Use of the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) in our selection procedure

The BMAT was introduced into the selection process at Lancaster Medical School for the first time in 2015, for those applying for 2016 entry. 

Applicants who meet the minimum academic entry requirements are ranked according to their total BMAT score.

The BMAT consists of three sections:

  1. Aptitude and Skills
  2. Scientific Knowledge and Applications
  3. Writing Task 

Information about how each section is scored can be found on the BMAT website.

Lancaster Medical School calculates the total BMAT score by combining the individual scores for Sections 1, 2 and 3. Section 1 is scored out of 9; Section 2 is scored out of 9; and Section 3 is scored out of 5 (for quality of content). We do not use the quality of English score (A-E).

BMAT Scores November 2015

Applicants 18.8 - 4.4 10.83
Invited for interview 16.4 - 9.7* 11.8
Offers 16.1 - 9.7* 12.0
Students 14.8 - 10.0** 11.9

* A small number of applicants (6) with a lower BMAT score were invited for interview: for instance, if they qualified for a guaranteed interview, or if they had mitigating circumstances that affected their BMAT assessment.

** One student with a lower BMAT score, who fulfilled one of the criteria above, was placed.