Biology

Dates of course: Sunday 10th July - Wednesday 13th July 2022, Sunday 24th July - Wednesday 27th July 2022 (students will only attend one or the other of these 4-day residential courses)

The UNIQ Biology course will give you an insight into what being an undergraduate biologist at Oxford is like. Each day has a theme reflecting the options on offer on the degree course, which is taught jointly across the departments of Zoology and Plant Sciences.

Throughout the UNIQ Biology Course, you will undertake a series of short lectures and workshops. You will also have the opportunity to split into small groups to discuss a given question in a tutorial with a lecturer. The question could be on any topic, so you will be given some pointers on what to read and how to think about the question. The tutorial system is one of the great things about Oxford, and on the UNIQ course you get a taster of how inspiring tutors can be. If the prospect of being questioned by an academic in a group seems daunting, don’t worry – the student ambassadors will help and guide you through the work.

The undergraduate course is designed to offer flexibility in the combination of molecular and whole-organism biology and includes opportunities to specialise in a particular area.

You must be studying Biology to A2 in order to apply to this course. Studying Maths and other Sciences is useful but not essential.