Admissions Procedure and Entry Requirements

The application cycle for October 2020 entry is now CLOSED and no late applications will be considered. Admission for entry in October 2021 will open in September 2020.

We have reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the Graduate Open Day which was scheduled for Wednesday 18 March 2020. Information on the Graduate Open Day 2021 for offer-holders will be made available in due course.

For all graduate courses in the Faculty of Philosophy, applications including all supporting material must be submitted by the closing date, for admission in the following October. Applicants are not normally interviewed and late applications will not be considered.

The online application form along with all the information you will need to make your application is available from the Applying to Oxford website.

Candidates must be accepted by the Philosophy Graduate Studies Committee (“PGSC”) and then by a college. You can state a college preference on your application form or, if you have no particular preference, the Graduate Admissions system will assign a college to you depending on college availability. Stating a college preference or letting the system assign you a college will not affect how we assess your application. It is not necessary to apply to the college of a particular academic by whom you hope to be supervised. Your supervisor will be appointed by the PGSC, and will not necessarily be a member of the college which admits you. For further information about choosing a college please consult the College Guide.

Successful applicants will be notified of their offer of admissions by early March. An Open Day for all admitted students is likely to be held at the Philosophy Faculty on the afternoon of Wednesday 18 March 2020.

For an application to be considered, it needs to be complete with all required supporting documents and be submitted online or received by the Graduate Admissions and Funding Office by the specified deadline.

The Graduate Admissions and Funding contact details are:

  • Graduate Admissions Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD
  • Email: graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk
  • Tel: +44 (0) 1865 270059
  • Fax: +44 (0) 1865 270049

International applicants should take into account the English Language Requirements for admission to graduate courses at the University of Oxford, as well as the visa advice, available on the University’s International Students pages.

Entry Requirements

For a detailed description of the entry requirements for each course, please click on the relevant course link below:

 

Entry Requirements

For a detailed description of the entry requirements for each course, please click on the relevant course link below:

Application Guide

The University’s Application Guide will tell you everything you need to know about applying for graduate study at Oxford.  

Open Day

An Open Day for all applicants who are offered a place for October 2020 will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday 18 March 2020 at the Philosophy Centre.

Fees

For the latest information on fees charged by the University, and living costs, please visit the Fees and Funding page.

Funding

Please visit our Graduate Funding page to identify various sources of funding for the Philosophy Faculty’s graduate programmes.

College Guide

For further information about choosing a college please consult the College Guide.

International Students

Enquiries

Please read through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Admissions pages