1. CAN I APPLY TO THIS COURSE IF I AM AN INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE?
Yes. The minimum academic requirement is that you have an undergraduate degree qualification at an upper second classification (2:1). You can check your qualifications on NARIC (the National Agency for the Recognition and Comparison of International Qualifications and Skills).
Please check the Graduate Admissions page for further information regarding entry requirements.
2. MY MEDICAL DEGREE DOES NOT AWARD CLASSIFICATIONS LIKE A FIRST OR 2.1. CAN I STILL MEET THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS TO DO THIS COURSE?
The entry requirements for postgraduate courses at Oxford are ‘a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in a biological or medical science subject’. The majority of medical degrees in the UK are ungraded, or graded in a different way to other undergraduate degrees, often specific to individual universities. Therefore, if you have a medical degree you do not need a specific classification to be eligible to study a master’s course here in the Department of Oncology. Any successful completion of a medical degree from a recognised university will be considered as having met the academic conditions.
3. CAN I TAKE A STUDY BREAK AT ANY POINT?
Under exceptional circumstances, you may be able to take a break (suspension of status) in your studies. This would need to be discussed with the Teaching Fellow in the first instance and a study plan would need to be agreed upon.
4. DO I NEED TO SUBMIT A RESEARCH PROPOSAL WITH MY APPLICATION?
No, we do not expect you to provide a research proposal with your application. A list of dissertation projects and potential supervisors will be provided in Michaelmas term (October).