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). The course administrator will be happy to answer any questions regarding educational qualifications.
If you have not previously studied a course in English, then you will need to complete an English Language test and reach a higher level.
2. 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), year two, of the course.
3. Are there any bursaries or scholarships available for the course? Any funding opportunities?
No, there are no bursaries supported by the course itself. However, all candidates will automatically be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible by the OU Student Fees and Funding Office, provided that they apply by the January deadline. This is an extremely competitive process. Any additional bursaries will be advertised on the course website as they become available. You may wish to look at the central Graduate fees, funding and scholarship page to see if there are any separate scholarships available for you to apply to.
4. Do I need a visa to study?
No. Although you may require one for your residential week in Oxford during your second year. We will make sure this is arranged nearer the time, if required.
5. What are the Tuition Fees?
To find out up-to-date tuition fees for the course please check here.
6. I need some guidance on submitting and completing an online application. Where Can i look?
You will be given these when you arrive for the residential week in year 2. If required, we might be able to send these out to you once you have completed enrolment and have received your University Single Sign On (SSO).
8. Where will I graduate?
Graduation ceremonies are organised by your college. You will be invited to attend a University Graduation Ceremony should you wish to. Attendance is not mandatory and will not affect you receiving your award. The cost of travel to your graduation ceremony is not included in your course fee.