FAQ


What subjects do I need to study to be offered a place?
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You must study Maths and Physics to A-Level (or an equivalent qualification such as IB). It is desirable to also study Chemistry to A-Level, or at least to AS-Level. An A-Level in Further Maths can be very useful, but is not a requirement. More detail can be found on the Admissions Criteria for Materials Science web-page.

What grades will I have to achieve to be offered a place?
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Our standard minimum entrance requirement is A*AA with the A* in any one of Maths, Physics or Chemistry. More detail can be found on the Admissions Criteria for Materials Science web-page.

What if my school doesn't do A-Levels?
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Applications are welcomed from those studying for other equivalent qualifications and offers will reflect equivalent levels of achievement. The most common alternatives can be seen on the Admissions Criteria for Materials Science web-page. A comprehensive list of other qualifications can be found on the University Admissions web-page

What happens if I don't achieve all of the grades on my offer?
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Competition for places at the University of Oxford is intense, and places are offered on the understanding that candidates will meet the terms stated. If you do not achieve all of the required grades it is highly unlikely that you will be allowed to take up your place. In the event of exceptional circumstances you would need to contact the College that made the offer of a place.

Where can I find information about applying to/studying at Oxford University?
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There are links to relevant information in the Materials Science at Oxford section of our website.

Where can I find information about visiting Oxford Materials?
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Information about visiting the Department is available from the department website. We run a number of Open Days and a variety of different courses/masterclasses. Information about these can be found in the Events section of our website.