Universities placing low importance on UKCAT

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August 11, 2013 by Emedica

Your UKCAT score informs your university applications – or at least it should! Universities have specific – and different – processes and policies regarding how to assess applicants and how the use the UKCAT within that assessment.

The following unversities require you to take the UKCAT but only use it in a very low key way. If your UKCAT score was a bit disappointing then these may be good options for you.

  • Brighton and Sussex Medical School – only look at UKCAT scores after applicants have been interviewed to decide between borderline cases.
  • Cardiff University School of Medicine – There is no minimum UKCAT score or threshold and scores are only looked at at the end of the process in ‘tiebreak’ situations
  • Keele University School of Medicine – A good (top 50%) UKCAT may rescue a student who narrowly misses the academic criteria but otherwise it is not part of the consideration process

Of course – if you have a good UKCAT score you can also apply to these universities! If their course content and the university in general appeals to you then it may still be the best option for you.


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