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Entry Requirements for the undergraduate Engineering Science degree at Oxford

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Entry Requirements

We’re looking for students with exceptional academic ability and a hunger to learn more. If you can demonstrate a passion for engineering and for applying your technical knowledge to solve real-world problems, we want to hear from you.

Qualifications you'll need

A-Level (or equivalent)

A*A*A, including Mathematics and Physics. The A*s must be in Mathematics, Physics or Further Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate

40 (including core points) with 776 at HL (with 7s in HL Mathematics and Physics)

Mitigating circumstances

If you’re predicted A*AA, you may still be offered an interview, if our admissions tutors think you have potential to do well on the course. This is usually because of circumstances that have caused you to fall short of your full potential. This might be because of disruption due to a change of schools or teachers, bereavement or an illness.

If this is the case, you should make it clear in your UCAS personal statement and/or school reference. However, any offer will be conditional on you achieving A*AA.

Other requirements

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you may also need to meet our English language requirements.


GCSEs will be taken into account when we consider your application but they are just one aspect that we look at. GCSE results will be considered alongside your personal statement, academic reference, predicted grades and performance in any written work or written test required for your course.

If you are shortlisted, your performance in interviews will also be taken into account.

Higher grades at GCSE can help to make your application more competitive, and successful applicants typically have a high proportion of 7,8 and 9 grades. However, we do look at GCSE grades in context.

Physics Aptitude Test

All candidates must also take the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT) as part of their application.