University of Oxford St. Anne's College Biochemistry Pre-Med Academic Program

Academic
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Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Multi Term, Single Term

About the Program

Dating back to 1879, St. Anne’s College at the University of Oxford is part of one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the English-speaking world. Since its inception in 1096, Oxford has educated 28 British prime ministers, 55 Nobel Prize winners, and 120 Olympic medal winners. Sixty miles from London, Oxford is very much a student city with its 30-plus colleges creating a warm and welcoming environment to call home.

St. Anne’s College huge library is open for 24/7 study

Join the age-old tradition of Freshers Fair to enter Oxford social life

Oxford: famous for historic spires, charming cafes, and green spaces

St. Anne’s thriving music scene and sport—especially cricket—is popular

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
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Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
Advanced
GPA Requirements:
3.70
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Academic Strengths:
Biological & Physical Sciences, History, Archaeology, English, Geography
Housing:
University-owned flat
Visa Required:
Maybe
Credits:
2-3 tutorials

Stay Healthy & Safe While You Study Abroad

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

Former SAF Scholar

The best thing about studying abroad were the flatmates I was blessed with. They are friends for life.

University of Oxford St. Anne's College SAF Alumni

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About the University

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St. Anne’s College dates back to 1879 and became a full college of the University of Oxford in 1952. Originally established as a place for women with the talent and determination to study at Oxford, the college now has a body of 800 students, both male and female. Gifted individuals who have studied or taught here include 28 British prime ministers, 55 Nobel Prize winners, and 120 Olympic medal winners. 

The university is the largest employer in Oxfordshire and the center of life in the city. Just 60 miles from London, Oxford is very much a student city with more than 30 student colleges creating a warm and welcoming environment to call home.

Learn more at St. Anne's College's official website.

Academics

University of Oxford St. Anne's College's Academic Approach

St. Anne’s pre-med program stands out among other pre-med year abroad courses because of its molecular focus and emphasis on independent study. This program is considered an Extended Fall term or Extended Academic year as there is an additional five-week course added to the front of the traditional Michaelmas term (8-week fall term). 

If you study just for the fall term, you would take 5-week courses in human physiology and fundamental biochemistry, laying the foundation for the more advanced options you take in your 8-week Michaelmas Term. 

You study physiology and biochemistry alongside the fall only students, but have opportunities to take a broader, more extensive range of courses in the remaining three terms. These courses have been designed to fit with the typical pre-med course sequence for Juniors. Lab classes are also available on a space-available basis if you’re studying September to June. 

On the back of completing this year abroad, you could consider progressing to prestigious medical schools such as Perelman Medical School at the University of Pennsylvania, Cambridge University, Oxford University, Harvard Medical School, many receiving highly prestigious scholarships such as Gates scholarship and Rhodes scholarship. 

The tutors at St. Anne’s are happy to write recommendations to support you applications to medical school.

Courses

You should list at least six courses (13S1 Biological Chemistry, 25S1 Physiology and 4 courses in order of preference on your course preference form). 

Fall semester and whole-year options are posted on the website.

Course & Departmental Restrictions

You are required to take:

  • 13S1 Biological Chemistry (5-weeks in Sept)
  • 25S1 Physiology (5-weeks in Sept)
  • 2-4 tutorials in each of the other terms

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following:

  • Cambridge (CAE): 191 (with 185 per component)
  • Cambridge (CPE): 191 (with 185 per component)
  • IELTS: 7.5 *Minimum sub-score is 7.0  
  • TOEFL iBT: 110 (25 in speaking, 24 in reading and writing, 22 in listening)

Learn More About Language Requirements

Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Fall 2022 (Pre-Med)

Program dates:
Mid October - Early December
Application Deadline:
Fees Starting From:
£
20,720

Housing Information

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University-owned flat

The SAF program fee covers a well-equipped single study bedroom in a university-managed apartment with a balcony offering an impressive view of the campus or University Parks. Small year groups live together, and friendships easily form. Head to the coffee bar to study, and get active at the onsite gym.

Your SAF program fee guarantees break stay and includes a meal card.

About Oxford

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Why Oxford

Oxford's renown on the global stage is as home to one of the oldest and best universities in the world. Just 60 miles from London, it is very much a student city, with more than 30 colleges creating a warm, welcoming environment. Its sandstone spires, pretty parks, and profound sense of tradition infuses every part of the city. 

Learn more about Oxford

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

On Arrival

Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

To Housing

Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

Home Sweet Home

Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

Keeping You Safe

As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Commonly Asked Questions About Studying Abroad

Commonly Asked Questions About Academic & Concurrent Programs

Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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