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Courses

Studying for a degree at Oxford requires full focus and dedication. Choosing the right subject is crucial. Like a good book, a good subject is one you can’t put down.

Oxford degrees cover subjects in great breadth and their huge range of options also lets you probe deeply into the areas that most interest you. We recommend that you read about lots of courses including some you might not have considered before. The perfect course might be something new or might combine several favourite subjects.

You will be studying your course for three or four years or possibly more, so be sure to choose something you really want to explore. You could make a start by reading or listening to something new from our list of suggested resources. Or come along to an open day to meet students and tutors who can give a real insight into what it’s like to study here.

Where will you be taught?

Term-time teaching on our undergraduate courses usually takes place in central Oxford, usually in buildings belonging to your college or department though sometimes in other venues. Some courses also have field trips or other activities away from Oxford, as explained in the course descriptions.

For information about teaching locations for Medicine, visit the Medicine course page.

Who will teach you?

Most tutorials, classes, and lectures are delivered by staff who are tutors in their subject. Many are world-leading experts with years of experience in teaching and research. Some teaching may also be delivered by postgraduate students who are usually studying at doctorate level.

Where can you find more details about our teaching year?

Visit our Academic Year page for information about the structure of our teaching year, term dates, vacation dates, typical workload and exams.

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