UCAT cut-off scores, BMAT cut-off scores, interview mark schemes.
This information is obtained directly from the university via Freedom of Information (FOI) requests.
Imperial College London does not use the UCAT in its assessment criteria. Therefore, it is not applicable.
For 2021 Entry, Home candidates: Candidates were required to score a minimum of 3.5 in Section 1 and Section 2, with the sum score in these two Sections being at least 10.9. They were required to score a minimum of 2.5C in Section 3.
For 2021 Entry, overseas candidates: Candidates were required to score a minimum of 4.0 in Section 1 and Section 2, with the sum of scores in these two Sections being at least 13.3. They were required to score a minimum of 3C in Section 3
Considerable emphasis is placed on the performance of candidates at interview, and no offer is made to any applicant who has not attended a competitive interview. The format is multiple mini-interviews (MMI), affording candidates an opportunity to discuss a range of matters in some depth. Although questions and stations may vary through the years, these are the main topics that candidates are asked questions on:
• Team work and Leadership
• Motivation to study medicine
• Understanding the role of a doctor
• Empathy and breaking bad news
• Ethics scenarios
• Imperial and contribution to School of Medicine
Candidates’ answers are scored from a possible 7 points for content (what the candidate says) and 3 points for communication (how the candidate says it) for each interview station. Often there is no right or wrong answer – the interviewers are assessing an ability to explain thinking. And if a candidate changes their mind on a specific question half-way through a question, the interviewers will consider the candidate's ability to reflect on their ideas and how they think on their feet.
A candidate will receive a score for each interview station in the MMI. For 2021 the total number of stations in a MMI was seven (7). Therefore, a total of seven (7) station scores will be received per candidate which are then combined for the total interview score. The Admissions team will then review the candidate's scores across the MMI to determine whether to make an offer or reject. The threshold score for an offer varies each year, as well as if the candidate has been classed as a widening participation applicant.
With regard to the Personal Statements, these are not scored. Instead they are used by the interviewers to bring out aspects of a candidate's experience and to help focus discussions with the candidate during the interview.