Welcome to your virtual Biology Open Day – we are delighted to have you with us. We have created some pre-recorded content that we encourage you to watch. For further information on our Biology course please visit the department's website, and for more exclusive content please do follow our social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram.
Biology at Oxford
Applications to Oxford University are competitive, and not all students that apply will be offered an interview. We are looking for your interest in biology, your ability to engage in conversation about biology related subjects, how you respond when you are given additional pieces of information, and how you respond when you are confronted with things that you don’t know the immediate answer to. You can expect some questions based around your UCAS form, and that then leads onto questions around an object and some data in attempts to try and stimulate a discussion.
Please watch our pre-recorded mock biology interviews with our students Nora and Ollie.
Oxford University Undergraduate Biology Mock Interview - Nora
Oxford University Undergraduate Biology Mock Interview - Ollie
Tutors and students
Biology is an exciting and rapidly developing subject, with many applications in fields as diverse as conservation biology and molecular genetics. The study of living things has undergone tremendous expansion in recent years, and topics such as cellular and molecular biology, evolutionary biology and ecology are advancing rapidly. These developments will have a tremendous impact on society, in areas such as medicine, the environment and agriculture. The rapid expansion has been accompanied by a blurring of the distinctions between disciplines: a biologist with an interest in tropical plants may well use many of the tools and techniques required by a molecular geneticist.
Missed our Q&A from our Open Days in July? Watch the recordings below.