British System

  • A-levels: A*AA including Mathematics at grade A or above
  • Advanced Highers: AA/AAB
  • Candidates are required to have Mathematics to A-level (A* or A grade) or Advanced Higher (A grade)
  • If a practical component forms part of any of your science A‐levels used to meet your offer, we expect you to pass it.

International Baccalaureate

  • Point: 39 (including core points) with 766 at HL 
  • Candidates are required to have a Higher Level in the IB (score 6 or 7) or another equivalent.

English Language Requirement

All undergraduate applicants who are not native English speakers must satisfy one of the requirements listed in the table below. 

Possible exemptions from this requirement will be considered for those who:

  • studied the International Baccalaureate programme, if it is taught in English
  • studied the Singapore Integrated Programme (SIPCAL) 
  • have been educated full-time in the medium of the English language throughout the two most recent years, and who remain in full-time education conducted in the English language until the end of the school year.

If you need to meet English language conditions, you will be asked to show one of the following test score

  • IELTS: minimum 7.5 with at least 7.0 per component
  • TOEFL/TOEFL IBT Home Edition: minimum 110 with at least 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: minimum 191 with at least 185 per component
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): minimum 191 with at least 185 per component
  • Pearson PTE Academic: minimum 76 with at least 66 in all skills
  • English Language GCSE: grade B or grade 6 (We do not accept IGCSE in either First Language English or English as a Second Language as proof of English proficiency.)
  • English Language O-level: grade B
  • International Baccalaureate Standard Level (SL): score of 5 in English (as Language A or B)

Personal statement

This is where you can write whatever you’d like to say about yourself and your motivation to study your course.Your personal statement should therefore focus on the course you want to study, not the universities themselves.

Academic reference

A reference from a teacher or someone else who is qualified to comment on your academic ability is an essential part of your application. Your application will be incomplete without a reference and we will not be able to consider it.

Thinking Skills Assessment

All candidates must take the Thinking Skills Assessment: Section 1 (TSA S1) as part of their application. Separate registration for this test is required and it is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that they are registered.

Section 1: is made up of 50 multiple-choice questions and aims to assess the following detail: 

  • problem-solving skills, including numerical and spatial reasoning; 
  • critical thinking skills, including the ability to understand an argument; 
  • and the ability to reason using everyday language.

Written Work (Optional)

This demonstrates your analytical, reasoning, language and writing skills, as appropriate for your chosen degree course. However, written work is not required for this course.


The interview is designed to assess your academic potential. Tutors are looking for your self-motivation and enthusiasm for your subject. Decisions are not based on your manners, appearance or background, but on your ability to think independently and to engage with new ideas beyond the scope of your school or college syllabus.


Tutors make decisions based on all aspects of your application:

  • your interview
  • any admissions tests or written work required for your course
  • your prior academic attainment and predicted grades
  • your personal statement
  • the academic reference
University of Oxford - Economics & Management
Source: University of Oxford - Economics & Management