What is the UCAT?
The UCAT is a test designed to help universities select applicants based on mental ability, attitude and professional behaviour required to work successfully in medicine and dentistry. It is used in collaboration with other admissions processes such as the UCAS application and academic qualifications.
It is a two-hour computer based test that can be taken at centres across the UK and worldwide. It includes subtests involving verbal reasoning, decision-making, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning and situational judgement. You will be required to meet a minimum overall target score which is set and reviewed annually by the Admissions Advisory Panel.
Why does the University use it?
As part of our commitment to a fair and transparent admissions process, the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry uses the UCAT in order to make more informed choices from amongst the many highly qualified applicants who apply for a place in medicine and dentistry programmes.