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University Admissions Tests
Some universities and colleges require that you pass an admissions test as well as standard qualifications if you are applying for courses in particular subjects.
The details for a majority of these university admissions tests are provided below, although it is not an exhaustive list.
Please check whether you have to pass an admissions test when deciding which courses you are going to apply for, as there may be admissions tests that are not included in the list on this page.
You can do this by checking the Entry Profile for your chosen course(s) on the UCAS Course Search.
You can also contact your universities or colleges directly by phone or email, or check the prospectus on their website.
Click on the test name below to find out which universities and colleges are using the following tests. (If you're applying to university in the U.S, check out our SAT vs ACT section, as well as our individual guides on the ACT and the SAT tests).
1. BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
For entry to medicine, veterinary medicine and biomedical science courses.
2. Classics Admissions Tests (CATS)
For entry to any course including Classics at the University of Oxford.
3. English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT)
For entry to English courses at the University of Oxford.
4. Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT)
For graduate entry into medicine and dentistry courses.
5. History Aptitude Test (HAT)
For entry to all degrees involving history at the University of Oxford.
6. Health Professions Admissions Test (HPAT)
For entry to certain medical courses at the University of Ulster.
7. The National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT)
For entry to law.
8. Mathematics Aptitude Test (MAT)
For entry to mathematics or computer science, or a joint honours degree involving mathematics at the University of Oxford.
9. Modern and Medieval Languages Test (MML)
For entry to modern and medieval languages at the University of Cambridge.
10. Modern Languages Admissions Test (MLAT)
For entry to any course including a modern language at the University of Oxford.
11. Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)
For entry to physics, or a joint degree involving physics at the University of Oxford.
12. Sixth Term Examination Papers (STEP)
For entry to mathematics at the University of Cambridge and University of Warwick.
13. Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA Cambridge)
For entry to computer science, natural sciences, engineering, economics, land economy and politics, psychology and sociology (PPS) at a number of University of Cambridge colleges.
14. Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA Oxford)
For entry to philosophy, politics and economics (PPE), economics and management (E&M), experimental psychology (EP) or psychology and philosophy at the University of Oxford.
15. Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) UCL
For entry to European social and political studies at University College London (UCL).
16. UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)
For entry to medical and dental schools.
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