Which Universities DO NOT Require The UKCAT?

universities that do not use UKCAT

If you are considering applying to medicine or dentistry it is useful to consider all the options available. Some universities do not require the UKCAT as part of their application process. I would recommend taking the time to also research these options, they might actually be more suitable depending on your circumstance. 

It is important to know the universities that do not require the UKCAT so you can make an informed decsion when picking your final four choices. You may decide to consider these universities if you do not achieve a particularly good UKCAT score. They usually require other admission exams such as the BMAT or GAMSAT. I strongly advise to know their full requirements before applying, so make sure to have a look on the their websites for further information.

Find below the list of medical and dental schools that do not require the UKCAT exam:


Admission Exam
University of LiverpoolGraduate Applicants Must Take the GAMSAT
St George’s University of London

Graduate Applicants Must Take the GAMSAT

University of NottinghamGraduate Entry Medicine – GAMSAT
University of CardiffGraduate Applicants must take GAMSAT
Swansea UniversityGAMSAT
University of ExeterGraduate Applicants must take GAMSAT
Plymouth University Graduate Applicants must take GAMSAT
Imperial CollegeBMAT
Lancaster UniversityBMAT
University College of London (UCL)BMAT
University of OxfordBMAT

University of Leeds

Brighton & Sussex Medical School


University of Cambridge


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My name is Michael and I'm a Pharmacology graduate from the University of Manchester, I was able to improve my UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) score from 2400 to 2840 and get offered a place at Warwick’s graduate-entry medical programme.