Oxford University Postgraduate Study at Blackfriars
Our graduate students read for advanced Oxford University degrees (DPhil, MSc, MPhil, BPhil), working towards Master and Doctoral qualifications.
Students also study for Certificates (such as PGCE) and Diplomas, and we welcome visiting students on a year’s secondment from graduate work in their own universities.
Our students studying human rights, social policy, refugee studies, NGO studies and international relations are often associated with the research and activities of the Las Casas Institute for Social Justice, which is based at Blackfriars.
How to apply
- Applicants must first have been accepted by a Department or Faculty of the University of Oxford before any college or permanent private hall may consider them.
- Most applicants are admitted as from the start of the academic year in October (though other times are possible). Application forms are available in October of the preceding year from the University’s Graduate Admissions Office. You can find more information here.
- Applications are considered for any of the courses in which Blackfriars offers admission. Please consult this list of courses offered by Blackfriars.
- Applications are usually considered by the Tutor for Graduate Admissions.
- Blackfriars aims to admit a certain number of graduate students each year spread across the range of subjects in which it accepts graduate students, and this will determine the number of offers which can be made to applicants. Where there are more applicants than offers which can be made, the relative academic merit and potential of the applicants may be taken into account. It may not be possible to make offers to applicants whose applications are received late in the admissions round, when places are full.
- The possession of competitively-won funding may be taken into account as an indicator of the applicant’s academic merit and potential.
- All applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
- The final decision on whether to offer a place in the light of the overall competition for graduate places and the spread of those places across subject areas is usually taken by the Tutor for Graduate Admissions.
- Please note that any offer of a place will be subject to satisfactory completion of the financial declaration form that will be sent to the applicant as part of the offer of a place. Please consult this guidance for more details.
You can find information about Blackfriars’ grants, scholarships and bursaries here, and information on fees and finance prepared by Oxford University here.
We welcome enquiries from disabled students. The nature of our old buildings inevitably makes access difficult to some areas, but we have various contingency plans which can be brought into effect and we regard problems as challenges to be overcome.
Please contact the Academic Administrator, Ms. Lucy Traves and let us know what your needs are: in most cases we can and will meet them.