Undergraduate admissions statistics: Courses

Applications and acceptances by course, 2013 entry: all domiciles

The table below shows the number of applications and acceptances for each course for 2013 entry, the success rate (the proportion of applicants who got a place), and the number of applicants per place available. The table is repeated below, organised by success rate.

Applications and acceptances by course, 2013 entry: all domiciles

  Applications Acceptances Success rate (%) Applicants per place
ARTS        
Ancient & Modern History 81 14 17.3 5.8
Archaeology and Anthropology 101 20 19.8 5.1
Classical Arch & Ancient History 67 19 28.4 3.5
Classics 293 123 42.0 2.4
Classics & English 30 8 26.7 3.8
Classics & Modern Languages 23 8 34.8 2.9
Computer Science & Philosophy 31 9 29.0 3.4
Economics & Management 1192 84 7.0 14.2
English 1142 240 21.0 4.8
English & Modern Languages 117 18 15.4 6.5
European & Middle Eastern Languages 28 8 28.6 3.5
Fine Art 189 28 14.8 6.8
Geography 371 77 20.8 4.8
History 1029 246 23.9 4.2
History & Economics 99 13 13.1 7.6
History & English 89 7 7.9 12.7
History & Modern Languages 87 16 18.4 5.4
History & Politics 279 39 14.0 7.2
History of Art 137 12 8.8 11.4
Law 1302 196 15.1 6.6
Law/LSE 317 31 9.8 10.2
Mathematics & Philosophy 90 16 17.8 5.6
Modern Languages 573 189 33.0 3.0
Modern Languages & Linguistics 72 27 37.5 2.7
Music 221 70 31.7 3.2
Oriental Studies 168 48 28.6 3.5
Philosophy & Modern Languages 51 13 25.5 3.9
Philosophy & Theology 118 28 23.7 4.2
Physics & Philosophy 146 16 11.0 9.1
PPE 1640 232 14.1 7.1
Theology 91 28 30.8 3.3
Theology & Oriental Studies 4 1 25.0 4.0
TOTAL ARTS 10178 1884 18.5 5.4
         
SCIENCES        
Biochemistry 399 90 22.6 4.4
Biological Sciences 428 111 25.9 3.9
Biomedical Sciences 193 33 17.1 5.8
Chemistry 638 180 28.2 3.5
Computer Science 147 23 15.6 6.4
Earth Sciences 116 34 29.3 3.4
EEM 100 10 10.0 10.0
Engineering Science 720 157 21.8 4.6
Experimental Psychology 212 50 23.6 4.2
Human Sciences 155 31 20.0 5.0
Materials Science (inc. MEM) 79 33 41.8 2.4
Mathematics 917 161 17.6 5.7
Mathematics & Computer Science 119 28 23.5 4.3
Mathematics & Statistics 172 22 12.8 7.8
Medicine 1471 149 10.1 9.9
Physics 1011 173 17.1 5.8
Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics 161 29 18.0 5.6
TOTAL SCIENCES 7038 1314 18.7 5.4
TOTAL 17216 3198 18.6 5.4

The five large courses (over 60 places) with the lowest success rates (i.e. the highest number of applicants competing for each place available) are (lowest success rate first):
Economics & Management
Medicine
Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Law
Mathematics

The five large courses (over 60 places) with the highest success rates (i.e. the lowest number of applicants competing for each place available) are (highest success rate first):
Classics
Modern Languages
Chemistry
Music
Biological Sciences

Sorted by success rate

The table below shows the same data sorted by success rate, with the highest success rate (ie the lowest number of applicants per place) first.

Applications and acceptances by course, 2013 entry: all domiciles

  Applications Acceptances Success rate (%) Applicants per place
Classics 293 123 42.0 2.4
Materials Science (inc. MEM) 79 33 41.8 2.4
Modern Languages & Linguistics 72 27 37.5 2.7
Classics & Modern Languages 23 8 34.8 2.9
Modern Languages 573 189 33.0 3.0
Music 221 70 31.7 3.2
Theology 91 28 30.8 3.3
Earth Sciences 116 34 29.3 3.4
Computer Science & Philosophy 31 9 29.0 3.4
European & Middle Eastern Languages 28 8 28.6 3.5
Oriental Studies 168 48 28.6 3.5
Classical Arch & Ancient History 67 19 28.4 3.5
Chemistry 638 180 28.2 3.5
Classics & English 30 8 26.7 3.8
Biological Sciences 428 111 25.9 3.9
Philosophy & Modern Languages 51 13 25.5 3.9
Theology & Oriental Studies 4 1 25.0 4.0
History 1029 246 23.9 4.2
Philosophy & Theology 118 28 23.7 4.2
Experimental Psychology 212 50 23.6 4.2
Mathematics & Computer Science 119 28 23.5 4.3
Biochemistry 399 90 22.6 4.4
Engineering Science 720 157 21.8 4.6
English 1142 240 21.0 4.8
Geography 371 77 20.8 4.8
Human Sciences 155 31 20.0 5.0
Archaeology and Anthropology 101 20 19.8 5.1
History & Modern Languages 87 16 18.4 5.4
Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics 161 29 18.0 5.6
Mathematics & Philosophy 90 16 17.8 5.6
Mathematics 917 161 17.6 5.7
Ancient & Modern History 81 14 17.3 5.8
Physics 1011 173 17.1 5.8
Biomedical Sciences 193 33 17.1 5.8
Computer Science 147 23 15.6 6.4
English & Modern Languages 117 18 15.4 6.5
Law 1302 196 15.1 6.6
Fine Art 189 28 14.8 6.8
PPE 1640 232 14.1 7.1
History & Politics 279 39 14.0 7.2
History & Economics 99 13 13.1 7.6
Mathematics & Statistics 172 22 12.8 7.8
Physics & Philosophy 146 16 11.0 9.1
Medicine 1471 149 10.1 9.9
EEM 100 10 10.0 10.0
Law/LSE 317 31 9.8 10.2
History of Art 137 12 8.8 11.4
History & English 89 7 7.9 12.7
Economics & Management 1192 84 7.0 14.2

Shortlisting for interview

The table below shows the proportion of applicants for each course that were shortlisted for interview over the last three years.

Applicants shortlisted for interview by course, 2011–13

  % shortlisted, 2013 % shortlisted, 2012 % shortlisted, 2011
ARTS      
Ancient & Modern History 67.9 59.5 68.0
Archaeology/Anthropology 60.4 62.3 82.6
Class Arch & Anc History 91.0 87.1 89.7
Classics 95.2 96.1 95.9
Classics & English 90.0 79.3 91.9
Classics & Mod Langs 100.0 93.9 91.9
Computer Science & Philosophy 54.8 61.5 -
Economics & Management 25.0 29.2 29.8
English 63.0 63.2 66.6
English & Mod Langs 63.2 68.5 68.9
European & Mid East Langs 82.1 75.0 79.7
Fine Art 28.0 25.9 25.5
Geography 64.2 77.6 92.4
History 71.1 70.1 70.7
History & Economics 56.6 48.3 56.5
History & English 64.0 55.8 60.2
History & Mod Langs 71.3 70.4 76.3
History & Politics 54.1 54.5 57.8
History of Art 33.6 33.8 41.3
Law 49.8 48.1 40.1
Law/LSE 46.1 42.9 46.5
Mathematics & Philosophy 53.3 52.2 48.5
Mod Langs & Linguistics 93.1 84.4 92.5
Modern Languages 87.4 87.8 90.3
Music 89.6 94.5 85.3
Oriental Studies 83.3 88.1 86.2
Philosophy & Mod Langs 88.2 87.5 80.0
Philosophy & Theology 89.8 90.2 81.1
Physics & Philosophy 43.2 44.7 45.7
PPE 45.8 45.8 45.9
Theology 93.4 91.4 80.2
Theology & Oriental Studies 100.0 50.0 83.3
ARTS OVERALL 57.3 58.5 58.9
       
SCIENCES      
Biochemistry 78.9 83.9 83.3
Biological Sciences 73.8 80.3 73.5
Biomedical Sciences 57.0 56.8 59.1
Chemistry 93.1 95.4 96.2
Computer Science 55.8 59.0 52.3
Earth Sciences 94.0 85.1 90.4
EEM 43.0 45.3 45.4
Engineering Science 61.9 65.6 57.8
Experimental Psychology 64.2 53.5 57.5
Human Sciences 90.3 85.9 92.8
>Materials Science 82.3 69.2 73.8
Mathematics 52.7 51.4 51.7
Mathematics & Statistics 54.7 60.0 56.7
Maths & Computer Science 67.2 56.4 66.3
Medicine 29.2 28.5 30.1
Physics 42.9 48.7 49.3
Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics # 57.8 56.9 55.0
SCIENCE OVERALL 56.4 56.7 56.7
OVERALL 57.0 57.8 58.0

# Data from previous years includes Physiology & Psychology and Physiology & Philosophy applicants.

This data is obtained by subtracting the number of people not short-listed in November from the total number of applicants.