Human Sciences

We admit an average of three students a year to read Human Sciences and look for enthusiasm and commitment to this unusual combination of disciplines.

  • Human Science

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Course Offered : BA (Hons) Human Sciences

The Human Sciences course ranges over a wide spectrum from Social Anthropology and Sociology to Human Genetics. Many of the lectures are shared with other courses, so you will move around Oxford between departments during a typical working day.

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Much of the specialist teaching is carried out by tutors from the relevant departments, as will be the case in most colleges. Students taking Human Sciences have two tutorials a week until the preliminary examination. During their work for final exams, they have three tutorials a fortnight. The syllabus is a mix of biological and social science that is not found in other universities. An important part of the third year is an extended dissertation of 10,000 words, which must combine at least two of the main subject areas of the course.

Further Information
You can obtain further information about studying Human Sciences at Oxford online from the Institue of Human Sciences website and from the University's Undergraduate Prospectus (links above).

A student's perspective

Current Fellows

Dr Emma Cohen (Tutorial Fellow)

Dr Rachel Tanner (Lecturer)