Regularly ranked as the leading University in the UK, we offer a rigorous, stimulating, inspiring and rewarding experience.

Be amongst the first to experience the new undergraduate science programme at a university leading the way in biomedical teaching and research.

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Why study at Oxford?

Biomedical Science is an exciting and rapidly-moving subject area, highly relevant to major issues facing society today. The University of Oxford is an internationally recognised centre for biomedical research and teaching. Studying here will give you the firm foundation you will need for your future.

Oxford boasts excellent facilities for biomedical sciences students, which include outstanding libraries and a purpose-built teaching centre that houses computing and laboratory facilities. Your studies will be enriched by the fact that we recruit competitively from across the globe, so you will have the chance to join a high-performing international cohort, encompassing students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Our broad and flexible programme ranges from genetics and molecular and cellular biology to intregrated systems physiology, neuroscience and psychology. At the heart of the education we provide is the tutorial system, which offers you the chance to review theories with tutors and further explore ideas that arise in discussion with them.


The course is truly interdisciplinary in nature, with a number of departments and units contributing teaching, including  Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.

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Is this course really for me?

If you are a highly motivated student who is passionate about your subject, the University of Oxford offers an unsurpassed environment in which to study. You will be well suited to our course if you are:

  • on track to achieve A*AA at A-level (or international equivalent) in two or more subjects from the sciences and mathematics;
  • excited by the prospect of extending your knowledge of science beyond what you have studied at school, and learning how it can be applied in research and clinical practice;
  • eager to learn about the processes underlying cell and systems biology and neuroscience;
  • intrigued by the interdisciplinary nature of the subject;
  • analytical and have good numerical skills.

To make a competitive application you will need a strong academic background with top grades (mostly A*s or As) at GCSE (or equivalent qualifications).

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Summer School

Find out about the University's summer school programme for UK state applicants: the UNIQ summer school.

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Key Dates

1 September 2015: BMAT registration opens.

1 October 2015: Standard deadline for BMAT registration (5pm BST).

15 October 2015: Late deadline for BMAT registration (5pm BST).

15 October 2015: Closing date for applications via UCAS.

4 November 2015: BMAT is sat.

Early December 2015: Short-listing takes place; decisions are communicated by email.

Mid-December 2015: Interviews for 2014 will be held on Wednesday 17 December 2014. Find out more about interviews for Biomedical Sciences.

Final decisions will be communicated to applicants by colleges.

Contact Us

Medical Sciences Teaching Centre
South Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PL