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    Please help. I will be doing my leaving cert equivalent to a levels in 2014,I want to study medicine in the uk ,particularly Oxford or Cambridge, what tests do I need to do and if possible does anyone know if there's anyplace in Ireland to do practice questions? I would love if anyone could explain what the tests are all amount eg. What they entail? Any help would be greatly appreciated,thank you


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    Are the bmat and ukcat difficult?


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    Depending on where you apply, you'll need to sit the UK Clinical Admission Test (UKCAT) or the BioMedical Admission Test (BMAT).
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    UKCAT and BMAT
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    (Original post by Jenfrench)
    Depending on where you apply, you'll need to sit the UK Clinical Admission Test (UKCAT) or the BioMedical Admission Test (BMAT).
    Do you know what the difference between these two tests are? Would I need to do both of them?


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    (Original post by Tcwillbe)
    Are the bmat and ukcat difficult?


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    Can't tell. I'll sit the UKCAT in the end of July 2013.
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    For entry in 2014?


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    (Original post by Tcwillbe)
    Do you know what the difference between these two tests are? Would I need to do both of them?


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    If you wanted to apply to Oxford/Cambridge and some some other russell group unis you would have to do the BMAT and for the rest of the medical schools the UKCAT is required. In the BMAT there are 3 sections and the test is 2 hours long . The UKCAT is also 2 hours long but has 5 sections which have of 3 types of reasoning.
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    Well, as far as I know, Oxford and Cambridge require you to take the BMAT.
    BMAT : http://www.admissionstests.cambridgeass essment.org.uk/adt/bmat
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    (Original post by AkhiMohamed)
    If you wanted to apply to Oxford/Cambridge and some some other russell group unis you would have to do the BMAT and for the rest of the medical schools the UKCAT is required. In the BMAT there are 3 sections and the test is 2 hours long . The UKCAT is also 2 hours long but has 5 sections which have of 3 types of reasoning.
    Thank you


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    (Original post by Tcwillbe)
    For entry in 2014?


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    Yes!
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    (Original post by Jenfrench)
    Yes!
    Thanks for taking the time to help me!


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    (Original post by Tcwillbe)
    Thanks for taking the time to help me!


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    You're welcome.
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    (Original post by Tcwillbe)
    Do you know what the difference between these two tests are? Would I need to do both of them?


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    UKCAT is sat sometime between June or July (I can't remember) and October, so you generally have your score before applying to university. The test is meant to be an ability-based test (so it contains a section of verbal reasoning and one of non-verbal reasoning).

    BMAT is sat in November (after applying) and has three sections - a data-understanding/problem solving section, a section with science questions (and they're pretty difficult in my opinion) and an essay writing task.

    Whether you need to do both depends on where you apply. Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London and UCL all require BMAT. Most of the others require UKCAT (though some require neither)
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    (Original post by NinjaNerdfighter)
    UKCAT is sat sometime between June or July (I can't remember) and October, so you generally have your score before applying to university. The test is meant to be an ability-based test (so it contains a section of verbal reasoning and one of non-verbal reasoning).

    BMAT is sat in November (after applying) and has three sections - a data-understanding/problem solving section, a section with science questions (and they're pretty difficult in my opinion) and an essay writing task.

    Whether you need to do both depends on where you apply. Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London and UCL all require BMAT. Most of the others require UKCAT (though some require neither)
    That sums up everything pretty well.
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    (Original post by Tcwillbe)
    Please help. I will be doing my leaving cert equivalent to a levels in 2014,I want to study medicine in the uk ,particularly Oxford or Cambridge, what tests do I need to do and if possible does anyone know if there's anyplace in Ireland to do practice questions? I would love if anyone could explain what the tests are all amount eg. What they entail? Any help would be greatly appreciated,thank you


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    what on earth for? Medicine can be studied here in Trinity, NUI, UCD UCC all do medicine.

    You'll be at home and its usually cheaper here as well.
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    Standard UKCAT and BMAT :yes:
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    ]1. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Preparing-BM...0701110&sr=1-4

    2. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Preparing-BM...0701110&sr=1-2

    Are these 2 bmat books the same, is one a newer edition? does anyone have any experience using them? Thanks





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    (Original post by Tcwillbe)
    ]1. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Preparing-BM...0701110&sr=1-4

    2. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Preparing-BM...0701110&sr=1-2

    Are these 2 bmat books the same, is one a newer edition? does anyone have any experience using them? Thanks





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    The latter one, (2.) is from 2010, the former from 2005.
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    Yes I see that now thanks, do you think there would be a difference in content? There certainly is in price!
 
 
 
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