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

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

The BMAT consists of three sections:

  • Aptitude and Skills
  • Scientific Knowledge and Applications
  • 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 2016

 A100: Medicine & SurgeryA900: Foundation Year
 UK & EUOverseas
 RangeAverageRangeAverageRangeAverage
Applicants 17.6 – 5.1 11.4 19 – 6.5 11.1 13.7 – 6.4 9.9
Invited for interview* 17.6 – 10.5 12.0 15.1 – 10.2 12.6 13.7 – 6.4 10.4
Offers 17.6 – 10.5 12.2 11.9 – 15.1 13.1 15.2 – 9.2*** 11.05
Students 15.5 – 10.6 12.3 14.1 – 11.9 13.0 15.2 – 9.2 11.5

* A small number of applicants 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.

** Two students with lower BMAT scores were placed.

*** Some students who had applied for A100 were made offers for A900.