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Applications to this course for the 2023/24 academic year have now closed.

Applications for 2024/25 will open on September 4th 2023. To be considered for scholarship funding your completed application must be received by the deadline of midday on December 1st 2023.  Applications received after this date will not be eligible for funding.

Applications to study are made through the Graduate Admissions webpage. This page also contains full details on entry requirements. You can refer to the Application Guide on the central graduate admissions webpages for details to help you through the application process. 

A fee of £75 is required prior to uploading your complete application. In some circumstances an application fee can be waived.

You are strongly advised to contact a prospective supervisor to discuss your interest in the group’s research before submitting an application. Supervisor contact details can be found on their profile pages.

The application form

Your application form is the key resource for all admissions decisions including shortlisting for scholarships. Please note: to be considered for all Oxford scholarships, your completed application must be received by the deadline of midday, December 1st 2023. Applications received after this date will not be eligible to be considered for funding.

You are required to include a personal statement in your application of no more than 500 words. This should include details of any relevant experience, as well as your interests and motivations in pursuing postgraduate research study.

Applicants will be required to supply a standardised CV (further details of which can be found on the graduate admissions page), official academic transcripts and the details of three appropriate referees. Do make sure we receive the references before the closing date otherwise your application will be deemed “incomplete”.

How places are awarded

Our graduate admissions round is highly competitive. Places are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and performance at interview.

Applicants who, as part of our admissions process, are top-ranked will be nominated for funded studentships. Further details about fees and available funding can be found here.