The department or faculty responsible for your chosen programme will
assess the academic quality and suitability of your application.
Departments receive many more excellent applications than they have
places available and so it is important that you take care over your
application and select supporting materials that best illustrate your
academic achievement and future potential.
All applications are
academically assessed firstly against the admissions criteria for that
programme and then relatively in terms of the quality of previous
academic excellence and future potential in comparison with the
applications also received from other candidates for that programme.
Oxford seeks to admit the very best candidates who apply for the
programmes of study that we offer and hence meeting the admissions
criteria alone is not sufficient to guarantee a place – competition for
places is very strong indeed.