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Hi! I am planning to apply to study biomedical science at Oxford in October (when I will start Y13). I was wondering if there are any Oxford students studying biomedical science who could tell me how they find the course? I have been looking at it on the website and really like the look of it but it is always good to hear what actual students think of it.
Do you enjoy it? How stressful do you find it? Etc.

Also, the three colleges I am planning to pick from are Balliol, St John's and The Queen's College. If there is anybody from these colleges who see this, I was wondering what the tutors are like? When I was on an open day I was told that the tutors at The Queen's College are lovely.

Thank you! :smile:
Original post by Kitty_01
Hi! I am planning to apply to study biomedical science at Oxford in October (when I will start Y13). I was wondering if there are any Oxford students studying biomedical science who could tell me how they find the course? I have been looking at it on the website and really like the look of it but it is always good to hear what actual students think of it.
Do you enjoy it? How stressful do you find it? Etc.

Also, the three colleges I am planning to pick from are Balliol, St John's and The Queen's College. If there is anybody from these colleges who see this, I was wondering what the tutors are like? When I was on an open day I was told that the tutors at The Queen's College are lovely.

Thank you! :smile:


Hey,

This thread is helpful https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6480936

Also very helpful https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7177863

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Original post by Kitty_01
Thank you! :h:

Youโ€™re welcome :hat2:
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Original post by Kitty_01
Hi! I am planning to apply to study biomedical science at Oxford in October (when I will start Y13). I was wondering if there are any Oxford students studying biomedical science who could tell me how they find the course? I have been looking at it on the website and really like the look of it but it is always good to hear what actual students think of it.
Do you enjoy it? How stressful do you find it? Etc.

Also, the three colleges I am planning to pick from are Balliol, St John's and The Queen's College. If there is anybody from these colleges who see this, I was wondering what the tutors are like? When I was on an open day I was told that the tutors at The Queen's College are lovely.

Thank you! :smile:


Hi I have just graduated from this course and really enjoyed it. The course really helped me to discover the areas of science I enjoyed and I ended up graduating with a BA in neuroscience. Let me know if you have any specific questions!
Read Oxford mums demystifyied chapter on applying to biomed at Oxford. Itโ€™s super useful
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6590586
If you're applying to Oxford, make sure to have a look ay their module structure and decide if it's for you. Different biomed courses offer different levels of flexibility. Also note that this degree is not IBMS-accredited.
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Original post by Jhux
Hi I have just graduated from this course and really enjoyed it. The course really helped me to discover the areas of science I enjoyed and I ended up graduating with a BA in neuroscience. Let me know if you have any specific questions!


Wow! Thank you - and well done! ๐Ÿ˜ This question is more about application than the course itself - do you know of Oxford giving out grade requirements to students which is higher than the minimum requirements? Say if a student applied with A*A*A, could they be given an offer only if they got A*A*A?
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Original post by Kitty_01
Wow! Thank you - and well done! ๐Ÿ˜ This question is more about application than the course itself - do you know of Oxford giving out grade requirements to students which is higher than the minimum requirements? Say if a student applied with A*A*A, could they be given an offer only if they got A*A*A?


Thank you! As far as I am aware the entry requirements are as stated on the website. I had higher predicted grades than the A* AA but my conditional offer was the minimum entry requirements I would be extremely surprised if the conditional offer was not A*AA
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Original post by Jhux
Thank you! As far as I am aware the entry requirements are as stated on the website. I had higher predicted grades than the A* AA but my conditional offer was the minimum entry requirements I would be extremely surprised if the conditional offer was not A*AA

Okay, great. Thanks ๐Ÿ˜.
Did you have a favourite module?
Also, did you really enjoy any modules that you wouldn't have expected you'd like as much?
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Original post by Kitty_01
Okay, great. Thanks ๐Ÿ˜.
Did you have a favourite module?
Also, did you really enjoy any modules that you wouldn't have expected you'd like as much?


I applied originally with an interest in physiology but I really enjoyed the brain and behaviour modules in first year so I decided to specialise more in neuroscience in second year. In second year I really enjoyed behavioural neuroscience and also neuropharmacology. Then in final year I really enjoyed the psychiatric disorders option and sleep
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Original post by Jhux
I applied originally with an interest in physiology but I really enjoyed the brain and behaviour modules in first year so I decided to specialise more in neuroscience in second year. In second year I really enjoyed behavioural neuroscience and also neuropharmacology. Then in final year I really enjoyed the psychiatric disorders option and sleep

Cool! Thanks again :biggrin:

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