The University of Oxford is one of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world and also the oldest university in the UK located in Oxford town of Oxfordshire county. It is on the top of the list of the seven British and Irish ancient universities founded before 1600. It is also a member of the Russell Group — a self-selected association of twenty-four public research universities in the United Kingdom.

The Cost of Study at Oxford University

-Minimum On averageMedicine
Year of study16230GBP23885GBP 18620GBP-32895GBP
Contributions to the college7570GBP7570GBP3112GBP-7570GBP
Food and accommodation12168GBP16800GBP16800GBP
Medical insurance150GBP150GBP150GBP
Transportation expenses500GBP700GBP700GBP
Total per year36618GBP49105GBP43840GBP-53557GBP

The Cost of Doing a Master’s Degree at Oxford

CourseDegreeDurationTuition fee per year
History of ArtMPhil21 months19342GBP
EconomicsMPhil21 months20387GBP
Computer scienceMSc1 year23027GBP
MBAMBA1 year55000GBP
Executive MBAEMBA21 months75642GBP

Oxford University History

The exact date of Oxford University foundation is unknown, however it was firstly mentioned in 1096. Since 1167 the university has started to attract the brightest minds from all the UK because Henry II made English students give up their education in France and they returned home to study. The royal charter that followed in 1248 finally consolidated the university status. Here such disciplines as theology, medicine, law and liberal arts and sciences were taught. Initially Oxford University had quite a small territory and only monks were taught there. However, since the second half of the 13 century religious communities and colleges started to emerge. Later, until the 18 century, Oxford University was involved in a bunch of religious and political disputes yet continuing its educational activity and not losing the status of the principal world institution. Until the 19 century Oxford University was teaching mostly the exact sciences, later many subjects of Humanities were included and also the Medical School was opened which now is considered to be one of the best in the world (2nd position in 2015/16 according to QS Rankings).
After World War I and the loss of about 40% of students on the battlefields, Oxford experienced a significant modernization and began to train specialists in virtually all fields of knowledge. The study process was becoming more systematic, which eventually made the university one of the foremost scientific institutions in Europe.

Infrastructure and Facilities in Oxford University

Oxford University enjoys quite a large territory — more than 28 acres of forest and parks land, that is impressive. Many university colleges are located in the city center or nearby, so many university campuses neighbour cultural heritage, stores, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Besides, on the territory it is easy to find several churches, The Sheldonian theater, and more than a hundred museums and libraries. Moreover, Oxford University has its own publishing house where the famous Oxford dictionary is printed.
There are also an arboretum and the oldest Botanic Garden in the UK among university buildings. It is notable that classrooms and canteens of some colleges could be seen in the Harry Potter film series. Christ Church College dining hall was one of the most famous sight there. You may enjoy a unique atmosphere in the student town — medieval architecture, smoothly shaven evergreen lawns, small parks with labyrinths of evergreen bushes and trees, glorious buildings and chapels. All of these attracts more than 9 million tourists annually.
There is no division of specializations in Oxford University colleges, so a student of any college may study in any department. Oxford Colleges are unique academic communities that form a distinctive image of the university. Each college has its own dining hall, bar, library, lounge and halls of residence.

Oxford University annually recruits about 3200 students, so the university cannot provide every student with a room in its halls of residence. Only 57% of students and 70% of first-year students eventually get rooms in Halls of Residence.

Oxford University Faculties

Even though nowadays Oxford University is mostly famous for the field of Humanities, the exact, social and medical sciences are taught on the same top level as well as banking and law. All faculties are combined into four major divisions: humanities, social sciences, mathematics, physical and life sciences, and medical sciences. The University of Oxford is like a small state which has 38 various colleges and 6 Permanent Private Halls (PPH). The main difference between them lays in the number of students, daily schedule, charter and taught disciplines.

PPHs are supported by many religious organisations including the Roman Catholic Church. The university offers education in almost all possible specialisations for Bachelor’s level, Master students can learn everything except Accounting.
Oxford University is proud of the level of teaching humanities (the 1st place, according to the QS rankings), social sciences and its medical education. Oxford is usually no lower than the tenth line of rankings in all fields of knowledge.
Field of knowledgeCompetition, person / place
Economics and Management14.2
Computer science12.3
Biomedical sciences9.1
History and Political science7.9
Philosophy, politics and economics7.5
Law studies7.4
Oxford University as any other ancient university has in its disposition a whole network of campuses among which there are also students’ dormitories. Rental fee usually depends on sleeping places in a room and a decoration. You may take into consideration that the most successful students (academically) have an opportunity to live in a separate apartment.

An average student pays around £250 - £350 per month for a place in a dormitory. Private rental is more expensive — from £350 to £400 per month (utilities and common costs not included). Food expenses could account for £150 - £200 per month, books and materials — £50 - £100. Leisure activities and night fun in pubs are integral parts of student life in Oxford and they also require money, quite a large amount to say.

Scientific Achievements in Oxford

  • Oxford University entered the list of TOP-10 best universities in the world in 2016.
  • In 2013 a collaboration of Oxford and Harvard researchers found a gene for human growth — it was a side effect during the research on heart diseases.
  • During the experiment a pattern was revealed indicating that tall people have higher risk of particular cancer diseases.
  • Oxford University is a place for many discoveries in the field of cosmology — Mars research, the trajectory of the galaxies (it was found that in 5 billion years our galaxy will collide with Andromeda galaxy), the Universe emergence theories.
  • In particular, in 2013 Oxford scientists discovered a “glass planet” which surface was covered with the analog of our glass.
  • In 2013 genetics professor Bryan Sykes and a group of Oxford researchers finally disproved the existence of a snowman. A mysterious animal which was taken for a snowman was revealed to be a rare species of bear.
  • One of the most fundamental research on cancer treatment in 2011 was carried out in Oxford. During the research a gene responsible for sublimation of malignant cells was discovered.

Oxford University Admission Requirements

The process usually starts with submitting the application in UCAS system. It should be mentioned in the application why a student has chosen the particular field of study. The following step depends on applicant’s wish to pursue an undergraduate degree or postgraduate degree in Oxford University. In any case, the first step is to standardize a diploma or a high school certificate.

Unfortunately, certificates of education issued by another countries (for example, the CIS countries) are not always recognized in the UK. Applicant can resolve the issue in several ways by going through special preparatory schools in the UK in order to be finally admitted to the university.
PathAgeDurationMin. gradeAverage cost
A-Levels16-18 years old2 yearsA*AA25000GBP
IB16-19 years old2 years3820000GBP
Foundationfrom 17 years old2 years4470GBP

Applicant will go through a 2-year foundation program in one of schools or colleges in Great Britain. The first year is devoted to 4 specific subjects including Advanced English. During the second year there are 3 more disciplines. To enter Oxford University successfully, you must pass all the exams and get excellent grades. To be accepted to A-Levels program participants should have a command of English on the Intermediate level proving it by IIELTS certificate with no less than 5.0. Some schools offer accelerated programs which last only 1 year. A-Levels tuition fee in a private school is approximately £25,000-£30,000 with full board. Studying in a public school costs around £8,000 per year, which is much cheaper, however you should consider costs of living in a host family or in apartments (around £7,000). One of the most popular A-Levels program is in the D’Overbroeck College, Oxford.
A-levels grades% of students admitted to Oxford
International Baccalaureate could be an analog for A-levels with the same quality. It assumes that a student goes through a 2-year specific program in a private school in the UK that is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Program includes 6 subjects and a course paper at the end of study. IB could cost between £15,000-£30,000 per year depending on school location. If student’s command of English is not enough to pursue IB, there is a special Pre-IB 1-year course for improving speaking, writing and comprehending skills (tuition fee is ~ £25,000 per year).
International Baccalaureate

Applicants have an opportunity to take a 1-year or 2-year Foundation program in Oxford University in such fields as History, English Language and Literature (average tuition fee per year is starting from 4470GBP (without housing and living expenses). After completion of these programs students can apply directly for the second year of corresponding Bachelor programs at Oxford University.
To become a student of Oxford applicants should complete 2 years in a university in his/her home country or other country. It is possible to apply right after completion of 1 year of university. As one of the leading institutions Oxford requires excellent academic standing and high SAT/ACT scores. Of course, a perfect knowledge of English is an essential prerequisite (no less than IELTS 7.0). Another requirement is an essay in English and a motivation letter which allows to stand out from the crowd and win the admission committee.
In case of successful passing of the first step the applicant will come through an interview with a referee which will assess student’s potential.
Academic recommendations from teachers and professors are also a part of application.

Minimum Level of English Knowledge

TestMin. grade
IB English5
The minimum requirements depend on a study field and programme. So, for a bachelor’s degree course in English literature, the admission committee will require at least 7.5 in IELTS, and you can hypothetically be admitted to a master’s degree course in organic chemistry with the IELTS result of 7.0.

Application Deadlines and Procedure in Oxford University

You should begin the process of submitting documents to the Oxford undergraduate programme immediately after the completion of the first year of study at A-Levels or IB.
1.The beginning of applications registration on the UCAS websiteJune
2.Deadline UCAS15 October 18:00
3.Entrance exam31 October
4.Deadline of written paper submission10 November
5.Interview1-20 December
6.The Admission committee decisionafter 9 January
7.The beginning of study8 October
Applications are open till the 15th of October through the centralized UCAS system developed especially for those wanting to enroll in the UK universities. There is also another way to apply — through early admission process when the application is sent a year prior to admission. You may apply immediately after your first year in a local higher education institution, e.g. in the middle of June, as your documents will be considered during the next 12 months.

The features of applying to a Master's degree programme at the University of Oxford vary and depend on the particular study programme. The table below shows the main stages of admission and the basic information, and in order to learn about specific requirements it is better to refer to the full list of courses on the official website.

1.English exam doingthree months before the submission of documents
2.Search for scholarships and grants for studyingindividual terms
3.The requirements checking on the programme website-
4.Graduate Applicant Self Service deadline
  • 8 / 19 January
  • 17 November
  • 9 March
5.InterviewSkype / in person
6.The admission committee decision8-10 weeks after the application submission
7.Decision on the grant and scholarshipsFebruary — June
8.Searching for a place in the college4-6 weeks after the decision

Documents for Admission to Oxford University

-Bachelor's degree programmeMaster’s degree programme
Applicationonline on the UCAS websiteonline on the university website
  • entrance exams
  • BMAT
  • LNAT
Transcripts-Diploma grades
Recommendationsone from the teacher of the core subjectthree from the university lecturers
Education documentsA-Levels / IB / Foundation / 2 years of universityBachelor's Degree
From the applicant
  • academic resume
  • statement of purpose
  • research plan
  • piece of writing
  • portfolio
  • All documents are submitted in English, and documents originally written in another languages must be translated and notarized. In case of successful completion of the first stage of the selection, an entrant is going to have an interview with a professor who will evaluate not only knowledge (all applicants who have passed the selection stages before have rich erudition), but the academic potential.

    Applicants are not required to choose college immediately as they can submit an open application. As a result he/she will be given a list of colleges available for a particular student. Basically colleges have more similarities than differences and the majority of subjects are taught in each of them.

    Admission Statistics at Oxford University

    Applicants who received invitations3771
    Applicants admitted3270 (16.4%)
    Foreign students20.1%
    Private schools-leavers41.8%
    Women and men ratio50.1% / 49.9%
    Countries of foreign students origin
    In total, in 2017 the Oxford University Admission Committee received more than 45000 entry applications, but most of the candidates are screened out at the first stages of the entry campaign.

    Statistics of Admission to the Master’s Degree Programmes of Oxford

    Total applications25994
    Applications from foreign students75.4%
    Applicants admitted5548 (21.3%)
    Foreign applicants admitted3572 (64.4%)

    Social sciences48.61%
    Mathematics, Physics and Life sciences17.02%
    Medical sciences9.88%

    Why to Apply for Oxford University?

    • Oxford University education systems has a tutoring system, so every student is assigned to a tutor.
    • A tutor develops a tailor-made program for a student taking into consideration specifics and particular skills of that student.
    • Oxford University has received Royal University Award 9 times — more than any university in the UK.
    • There is a great campus system in Oxford. Students can live either in a student residence or separate apartments.
    • Oxford University has all rights to be proud of its alumni among whom there are 40 Nobel laureates, 25 British premier ministers, 6 kings, 12 saints and about hundred worldwide famous politicians.
    • Oxford students have the opportunity to spend their leisure time in different electives and hobby clubs which accounts for more than 300. There are plenty of literature, sports, language clubs etc.
    • In Oxford sport events are taken very seriously and many students take part in sports competitions such as football, basketball, rowing (jointly with Cambridge students), baseball and other fields.
    • For sport lovers there are a fitness studio, playgrounds for cricket and hockey, several tennis courts, 15 grass fields for football and baseball plays, 25-meter swimming pool and gym.
    • Oxford has the biggest library system in the UK — more than a hundred libraries. The university also has several museums and a botanical garden on its territory.
    • Oxford Career Service helps students to get an offer from the most prestigious companies in the world.
    • Every weekend Student Leisure Center organises for students excursions for various towns, games and dance events.
    • 7 million GBP are spent annually on financial aid in Oxford.There is no tuition-free places there but grants could cover the expenses on education fully.
    • The university welcomes applicants with disabilities but the academic requirement are equal for all. Students with disabilities may use the right to have a flexible attendance.

    Tuition-free Education in Oxford University

    For sure most people mentally associate Oxford University with something accessible only for affluent students or royal persons. To some extent, this could be reasonable as tuition-free education is possible only on highly competitive basis and Oxford tuition could be compared only with Cambridge education costs, and 40% of first-year students are private school-leavers. However, Oxford University is highly motivated to attract the brightest students maintaining the status of one of the most prestigious universities in the world. That is why for every student there are dozens of financial aid schemes — from special grants based on nationality to faculty scholarships for excellent performance or research achievements.
    Generally, Master's and Phd students have more opportunities to get a grant rather than Bachelor’s students. There are many sources of financial support both from the university and third parties (Hill Foundation Scholarships, Palgrave Brown Scholarship, Reach Oxford and others).
    You should know that scholarships fully cover tuition fees and some funds offer financing for touristic trips and excursions. To receive a grant or a scholarship a student should show an outstanding research potential which is actually a rare asset. Though, without outlined requirements it is not possible not only to receive a grant but even to get the admission letter. Therefore, it is necessary to adequately assess your chances in the first place — IELTS results, excellent GPA and clear future prospects are the key prerequisites for your admission.

    Additional Opportunities — MBA Degree in Oxford University

    Those who dream of pursuing MBA or Executive MBA program and learn more about doing business abroad may do it in Oxford University and also choose a specific specialization. There is a college called Said Business School which worked since 1965 preparing future Masters in Business Administration. Application requirements for all colleges and schools of Oxford are similar but for MBA application it is necessary to pass GMAT or GRE test and provide a Bachelor diploma in law or economics, as well as to have some work experience in these spheres. Average tuition fee for MBA program accounts for €42,000 per year.

    International Exchange and Internship Programs in Oxford

    Oxford University collaborates with companies, universities and research centers from all over the world, which allows its students to study abroad virtually for free. Oxford offers internships in the most prestigious universities of Europe, Australia, Asia and the US (Australian National University, Princeton University, Peking University, Kyoto University etc.). It is also possible to attend a summer school or go for an expedition for up to 5 weeks to one of the exotic locations. In addition, students of Oxford may participate in Erasmus+ program and get a scholarship of 600 EUR per month studying in a partner university in Europe.

    Help in After-graduation Employment in Oxford University

    Statistically 92% of graduates find a job within first 6 months after graduation. The average Oxford graduate’s starting salary is 27000GBP / year. Career Service usually helps in this difficult task — it is the organisation working within university and searching for vacancies for graduates and students. Career Service organises career fairs where students can meet prospective employers, get advice on employment from career professionals and also apply for internship in prestigious companies.

    Field of knowledge% of employed graduates
    Banks and investment companies9%
    Government institutions7%
    Media and journalism7%
    Sport and tourism7%
    Advertising, marketing and communications6%
    Career Service has elaborated a special mobile application called Oxford Careers Fair Plus which could be downloaded free of charge from the official Oxford website. It facilitates the process of informing a large number of students about upcoming career fairs, new vacancies and all information about employers.

    Famous Alumni of Oxford University

    • Stephen William Hawking — the most renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist who contributed enormously to the modern cosmology. He was a famous popularizer of science and he was born in Oxford town and got a bachelor’s degree at Oxford University’s University College.
    • Timothy John Berners-Lee — a British scientist who invented World Wide Web, URL, HTTP, HTML and many others revolutionary inventions in the field of IT.
    • Margaret Thatcher — the 71st British PM, “the Iron Lady” who became not only an important political figure but also a cult person. She gained a B.S. degree in chemistry at University of Oxford's Somerville College.
    • Thomas Hobbes — an English political philosopher of the 17th century, best known for his book Leviathan, whose ideas considerably influenced modern geometry, ethics, physics and history. He was one of the inventors of the theory of sovereignty. Was enrolled in Oxford being only 15 y.o. and successfully graduated.
    • Jonathan Swift — an Anglo-Irish writer of the 17 century, creator of widely famous Gulliver's Travels — a work which is a fascinating fairy tale for a child and a sharp social satire for an adult. Swift being an Englishman by throughout his life was defending Irish people rights which is also notable for English-speaking population. He graduated from Hertford College.
    • John Locke — an English philosopher of the 17th century and the “Father of Liberalism”. His ideas influenced Rousseau and Voltaire works as well as political philosophy as a whole and to this day his thoughts are reflected in the United States Declaration of Independence. He is renowned as the greatest Enlightenment thinker. He was awarded a bachelor's degree in medicine at Christ Church College.
    • Oscar Wilde is a an Irish writer, poet and philosopher best known for his work The Picture of Dorian Gray. He is one of the greatest playwrights of late Victorian London. He got a bachelor’s degree in classical literature at Oxford University’s Magdalen College.
    • Aldous Huxley — a modern renowned British writer, the author of the dystopian novel Brave New World. He studied English literature at Balliol College at the University of Oxford.

    Interesting Facts About Oxford University

    • Exactly in the Oxford University campus all Harry Potter episodes were filmed.
    • Lewis Carroll wrote his Alice in Wonderland in Oxford walls.
    • John Tolkien who wrote The Lord of the Rings was inspired by gothic Oxford campus while describing castles in the novel.
    • An eternal rival of Oxford University, Cambridge University, was founded by Oxford students who were expelled due to a big scandal — one student was involved in a murder (it is not possible to identify who it was).
    • Geometry professor of Oxford University Edmund Halley predicted the return of a famous comet named after him.
    • Worldwide famous meme — “British scientists proved” — is related mostly to the research groups of Oxford and Cambridge as they are responsible for the major part of modern fundamental studies and discoveries as well as Nobel prizes.
    • The first foreign student was admitted to Oxford University in 1190, he was known as Emo of Friesland.
    • Religious heritage and traditions are traced in Oxford everywhere. Education is divided into trimesters which bear the names of Christian saints in accordance with the days when classes begin. The academic year at colleges of the University of Dublin is divided in the similar way.
    Michaelmas7 October — 1 December
    Hilary13 January — 9 March
    Trinity28 April — 22 June

    Admission Process in Oxford University

    Application for Oxford as a rule is accompanied by an impressive set of documents and there is always a long way of tough competition for an applicant due to Oxford high academic standards. The first thing to take care of is an excellent academic standing, but final impression is always made by accurately completed application forms, motivation and recommendation letters. You should indicate there the best achievements, reveal the passion for research and specify why you must be chosen as an Oxford student from dozens of others.

    Every year the admission committee receives tens of thousands of such applications, that is why your application package should be designed with respect to the university requirements, having no lexical or grammar mistakes.

    Every applicant reserves the right to decide if to apply for Oxford University independently learning all the pitfalls and organisational issues or to engage a professional to this process. Making final decision it is important to realise that you have only one chance and that your future depends on your decision today.
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    Photos of Oxford University

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    Programs - Bachelor - University of Oxford

    Bachelor Archaeology and Anthropology
    Bachelor Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)
    Bachelor Biological Sciences
    Bachelor Biomedical Sciences
    Bachelor Chemistry
    Bachelor Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
    Bachelor Classics
    Bachelor Classics and English
    Bachelor Classics and Modern Languages
    Bachelor Classics and Oriental Studies
    Bachelor Computer Science
    Bachelor Computer Science and Philosophy
    Bachelor Earth Sciences (Geology)
    Bachelor Economics and Management
    Bachelor Engineering Science
    Bachelor Engineering, Economics and Management
    Bachelor English and Modern Languages
    Bachelor English Language and Literature
    Bachelor European and Middle Eastern Languages
    Bachelor Experimental Psychology
    Bachelor Fine Art
    Bachelor Geography
    Bachelor History
    Bachelor History (Ancient and Modern)
    Bachelor History and Economics
    Bachelor History and English
    Bachelor History and Modern Languages
    Bachelor History and Politics
    Bachelor History of Art
    Bachelor Human Sciences
    Bachelor Law (Jurisprudence)
    Bachelor Materials Science
    Bachelor Materials, Economics and Management
    Bachelor Mathematics
    Bachelor Mathematics and Computer Science
    Bachelor Mathematics and Philosophy
    Bachelor Mathematics and Statistics
    Bachelor Medicine
    Bachelor Modern Languages
    Bachelor Modern Languages and Linguistics
    Bachelor Music
    Bachelor Oriental Studies
    Bachelor Philosophy and Modern Languages
    Bachelor Philosophy and Theology
    Bachelor Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
    Bachelor Physics
    Bachelor Physics and Philosophy
    Bachelor Psychology and Philosophy
    Bachelor Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics
    Bachelor Theology
    Bachelor Theology and Oriental Studies
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    Programs - Master - University of Oxford

    Master Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies | MSc, PG Diploma
    Master African Studies | MSc
    Master Anaesthetics | DPhil
    Master Ancient History | DPhil
    Master Ancient Philosophy | MSt
    Master Anthropology | DPhil,
    Master Applied Landscape Archaeology | MSc
    Master Applied Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition | MSc
    Master Applied Statistics | MSc, PG Diploma
    Master Applied Theology | MTh
    Master Archaeological Science | DPhil, MSc, MSt
    Master Archaeology | DPhil, MPhil, MSt
    Master Architectural History | DPhil, PG Certificate
    Master Astrophysics | DPhil
    Master Atmospheric, Oceanic & Planetary Physics | DPhil
    Master Atomic and Laser Physics | DPhil
    Master Bachelor of Civil Law | BCL
    Master Biochemistry | DPhil, Joint Oxford/The Scripps Research Institute Programme, MSc (R)
    Master Biodiversity, Conservation & Management | MSc
    Master Biodiversity, Conservation and Management | MSc
    Master Biomedical and Clinical Sciences | DPhil
    Master Biomedical Engineering | MSc
    Master Cardiovascular Medicine | DPhil
    Master Celtic Studies | MPhil, MSt
    Master Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation | DPhil
    Master Chemical Biology | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Chinese Studies | MSt,
    Master Chromosome & Developmental Biology | DPhil
    Master Chromosome and Developmental Biology | DPhil
    Master Classical Archaeology | MPhil, MSt
    Master Classical Armenian Studies | MSt
    Master Classical Hebrew Studies | MSt
    Master Classical Indian Religion | MPhil
    Master Classical Indian Religion | MSc
    Master Classical Languages & Literature | DPhil
    Master Classical Languages and Literature | DPhil,
    Master Clinical Embryology | MSc
    Master Clinical Laboratory Sciences | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Clinical Medicine | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Clinical Neurology | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Clinical Pharmacology | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology | MSc
    Master Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychological Trauma | PG Certificate
    Master Cognitive Behavioural Therapy | DPhil, PG Certificate
    Master Cognitive Therapy | PG Diploma
    Master Comparative Philology & General Linguistics | DPhil, MPhil, MSt
    Master Comparative Philology and General Linguistics | DPhil
    Master Comparative Social Policy | MPhil, MSc
    Master Computer Science | DPhil, MSc (R), MSc
    Master Condensed Matter Physics | DPhil
    Master Contemporary India | MSc
    Master Creative Writing | MSt
    Master Criminology & Criminal Justice (Research Methods) | MSc
    Master Criminology & Criminal Justice | MPhil, MSc
    Master Criminology | DPhil
    Master Cuneiform Studies | MPhil
    Master Design, History of | MSt
    Master Development Studies | DPhil, MPhil
    Master Diagnostic Imaging | MSc
    Master Diplomatic Studies | Certificate, PG Diploma
    Master Earth Sciences | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Eastern Christian Studies | MPhil
    Master Economic & Social History | MPhil, MSc
    Master Economics for Development | MSc
    Master Economics | DPhil, MPhil
    Master Education (Comparative and International Education, Child Development and Education, e-Learning or Higher Learning) | MSc
    Master Education | DPhil
    Master Educational Research Methodology | MSc
    Master Egyptology | MPhil
    Master Endovascular Neurosurgery | MSc
    Master Engineering Science | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master English (-1550) | DPhil
    Master English (650-1550, 1550-1700, 1660-1830, 1800-1914, or 1900-Present) | MSt
    Master English (English & American Studies) | MSt
    Master English Language | MSt
    Master English Local History | DPhil, MSc
    Master English Studies (Medieval Period) | MPhil
    Master English | DPhil
    Master Environmental Change & Management | MSc
    Master Evidence-Based Health Care | DPhil, MSc
    Master Evidence-Based Social Intervention | MPhil, MSc
    Master Evidenced-Based Health Care | DPhil, MSc
    Master Experimental Psychology | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Experimental Therapeutics | MSc
    Master Film Aesthetics | MSt
    Master Financial Economics | MSc
    Master Fine Art | DPhil
    Master Forced Migration Studies, Refugee & | MSc
    Master General Linguistics & Comparative Philology | DPhil, MPhil, MSt
    Master Genomic Medicine & Statistics | DPhil
    Master Geography & the Environment | DPhil, MPhil
    Master Global & Imperial History | MSt
    Master Global Governance & Diplomacy | MSc
    Master Global Health Science | MSc
    Master Government,
    Master Greek and/or Latin Languages & Literature | MPhil, MSt
    Master Greek and/or Latin Literature Languages & Literature | MPhil, MSt
    Master Greek and/or Roman History | MPhil, MSt
    Master Health Research | PG Certificate, PG Diploma
    Master Historical Studies | PG Certificate
    Master History (for Economic & Social History, History of Science) | DPhil
    Master History of Art & Visual Culture | MSt
    Master History of Art | DPhil
    Master History of Design | MSt
    Master History of Science, Medicine & Technology | MPhil, MSc
    Master History | DPhil
    Master Infection, Immunology & Translational Medicine | DPhil
    Master Information, Communication & the Social Sciences | DPhil
    Master Inorganic Chemistry | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Integrated Immunology | MSc
    Master Intellectual Property Law & Practice | PG Diploma
    Master International Human Rights Law | MSt
    Master International Relations | DPhil, MPhil
    Master International Wildlife Conservation Practice | PG Diploma
    Master Islamic Art & Archaeology | MPhil, MSt
    Master Islamic Studies & History | MPhil
    Master Japanese Studies | MSt
    Master Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman Period | MPhil
    Master Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman Period | MPhil, MSt
    Master Jewish Studies | MSt
    Master Judaism & Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World | MPhil [Offered Jointly: 1, 2]
    Master Korean Studies | MSt
    Master Late Antique & Byzantine Studies | MPhil, MSt
    Master Latin American Studies | MPhil, MSc
    Master Law & Finance | MSc
    Master Law | DPhil
    Master Learning & Teaching | MSc
    Master Legal Research | MSt
    Master Life Sciences Interface Doctoral Training Centre | DPhil
    Master Literature and Arts | MSt
    Master Magister Juris | MJur
    Master Major Programme Management | MSc
    Master Management Studies | DPhil
    Master Master of Business Administration | MBA, Executive MBA
    Master Material Anthropology & Museum Ethnography (Research Methods) | MSc
    Master Material Anthropology & Museum Ethnography | MPhil, MSc
    Master Materials | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Mathematical & Computational Finance | MSc
    Master Mathematical Finance | MSc, PG Diploma
    Master Mathematical Finance | PG Dip
    Master Mathematical Modelling & Scientific Computing | MSc
    Master Mathematics & Foundations of Computer Science | MSc
    Master Mathematics | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Medical Anthropology | MPhil, MSc
    Master Medical Oncology | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Medicinal Chemistry for Cancer | 1+3 Combined Doctoral Programme
    Master Medieval & Modern Languages | DPhil, MPhil, MSt
    Master Medieval History | MSt
    Master Medieval Studies | MSt
    Master Migration Studies | MSc
    Master Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy | MSt
    Master Modern British & European History | MPhil
    Master Modern Chinese Studies | MPhil
    Master Modern Chinese Studies | MSc
    Master Modern Japanese Studies | MPhil, MSc
    Master Modern Jewish Studies | MPhil, MSt
    Master Modern Middle Eastern Studies | MPhil, MSt
    Master Modern South Asian Studies | MPhil
    Master Musculoskeletal Sciences | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Musculoskeletal Sciences | MSc
    Master Music (Performance, Composition or Musicology) | MPhil, MSt
    Master Music | DPhil
    Master Nanotechnology | PG Certificate
    Master Nature, Society & Environmental Policy | MSc
    Master Neuroscience | MSc, Wellcome 4-Year Trust Doctoral Programme, see also
    Master Numerical Analysis | DPhil
    Master Obstetrics & Gynaecology | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Ophthalmology | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Organic Chemistry | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Oriental Studies | DPhil, MSt
    Master Orthopaedic Surgery
    Master Paediatric Infectious Diseases | PG Diploma
    Master Paediatrics | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Particle Physics | DPhil
    Master Pathology | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Pharmacology | DPhil, MSc (R), MSc
    Master Pharmacology, Clinical | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Philosophical Theology | MPhil, MSt
    Master Philosophy of Physics | MSt
    Master Philosophy | BPhil, DPhil, MSt
    Master Physical & Theoretical Chemistry | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics | DPhil
    Master Plant Sciences | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Political Theory Research | MSc
    Master Politics (Comparative Government, European Politics & Society or Political Theory) | MPhil
    Master Politics Research | MSc
    Master Politics | DPhil
    Master Postgraduate Certificate in Education | PGCE
    Master Primary Health Care | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Psychiatry | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Psychodynamic Counselling | PG Certificate
    Master Psychodynamic Practice | MSt, PG Diploma
    Master Psychological Research | MSc
    Master Public Health | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Public Policy in Latin America | MSc
    Master Radiation Biology | MSc
    Master Radiobiology | 4-Year Doctoral Programme, DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Refugee & Forced Migration Studies | MSc
    Master Russian & Eastern European Studies | MPhil, MSc
    Master Slavonic Studies | MPhil, MSt
    Master Social Anthropology (Research Methods) | MSc
    Master Social Anthropology | MPhil, MSc, MSt
    Master Social Intervention | DPhil
    Master Social Policy | DPhil
    Master Social Science of the Internet | MSc
    Master Socio-Legal Research | MSt
    Master Socio-Legal Studies | DPhil
    Master Sociology | DPhil, MPhil, MSc
    Master Software & Systems Security | MSc
    Master Software Engineering | MSc
    Master Statistics | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Structural Biology | DPhil
    Master Study of Religion | MSt
    Master Surgical Science and Practice | MSc
    Master Surgical Sciences | DPhil, MSc (R)
    Master Sustainable Urban Development | MSc
    Master Syriac Studies | MSt
    Master Systems Approaches to Biomedical Sciences Industrial Doctorate Centre | DPhil
    Master Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre | DPhil
    Master Teaching English Language in University Settings | PG Diploma
    Master Theology | DPhil, MPhil, MSt, PG Diploma
    Master Theology | DPhil, MPhil, MSt, PGDiploma
    Master Theoretical Chemistry | MSc
    Master Theoretical Physics | DPhil
    Master Tibetan & Himalayan Studies | MPhil
    Master US History | MSt
    Master Visual Anthropology | MSc
    Master Water Science, Policy & Management | MSc
    Master Wellcome Trust 4-Year Neuroscience Doctoral Programme
    Master Womens Studies | MSt
    Master Yiddish Studies | MSt
    Master Zoology | DPhil, MSc (R)
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    Country United Kingdom
    City Oxford
    Bachelor (foreigners)20,676 USD/year.
    Master (foreigners)20,676 USD/year.
    Bachelor (citizens)9,250 USD/year.
    Master (citizens)9,250 USD/year.
    Cost of living $845-1,613 USD/Month.
    Acceptance Rate 22.8%
    Official Website

    General information
    Finance type Nonprofit
    Organization type Public
    Established 1096
    Abbreviation ox
    Teachers 6,221
    Students 19,791
    Foreigners 34%
    Religion None
    Academic calendar Trimesters
    AdmissionBased on grades and examinations
    Gender limitation No limits
    Colors Oxford blue
    Campus type Urban
    Housing Available
    Financial aid Available
    Distance learning Available
    Exchange programs Available
    Library Available
    The Lord is my Light
    • Privy Council
    • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)
    • European University Association (EUA)
    • International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
    • League of European Research Universities (LERU)
    • Coimbra Group
    • The Russell Group
    • Universities UK
    World ranking6
    Country ranking2
    Academic Reputation3
    Employer Reputation1
    Quality of teaching10
    International Faculty61
    International Students54
    Citations per Faculty63
    Ranking in world by sphere
    Arts and Humanities1
    Engineering and Technology9
    Life Sciences and Medicine3
    Natural Science5
    Social Sciences and Management3
    Ranking in world by discipline
    Computer Science34
    Economics & Business20
    International rankings
    UniPage World University Ranking6
    QS World University Rankings6
    ARWU Academic Ranking10
    Cost of living in Oxford
    Expenses - USD/Month.Min.Med.
    Accommodation 470 669
    Food 197 406
    Transportation 52 258
    Communications and utilities 71 95
    Clothing 24 92
    Sports and leisure 31 92
    Accommodation in Oxford USD/Month.
    Shared room outside of centre474
    Shared room in city centre676
    1 bedroom apartment outside of centre888
    1 bedroom apartment in city centre1,080
    Alternative title
    Arabic جامعة أكسفورد
    cy Prifysgol Rhydychen
    German Oxford Universität
    English University of Oxford
    Spanish Universidad de Oxford
    French Université système de réseau d'information d'Oxford
    Japanese オックスフォード大学
    Korean 옥스퍼드대학교
    Portuguese Universidade de Oxford
    Russian Оксфордский университет
    Chinese 牛津大学
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