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University of Oxford

Medicine

UCAS Code: A100

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - BMBCh

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA in three A-levels (excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies) taken in the same academic year. Candidates are required to achieve at least a grade A in both Chemistry and at least one of Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Further Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45

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)

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

Pre-U subject requirements are the same as those for A-levels.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

39

with 7 6 6 at HL, including Chemistry and a second science (Biology or Physics) and/or Mathematics to Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

The Medical School welcomes applications from candidates with combinations such as: - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (D*DD) - BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate or Foundation Diploma in Applied Science plus two A-levels (D*AA or DA*A) - BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science plus one A-level (D*DA or DDA*) The chemistry requirement should be covered either by the A-level(s) or by taking two BTEC optional units in chemistry (Inorganic and Organic). We also welcome applications from candidates with two A-levels, one in Chemistry and one from Biology, Physics or Maths, plus a BTEC Level 3 qualification in another subject. We do not accept BTEC qualifications of any level in Health & Social Care or Sport & Exercise Science.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Taken in the same academic year and to include Chemistry, plus one from Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

Taken in the same academic year and supplemented by two or more Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-165

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About this course


Course option

6.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Pre-clinical medicine

The practice of Medicine offers a breadth of experiences impossible to find in any other subject. Every day brings different patients with different needs. It’s a great choice for scientists who strive to understand and apply research findings to improve the lives of the patients in their care. It offers a meaningful career that is prestigious, secure and well paid. For more information on this course please visit ox.ac.uk/ugmedicine.

The Uni


Course locations:

Magdalen

Pembroke

Oriel

University

St Anne's

Corpus Christi

St Peter's

Brasenose

St Hugh's

Worcester

Keble

St John's

Jesus

Trinity

Balliol

Queen's

Christ Church

St Edmund Hall

Wadham

St Catherine's

St Hilda's

Merton

Hertford

Lincoln

Lady Margaret Hall

New College

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Exeter

Somerville

Department:

Medicine

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Pre-clinical medicine

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
41%
Male students
59%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A*
A*

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Pre-clinical medicine

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£32,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

68%
Health professionals
10%
Teaching and educational professionals
3%
Health associate professionals

Medical degrees are some of the most difficult courses to enter, but very nearly all graduates go on to good, well-paid and secure careers in health. If you're taking a shorter pre-clinical course, you'll need to continue on to further medical training to complete an accredited qualification, which explains why a high proportion of those grads are 'in further study' six months later. And at the moment, the UK is short of doctors and we have upped the number of places available, so demand remains high.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Pre-clinical medicine

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£37k

£37k

£44k

£44k

£43k

£43k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Graduate field commentary:

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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