The Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is required by 10 universities for entry into a medicine, dentistry or veterinary science degree programme. It is a 2 hour paper based test that is offered once a year in early November or March for University of Leiden applicants.
Universities requiring the BMAT:
- University of Cambridge
- Imperial College London
- University of Oxford Medical School
- University College London
- Lancaster University
- University of Leeds
- Keele University
- Brighton & Sussex Medical School
- Thammasat University: CICM and Dentistry (Thailand)
- Mahidol University (Thailand)
- Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Singapore)
- University of Leiden (Netherlands)
- University of Navarra (Spain)
- University of Malaya (Malaysia)
The BMAT test consists of three sections
|Aptitude & Skills||35 questions
Questions cover Problem Solving, Understanding Arguments and Data Analysis & Inference. Questions are multiple choice, with the student being asked to select either one or multiple answers from the ones provided.
|Scientific Knowledge & Application||27 questions
This section covers the three sciences plus maths (GCSE level). Answers will either be multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, free response, or matching (typically used for labelling a picture, for example parts of the human body).
|Writing||1 question (from a choice of 4)
Students have 1 page of A4 paper to answer the essay prompt. Essay topics are science-based.
|30 minutes||Quality score from 0-5 and a score for Quality of written English from A-E|