Interviewing for Medicine at Oxford: The Basics

Rightly or wrongly it is your interview that will decide your offer of a place to read medicine at Oxford. The UCAS form and BMAT are used to short list candidates, and are then not considered again except in separating two similar interviewees (see https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/medicine/pre-clinical/statistics for the full application procedure). This places a lot of…

History Aptitude Test

Top 15 Must Know Events for a History Interview

A backbone to springboard your career as a historian Recently, whilst conducting a mock interview for a History candidate I asked him “has religious fervour increased or decreased over time?” A sufficiently broad historical question – inviting a discussion of secularisation thesis for clued-up candidates or otherwise an important discussion of a major historical theme…