Admission requirements for 2020 entry | University of Oxford

Admission requirements for 2020 entry

Below is a summary of the requirements for each course. See here for a b/w version of this table.

  Essential

  Recommended

  Helpful – may be useful on course

Please check the course page for details. 

You can find details of all the alternative qualifications that we will accept on our UK qualifications and International qualifications webpages. 

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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 with A* in Maths or a science  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
TSA: 
section 1
 
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 Maths at A or A*)  MathsTSA 
Engineering ScienceA*A*A (with the A*s in Maths, Further Maths 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  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, MathsHATOne 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
Human SciencesAAA  Biology, MathsTSA 
CourseEntrance requirements (at A-level
or equivalent)
Subject choicesTestWritten work
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 Maths and Further Maths if taken  Maths
  Further Maths
MAT 
Mathematics and StatisticsA*A*A with the A*s in Maths and Further Maths 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 Maths)  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 (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 Philosophy section)
One/two pieces
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)AAA  Maths, HistoryTSA 
Philosophy and TheologyAAA  A subject involving essay writingPhilosophy testOne piece
PhysicsA*AA (with the A* in Physics, Maths or Further Maths)  Physics and Maths
  Maths Mechanics modules
  Further Maths
PAT 
Physics and PhilosophyA*AA (with the A*in Physics, Maths or Further Maths)  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  
MLAT (Linguistics only)
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

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