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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

 ApplicationsAcceptancesSuccess rate (%)Applicants per place
ARTS    
Ancient and Modern History811417.35.8
Archaeology and Anthropology1012019.85.1
Classical Arch and Ancient History671928.43.5
Classics29312342.02.4
Classics and English30826.73.8
Classics and Modern Languages23834.82.9
Computer Science and Philosophy31929.03.4
Economics and Management1192847.014.2
English114224021.04.8
English and Modern Languages1171815.46.5
European and Middle Eastern Languages28828.63.5
Fine Art1892814.86.8
Geography3717720.84.8
History102924623.94.2
History and Economics991313.17.6
History and English8977.912.7
History and Modern Languages871618.45.4
History and Politics2793914.07.2
History of Art137128.811.4
Law130219615.16.6
Law/LSE317319.810.2
Mathematics and Philosophy901617.85.6
Modern Languages57318933.03.0
Modern Languages and Linguistics722737.52.7
Music2217031.73.2
Oriental Studies1684828.63.5
Philosophy and Modern Languages511325.53.9
Philosophy and Theology1182823.74.2
Physics and Philosophy1461611.09.1
PPE164023214.17.1
Theology912830.83.3
Theology and Oriental Studies4125.04.0
TOTAL ARTS10178188418.55.4
     
SCIENCES    
Biochemistry3999022.64.4
Biological Sciences42811125.93.9
Biomedical Sciences1933317.15.8
Chemistry63818028.23.5
Computer Science1472315.66.4
Earth Sciences1163429.33.4
EEM1001010.010.0
Engineering Science72015721.84.6
Experimental Psychology2125023.64.2
Human Sciences1553120.05.0
Materials Science (inc. MEM)793341.82.4
Mathematics91716117.65.7
Mathematics and Computer Science1192823.54.3
Mathematics and Statistics1722212.87.8
Medicine147114910.19.9
Physics101117317.15.8
Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics1612918.05.6
TOTAL SCIENCES7038131418.75.4
TOTAL17216319818.65.4

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

The five large courses (over 60 places) with the highest success rates (ie 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

 ApplicationsAcceptancesSuccess rate (%)Applicants per place
Classics29312342.02.4
Materials Science (inc. MEM)793341.82.4
Modern Languages and Linguistics722737.52.7
Classics and Modern Languages23834.82.9
Modern Languages57318933.03.0
Music2217031.73.2
Theology912830.83.3
Earth Sciences1163429.33.4
Computer Science and Philosophy31929.03.4
European and Middle Eastern Languages28828.63.5
Oriental Studies1684828.63.5
Classical Arch and Ancient History671928.43.5
Chemistry63818028.23.5
Classics and English30826.73.8
Biological Sciences42811125.93.9
Philosophy and Modern Languages511325.53.9
Theology and Oriental Studies4125.04.0
History102924623.94.2
Philosophy and Theology1182823.74.2
Experimental Psychology2125023.64.2
Mathematics and Computer Science1192823.54.3
Biochemistry3999022.64.4
Engineering Science72015721.84.6
English114224021.04.8
Geography3717720.84.8
Human Sciences1553120.05.0
Archaeology and Anthropology1012019.85.1
History and Modern Languages871618.45.4
Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics1612918.05.6
Mathematics and Philosophy901617.85.6
Mathematics91716117.65.7
Ancient and Modern History811417.35.8
Physics101117317.15.8
Biomedical Sciences1933317.15.8
Computer Science1472315.66.4
English and Modern Languages1171815.46.5
Law130219615.16.6
Fine Art1892814.86.8
PPE164023214.17.1
History and Politics2793914.07.2
History and Economics991313.17.6
Mathematics and Statistics1722212.87.8
Physics and Philosophy1461611.09.1
Medicine147114910.19.9
EEM1001010.010.0
Law/LSE317319.810.2
History of Art137128.811.4
History and English8977.912.7
Economics and Management1192847.0

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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 and Modern History67.959.568.0
Archaeology/Anthropology60.462.382.6
Class Arch and Anc History91.087.189.7
Classics95.296.195.9
Classics and English90.079.391.9
Classics and Mod Langs100.093.991.9
Computer Science and Philosophy54.861.5-
Economics and Management25.029.229.8
English63.063.266.6
English and Mod Langs63.268.568.9
European and Mid East Langs82.175.079.7
Fine Art28.025.925.5
Geography64.277.692.4
History71.170.170.7
History and Economics56.648.356.5
History and English64.055.860.2
History and Mod Langs71.370.476.3
History and Politics54.154.557.8
History of Art33.633.841.3
Law49.848.140.1
Law/LSE46.142.946.5
Mathematics and Philosophy53.352.248.5
Mod Langs and Linguistics93.184.492.5
Modern Languages87.487.890.3
Music89.694.585.3
Oriental Studies83.388.186.2
Philosophy and Mod Langs88.287.580.0
Philosophy and Theology89.890.281.1
Physics and Philosophy43.244.745.7
PPE45.845.845.9
Theology93.491.480.2
Theology and Oriental Studies100.050.083.3
ARTS OVERALL57.3 58.5 58.9
    
SCIENCES   
Biochemistry78.983.983.3
Biological Sciences73.880.373.5
Biomedical Sciences57.056.859.1
Chemistry93.195.496.2
Computer Science55.859.052.3
Earth Sciences94.085.190.4
EEM43.045.345.4
Engineering Science61.965.657.8
Experimental Psychology64.253.557.5
Human Sciences90.385.992.8
Materials Science82.369.273.8
Mathematics52.751.451.7
Mathematics and Statistics54.760.056.7
Maths and Computer Science67.256.466.3
Medicine29.228.530.1
Physics42.948.749.3
Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics #57.856.955.0
SCIENCE OVERALL56.4 56.7 56.7
OVERALL57.0 57.8 58.0

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

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