The teaching ethos is supportive but scientifically rigorous, and the College expects and achieves a record of high achievement in research and examinations in this subject. We aim to provide students with a strong understanding of fundamental biological processes, both in the normal and diseased states. In addition, we aim to equip students with the scientific principles required to test hypotheses and evaluate experimental findings for themselves. In recent years, most of our undergraduate students have received distinctions, scholarships and other awards. The majority of our students choose to stay on in the Oxford Clinical School and many of our students have gone on to hold senior academic positions.

The strength of Medicine at Corpus is partly due to financial endowments in the subject. These support our students in a range of ways, including providing teaching opportunities, book awards and travel grants. For instance, each Corpus medical student can apply for £1500 towards their elective period. Corpus is also fortunate to have a thriving Medical Society, which meets every term for a seminar and dinner. This is an excellent opportunity to bring together our pre-clinical and clinical students, plus senior staff from the hospital and university.


Corpus admits 5-6 undergraduate students per year in Medicine, which is the same as larger colleges. Our standard entry requirements are: A-levels: A*AA in three A-levels (excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies) taken in one academic year. Candidates are required to achieve at least grade A in both Chemistry and at least one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

Details of academic entry requirements for other qualifications can be found on the academic entry requirements page. All applicants are required to sit the BMAT test and candidates are shortlisted for interview based primarily on their BMAT scores and GCSE performance (or equivalent). We are sympathetic to requests for deferred entry.

For further information about Medicine at Oxford, please refer to the Medical Sciences website and the University Admissions website. Enquiries about studying Medicine at Corpus should be addressed to the Medical Tutor.