With separate pre-clinical and clinical sections to the course, students on the Oxford standard medical course (A100) first gain a comprehensive grounding in medical science, before applying that scientific foundation in the clinical setting. Univ admits students for Medicine at both the Pre-Clinical (years 1-3) and Clinical (years 4-6) stage. The pre-clinical part of the course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding that you need to make a start in clinical medicine. It will prepare you for a world where medical practice is rapidly evolving and enable you to make your own distinctive contribution. As well as giving a thorough grounding in the functional science of the body, the course provides a full introduction to the fundamentals of medical research. Although all students are required to follow a core curriculum, the course allows for a certain degree of specialisation. For further information on the structure of the course in the clinical years (years 4 – 6) please see the clinical study website at medsci.ox.ac.uk
Univ typically admits a small cohort of undergraduates to study Medicine, so our students receive a great deal of individual attention. Univ tutors give students experience of both the theoretical underpinnings of medicine and real-world patient problems. They also provide their students with a useful and supportive sense of community throughout this challenging and rigorous degree. This support continues into the clinical years, and the college has a team of tutors dedicated to supporting students as they progress through years 4 – 6. We are exceptionally well placed to offer academic, welfare and financial support to our clinical students. Univ supports all of its students whose courses place a heavy emphasis on Maths, including Medicine, with an introductory Maths Week at the start of their first year. This is to ensure you are as prepared as possible to be successful in your studies.
There is a wealth of information about the Medicine course structure, possible option choices, and admissions criteria on the University of Oxford’s main website, available at ox.ac.uk
The majority of our Medicine graduates choose to pursue a medical career. However, any undergraduate degree at Oxford provides you with a wide variety of transferable skills and therefore Univ’s students of any degree progress to a diverse range of careers. For some, their undergraduate degree leads to academic research, industrial research or teaching. For many, their future career, for instance in business, government or the charitable sector, is defined less by the subject they studied and more by the skills they acquired. Oxford’s Careers Service provides destination statistics for graduates.
If you are considering applying for Medicine, a number of resources you might find useful to explore beyond the school curriculum can be found on Univ’s Staircase12 pages, including the Reading Bank and Resource Hub.
Note About Tutor Changes
Univ is proud of our diverse and engaged team of academic staff. Please note, however, any individual tutor may move on and that in any given year a number of our tutors may be on research leave. We cannot therefore guarantee that you would be taught by the tutors listed on this website should you come here to study. The College will ensure that fully qualified staff are available to cover research leave. A number of Univ’s academic staff are primarily involved in research and, therefore, some of the academic staff listed on our website may not deliver undergraduate teaching.