Corpus Christi College Oxford

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We typically seek to admit 4 students a year for Chemistry.


Corpus admits four Chemistry students each year and has a reputation for high academic standards. Our undergraduates are highly employable and move on to do research degrees or enter the professions. Essentially all Chemistry tutorials are provided within the College by the tutors and lecturer listed below. Further information on the Chemistry tutors is available from their individual web pages (links below). The College Library is generously funded and actively maintained with recent publications; it has one of the most complete collections of relevant Chemistry textbooks in Oxford.

General advice about applying to study Chemistry at Oxford may be found on the Department's website. The standard A-level conditional offer is A*A*A with the A* in a science subject or mathematics. Equivalent offers apply for the International (or other) Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers, etc. (for details, see here). Chemistry and Mathematics are essential at A-level (or its equivalent). Another Science subject and/or Further Mathematics are recommended. We are pleased to receive applications for deferred entry. If you have any questions about applying to Corpus to study Chemistry, please contact Professor Hore or Dr Wormald.


Professor Peter Hore, Physical Chemistry (College web page; Departmental web page; Research group web site)

Dr Mark Wormald, Inorganic Chemistry (College web page; Departmental web page)


Dr Rachel Quarrell, Organic Chemistry

Junior Research Fellow

Dr Gabriel Pupo

One of Professor Hore's research interests is whether birds use magnetically sensitive chemical reactions as the basis of their ability to detect the Earth's magnetic field as an aid to navigation. The flavin molecule depicted is one of the proposed components of this chemical compass and the equations describe the quantum-mechanical basis of the magnetic response.


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