UKCAT : Clinical Aptitude Test

We do not have a minimum UKCAT score you must achieve to be invited to interview. We use your UKCAT score as part of our scoring process. Please visit our Scoring Applications page to view our scoring policy.

Applicants with band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test will be automatically rejected pre-interview.

Before applying for a Medical Degree in the UK you must take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). This helps us to make a more informed choice from amongst the many highly-qualified applicants to our Medical School, ensuring that the candidates we select have the appropriate mental abilities, attitudes and professional behaviour required for new doctors to be successful in their clinical careers. The UKCAT does not contain any curriculum or science content.

The test is run by the UKCAT Consortium in partnership with Pearson VUE, a global leader in computer-based testing and part of Pearson plc. It is delivered on computers worldwide through Pearson VUE's high street centres.

2018 UKCAT dates

Applicants with a medical condition or disability

If you are normally entitled to additional time for exams based upon a medical diagnosis or report from a specialist teacher, you are entitled to sit the UKCATSEN (Clinical Aptitude Test - Special Educational Needs). Relevant conditions include (but are not limited to) dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dysorthographia, attention deficit disorder or working memory deficit. Please visit the UKCAT website if you believe this may apply to you.

Please Note: If you sit the UKCATSEN, you will need to provide supporting evidence before any potential offer is made.

Applicants with Mitigating Circumstances

If you have any mitigating circumstances regarding your UKCAT test then please contact the Medical School directly. We may request evidence to support your mitigation.

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