UCAT: University Clinical Aptitude Test

Before applying for a medical degree at Leicester Medical School you must take the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). This helps us to make a more informed choice from amongst the many highly-qualified applicants to our medical school, ensuring that the candidates we select have the appropriate mental abilities, attitudes and professional behaviour required for new doctors to be successful in their clinical careers. The UCAT does not contain any curriculum or science content.

The test is run by the UCAT Consortium in partnership with Pearson VUE, a global leader in computer-based testing and part of Pearson plc. It is delivered on computers worldwide through Pearson VUE's high street centres.

We do not have a minimum UCAT score but it forms a significant part of our selection for interview. Those with a lower UCAT score will be considered on an individual basis, taking into account the whole of their UCAS application. Browse our scoring criteria for the MBChB and our scoring criteria for the MBChB with Foundation Year.

Please note: applicants with band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test will be automatically rejected pre-interview.

Applicants with a medical condition or disability

If you are normally entitled to additional time for exams based upon a medical diagnosis or report from a specialist teacher, you are entitled to sit the UCATSEN (University Clinical Aptitude Test - Special Educational Needs). Relevant conditions include (but are not limited to) dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dysorthographia, attention deficit disorder or working memory deficit. Please browse the extra time and UCATSEN information on the UCAT website if you believe this may apply to you.

Applicants with mitigating circumstances

If you have any mitigating circumstances regarding your UCAT test, please contact us directly. We may request evidence to support your mitigation.