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Content’s List 1
Choosing what to study 3
Admission requirements 5
Archaeology and Anthropology BA 3 Years 12
Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular] MBIOCHEM 4 Years 14
Biological Sciences BA 3 Years 18
Biomedical Sciences BA 3 Years 20
Chemistry MCHEM 4 Years 24
Classical Archaeology and Ancient History BA 3 Years 27
Classics (Literae Humaniores] BA 4 Years Classical Languages and Literature, Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Philology, Ancient and Modern Philosophy 30
Classics and English BA 3 Years (Course I) Or 4 Years (Course II) 35
Classics and Modern Languages BA 4 or 5 Years including a year abroad 38
Classics and Oriental Studies BA 4 years (3 years if Oriental Studies is the main subject and no year abroad is taken) 41
Computer Science BA 3 Years or MCOMPSCI 4 Years 44
Computer Science and Philosophy BA 3 Years or MCOMPPHIL 4 Years 47
Earth Sciences (Geology] BA (Geology] 3 Years or MEARTHSCI 4 Years 51
Economics and Management BA 3 Years 54
Engineering Science MENG 4 Years 57
English Language and Literature BA 3 Years 60
English and Modern Languages BA 4 years with a year abroad English and either Czech (with Slovak), French, German, Modern Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish 63
European and Middle Eastern Languages BA 4 years with a year abroad Czech (with Slovak), French, German, Modern Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish, with either Arabic, Hebrew, Persian or Turkish 66
Fine Art BFA 3 Years 70
Geography BA 3 years 72
History BA 3 Years 75
History (Ancient and Modern] BA 3 Years 78
History and Economics BA 3 years 81
History and English BA 3 years 83
History and Modern Languages BA 4 years with a year abroad History and either Czech (with Slovak), French, German, Modern Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish 86
History and Politics BA 3 years 89
History of Art BA 3 years 92
Human Sciences BA 3 years 94
Law (Jurisprudence] Ba 3 years (Equivalent to LLB); 4-year course option includes a year studying abroad 97
Materials Science MENG 4 years 100
Mathematics BA 3 years or MMATH 4 years 104
Mathematics and Computer Science BA 3 years or MMATHCOMPSCI 4 Years 107
Mathematics and Philosophy BA 3 Years or MMATHPHIL 4 years 110
Mathematics and Statistics BA 3 tears or MMATH 4 years 114
Medicine BA 3 years or BM BCH 6 years 117
Modern Languages BA 4 Years with a year abroad Czech (with Slovak), French, German, Modern Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish 123
Modern Languages and Linguistics BA 4 years with a year abroad 129
Music BA 3 years 131
Oriental Studies BA 3 or 4 years (see individual subjects) Arabic, Chinese, Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Hebrew Studies, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Persian, Sanskrit, Turkish 135
Philosophy and Modern Languages BA 4 Years Philosophy and either Czech (with Slovak), French, German, Modern Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish 140
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) BA 3 Years 143
Philosophy and Theology BA 3 years 147
Physics MPHYS 4 years 150
Physics and Philosophy MPHYSPHIL 4 Years 153
Psychology (Experimental] BA 3 years 156
Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics (PPL) BA 3 years 159
Religion and Oriental Studies BA 3 years 162
Theology and Religion BA 3 years 165
Oxford is... What You Make It 167
Choosing what to study
Getting this decision right is crucial to enjoying your time at university so do really explore your options, even if you think you know what you want to study. Your degree course will run for three or more years and your workload will feel much lighter if you genuinely love your course. In our view, the right subject is like a good book – it should be hard to put down.
A favourite subject
Having a clear favourite might make this decision easy but do still check out the structure and content of the course and consider how these might differ from other universities you are applying to. Subjects at degree level can be quite different from studying them at school.
Two or even three combined
Oxford offers a wide range of joint courses which give students the chance to explore different subjects and examine the connections between them. This will often reveal insights not necessarily found by studying them individually. There tend to be fewer places on our joint courses but this is not always the case. A few subjects are only available at undergraduate level as part of a joint course, for example Philosophy or Economics.
Don't forget to check out our courses not normally available at school, for example Archaeology and Anthropology, Biochemistry, Human Sciences, and Materials Science. For some they are the perfect opportunity to explore aspects of favourite subjects in an exciting new way, for others they are the chance to study something else.
“The vast majority of jobs do not specify the subject studied at university; all degree courses equip you with a wide range of valuable employability skills”. Jonathan Black, Careers Service