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A number of pre-med Stanford students come to Oxford, but it is important to note that we do not have the ability to offer tutorials in medicine. Often pre-med students prefer to study health in the social sciences division, or history of medicine in the humanities division, or simply use their time abroad to study another interest. Instead of attracting doctors, the medical science division can be attractive to Human Biology, Biology, Biochemical engineering and psychology students.

Don't just assume that this means you should plan to study Psychology or Biology. Applicants often overlook the depth and breadth of courses within the humanities at Oxford. Pay attention to specifics within each department, you may find that your proposed tutorial is too broad. Luckily, you may also find ways in which you can make your tutorial more specific, or discover a new focus altogether.

The Medical Sciences departments are

0301 - Biochemistry

AXESS Codes 197B, 195N

The Biochemistry Department is part of the University of Oxford's Medical Sciences Division, the largest of the University's four academic divisions and ranked third in the world for Biomedicine. Stanford students are limited in their options for tutorials within the biochemistry department because of constraints on laboratory dependent courses. Students are advised an encouraged to propose their own theory-based tutorial topics, but the tutorial titles suggested below are a good starting point. They are sorted between general biology and specifically tutorials in human biology.

AXESS Code 197B

AXESS Code 195N, 197N

0302 - Experimental Psychology

AXESS Code 196A

The Oxford Experimental Psychology Department typically hosts four or five research seminars each week, in addition to undergraduate lectures and tutorials. Students interested in researching psychology will find many opportunities within reach. At present, there are particularly strong research groups in the fields of human cognitive processes, neuroscience, language, developmental psychology, social psychology and psychological disorders. We have a long tradition of working with enthusiastic tutors who are interested to meet student's individual project interested. If you have a specific learning outcome in mind, contact the centre director with the details.