The chemistry department at Oxford is large and has an impressive research profile, with over 80 faculty leading diverse research groups in a wide variety of areas including catalysis, sustainable energy chemistry, advanced functional materials, and chemistry at the interface with biology and medicine. It has a history of successful commercialisation of its research in spinout companies and has recently received an award for encouraging gender diversity in science. Research and teaching happen in the lively Science Area, close to Wycliffe Hall and to the University Parks. Faculty, research staff, and students can socialise in one of the nearby University cafes.
Teaching for biological sciences will happen in a mix of University lectures, which play a key part in biological science teaching, tutorials (one to one meetings with a specialist tutor), and, if possible, group tutorials with other Oxford undergraduates. Students will prepare work for individual and group tutorials in biological sciences, typically in the form of problem sheets. Group work and discussion are warmly encouraged. Full lecture notes and other supporting materials are available on the University’s virtual learning platform to which students will have full access once they are in Oxford.