Admission requirements for 2021 entry | University of Oxford

Admission requirements for 2021 entry

Below is a summary of each course’s requirements.

● Essential

■ Recommended

▲ Helpful – may be useful on course

Please check the course page for details.

CourseEntrance requirements (at A-level or equivalent)Subject choicesTestWritten work
Archaeology and AnthropologyAAA▲ Combination of arts and science subjects Two pieces
Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)A*AA including Chemistry and another science or Maths, and with the A* in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, or Biology (or a very closely related subject)● Chemistry and another science or Maths
■ Maths
▲ Biology (beyond GCSE or equivalent)
  
BiologyA*AA (with the A* in a science or Maths)● Biology plus Chemistry, Physics or Maths
  
Biomedical SciencesA*AA excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies● Two from Biology, Chemistry, Maths or PhysicsBMAT 
ChemistryA*A*A (with both A*s in science subjects and/or Maths)● Chemistry and Maths
■ Another science or Further Maths
  
Classical Archaeology and Ancient HistoryAAA▲ A classical language, Classical Civilisation or Ancient History Two pieces
ClassicsAAA (in Latin and Greek if taken)● Latin and/or Greek (for Course I only)CATTwo pieces
Classics and English AAA (in Latin and Greek if taken) ● Latin and/or Greek (for Course I only), English Literature or English Language and Literature CATTwo pieces 
ELAT
Classics and Modern Languages AAA (in Latin and Greek if taken) ● Latin and/or Greek (for Course I only), and a modern language (depending on course choice) CATTwo/four pieces 
MLAT
Classics and Oriental Studies AAA (with As in Latin and Greek if taken) ■ Latin and/or Greek CATTwo pieces 
OLAT 
Computer ScienceA*AA with the A* in Maths, Further Maths or Computing/Computer Science● Maths
■ Further Maths
MAT 
Computer Science and PhilosophyA*AA with the A* in Maths, Further Maths or Computing/Computer Science● Maths
■ Further Maths
MAT 
Earth Sciences (Geology)A*AA/AAAA● Maths, plus Chemistry or Physics
■ Chemistry or Physics
▲ Biology, Geology, Further Maths
  
Economics and ManagementA*AA (with Mathematics at A or A*)● MathsTSA 
Engineering ScienceA*A*A (with the A*s in Mathematics, Further Mathematics or Physics.)● Maths and Physics
■ Maths Mechanics modules
▲ Further Maths
PAT 
English Language and LiteratureAAA● English Literature or English Language and Literature
▲ A language, History
ELATOne piece
English and Modern Languages AAA ● A modern language (depending on course choice) and English Literature or English Language and Literature ELATOne/three pieces 
MLAT
European and Middle Eastern Languages AAA ● A modern language (depending on course choice) MLATTwo pieces 
OLAT 
Fine ArtAAA or AAB (for post-A-level applicants on an Art Foundation course)■ Art Portfolio
GeographyA*AA■ GeographyGAT  
HistoryAAA■ HistoryHATOne piece
History (Ancient and Modern)AAA■ History
▲ A classical language, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History
HATOne piece
History and EconomicsAAA■ History, MathsHAT

One piece (History)
TSA: section 1
History and EnglishAAA● English Literature or English Language and Literature
■ History
HATThree pieces
History and Modern Languages AAA ● A modern language (depending on course choice)
■ History 
HATOne/three pieces 
MLAT
History and PoliticsAAA■ History
▲ Sociology, Politics, Government and Politics
HATOne piece (History)
History of ArtAAA● A subject involving essay writing
▲ History of Art, Fine Art, History, English, a language
 One piece, one response
CourseEntrance requirements (at A-level or equivalent)Subject choicesTestWritten work
Human SciencesAAA▲ Biology, MathsTSA 
Law (Jurisprudence)AAA▲ A subject involving essay writingLNAT 
Law with Law Studies in EuropeAAA● A relevant modern language (not required for European Law)
▲ A subject involving essay writing
LNAT 
Materials ScienceA*AA (with the A* in Maths, Physics or Chemistry)● Maths and Physics
■ Chemistry
▲ Further Maths, Design and Technology (Resistant Materials)
PAT 
MathematicsA*A*A with the A*s in Maths and Further Maths if taken● Maths
■ Further Maths
MAT 
Mathematics and Computer ScienceA*AA (with A*A in Maths and Further Maths (FM) or A* in Maths if FM is not taken)● Maths
■ Further Maths
MAT 
Mathematics and PhilosophyA*A*A with the A*s in Mathematics and Further Mathematics if taken● Maths
■ Further Maths
MAT 
Mathematics and StatisticsA*A*A with the A*s in Mathematics and Further Mathematics if taken● Maths
■ Further Maths
MAT 
MedicineA*AA (excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies and at least an A in both Chemistry and one or more of Biology, Physics or Mathematics)● Chemistry with either Maths or Biology or PhysicsBMAT 
Modern LanguagesAAA● One or more modern languages (depending on course choice)MLATTwo/three pieces
Modern Languages and LinguisticsAAA● A modern language (depending on course choice)
▲ English Language, Maths, a science or any other language
MLATOne/three pieces
MusicAAA● Music or ABRSM Music Theory Grade VII or above (see Music page for further details)
■ ABRSM Grade V keyboard ability or above
 Two pieces
Oriental StudiesAAA▲ A languageOLAT for some optionsTwo pieces
Philosophy and Modern LanguagesAAA● A modern language (depending on course choice)MLAT
(including a philosophy section)
One/two pieces
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)AAA■ Maths
▲ History
TSA 
Philosophy and TheologyAAA▲ A subject involving essay writingPhilosophy testOne piece
PhysicsA*AA (with the A* in Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics)● Physics and Maths
■ Maths Mechanics modules
▲ Further Maths
PAT 
Physics and PhilosophyA*AA (with the A*in Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics)● Physics and Maths
■ Maths Mechanics modules
▲ Further Maths
PAT 
Psychology (Experimental)A*AA■ One or more science subjects (including Psychology) or MathsTSA 
Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics A*AA ■ For Psychology: one or more science subjects (including Psychology) or Maths
▲ For Linguistics: English Language, Maths, a science or any other language 
TSA  
 
Religion and Oriental StudiesAAA▲ A subject involving essay writing, a languageOLAT 
(Judaism and Islam only)
One piece
Theology and ReligionAAA▲ A subject involving essay writing One piece

● Essential

■ Recommended

▲ Helpful – may be useful on course