University of Oxford (Graduate Entry)


The University of Oxford is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. Notable alumni include two British Kings and 17 winners of the Nobel Prize for Medicine – maybe you could be next! The course offered at Oxford takes a traditional approach with distinct pre-clinical and clinical phases, allowing students to fulkky understand and explore the scientific theory underlying clinical practice before they stepping foot onto hospital wards. Oxford, like Cambridge, is a collegiate university so students will additionally benefit to membership to one of the 39 colleges. Your college will provide accommodation and other facilities including dining halls, study rooms and libraries. Studying at Oxford is a unique experience based on tradition and the traditional experiences.

The graduate course is an intensive four year course designed for graduates who are trained in applied or experimental sciences. The first and second years of the course builds on student’s existing science backgrounds to cover the basic medical sciences, as well as essential clinical skills. For the final two years you will be fully integrated into the main stream of the standard clinical course.

Oxford attracts the strongest applicants from across the globe. With a strong emphasis on academics, work experience and BMAT score, Oxford is an ideal choice for very strong all-round applicants keen to experience a traditional Oxbridge education.

Key Points

  • Graduate Entry
  • Oxbridge
  • BMAT
  • Traditional Course

About the university Compare

Key Information
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Phone number
Course Information
Teaching styleTraditional
Two years of transition phase covering basic science and clinical skills, then leading into the final two clincal years of the standard six year medical course.
Course length4 years
Courses offered2 courses offered:
A100 Standard-Entry Medicine - 6 years
A101 Graduate-Entry Medicine - 4 years
Graduate entryYes
Foundation or accessNo
University Life
Local areaOxford
Oxford is a historic student-centered city. The University has no central campus but is made up of over 30 colleges and halls spread across the city centre and beyond. These colleges are at the heart of Oxford's reputation as one of the best universities in the world and make it a very special place to study and live. Every student belongs to a college as well as being a member of their course department and the University. This means all Oxford students have the benefits of belonging to both a large, world-class university and to a small and friendly academic community.
Social lifeOne of the many myths about Oxford is that there is no time to have fun. Alongside your college community you will be able to develop your interests, old or new, through over 400 clubs and societies, many of them University-wide.
Interview stylePanel
Applicants will be interviewed at at least two colleges, taking place over a period of two days. Accommodation will be provided. The number and format of the interview will vary between colleges, however in general you will be interviewed by at least two academics at each college and by at least one practising clinician.
Interview datesDecember
Interview topics
  • Empathy
  • Motivation for medicine
  • Communication skills
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Ethical awareness
  • Capacity for sustained and intense work
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Academic ability
  • Admissions Tests
    BMATBMAT Required
    The BMAT is considered alongside UCAS and Oxford application form when shortlisting candidates for interview. The mean BMAT score (section 1 and 2) for shortlisted applicants was 11.7 versus 9.9 for non-shortlisted applicants in 2020.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEApplicants with a degree in a subject other than bioscience must have a qualification in biology at GCSE or equivalent level
    Subject requirements: Chemistry at A*/A plus one of Biology, Physics or Maths
    Applicants with a degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry are exempt from the Chemistry grade requirement
    Retake policyN/A
    Scottish highersN/A
    Scottish advancedAAB
    Subject requirement: Chemistry at A plus one of Biology, Physics or Maths
    Applicants with a degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry are exempt from the Chemistry grade requirement
    IB36 points
    Subject requirements: 3 subjects at Higher Level grade 6 including Chemistry and at least one of Biology, Physics or Maths
    Applicants with a degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry are exempt from the Chemistry grade requirement
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
    Subject required: Applied or experimental science graduates
    Applications in 19/20319
    Interviews in 19/2089
    Offers in 19/2037
    Success rate in 19/20approx 1 in 9


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