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Biochemistry is a highly interdisciplinary subject: dynamic and full of opportunities to pursue a range of interests, the course allows you to build foundation knowledge in many areas of science.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Biochemistry.


Overview ๐Ÿ”— This is the Biochemistry section of the University undergraduate prospectus. The most important information about the course is here, including entry requirements, course structure, and prerequisites.

Faculty website ๐Ÿ”— The Biochemistry department website contains further information about the optional modules within the course, the prospectus ๐Ÿ”—, as well as interviews with current undergraduates.

Alternative Prospectus ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ The alternative prospectus for Biochemistry, created by the Oxford Students' Union, also gives some more student perspectives! (Please note the course changed slightly a couple of years ago, so not all information provided will be accurate - although most will be!)

More things to explore

Oxford Podcasts ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Anyone uncertain about which course to choose at Oxford might benefit from this podcast comparing Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry - some of the information regarding the 4th year is outdated, but itโ€™s still a very valuable resource!

Application Resources

Admissions requirements ๐Ÿ”— Unlike some of the related courses, Biochemistry does not require those applying to take an admissions test (woo!). The admissions requirements are found in more detail on this admissions page on the department website.

Reading List ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ These are the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Donโ€™t be intimidated by how long they are; theyโ€™re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

Example interview questions ๐Ÿ”— This website has a few example interview questions for Biochemistry and Natural Sciences. Theyโ€™re written to explain the thought process that tutors will be eager to hear in interviews, as discussing your thoughts out loud is a very good approach.

InsideUni Biochemistry interview experiences ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. Weโ€™re biased, but we think theyโ€™re useful!