University College London (UCL) Medical School

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UCAT cut-off scores, BMAT cut-off scores, interview mark schemes.

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UCAT cut-off score for UCL

UCL does not use the UCAT in its assessment criteria. Therefore, it is not applicable.

BMAT cut-off score for UCL

What BMAT score would have secured an interview at UCL in each cycle?

"There is no specific BMAT score that would secure an interview in each cycle.  We do not offer a guaranteed interview based on BMAT scores.  There is not a BMAT cut-off score that is used when assessing an application."

University College London (UCL)

What was the average BMAT score of offer-holders in each cycle?

Cycle Average BMAT Score
2017-18: 5.1, 5.3, 3.5A
2018-19: 4.9, 5.2, 3.3A
2019-20: 5.2, 4.8, 3.2A

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Interview mark scheme for UCL

Below is the scoring sheet used by UCL medical school (from 2019).

UCL assess students based on the following criteria:

  • Intellectual potential, curiosity & robustness to cope with programme
  • Motivation for (and understanding of) a career in medicine
  • Awareness of medical/scientific issues
  • Ability to express / defend opinions (incl. discussion of BMAT response)
  • Attitude (factors such as caring approach, maturity, flexibility, integrity, conscientiousness)
  • Individual strengths (social, musical, sporting interests/activities)
  • Communication skills (verbal ability, clear reasoned responses, listening skills, eye contact)

UCL Medical School Interview Assessment Form

This is a useful PDF to print off and use during your practice group interview sessions. When practicing with peers, ask each other questions that cover all of these domains (e.g. Why Medicine? Summarise your argument from your BMAT essay in a single sentence). In reality, there won't be time to cover all these domains. However, if you practice your responses to them all you should be covered when it comes to the interview.

Personal statement mark scheme for UCL

These are the criteria UCL assess when it comes to selection criteria and personal statement.

Personal Statement Criteria for UCL Medical School

You should aim to prove your ability to meet all the selection criteria in this document in your UCAS application. Some aspects (e.g. BMAT results) will be communicated directly however other aspects (e.g. evidence of teamwork, leadership & communication skills) will need to be evidenced in your personal statement. In this way, you should be able to meet all the criteria.

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