We normally require either a good honours degree or a masters degree in a relevant subject. If it has been some time since your first degree we also give weight to other evidence of your research potential and to your work experience. If you want to do research in a subject other than that of your first degree, or if you have been out of formal higher education for a number of years, you may consider that the School's MA Programme would be a better first step than applying directly to do a research degree.
Months of entry
January, September, April
Supervision from top-class academics in their fields. A vibrant cross-disciplinary perspective, wide range of support facilities and intellectual opportunities; a number of research centres which run a lively programme of seminars, lectures, conferences and other events.
We provide training in theoretical and practical areas, in transferable skills such as presentations and writing a CV. Our location provides access to some of the world's best libraries and to research facilities in Oxford, and in London.
We have nearly 300 post-graduate students in the School. 70 of these are undertaking research degrees, and our research students have an excellent completion rate.
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Information for international students
If your first language is not English, you must satisfy our English language requirements by providing us with evidence of a minimum: IELTS 7.0; TOEFL paper-based 600; TOEFL computer-based 250+; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) grade A or B.
Fees and funding
Funding opportunities can be found at:
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Research Administrator
- +44 (0)1865 484998