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Undergraduate

Undergraduate Courses

St Peter's is proud to offer one of the broadest ranges of subjects for study within Oxford University, with over 30 courses in everything from Archaeology to Theology and Religion.

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Archaeology and Anthropology

Drawing on well over a century of experience in teaching and research, Oxford’s Archaeology and Anthropology course offers a comprehensive guide to the richness and diversity of human cultural experience through space and time.

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Biochemistry

Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at Oxford is a four-year course, resulting in an MBiochem degree. The Oxford Biochemistry department is one of the largest in Europe.

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Biology

The Biology degree course at Oxford is run by the Biology Department. It covers all aspects of biology ranging from molecular and cell biology to disease, ecology, and behaviour.

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Chemistry

Chemistry at Oxford is a four year course leading to the degree of MChem. The course provides a high level education in the subject with sufficient flexibility to enable students to both specialise and explore overlapping scientific disciplines.

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Earth Sciences (Geology)

Oxford's Earth Sciences course can be taken over three years (BA in Geology) or four (MEarthSci). The combination of lectures, practical classes, tutorials and field trips, provides an unrivalled education in the Earth Sciences.

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Economics

Economics can be studied at Oxford only in combination with Management, History or as part of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) course.

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Economics and Management

There are obvious connections between the two disciplines of Economics and Management. This course allows students to develop their understanding of both fields, and to appreciate the links between the two.

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Engineering Science

The Engineering Science course at Oxford covers all major engineering disciplines (civil, mechanical, electrical, electronic, chemical, biomedical, robotics, etc.) and is accredited by all the major institutions.

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English

Oxford's English Language and Literature course is one of the broadest in the country, giving you the chance to study writing in English from its origins in Anglo-Saxon England to the present.

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English and Modern Languages

This combination is ideal for those with a strong interest in Western literature and languages, developing practical linguistic skills in one of the seven modern European languages offered at St Peter's.

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Geography

The Oxford Geography course is distinctive in its emphasis on the relationship between human society and the environment, while still allowing students to specialise, according to their interests, in either physical or human areas of the subject.

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History

The History course at Oxford offers more than one hundred options, spanning all areas of the globe and a period of 1500 years, with expertise offered by more than 90 historians who research and write on a wide variety of themes and topics.

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History and Economics

There are obvious connections between the two disciplines of History and Economics. This course allows students to develop their understanding of both fields, and to appreciate the links between the two.

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History and English

This course encourages students to think critically about how we define ‘history’ and ‘literature’ and about how the two disciplines interrelate and in large measure overlap.

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History and Modern Languages

The richness and variety of the cultural and intellectual topics that are available at Oxford make this a stimulating and exciting course, enabling language, literature and culture to be related to their historical contexts.

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History and Politics

History and Politics is an ideal course for those whose interest in history lies in the contemporary world, and in the development and workings of government.

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History of Art

History of Art students take part in a world-class, closely-knit department which combines the strengths of the unique tutorial system of teaching with high-level exposure to art works from Antiquity to the present.

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Law (Jurisprudence)

The Oxford Law course, leading to the BA in Jurisprudence, introduces students to a range of legal domains, in both private and public law, as well as European and International law.

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Management

Management can only be studied at St Peter's in conjunction with Economics, which is a very flexible course allowing students to develop their interests in a wide range of either Economics or Management options.

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Mathematics

This course requires students to develop skills of mathematical rigour, logic and abstraction, and to gain an understanding of the foundations as well as building techniques for solving concrete problems.

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Mathematics and Philosophy

Philosophy and Mathematics is an ideal subject for those who love maths but not quite enough to do nothing else for the next three or four years. Or for those who love philosophy, but who crave a little bit of certainty every now and then.

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Mathematics and Statistics

Statistics, machine learning and probability play an increasing role in science and industry with new opportunities for rigorous evidence-based decision making and wealth creation.

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Medicine

Medical training at Oxford is open to school leavers who take a six year course (UCAS A100 BMBCh) or to science graduates who follow a four year accelerated course (UCAS A101 BMBCh4).

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Modern Languages

Studying Modern Languages provides both practical training in written and spoken language and an extensive introduction to literature and thought written in European languages.

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Music

Music is at the heart of St Peter’s. As a scholarly discipline it has been taught at Oxford for many centuries, and a link with this long tradition is apparent in the core subjects of Analysis, Techniques of Composition and History of Music.

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Philosophy

Philosophy is the general study of reality and our relationship to it. It seeks an understanding of many everyday concepts such as cause, mind, good and bad, object, fact, truth, right and wrong, appearance and reality, number, reason...

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Philosophy and Modern Languages

Studying philosophy with a modern language introduces you to some of the most important approaches to understanding language, literature and ideas.

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Philosophy and Theology

Philosophy and Theology brings together some of the most important approaches to understanding and assessing the intellectual claims of religion.

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Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE)

The Oxford PPE course has a long-established international reputation and is supported by more than 200 teachers and scholars across the University.

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Physics

Physics at Oxford offers both a strong theoretical grounding in fundamentals, and opportunities to develop practical skills in research, over either a three-year BA course, or a four-year MPhys course, which includes a research project.

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Physics and Philosophy

What are space and time? What are scientific laws? What if there wasn’t a Big Bang? Combining philosophy with physics gives you ample opportunity to think about the nature of the universe and your place in it.

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Politics

Politics can be studied at Oxford only as part of the Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) course or in combination with History.

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Religion and Oriental Studies

This course combines the historical, textual, literary-critical and sociological concerns of theology and the study of religion with advanced training in a language to study Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, or Judaism through its primary canonical texts.

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Theology and Religion

Theology is an ancient intellectual discipline, with continuing and momentous social significance around the world today.

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