We admit six Medicine students each year. The admissions process for Medicine is handled jointly with all Oxford Colleges: see the Study Medicine at Oxford Pre-Clinical pages for details. Short-listed candidates who express a preference for Brasenose in their application will usually be interviewed here and at one other College.

The Course

Please read about the Course Structure for the Medical course. At Brasenose, the College teaching team is strong in most areas of the preclinical course, and so you will be taught by a College fellow once or twice a week throughout your first two years. In your third year, depending on your specialist interests, you will be taught by a wider range of Oxford scientists, in addition to the Brasenose tutors. The College tutorials are an opportunity for you to explore the medical sciences in depth, and aim to develop your abilities to analyse data, offer constructive criticism and make persuasive, reasoned arguments. The format of tutorials ranges from one-to-one conversations based on an extended writing assignment to small group, problem-based discussions. Your tutors will take a continuing interest in your academic development, and aim to offer support, guidance and provocation, as required.


You will take Part 1 of your BM BCh medical degree in year 2 and complete an honours BA in Medical Sciences in year 3. Successful completion of these two components will entitle you to proceed to the Clinical Course in Oxford (part 2 of the BM BCh degree), but you may choose to apply for transfer at that stage to one of the London clinical schools that welcome Oxford graduates. Small-group clinical teaching sessions are provided most weeks, and coordinated by a fellow of clinical medicine who also works as a hospital physician. We aim to nurture clinical and diagnostic skills in a supportive environment, drawing from a pool of senior medics and surgeons affiliated to the college to enable teaching to be tailored to the needs and interests of the individual students.