We have two gathered fields for administrative purposes, in November and January. Applicants are not disadvantaged by applying to either round.
All graduate students, except those pursuing non-matriculated courses, are members of both a department or faculty and a college or hall. You can state a college preference on your application form or, if you have no particular preference, you can let us assign you a college.
If you do choose to state a college preference, you may wish consider these factors in your selection:
- accommodation for couples, families and/or students with disabilities, if you will require this
- funding opportunities
- location within Oxford
- sports facilities
- whether it is specifically for graduates, or if it also accepts undergraduate students
If you do receive an offer from the department then you will also receive an offer from a college or hall, although this might not be the college you stated as your preference if you indicated one.
All Oxford’s colleges and halls offer an extra dimension to student life at Oxford, and you can be sure that the college or hall that does make you an offer will extend a very warm welcome to you.
Yes, but there is no need to apply for the MSc and MPhil in the same subject.
Ideally, you would have secured a supervisor first but this is not essential.
External supervisors are allowed in exceptional circumstances and only where an internal co-supervisor is found.
Applicants for the graduate degrees are not interviewed.
You are exempt from the English language condition if you are from, or hold a degree from, an English-speaking majority country. The UKBA English-speaking majority defined countries are:
- New Zealand
- United States of America
- Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago
- South America: Belize, Guyana
Please note that the Home Office do not accept South Africa to be an English-speaking majority country.
Successful applicants are usually notified at the beginning of April.