All students wanting to study biological sciences at Oxford should have studied biological sciences at their home universities for at least two years. 



Teaching for biological sciences will happen in a mix of University lectures, which play a key part in biological science teaching, tutorials (one to one meetings with a specialist tutor), and, if possible, group tutorials with other Oxford undergraduates. Students will prepare work for individual and group tutorials in biological sciences, typically in the form of problem sheets. Students will not write essays (papers) for mathematics tutorials, but will present their work in mathematical form. Group work and discussion are warmly encouraged. Full lecture notes and other supporting materials are available on the University’s virtual learning platform to which students will have full access once they are in Oxford.


Choosing tutorials

More information is available on the Oxford biological sciences department’s website

Please ignore information about how to apply, interviews, the acceptance rate, examinations etc as this is all intended only for matriculated students registered for degrees at Oxford. Don’t be put off by the fact that it is called a ‘BA’ in mathematics. Almost all first degrees at Oxford are BA degrees, whether the discipline is in humanities, social science, or science.

This page gives further useful information about tutorial options in mathematics and statistics:

Once you have looked at the website, please contact the BestSemester office to discuss your tutorial requests in more detail.