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The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is a subject-specific admissions test. 

We have chosen to use the UCAT as part of our shortlisting process as it is the one measure we have for all our applicants and we know the test has some capacity to predict students’ aptitude for our course.

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) lasts 2 hours. The test is sat under timed conditions and is comprised of multiple-choice questions.

The UCAT consists of five separately timed sections:

  • Verbal reasoning
  • Decision making
  • Quantitative reasoning 
  • Abstract reasoning
  • Situational judgement

Applicants can register to sit the UCAT by creating a UCAT account (from 14 May 2024) and then booking a test from 18 June 2024. The test is usually taken between July and September. For more information about registering for the UCAT, please see UCAT's pages on booking a test.

The UCAT is delivered in Pearson VUE test centres throughout the UK and in over 130 countries worldwide. A list of all available test centres can be found using the Pearson VUE Test Centre Locator.