• Megan Richardson

Which Medical Schools Use the BMAT and How Do They Use it? 2022 Ultimate Guide

So you’ve decided you want to sit the BMAT! Now you probably want to know which universities use the BMAT, how they use it, and if there are any entry requirements or previous cut offs. You can find all of this below!

Full List of Universities Who Use the BMAT (2022)

  • Brighton and Sussex Medical School

  • Imperial College London

  • Lancaster University

  • University College London (UCL)

  • University of Cambridge

  • University of Leeds

  • University of Oxford


Additional BMAT universities for ‘overseas for fees’ applicants

  • Keele University

  • University of Manchester Medical School

 

University Breakdown: How Your Medical School of Choice uses the BMAT


How do Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) use the BMAT?


The BMAT is scored out of 37, there are 9 marks for section 1, 18 marks for section 2 and 5 marks for each element of section 3. Applicants are ranked according to their total score of 37 and chosen for interviews working down the rankings.


BMAT scores must fulfil all of the following:

  1. Section one: a score of at least 3 or higher

  2. Section two: a score of at least 6 or higher

  3. Section three: a score of at least 2.5C or higher

Be wary of previous data! In previous admissions cycles, BSMS scored the BMAT out of 28, and the cut-off scores for interviews were:

  1. Home applicants: 17.8 or above overall

  2. Home applicants with contextual data: 16.4 or above overall

  3. International: 18.8 or above overall


 

How does Imperial College London use the BMAT?


Imperial uses your BMAT score in addition to the other aspects of your application. There are cut-off scores that change every year.


For 2021 the cut-offs were as follows:

  1. Section 1 & 2: 3.5 minimum in either section and a minimum combined score of 10.9

  2. Section 3: 2.5C minimum


 

How does Lancaster University use the BMAT?


Applicants are ranked according to their BMAT scores. The sum of the scores for sections 1-3 is used. Top-ranking applicants are offered an interview.


 

How Does University College London (UCL) use the BMAT?


BMAT scores are used alongside other aspects of the application. UCL have no cut-off scores.


UCL 2022 Cycle Averages


Average BMAT score - Applicants

4.5, 4.4, 3.0A


Average BMAT score - Interviewed

5.8, 5.8, 3.3A


Average BMAT score - Offer Holders

5.9,5.8,3.4A


 

How does the University of Cambridge use the BMAT?


BMAT scores are used alongside other aspects of the application. The University of Cambridge has no cut-off scores.


 

How does the University of Leeds use the BMAT?


BMAT scores are used alongside academic criteria and past and predicted grades. Applicants are ranked and they expect to invite 750 candidates to interview.


 

How does the University of Oxford use the BMAT?


BMAT scores are used alongside other aspects of the application for shortlisting. The University of Oxford has no cut-off scores.


Weightings for each section are not equal. In 2021 weightings were section 1=40%, section 2=40%, section 3=20%. Double weight is ascribed to the quality of the content score and single weight to the quality of English score in section 3


I hope this helps you in making a strategic application! Remember, if you’re stuck on where to start with the BMAT, there is BMAT coaching available.


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