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Table of entrance requirements

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As well as the general entrance requirements for Oxford University courses, there are specific subject requirements for some courses. Please see the individual course pages for further details.

  Essential
Colleges will normally expect students to take the full A-level, or equivalent, in these subjects. See course pages for details
Recommended
It is highly desirable to study these subjects to full A-level, or equivalent
Helpful
A background in these subjects at either full A-level or AS-level (or equivalent) may be useful for some elements of the course

Archaeology and Anthropology

   

Combination of Arts and Science subjects

Biochemistry
(Molecular and Cellular)

Chemistry and another Science or Mathematics

 

Biology and Mathematics to at least AS-level (or equivalent)

Biological Sciences

Biology or Human Biology

 

Another Science or Mathematics

Biomedical Sciences

Two from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics

 

 

Chemistry

Chemistry and Mathematics

Another Science or Further Mathematics

 

Classical Archaeology
and Ancient History

   

A Classical Language, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History

Classics

Latin and/or Greek (for Course I only)

   

Classics and English

Latin and/or Greek (for Course I only), English Literature or English Language and Literature

   

Classics and Modern Languages

Latin and/or Greek (for Course I only) and a Modern Language (depending
on course choice)

   

Classics and Oriental Studies

 

Latin and/or Greek

 

Computer Science

Mathematics

Further Mathematics or a Science

 

Computer Science and Philosophy

Mathematics
Further Mathematics or a science  A subject involving essay writing

Earth Sciences (Geology)

Mathematics, plus Chemistry or Physics

Chemistry or Physics

Biology, Geology, Further Mathematics

Economics and Management

 Mathematics

 

 

Engineering Science

Mathematics and Physics

Inclusion of Maths Mechanics modules

Further Mathematics

English Language and Literature

English Literature or English Language and Literature

 

A Language, History

English and Modern Languages

A Modern Language (depending on course choice) and English Literature, or English Language and Literature

   

European and Middle Eastern Languages

A Modern Language
(depending on course choice)

   

Fine Art

 

Art

 

Geography

 

Geography

 

History

 

History

 

History (Ancient and Modern)

 

History

A Classical Language, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History

History and Economics

 

History, Mathematics

 

History and English

English Literature or English Language and Literature

History

 

History and Modern Languages

A Modern Language
(depending on course choice)

History

 

History and Politics

 

History

Sociology, Politics, Government and Politics

History of Art

 A subject involving essay-writing

 

History of Art, Fine Art, History, English, a Language

Human Sciences

   

Biology, Mathematics

Law (Jurisprudence)

     

Law with Law Studies in Europe

A Modern Language
(not required for European Law)

   

Materials Science

Mathematics and Physics

Chemistry

Further Mathematics, Design and Technology (Resistant Materials)

Mathematics

Mathematics

Further Mathematics

 

Mathematics and
Computer Science

Mathematics

Further Mathematics 

A Science

Mathematics and Philosophy

Mathematics

Further Mathematics

 

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics

Further Mathematics

 

Medicine

Chemistry with either Mathematics or Biology or Physics

   

Modern Languages

One or more Modern Languages
(depending on course choice)

   

Modern Languages and Linguistics

A Modern Language
(depending on course choice)

  English Language, Mathematics, or a science; any other language

Music

Music

Keyboard ability to ABRSM Grade V or above

 

Oriental Studies

   

A Language

Philosophy and Modern Languages

A Modern Language
(depending on course choice)

   

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

   

Mathematics, History

Philosophy and Theology

   

A subject involving essay writing

Physics

Physics and Mathematics

Inclusion of Maths Mechanics module

Further Mathematics

Physics and Philosophy

Physics and Mathematics

Inclusion of Maths Mechanics module

An Arts subject and Further Mathematics

Psychology (Experimental)

 

One or more Science or Mathematics subjects

 

Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics

  For Psychology, one or more science subjects or Maths For Linguistics, English Language, Mathematics, a science or any other language

Theology and Religion

   

A subject involving essay writing

Theology and Oriental Studies

   

A subject involving essay writing, a Language