Courses and Entry Requirements at The University of Oxford

If you’d like to study at Oxford University, get familiar with the courses provided, as well as the competitive entry requirements that follow. We’ve made an undergraduate and postgraduate table to make this as easy as possible. Check them out below.

Oxford University’s undergraduate courses and entry requirements

Have a look at the table below to check whether you meet Oxford’s criteria for your desired undergraduate course:

CourseTitleAcceptance rateA level requirements (or equivalent)IB requirements (or equivalent)Admissions test requirementsSubject requirements
BiologyBA16%A*AA including an A* in a Science or Maths.39, including core points, with a 7 in Higher Level Maths or Science (or equivalent).None.Applicants must have studied Biology and either Chemistry, Physics or Maths as an A level or Higher Level IB (or equivalent).
BioMedical SciencesBA7.9%A*AA excluding Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and General Studies.39 – including core points, with 766 at Higher Level (or equivalent).University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT).Applicants are required to have two subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths at Higher Level IB or A level (or equivalent).
ChemistryMChem23%A*A*A with both A*s in Sciences and/or Maths.40 – including core points. For applicants offering HL Mathematics 766 at HL with 7 in HL Chemistry and 6 in HL Mathematics. For applicants offering SL Mathematics: 776 at HL with 7 in both HL Chemistry and a second HL Science subject, and 7 in SL Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches.None.Applicants are required to have A levels or Higher Level IB in Chemistry and Maths (or equivalent).
In IB, Mathematics 7 at SL is acceptable if students have taken Analysis & Approaches.
Recommended: An additional science subject or Further Maths.
Classics and EnglishBA37%AAA – in Latin and Greek if taken.39 – including core points, with 666 at Higher Level (and an aggregate of 12 in Latin and Greek if taken).The Classics Admissions Test (CAT) and The English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT). You must register by September and take the tests in October. You’ll also need to submit two written pieces (one relevant to Classics and one to English where possible) by November.Applicants are required to have A levels or Higher Level IB (or equivalent) in Latin and/or Greek (for Course I only), English Literature or English Language and Literature.
Computer ScienceBA4.6%A*AA (including an A* in Maths). Those taking Further Maths A level or AS level are required to achieve at least Grade A.39 – including core points, with 766 at Higher Level (the 7 must be in Higher Level Maths).The Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT). You must register by September and take the test in October.Applicants are required to have an A Level or IB Higher Level (or equivalent) in Maths, Further Maths or Computer Science. Further Maths is highly recommended.
Computer Science and PhilosophyBA8.6%A*AA (including an A* in Maths). Those taking Further Maths A level or AS level are required to achieve at least Grade A.39 – including core points, with 766 at Higher Level (the 7 must be in Higher Level Maths).The Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT). You must register by September and take the test in October.Applicants are required to have an A Level or IB Higher Level (or equivalent) in Maths, Further Maths or Computer Science. Further Maths is highly recommended.
Economics and ManagementBA5.2%A*AA (including an A or above in Maths).39 – including core points, with 766 at Higher Level.The Thinking Skills Assessment: Section 1 (TSA). You must register by September and take the test in October.Applicants are required to have an A Level or IB Higher Level (or equivalent) in Maths.
Engineering ScienceMEng17%A*A*A (including an A* in Maths, Further Maths or Physics).40 – including core points, with 766 at Higher Level (with 7s in HL Maths and Physics).The Physics Admissions Test (PAT). You must register by September and take the test in October.Applicants are required to have A levels or IB Higher Level (or equivalent) in Physics and Maths. Further Maths is not required but it is considered helpful.
English and Modern LanguagesBA32%AAA.38 – including core points, with 666 at Higher Level.The English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT) and The Modern Languages Admissions (MLAT). You must register by September and take the tests in October. You’ll also need to submit one to three written pieces by November:

  1. A piece of written work in your chosen Modern Language (unless applying as a beginner).
  2. A piece of written work in English for the English element of the course.
  3. A piece of written work in English for the Modern Languages element of the course.

If you have a piece of work that suits 2 and 3, send two copies of this as you do not need to submit two different pieces of work in English.

Applicants are required to have A levels or IB Higher Level (or equivalent) in English Literature, or English Language and Literature. Candidates are usually expected to have an A level or IB Higher Level in their chosen language/s. However, the Beginners’ courses allow students to study these languages from scratch.
English LanguageBA25%AAA.38 – including core points, with 666 at Higher Level.The English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT). You must register by September and take the test in October. Candidates are also expected to submit one recent example of writing by November (usually an analytical discussion of a topic or topics in the field of English Literature, although an English language topic might be suitable, not creative writing). Further guidelines can be found on Oxford’s website.Applicants are required to have A levels or IB Higher Level (or equivalent) in English Literature, or English Language and Literature.
Experimental PsychologyBA13%A*AA.39 – including core points, with 766 at Higher Level.The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA). You must register by September and take the test in October.Applicants are highly recommended to have studied one or more Sciences (which can include Psychology or Maths) for A level or equivalent.
Applicants are also recommended to have a 7 (A) or above in GCSE.
GeographyBA19%A*AA.39 – including core points, with 766 at Higher Level.The Geography Admissions Test (GAT). You must register by September and take the test in October.Applicants are recommended to have studied Geography for A level or equivalent.
HistoryBA25%AAA.38 – including core points, with 666 at Higher Level.The History Admissions Test (HAT). You must register by September and take the test in October. Candidates are also expected to submit one essay on a historical topic (this can be written at leisure or in school and it’s recommended that it is a piece which you are enthused about and able to discuss. Note your opinion on the topic is able to change). Further guidelines can be found on Oxford’s website.Applicants are recommended to have studied History for A level or equivalent.
History and EnglishBA11%AAA.38 – including core points, with 666 at Higher Level.The English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT) and the History Admissions Test (HAT). You must register by September and take the test in October. Candidates are also expected to submit one piece of written work for History on a historical topic, and one piece for English. Further guidelines can be found on Oxford’s website.Applicants are expected to have an A level (or equivalent) in English Literature or English Language and Literature. Applicants are highly recommended to have studied History for A level or equivalent.
History of ArtBA15%AAA.38 – including core points, with 666 at Higher Level.Candidates are also expected to submit two pieces of written work (one should be a marked essay of up to 2,000 words written for an A level or equivalent course, offering a sustained written argument. One should be a 750-word personal response to a piece of art, architecture or design). Further guidelines can be found on Oxford’s website.Applicants are required to have an A level (or equivalent) in an essay-based subject. It is deemed helpful if applicants have studied the History of Art, Fine Art, History, English or a foreign language for A level (or equivalent).
LawBA13%AAA.38 – including core points, with 666 at Higher Level.The Law National Admissions Test (LNAT). You must register by September and take the test in October.For course II: Applicants wanting to study in France, Germany or Spain are expected to have an A level (or equivalent) in a relevant Modern Language. Applicants wanting to study in Italy are expected to demonstrate sufficient language aptitude to achieve the standard required to study in Italy for the year abroad. Note: intensive language training will be offered during the first two years of the course.
For both course I and II: It is deemed helpful if applicants have studied an essay subject.
Applicants are expected to have an A level (or equivalent) in Maths. Further Maths is highly recommended but not essential.
MathematicsBA10%A*A*A.39 – including core points, with 766 at Higher Level (the 7 must be in HL Maths).The Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT). You must register by September and take the test in October. AEA and STEP papers are not part of Oxford’s entry requirements but applicants are encouraged to take these or similar extension material if available.Applicants are expected to have an A level (or equivalent) in Maths. Further Maths is highly recommended but not essential.
Mathematics and Computer ScienceBA10%A*AA39 – including core points, with 766 at Higher Level (the 7 must be in HL Maths).The Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT). You must register by September and take the test in October.Applicants are expected to have an A level (or equivalent) in Maths. Further Maths is highly recommended.
Mathematics and StatisticsBA4.6%A*A*A.39 – including core points, with 766 at Higher Level (the 7 must be in HL Maths).The Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT). You must register by September and take the test in October.Applicants are expected to have an A level (or equivalent) in Maths. Further Maths is highly recommended.
MedicineBMBCH7.6%A*AA.39 – including core points, with 766 at Higher Level (the 7 must be in HL Maths).University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT).Applicants are required to achieve at least a grade A A level (or equivalent) in both Chemistry and at least one of Biology, Physics, Maths or Further Maths. A levels cannot include Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and General Studies.
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)BA11%AAA.39 – including core points, with 766 at Higher Level (the 7 must be in HL Maths).The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA). You must register by September and take the test in October.It’s recommended that applicants have studied Maths at A level (or equivalent). However, this is not essential as long as applicants have an interest and aptitude for Maths. Maths at AS level (or equivalent) is encouraged. Extra Maths tuition is available for those who have not studied it. Any combination of Politics, Philosophy or Economics subjects is helpful but not necessary. History can be useful.
PhysicsBA11%A*AA.39 – including core points, with 766 at Higher Level (the 7 must be in HL Maths).The Physics Admissions Test (PAT). Note: the test has been updated so that the Maths and Physics questions are mixed. See here for more info. You must register by September and take the test in October.It is essential for candidates to have Physics and Maths A levels (or equivalent). The inclusion of a Maths Mechanics module is recommended. Further Maths is helpful but not required.
Physics and PhilosophyBA9.2%A*AA.39 – including core points, with 766 at Higher Level (the 7 must be in HL Maths).The Physics Admissions Test (PAT). Note: the test has been updated so that the Maths and Physics questions are mixed. See here for more info. You must register by September and take the test in October.It is essential for candidates to have Physics and Maths A levels (or equivalent). The inclusion of a Maths Mechanics module is recommended. Further Maths is helpful but not required.
Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics (PPL)BA12%A*AA.39 – including core points, with 766 at Higher Level (the 7 must be in HL Maths).The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA). You must register by September and take the test in October.For Psychology: It is highly recommended for candidates to have an A level (or equivalent) in one or more Sciences, including Psychology or Maths.
For Linguistics: It is helpful to have studied English Language, Maths, a Science or any other language.
GCSEs: Applicants are recommended to have a 7 (A) or above in GCSE Maths.

Please note: If a practical component forms part of any Science A-levels taken, Oxford expects candidates to have taken it and passed.

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Oxford University’s postgraduate courses and entry requirements

Applying for a postgraduate course at Oxford is completely different to applying for an undergraduate course. Oxford considers a new set of criteria, and it varies according to the course. Have a look at the table below to check Oxford’s entry requirements for your chosen postgraduate course:

CourseTitleAcceptance rateEnglish language requirement (if applicable)QualificationsSubject and background requirementsApplication guidelines
Advanced Computer ScienceMSc11%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First.
No GRE/GMAT sought.
Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or Maths.
Should have carried out some programming projects either in employment or study (no specific programming languages prioritised but having engaged in coding and algorithms is important).
Publications are not required but if you have any, it is recommended that you share details.
Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Admissions interview.
Bachelor of Civil LawBCL24%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First. No GRE/GMAT sought.Degree (or equivalent) in Law.
In the absence of an undergraduate degree in Law, candidates may be admitted with a postgraduate diploma or a Master’s in Law at distinction level – though this is rare and usually only possible if the candidate has completed the programme in question before applying for the BCL.
Holding a position in a legal profession is not usually considered in the assessment.
Publications are not expected but can be an advantage (but lack of publications will not be assessed negatively as the opportunity to publish varies).
Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Admissions interview.
Computer ScienceDPhil (PhD)23%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.0 & Minimum score per component: 6.5.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 100 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 185 & Minimum score per component: 176.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 185 & Minimum score per component: 176.
A four-year undergraduate degree to the level of a Master’s degree (or equivalent) with a First. OR a strong Upper Second-class three-year undergraduate degree as well as a Master’s degree with merit or distinction.
No GRE/GMAT sought.
Your degrees (or equivalent) must be in a relevant subject such as Computer Science or Maths. A four-year sandwich degree with one year spent in industry is not acceptable.Publications are not required but if you have any, it is recommended that you share details in your CV/resume. It is expected that graduate applicants are familiar with the recent published work of their proposed supervisor.
Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Admissions interview.
EconomicsMPhil23%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. Those without a UK undergraduate or postgraduate degree must submit GRE results (obtained within the last 5 years). Applicants from UK universities are also recommended to submit a GRE score. Most applicants have a GRE score of at least 160 for verbal, 164 for quantitative and 4.5 for analytical.Your degree (or equivalent) should be in Economics. Applicants with a first degree in another related discipline should demonstrate how their academic background prepares them for graduate-level Economics. Applicants must demonstrate strong quantitative preparation. All candidates are expected to have working knowledge in one programming language (of candidate’s choice) at the start of the MPhil. The department will provide advice as to how this can be acquired.Publications are not expected. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
There is not usually an admissions interview.
EconomicsDPhil28%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result as well as a rigorous Master’s (or equivalent) with an outstanding performance. Those without a postgraduate degree must submit GRE results from the last 5 years. Applicants from UK universities are also encouraged to do this.
Most applicants have a GRE score of at least 160 for verbal, 164 for quantitative and 4.5 for analytical.
Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in Economics or another approved subject, like Maths. Your Master’s should be in Economics. Offers will be made conditional to a distinction in your Master’s. Oxford warns that a Master’s qualification which is only partially in Economics would not be considered a suitable background if it lacks the required level of Economics content – even if there are Economics courses as part of the training. Similarly, a Master’s qualification in a specialised field within Economics (e.g. applied Economics) might be considered insufficient. Candidates with such backgrounds are advised to provide a written statement as part of their research proposal to demonstrate that the courses on which they have been examined covered all the core material of a rigorous Master’s course in Economics. Applicants with an insufficient background in Economics are encouraged to first apply to the joint MPhil and Dphil in Economics. Applicants must demonstrate strong quantitative preparation. Applicants are expected to have working knowledge in a programming language of their choice at the start of the DPhil – the department will provide advice to accepted candidates on how to acquire this knowledge.Part-time applicants are expected to show evidence of their ability to commit to study and, if applicable, an employer’s commitment to make time available to study, to complete coursework, and attend course and university events and modules. If applicable, evidence should be provided of permission to use employers’ data in the proposed research project. Publications are not expected. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
There is not usually an admissions interview.
Energy SystemsMSc9.2%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First. Applicants for the part-time route who are in full-time employment may provide evidence of equivalent relevant professional experience if they do not meet the requirements of this programme (evidenced by supporting documentation that will be discussed at the interview if shortlisted). No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in one of the following subjects: Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Maths, Economics, Geography or related numerate disciplines. Part-time applicants may provide evidence of equivalent relevant professional experience if they do not meet the academic requirements of this programme (evidenced in supporting documentation that will be discussed at the interview if shortlisted). For the part-time route, evidence of previous professional experience will also be considered.Applicants will be assessed for their suitability based on prior academic learning, evidence supplied through references, and supporting information. Publications are not expected and will not be considered as a part of the application process. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Admissions interview.
Engineering ScienceMSc (Res)8.5%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in Engineering or a related discipline like Physics, Materials Science, Computer Science, Applied Maths, or Chemistry.Prior publications may be an advantage when applying for graduate study in engineering science.Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Admissions interviews may form part of the application process.
Engineering ScienceDPhil (PhD)39%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. No previous Master’s qualification required. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in Engineering or a related discipline like Physics, Materials Science, Computer Science, Applied Maths, or Chemistry.Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Admissions interviews in person or by other means may form part of the application process.
EnglishDPhil (PhD)42%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or high Upper Second-class result. A Master’s with a distinction. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate and postgraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in English Literature and/or English Language, or exceptionally in a related subject that prepares the applicant for the particular course of study they propose. Applicants with evidence of training in research techniques may have an advantage.It is expected for graduate applicants to be familiar with the recent published work of their proposed supervisor. Publications are not required and applicants are not expected to have been published. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Admissions interviews are not normally held as part of the application process.
Environmental Change and ManagementMSc7.3%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result.No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) can be in any discipline. Applicants should show relevant environmental experience and/or deep interest in the environment in their application. Skills and experience are of interest to assessors.No publications required. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Admissions interviews are not normally held as part of the application process.
Financial EconomicsMSc9.3%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
CAE: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
CPE: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185. However, this could be waived if you have successfully completed a full-time degree-level course (minimum 9 months) at a recognised institution where the medium of instruction and assessment was entirely in English (acceptable evidence of this required) or if you have completed a degree in a majority English speaking country (as outlined by the UK immigration Office) – all cases must be within 2 years of the start date of this course.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. If your degree is lower than this it’s very unlikely your application will be successful. If you have a Master’s degree, Oxford will still look at your undergraduate degree as part of your application review. You must provide a valid GMAT or GRE (general) score prior to the deadline in order for your application to be considered (Oxford does not provide GMAT or GRE waivers for this course). Quantitative and verbal scores should be in the 80th percentile with an analytical writing score of at least 5 (though there are not strict minimum scores).Your degree (or equivalent) does not have to be in Finance or Economics, however, it is important that your quantitative skills are very strong and you can demonstrate this. At the start of the course, you will be expected to have working knowledge of calculus and know the basics of vectors, matrices, probability, statistics, and econometrics.Full-time work experience is not mandatory but if you have any (including internships) this will be considered as part of your application.Two academic or professional references with valid institutional or professional email addresses (if you are still completing your degree one reference must be from your institution).
Supporting documents: official university degree academic transcript and a one-page CV.
A 500-word essay answering the question: ‘’How do you hope to see your career developing over the next five years and how will the MFE help you to achieve these goals?’ The Kira Talent video assessment aims to assess how applicants think on their feet – this will include an online assessment form with verbal questions and 1 written question. You will be provided with preparation and practice sessions first.
Fine ArtDPhil (PhD)8.1%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in Fine Art, Art History or a related subject, depending on the DPhil stream applied to. Entrance is very competitive and most successful applicants have a Master’s degree in Fine Art, Art History or a related subject.Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Admissions interviews are normally held as part of the application process. In person is preferred but interviews are held online for overseas candidates or those unable to attend. Additional supporting material may be requested before the interview.
Global Governance and DiplomacyMSc7%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result – however almost all successful applicants have a First. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your degree (or equivalent) should be in a social science subject. However, Oxford values students with diverse academic backgrounds and are happy to consider students who have not specialised in social science. Active diplomats are welcome to apply. Equal terms apply to all applicants. Relevant working experience is desirable but not essential.An ability to work independently is essential. Publications are not expected or required for admission, but you may list any on your CV. If you are applying to continue with doctoral research – entry requirements and deadlines differ slightly in each department. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Admissions interviews are not normally held as part of the application process.
HistoryDPhil (PhD)60%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
A Master’s degree (or equivalent) with a distinction or a high pass (minimum of 68% overall including 68% for the dissertation). An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result (minimum of 68% overall including 68% for the dissertation). However, most successful applicants have a First. Many applicants will be enrolled on a Master’s course – meaning offers made will be conditional on completing the Master’s course to the condition’s specified level. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your degrees (or equivalent) should be in History or cognate disciplines. It is especially expected that your Master’s be in a historical subject – if you’re applying without this please ensure that you link your proposed thesis topic with your previous expertise when you present it in your application and show that you’ve done a considerable amount of background research in the topic.If you lack a Master’s in a historical subject, you should submit written work that shows your writing and research skills in their best light as this is important to show you’ve got the necessary skills for historical research and writing. Publications are not required. In the case of mature students/intended career changs, professional experience in cognate areas may compensate for lack of formal academic record. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Admissions interviews are not normally held as part of the application process.
Information, Communication and the Social SciencesDPhil (PhD)8.7%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. A Master’s degree (with a mark of at least 67%). No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate (or equivalent) can be in any subject but it is expected that your Master’s (or other advanced degree) is in one of the social sciences, including Law. However, candidates from other disciplines embracing the social study of technology will also be considered.Prior publication is not required but evidence of academic publications will be taken into account and may provide an advantage. It is expected that applicants are familiar with the recent published work of their proposed supervisor. Applicants are expected to have analytical abilities in understanding the social aspects of the Internet, World Wide Web and related technologies, as shown by the candidate’s writing sample and/or the reports of referees. Part-time applicants will be expected to show evidence of the ability to commit time to study and (if applicable) an employer’s commitment to make time available to complete the degree. Evidence might be requested of permission to use employer’s data in the proposed research project. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Admissions interviews are normally held as part of the application process (usually 3-6 weeks after application and lasts 30-40 mins).
Interdisciplinary Bioscience (DTP)DPhil (PhD)20%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. No Master’s degree is required however, most successful applicants have a First in their undergraduate degree (or equivalent) or a Master’s degree (or equivalent), or substantive relevant work experience. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in a relevant academic subject e.g. Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science. Mentioning relevant research or work experience could benefit your application, although consideration will be given to the opportunities (or lack thereof). Preference may be given to those who have previously studied in a relevant area.Evidence of training in a relevant area or the relevance of the course to future career plans may benefit one’s application. It’s expected that graduate applicants are familiar with the recent published work of one or more potential supervisors – iCASE studentship applicants are expected to familiarise themselves with the published work of their potential supervisor/s and to contact their proposed primary supervisor in advance of their formal online application (although applicants for the main DTP programme are not required to contact or identify a specific supervisor prior to admission). Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Admissions interviews are normally held as part of the application process (usually 4-6 weeks after application deadline and lasts 30 mins, either in person or by video).
LawDPhil (PhD)21%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First. In the absence of an undergraduate degree in Law, the candidate may be admitted with a postgraduate diploma or Master’s in Law. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in Law. Exceptionally, students with a First in other subjects may be considered if the subject is relevant to the proposed area of research. Candidates without an undergraduate degree in Law might be considered if they have a postgraduate diploma or Master’s in it.Publications are not expected. They sometimes might favour an application but it is appreciated that the opportunity to publish may vary considerably depending on factors like the stage the student has reached in their graduate career and the structure of the course(s) they have studied. Lack of publications will not be assessed negatively.
Part-time applicants are expected to show evidence of their ability to commit to study and, if applicable, an employer’s commitment to make time available to study, to complete coursework, and attend course and University events and modules. If applicable, evidence should be provided of permission to use employers’ data in the proposed research project. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Admissions interviews are not normally held as part of the application process.
Master of Public PolicyMSc27%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. Applicants should have an outstanding academic record with exceptionally high academic results – or show an impressive upwards trajectory. Submitting scores from standardised tests like the GRE, GMAT or LSAT is recommended – however, these are not required to complete your application. Scholarships or prizes awarded because of academic abilities/achievements highly benefit your application.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) can be in any discipline. However, the MPP will not teach in-depth research skills and will not prepare applicants directly for progression to research-based courses such as the DPhil in Public Policy. Hence, applicants are required to have completed a degree that provided the research training and skills necessary for their intended DPhil area of study. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment to and ethos of public service (whether this be in the public, private or NGO sector and/or record of achievement in volunteering). This should show regard for others and broader community – recognising why others perspectives might differ from your own. Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to lead and have impact in their chosen field through devising or initiating innovative projects to lead lasting change (doesn’t need to be shown through traditional leadership positions). No preferred background form the MPP – all academic and professional backgrounds welcome (no professional experience needed though the majority of successful candidates often have at least one year).Glowing academic references ranking you at the very top of your peer group will highly benefit your application. Publications are not expected. No age restrictions. Applications will be considered holistically and contextually. You will be required to supply supporting documents with your application, including references and an official transcript. Interviews are not normally held as part of the application process.
MaterialsDPhil (PhD)40%Proficiency in English at the University’s standard level. IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.0 & Minimum score per component: 6.5.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 100 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 185 & Minimum score per component: 176.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 185 & Minimum score per component: 176. Ability to engage in a scientific or technical discussion in English at a satisfactory level (verbally and in writing). Ability to understand a reasoned case presented in English and present one.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result (normally 65% minimum). No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, or Maths. However, other subjects might be acceptable depending on the area of research chosen.Appropriate indicators of proven and/or potential academic excellence, research excellence, originality, ability to absorb new ideas, reasoning ability, creativity of thought, initiative, and capacity for sustained intense work. Proof your chosen programme of study and research topic is well suited to your academic interests and abilities.Evidence that you will pursue the chosen research programme to a successful conclusion within the required limits and will research at a high level. Referees should draw attention to the fact that you’re well suited to your chosen programme and research topic. Publications are not essential but will be taken into account (include in your CV references and abstracts of any publications in peer-reviewed international journals). Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Admissions interviews for short-listed candidates are normally held as part of the application process (usually held within an eight-working week period of the application deadline, either face-to-face or by telephone or video).
Mathematical and Computational FinanceMSc9.1%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in Maths or a related discipline. Applicants should have a background in probability, statistics, ordinary and partial differential equations, linear algebra and analysis. They must demonstrate their aptitude for, and knowledge of, Maths, particularly in the area of real analysis (through their interview). Applicants without purely Mathematical undergraduate degrees will need to demonstrate they have sufficient knowledge to perform well on the course.Publications are not expected. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Technical interviews (a series of technical questions) may be held as part of the admissions process, roughly 4-6 weeks after the deadline. This could be by two interviewers face-to-face or by video, and this could last 30 mins.
MathematicsDPhil (PhD)16%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.0 & Minimum score per component: 6.5.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 100 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 185 & Minimum score per component: 176.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 185 & Minimum score per component: 176.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First. A previous Master’s degree is not required, though the requirement for a First in undergraduate can be demonstrated by a strong performance in a Master’s. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your degree (or equivalent) should be in Maths or a related discipline. Research or working experience in the proposed research area may be an advantage.Publications are not expected. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Technical interviews are normally held as part of the admissions process around 3-5 weeks after the application deadline. These can last 30 minutes and be face-to-face or remote.
Master of Business AdministrationMBA47%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
A recognised undergraduate degree (or equivalent). Either the GMAT or GRE test results within the last 5 years of the application deadline. GMAT: No minimum scores but above 650 is considered competitive – the current class has a median of 690. GRE: All scores accepted however a verbal score of 160 and a quantitative score of 160 is considered competitive.At least 2 years full-time work experience (detailed on a one page CV and ideally showing evidence of career progression, international exposure, and being able to show leadership potential) – no specific sector. Your GMAT or GRE should demonstrate a high level of quantitative and analytical skills.You should detail your post-MBA career plans and demonstrate how the programme will equip you with the skills to reach these goals. Written work: as part of your application you’ll need to submit a supporting statement about something not covered in your application which you’d like the admissions committee to know (250 words maximum). For those applying under the Oxford 1+1 MBA scheme you’ll also need to submit an essay explaining why you see this MBA as particularly beneficial for you and how it fits with your career and personal development aims (250 words maximum). Re-applicants will need to submit an additional essay detailing the improvements they’ve made to their candidacy since last applying (250 words maximum).
Two professional or academic references. Supporting documents: official transcripts/mark-sheets and CV/resume.
Online interviews will be held including two motivation-based and one competency-based question, and a written response. The link for this will appear within 24 hours of submitting your application and should last 30 minutes.
Medical SciencesDPhil (PhD)14%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.0 & Minimum score per component: 6.5.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 185 & Minimum score per component: 176.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 185 & Minimum score per component: 176.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. However, entrance is competitive and most successful applicants can get a first-class degree or the equivalent. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate (or equivalent) degree should be in a biomedical or related science subject. Applicants are not normally expected to have research experience in a biomedical or scientific field. Examples of suitable research experience include: research projects carried out during a previous degree, research internships, work experience as a research assistant, and more. Evidence of a prior interest in the specific area of research proposed will likely benefit your application.It is expected that you’re familiar with the recent published work of your proposed supervisor. Applicants are not required to have publications but it will strengthen your application if you have already published your work in a peer-reviewed scientific journal (include in your CV/resume). Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Interviews are normally held as part of the admissions process for shortlisted candidates with a minimum of three academics on the interview panel.
Molecular and Cellular MedicineDPhil (PhD)7.1%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.0 & Minimum score per component: 6.5.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 100 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 185 & Minimum score per component: 176.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 185 & Minimum score per component: 176.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. You do not need a previous Master’s degree. In exceptional circumstances a candidate with substantial professional experience could be considered if they don’t meet the academic criteria. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Research or work experience in any field may be an advantage.It is expected that applicants are familiar with recent published work of their proposed supervisors. Recent publications are beneficial but Oxford recognises that not all applicants will have had the opportunity to undertake lab based research leading to publications or are involved in data science/team science projects – hence evidence of motivation is sought. Clinical applicants are required to provide evidence of their NHS or HSE trust support. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Interviews are normally held as part of the admissions process for shortlisted candidates – either in person or by video. Interviews last 30 minutes.
NeuroscienceMSc2.8%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in any scientific discipline. The department encourages applicants with an undergraduate background in physical sciences, as well as those who have studied a biological subject (like Psychology, Biochemistry or Neuroscience). Previous research experience as a vacation student or intern can provide an advantage.Publications are not a requirement, however, applicants usually have one or more publications. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Interviews are normally held 4-5 weeks after the application deadline as part of the admissions process for shortlisted applicants (usually 30 are shortlisted). This interview will be in Oxford unless students are overseas and require it via video, and the interview panel will be composed of 5-7 members of the organising committee. Candidates will give a ten-minute presentation on a research project which they’ve been involved in.
Political Theory ResearchMSc9.3%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. Entrance is very competitive and most successful applicants have a First in their degree (or equivalent). No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in Political Science or International Relations or in a related discipline such as Economics, History, Philosophy, Sociology or Law. However, applications are assessed upon their own merits. Therefore, candidates with a degree in an unrelated discipline are welcome to demonstrate the relevance of their academic background to their proposed subject or topic of study. Applicants might have a Master’s level degree in another discipline or one in Politics from a university with a very different approach to Oxford. Research or working experience relevant to your proposed study may provide further evidence of your academic potential.Publications are not expected but a demonstrably peer-reviewed publication in political science or an allied discipline may be taken as a prima facie evidence of aptitude for research. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Interviews are not normally held as part of the admissions process.
Psychological ResearchMSc5.9%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in Psychology or a related discipline. Research or work experience in Psychology may be an advantage. Preference may be given to those who have previously studied a psychological degree.Publications are not required. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Interviews are not normally held as part of the admissions process for shortlisted applicants – this could last up to 30 minutes and will be online.
Public PolicyDPhil (PhD)5.9%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. A Master’s degree (or equivalent) with a mark of at least 70%. The Master’s course must be completed and a final transcript available prior to the start of the DPhil. Entrance is very competitive so most successful applicants have a degree with a First (or equivalent). No GRE, GMAT or LSAT required but if you have them you can submit them.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) can be in any subject but your Master’s (or equivalent) should be in a relevant subject. The Master’s should have included training in research methods and design or be able to demonstrate significant knowledge and experience of research methods appropriate to their intended area of doctoral study. Your research interests should demonstrate focus on policy-relevant challenges facing governments and/or publicly-oriented agencies. You should show an interest and ability to make real world change happen through your research and/or your employment or voluntary work.No publications expected but if you have published you are expected to mention this in your application. Part-time applicants should show evidence of their ability to commit to study and, if applicable, an employer’s commitment to make time available to study, to complete coursework, and attend course and university events and modules. If applicable, evidence should be provided of permission to use employers’ data in the proposed research project. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Interviews are not normally held as part of the admissions process for applicants who were successful in the initial round of assessment – this will be held online by a minimum of two interviewers.
Social Data ScienceMSc10%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First. In exceptional circumstances, applicants with a distinguished record of workplace experience or other relevant achievements may be accepted with lower grades at undergraduate level. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) can be in any subject. Applicants are not expected to have extensive programming skills in Python but any knowledge is valuable. It is strongly encouraged for applicants to have at least a working familiarity with the basics of programming, regardless of language. Applicants are normally expected to demonstrate quantitative aptitude or experience in introductory calculus and matrix algebra. For example this could be equivalent to:
A-levels Maths
Maths studies SL from the IB programme
Advanced Placement Calculus AB
Applicants may demonstrate this aptitude/experience by (for example):
Undergraduate transcripts with a strong pass for Probability, Statistics, Linear Algebra, and/or Calculus
An A or A* rating for A level Maths
A score of 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus AB or BC exam
Evidence of the successful completion of online courses with similar content
Academic research related to data science or experience working in related business is not required but could be beneficial.
It is strongly encouraged for applicants from industry to include at least one reference from an academic or someone in an academic-related field. Applicants are not expected to have published academic work previously although publication could help the assessors judge your writing ability which would help you application. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Interviews are not typically held as part of the admissions process except in exceptional circumstances where the admissions team needs additional context from the applicant. If an interview is held it is usually 3-6 weeks after the application deadline – which lasts up to 30 minutes (and can be via video).
Statistical ScienceMSc12%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. However entrance is very competitive and most successful applicants have a First in their degree (or equivalent). No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in a subject with advanced mathematical and statistical content.Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Interviews are not typically held as part of the admissions process – but when held, interviews may be in person or online with two interviewers in person or online.
Sustainability, Enterprise and the EnvironmentMSc6.5%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in any discipline. Applicants should demonstrate a genuine and informed interest in sustainable development and net zero, and intersections with enterprise. Evidence of relevant practice experience should be outlined but is not required. It’s desirable for applicants to show leadership potential and/or an interest in the concept of leadership as it pertains to sustainable development and net zero.Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Interviews are not typically held as part of the admissions process.
Sustainable Urban DevelopmentDPhil (PhD)9.6%IELTS – Minimum overall score: 7.5 & Minimum score per component: 7.0.
TOEFL iBT (including Home Edition) – Minimum overall score: 110 & Minimum score per component: 22 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 25 in Speaking, 24 in Writing.
C1 Advanced: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
C2 Proficiency: Minimum overall score: 191 & Minimum score per component: 185.
A Master’s degree (or equivalent) with a distinction overall or a distinction grade on the dissertation as a minimum. An undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a First or strong Upper Second-class result. No GRE or GMAT score sought.Your Master’s degree (or equivalent) should be in a discipline relevant to sustainable urban development. Your undergraduate degree (or equivalent) should be in any discipline. It is anticipated (but not required) that many applicants have professional experience in a field relevant to sustainable urban development.Applications should be submitted as early as possible and to ensure that all required materials are submitted by advertised deadlines. No publications are expected or required. Three references to vouch for your academic ability and suitability for the course.
Supporting documents: official transcript and CV/resume.
Interviews are typically held as part of the admissions process for candidates who meet the admissions criteria and present a promising research proposal. These take place within 6 weeks of the application deadline and may be held online or at Oxford – at the discretion of the Programme Director. Interviews last 30-45 minutes and are conducted by a minimum of 2 assessors.

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