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Chemistry University of Oxford Degree level: Undergraduate

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Chemists are a constant source of innovation: it is hard to imagine any product introduced in recent times that did not require the creative efforts of a chemist. Chemistry underpins the conceptual framework and methodology of biochemistry and molecular medicine and is at the heart of many major industries.

A good Chemistry degree opens the door to an extensive choice of careers.

Teaching and research are closely linked: Oxford is one of the leading chemistry departments in the world with a state-of-the-art lab, and international level research in a broad range of areas including: synthesis and catalysis, medicinal and biological chemistry, sustainable energy, advanced materials, innovative measurement and theoretical and computational chemistry. A new teaching lab is under construction and expected to be completed in 2018. The department has an outstanding track record in commercialising the innovative work of research staff, which has raised millions of pounds for the University.

The MChem is a four-year course, and is not modular, enabling us to explore the links within the subject. The core material is taken by all students, with opportunities to specialise later in the course. The fourth year (Part II) is devoted exclusively to research – a distinctive feature of Chemistry at Oxford since 1916. For more information on this course please visit ox.ac.uk/ugchem.

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Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 October

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

Oxford is one of the most international universities in the world. Today, one third of its students, including 17% of undergraduates, are international citizens, and come from over 140 countries. For more information visit ox.ac.uk/int.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*A*A Including Chemistry and Mathematics, with both A*s in science subjects and/or Maths.
Excluding General Studies (if taken)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*D* - DDD Conditional offers would usually be:
Extended Diploma with D*D*D to DDD, depending on the course.
Diploma with DD plus an A grade at A-level, possibly with one or two * grades, depending on the course.
Subsidiary Diploma with D plus two A grades at A-level, possibly with one or two * grades, depending on the course.
Access to HE Diploma D: 45 credits Some Access courses allow students to take one or two A-levels as part of the course. This option is strongly recommended for students who wish to apply to Oxford, especially for those courses which have specific subject requirements. If you would like to discuss the suitability of your Access course for entry to Oxford University, please contact the subject department that you’d like to apply to for further information. (Contact details are at ox.ac.uk/courses)
Scottish Higher AAAAB - AAAAA Supplemented by two or more Advanced Highers.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D2, D3 Pre-U subject requirements are the same as those for A-levels.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 40 points with 7 in HL Chemistry and EITHER 6/7 in HL Mathematics OR 7 in SL Mathematics plus a second science with 7 at HL.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H1, H2, H2
Scottish Advanced Higher AA - AAB Including Chemistry and Mathematics

Conditional offers will usually be for AAB if a student is able to take three Advanced Highers; where this is not possible then a student would be expected to achieve AA in two Advanced Highers, as well as an A grade in an additional Higher course taken in Year 6.

Candidates are required to have Chemistry and Mathematics to A-level, Advanced Higher, or Higher Level in the IB or any other equivalent. In IB, Mathematics 7 at SL is also acceptable. An additional science or Further Mathematics are also recommended. We expect you to have taken and passed any practical component in your chosen science subjects.

A range of other international qualifications is also acceptable for entry. Please see ox.ac.uk/intquals for further information.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Oxford Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA Ox)

TSA Oxford is a paper-based test of two sections, lasting 2 hours:

Section 1: Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA). 50 Multiple Choice questions covering problem-solving skills, including numerical and spatial reasoning, and critical thinking skills, including understanding argument and reasoning using everyday language.
Section 2: Writing Task. 1 essay from a choice of 4, assessing the ability to organise ideas in a clear and concise manner, and communicate them effectively in writing. Questions are not subject-specific.

Candidates for Chemistry (F100) and History and Economics (LV11) only sit Section 1 (90 minutes).

The TSA must be taken on Wednesday 30 October 2019. All applicants must register in plenty of time and before the registration deadline, 18.00 BST on Tuesday 15 October 2019. See ox.ac.uk/tsa for further information.

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English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Overall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component
Cambridge English Proficiency Overall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component
IELTS (Academic) 7.5 Minimum 7.0 per component
TOEFL (iBT) 110.0 Minimum component scores: Listening: 22 Reading: 24 Speaking: 25 Writing: 24

For details on English Language Requirements, please visit the website url

https://ox.ac.uk/englang


Fees and funding

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