequently, a UCAT score of 2800 would be considered very good.

What is the minimum UCAT score needed for medicine?

There is no specific UCAT score required to pursue a career in medicine. Some medical schools may strongly weigh your UCAT score while others will only consider it as a tiny portion of your application. Research into the different universities and their requirements are crucial to increasing your chances so that you may strategically apply once you know your score.

Frequently Asked Question

โ†’What is UCAT?

UCAT stands for the University Clinical Aptitude Test, which is a standardized exam used by medical and dental schools in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand for admissions purposes.

โ†’What is a good UCAT score?

Anything above 680 is typically regarded as a high UCAT score. You can submit a competitive application to almost any medical school with a score of more than 680. However, keep in mind that the requirements for each medical school vary, and the majority of applicants who are accepted score below this.

โ†’How many universities can I apply to?

In the UK, you can apply to five universities.ย It is entirely up to you whether you apply for five separate courses at the same university or five different courses at five different universities.

โ†’What is a bad UCAT score?

Anything below 610 is typically seen as a low UCAT score. Your options for medical schools will be severely limited if your score is below 610. A low UCAT score only indicates that some possibilities have been eliminated, not that you have no possibility of receiving an offer.

โ†’Where can I apply with a low UCAT score?

If your UCAT score is low, you have several options:

  • Submit applications to medical schools with lower UCAT entry standards.
  • Apply to medical schools that do not consider the UCAT.
  • As a last resort, think about taking a year off and consider retaking the UCAT the following year.

โ†’What other factors should I consider when applying to medical or dental schools?

In addition to UCAT scores, medical and dental schools also consider academic performance, personal statement, extracurricular activities, work experience, and letters of recommendation. It is important to highlight your strengths and accomplishments in all areas of your application to increase your chances of being accepted to your desired program.

โ†’What are the top universities for medicine in the UK?

The top 5 global universities for clinical medicine in the United Kingdom are: University of Oxford, Imperial College London, University College London, University of Cambridge and King’s College London.

โ†’What were the average UCAT scores in 2023?

The average UCAT score in 2023 was 2,510 overall in the UK. This is very slightly below the 50% percentile, or the 5th decile. ย In the previous few years, the average hasn’t moved much.

โ†’What are the lowest entry requirements to study medicine in the UK?

A minimum of grades AAA at A level are often required, with Chemistry and Biology being needed as well as any third subject other than General Studies and Critical Thinking. Chemistry, Biology, and the applicant’s next best grade will be taken into consideration if they are taking more than three A levels. Universities such as Cardiff and Anglia Ruskin are slightly more lenient with their entry requirements.

โ†’Is 2800 a good UCAT score?

Simply put, yes! Candidates with a score between 2800 and 2850 would regularly rank in the top 10% of applicants. Therefore, a UCAT score of 2800 would be regarded as outstanding.

โ†’What is the minimum UCAT score needed for medicine?

There is a certain UCAT score required to pursue a career in medicine. Your UCAT score will be heavily weighted in some medical schools while being merely a small element of your application in others. To maximise your chances, studying is essential so that you may strategically apply after you know your score.

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AnonymousMedic Mind Tutor

27 July 2021

Very insightful report.

NayaniMedic Mind Tutor

18 August 2021

I got 635 is it possible to apply medicine

Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

20 August 2021

Still possible to apply! Take a look at universities that use UCAT in conjunction with your academics for interview shortlisting. You might also want to consider sitting the BMAT based on your personal preferences.

MonaMedic Mind Tutor

27 August 2021

Thank you . This was very helpful.

AnonymousMedic Mind Tutor

8 September 2021

Do you think I can get into Kings as an international student with a UCAT score of 2650 Band 2?

AnonymousMedic Mind Tutor

12 September 2021

What about Southampton?

Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

13 September 2021

We’ve suggested Southampton as somewhere to apply with a “good” UCAT score. For 2021 entry the cut-off for interview was 2680 (670 average). While this varies year-on-year it gives us an idea of the level of UCAT score needed to secure an interview here. Importantly Southampton don’t use academics or personal statement to help them make the decision as to who to invite to interview as well.

Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

13 September 2021

Just to add, Southampton also offer a 6-year and 4-year programmes which will have different UCAT cut-offs in case you were thinking of applying to one of those.

EimeรกrMedic Mind Tutor

13 September 2021

Queens Belfast if you have decent GCSE’s, also liverpool, keele, Plymouth,

HarryMedic Mind Tutor

14 September 2021

Hi, where did you get these cut-off scores? As far as I am aware universities have not published them

HarryMedic Mind Tutor

14 September 2021

(For 2021 entry)

Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

14 September 2021

Hi Harry, thanks for your question! You’re right that a lot of universities make it quite tricky to find out this kind of information and many don’t routinely publish it on their websites. However, we believe that information such as UCAT cut-offs are vital for students to be able to make sensible, informed decisions for their UCAS choices so have spent a lot of time researching and collating all of this information into one space. Most of the cut-offs or averages here were sourced from recent freedom of information requests to each of the universities.

In cases where the information isn’t currently available we’ve left that column blank but will update accordingly if the relevant FOI requests are answered. If you have any particular universities in mind I can leave links to the sources for you to check out. Hope that helps ๐Ÿ™‚

LiMedic Mind Tutor

15 September 2021

Hi, I am in international student. I got 3200 but SJT band 4. Predicted grades A*A*AA. Any chance to have an interview with King’s? Extremely anxious please help.

Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

15 September 2021

Try not to panic, you scored very well and some universities use the SJT less than others. King’s say they do take SJT banding into account for interview shortlisting but also consider other factors.

AnonymousMedic Mind Tutor

15 September 2021

Excellent article, helped a lot

VictorMedic Mind Tutor

15 September 2021

I got 6
10….A levels predicted (A*AA) GcSE (9 A*). Are there any options for me? At the moment I only have Cardiff on my list. Grateful for your help.

Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

15 September 2021

Lot’s of options for you. Keele, Sunderland, St Andrews, Plymouth and Kent to name a few. Take a look at those in the “average UCAT” category above. The medical schools in that category that score GCSEs as part of their selection would be a good choice.

AnonymousMedic Mind Tutor

28 September 2021

hi, I got 2730 Band 4, predicted A* AA, . Which universities definitely don’t reject Band 4 SJT?
Thanks

AnonymousMedic Mind Tutor

9 October 2021

St Georges

KeeleyMedic Mind Tutor

30 September 2021

Extremely helpful my daughter scored low in the UCAT not sure what the score was, she has predicted high grades for Aโ€™s and will be taking the BMAT so Iโ€™m just looking on here what her options are

KunalMedic Mind Tutor

30 September 2021

Hi Keeley, sorry to hear that your daughter didn’t score too well in the UCAT! She has 5+ weeks to prepare now for the BMAT. She can mix up her choices between BMAT universities + UCAT universities which focus less on the UCAT or have lower average scores

?Medic Mind Tutor

22 June 2022

How did it go?

AnonymousMedic Mind Tutor

9 September 2022

Achieved 2990 ucat, band 3 in sjt (had expected band 2). Predicted 3xA*. Wanted to try for Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield, Newcastle. Have ruled our Manchester due to sjt. Not sure if I should rule out Sheffield & Birmingham? What would you say would be my best options please (and thanks in advance ๐Ÿ˜Š).

Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

9 September 2022

That’s a great UCAT score – well done! Many places will consider a SJT band 3. Birmingham and Sheffield both use the SJT at the interview stage so, while a Band 3 won’t rule you out completely, it would work against you. If you’re open to applying elsewhere I’d recommend looking at universities that don’t consider SJT at all such as Aberdeen, Glasgow or QUB.

nasirMedic Mind Tutor

10 September 2022

my predicted grade 3 A* but my UCAT is 2000 can i
apply to medicine

Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

18 September 2022

I would consider looking at BMAT unis as very few medical schools would consider a UCAT of 2000.

SamMedic Mind Tutor

13 September 2022

I scored 2600, SJ band 2 with a VR score of 670. Do I stand a chance by applying to Warwick, Southampton, Edinburgh or Nottingham? I have a degree and work for the NHS.

Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

18 September 2022

Are you applying for 4-year or 5-year courses? 4-year courses are more competitive, in particular for Southampton I would expect the UCAT threshold to be higher than 2600. For Nottingham you’d have to sit the GAMSAT so your UCAT score wouldn’t be considered.

AnonymousMedic Mind Tutor

15 September 2022

I Have just done my UCAT and got 2870 and band 2, my alevel grades are a*aa, is there any unis which this would be ideal for

Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

18 September 2022

You have a strong UCAT score and would be a good candidate for most UCAT-heavy universities. How are your GCSE grades? If they are strong too you could apply to schools, such as Nottingham, which consider both GCSEs and UCAT.

KateMedic Mind Tutor

16 September 2022

I got 2890 in my UCAT and Band 2 on SJT. I got a first in my degree but it was Arabic and Persian, then a Merit in my Masters. I did IB but did not do any science highers, can you advise me on the universities that would accept my qualifications?

Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

18 September 2022

Southampton, Newcastle, Warwick to name a few. As a graduate most medical schools will have lower A-Level (or IB) requirements and may not require science qualifications at all. If you plan on taking the GAMSAT more options will be open to you as it includes a science-based exam section and allows universities to assess your scientific reasoning without science A-Levels.

MazenMedic Mind Tutor

17 September 2022

My son got 2150 with band 3 SJT predicted A* A* A. What your thoughts please? Do you think Nottingham still a possibility to applying for? Very much appreciated

Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

18 September 2022

It depends on his GCSEs – if they’re very strong it may be worth a shot however his UCAT will work against him regardless. Take a look at this page detailing Nottingham’s shortlisting process. Is he taking the BMAT too? This would open up more options for him.

AnonymousMedic Mind Tutor

22 January 2024

I want to apply to medicine this year (for 2025). Have you got the latest UCAT scores that the medical schools require please?