UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test)

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) lasts 2 hours. The test is sat under timed conditions and is composed of multiple-choice questions.

The UCAT consists of five separately timed sections:

  • Verbal reasoning
  • Decision making
  • Quantitative reasoning
  • Abstract reasoning
  • Situational judgement

If you are applying for one of the following courses you will be required to sit the UCAT:

How do I register?

The registration deadline for the UCAT is 19 September 2024 (12 noon BST). More information on how to register for this admissions test will be available here shortly.

Registration for this test is separate from the submission of your UCAS application, and it is your responsibility to ensure that you are registered. You will need to create your own UCAT account and book a test date within the testing window. 

We strongly recommend making arrangements in plenty of time before the deadline.

Please visit the Medical Sciences Division's dedicated pages on the UCAT for further details.

When do I take the test?

Applicants for Medicine (A100) and Medicine (graduate entry) (A101) for courses starting in 2025 will need to sit the UCAT between 8 July and 26 September 2024. 

How do I get my results?

Further details will follow shortly.