Depending on the subject for which you are applying, these will either be pre-interview assessments or they will be at-interview assessments. The table below outlines which subjects require which sort of assessment.
For pre-interview assessments, it is essential that you register at an assessment centre near you (this will often be your school) by the same date that you are required to submit your application to UCAS, which is 15 October.
More details about each type of assessment can be found below.
Pre-Interview Assessments: what you need to know
It is essential that applicants for subjects requiring pre-interview assessments register themselves to sit the assessment at an authorised testing centre by 15 October. This is process is separate from and additional to the submission of your application.
Applicants for Medicine should note that the deadline for registration for the BMAT is earlier, on 1 October.
The assessments themselves take place in centres across the UK and overseas on 4 November.
At-Interview Assessments: what you need to know
If you are applying for a subject with an at-interview assessment, then you do not need to register separately for the assessment. If you are invited for an interview, then arrangements will be made by the College for you to sit the assessment at the same time as your interviews.
Pre-Interview Assessments (all colleges)
|At-Interview Assessments (all colleges)|
At-interview College Assessments
In common with some other colleges, applicants to Magdalene for the following subjects will be required to take a college at-interview assessment. Details of the assessment can be found on the individual subject pages.
a Applicants to Magdalene for Natural Sciences and Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences sit an at-interview college test as well as the common format pre-interview assessment.
b The assessment for applicants for Chemical Engineering depends on the route they choose: applicants for Chemical Engineering via Engineering sit the Engineering assessment, applicants for Chemical Engineering via Natural Sciences sit the Natural Sciences assessments.
c There's no university-wide common format written assessment for Mathematics except for applicants who are interviewed overseas. Mathematics applicants to Magdalene are required to sit an at-interview college test.
d Applicants for Music do not sit a written assessment. Instead, at the time of their interview, candidates will be asked to take a simple harmony or composition test, a short analysis test (based on an unseen), ear tests (a mistake-spotting exercise, dictation of melodies, chords and a chorale) and some elementary keyboard harmony.
e Applicants for History and Politics will sit the History at-interview assessment. Applicants for History and Modern Languages will sit the MML at-interview assessment.