How UK universities use the UCAT

You will know your UCAT result well in advance of the UCAS deadline. You should use your test result to help inform your UCAS choices and avoid wasting an application. 

Universities use UCAT results in different ways during their selection processes. All our universities provide detailed information on their websites regarding how they use the UCAT in selection. They may use the test differently for different programmes and different candidate groups. You need to read the information they provide carefully and contact them if anything is not clear.

For some universities the UCAT score is a significant factor in their consideration of applications. For others it may be a less important factor or only used in marginal situations. Most universities consider the UCAT total score (i.e. the score after each of the cognitive subtest scores have been added together). However some do look at individual subtest scores and may even have a cut-off score for a particular subtest. 

Some universities have a threshold score that candidates have to achieve in order to be considered further in their selection processes. Where this is a fixed score this will be provided on their websites. Some universities determine threshold scores each year but usually indicate on their website scores they have used in previous years.

Other universities weight UCAT scores alongside factors such as academic achievement (e.g. GCSE scores). The weighting may be significant or may contribute a smaller amount to the final outcome.

An increasing number of universities use the SJT in selection with some excluding lower performing candidates. 

Please see the table below for links to the relevant pages of UK Consortium University websites: 

 

University

Click on course codes for further information

         

A20

University of Aberdeen 

A100

A201

 

   

 

 

A60

Anglia Ruskin University

A100

 

     

 

 

A80

Aston University

A100

 

     

 

 

B06

Bangor University

A100

A101

         

B32

University of Birmingham

A100

A200

 

   

 

 

B78

University of Bristol

A100

A108

A206

A208

 

 

 

B84

Brunel University London

A100

           

C05

University of Cambridge

A100

A101

         

C15

Cardiff University 

A100

A101

A200

 

 

 

 

C30

University of Central Lancashire

A100

A202

         

C55

University of Chester

A101

           

D65

University of Dundee 

A100

A200

 

 

 

 

 

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

A108

     

 

 

I50

Imperial College London

A100

           

K12

Keele University 

A100

A104

     

 

 

K31

Kent and Medway Medical School

A100

 

     

 

 

K60

King's College London 

A100

A101

A102

A202

A205

A206

 

L23

University of Leeds

A100

A101

A200

       

L34

University of Leicester 

A100

A199

     

 

 

L41

University of Liverpool

A100

A200

     

 

 

M20

University of Manchester 

A101

A104

A106

A204

A206

A300

A301

N21

University of Newcastle 

A100

A101

A206

   

 

 

N84

University of Nottingham 

A100

A108

A10L

 

 

 

 

O33

University of Oxford

A100

A101

         

I50

Pears Cumbria School of Medicine

A102

           

P60

Plymouth University 

A100

A102

A206

   

 

 

Q50

Queen Mary University of London 

A100

A101

A110

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

A10C

A990

   

 

 

S49

St George's, University of London 

A100

BB96

     

 

 

S84

University of Sunderland

A100

 

     

 

 

S85

University of Surrey

A101

           

S93

Swansea University

A101

           

U80

University College London

A100

           

W20

University of Warwick 

A101

 

     

 

 

W80

University of Worcester

A101

           

The Medical Schools Council (MSC) publish information on medical school entry requirements

The Dental Schools Council (DSC) publish information on dental school entry requirements