Special entry requirements for medicine and medical sciences

05 Dec 2018

If you're thinking of studying medicine, dentistry or health science degree programs at undergraduate level in 2020, some institutions require you to sit a special admissions test. The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) replaced Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT) in 2019.

UCAT helps universities to select applicants with qualities that will help them be successful in their clinical careers. The test assesses general attributes and skills gained through prior experience and learning, such as critical thinking and problem solving, interactions with others, and abstract non-verbal reasoning. It does not measure academic knowledge.

It's used in collaboration with other admissions processes such as interviews and academic qualifications.

Registration for UCAT opens in March 2019 and closes at midnight on 17 May 2019.

Check the course descriptions via the undergraduate course search or the My UAC app to find out if you need to sit UCAT.

You can also download the Medicine and Medical Sciences fact sheet for more information.