BMAT and UKCAT Courses
Almost every university with the exception of less than a handful require an entry examination for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science. The two types of examinations are BMAT and UKCAT. Since these examinations can be taken only once a year, thorough preparation is necessary.
BMAT Course 2013
BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test) is required by some universities for Medicine (Oxford & Cambridge, Imperial College and University College London), Veterinary Science (Cambridge, Bristol and Royal Veterinary School) and now Biomedical Sciences (Imperial College). This test is subject-specific and requires good knowledge of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics. BMAT also tests Communication Skills.
Although the idea was for BMAT to be at GCSE level, experience has shown that with the gap between GCSE and A Levels widening, some knowledge beyond GCSE level is necessary in all subjects. In particular, not everyone studies Mathematics and Physics to AS level. For more information please have a look at the BMAT website.
UKCAT / BMAT courses at Lansdowne College
Once again, Lansdowne will be offering courses to cover UKCAT and BMAT. These courses are essential for entry into some universities for those students wanting to study medical related degrees.
The UKCAT course will run in College over the weekend 21-22 September 2013. The UKCAT fee for external students is £250. This includes the exam fee.
The examination is computer-based and must be taken at a Pearson Vue Centre. The examination will take place on Friday 4 October.
Deadline for registration is Monday 16 September.
The BMAT course will run in College over the weekend 19-20 October 2013. The BMAT fee is £300 for external students. This includes the exam fee of £175. The exam will be held at Lansdowne on Wednesday 6 November 2013.
Deadline for registration is Monday 14 October.
In order to register for either of these courses, please liaise with Georgina, the Principal’s PA (GeorginaPrichard@lansdownecollege.com) or download a form from the website and return it to her by the deadline set above.
Please note that availability is on a first-come first-serve basis and that places fill up very quickly. Please click the links below for the relevant application forms and information.