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Master’s Courses at Oxford University: Eligibility & Opportunities

Updated on 08 November, 2023

Pragya Sharma

Pragya Sharma

Sr. Content Editor

Studying at the University of Oxford is a dream for several aspirants across diverse study fields. After all, the institution is one of the world’s most historic and reputed centers of learning and research. If you have completed your bachelor’s degree, you can check out University of Oxford postgraduate courses in several subjects. There are numerous Oxford University master’s courses that will help you build your foundation in your chosen discipline. Here is a brief guide that may help. 

 

University of Oxford: Key Highlights 

Here are some key highlights that you should know about: 

World Ranking3 (per QS World University Rankings-2024- Top 100 Universities in the World)
Number of Programs62 Undergraduate Programs and 348 Postgraduate Programs 
Famous AlumniAung San Suu Kyi, Bill Clinton, Indira Gandhi and 26 UK Prime Ministers along with 120 Olympic medalists, seven Poets Laureates and more. 
Average Annual Course FeesBetween £28,950 and £44,240 
Types of DegreesUndergraduate and Graduate Degrees 

Master's Programs Offered at Oxford University 

Here are some of the top Oxford University PG courses that are available for students. 

Course NameDuration & Fees 

Advanced Computer Science MSc

 

1 year, £32,760

Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc

 

9 months, £27,460

Economic and Social History MSc

 

11 months, £30,910
Education (Higher Education) MSc1 year, £30,910
Financial Economics MSc9 months, £55,630
Genomic Medicine MSc1 year, £41,480
English DPhil3-4 years, £28,020 (annual)
Fine Art MFA9 months, £30,910
International Relations MPhil21 months, £31,540 (annual)
Master of Business Administration MBA1 year, £78,510

Source: Official University Website

These are only a few of the well-known oxford university master’s programs available for aspirants. There are innumerable courses that you can check out.

Eligibility Criteria & Admission Requirement

There are subject and department-specific requirements for University of Oxford postgraduate courses. Some general guidelines include the following: 

  • If the graduate course necessitates a strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honors in the UK system, you will either require a professional bachelor’s degree of four years with an overall grade of 60% from a recognized institution or 70% for degrees by other institutions or cumulative GPA of 3.3 out of 4.0, 5.0 out of 7.0, 6.0 out of 8.0 or 8.0 out of 10.0. 
  • Otherwise, a standard bachelors degree of three years will be required from a recognized institution with 65% as the overall grade for recognized institutions or 70% for degrees awarded from other institutions. 
  • Masters holders from non-recognized institutions will also be eligible to apply. 
  • If the graduate course necessitates a first class undergraduate degree with honors in the UK system, then a professional bachelor’s degree (four years) will be needed from a recognized institution with an overall grade of 65%. Otherwise, you will need 75% for degrees from other institutions. Another option is a cumulative grade of 3.5 out of 4.0, 5.5 out of 7.0, 6.5 out of 8.0, or 8.5 out of 10.0. 
  • An alternative option is a 3-year bachelor's degree from a recognized institution with 70% as the overall grade from recognized institutions or 75% for degrees awarded by other institutions. 
  • If the graduate course requires a master's degree, then you will need a masters degree that is awarded by a recognized institution. The overall grade should correspond to the following- 55% for a pass grade in the UK system, 60% for a merit grade in the UK system, or 70% for a distinction grade in the UK system. 

Career Opportunities After Master’s From Oxford University

Some of the top employers for master’s graduates in the UK include Google, Amazon, AstraZeneca, BBC, Microsoft, Cancer Research UK, M16- Secret Intelligence Service, Pfizer, The Walt Disney Company, Rolls Royce plc, Apple, ASOS, J.P. Morgan, M15- The Security Service, GSK, Goldman Sachs, British Airways, Deloitte, NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme, and many others. 

The University offers careers support and advice for all its graduate students. The Careers Service ensures meetings with careers advisers, 12 career fairs annually with more than 600 exhibitors, 200+ events run by careers advisers and employers annually and 12,000+ vacancies advertised every year on CareerConnect. It also holds varied employability and skills programs along with exclusive internship programs alongside. 

The University also offers CareerConnect as a hub for alumni and students. The Oxford University Careers Fair in October and other events help students meet prospective employers. TOSCA (The Oxford Strategy Challenge) is a team-based learning event that has participants solving strategy-based challenges for clients. 3,000+ students have already taken part, helping 250+ clients. 

Do you know the famous Indians who studied at Oxford University? Read here.

Scholarships for PG Programs at Oxford 

Here are some scholarship options for Indian students pursuing master’s at Oxford University: 

Felix Scholarships- 

This scholarship offers a chance to pursue graduate studies in any discipline for outstanding Indian students. It covers 100% of the course fees, while enabling a grant (approximately £16,164) for living costs, and coverage for a return flight from India to the UK. The awards are given for the entire fee-liability duration of the course. Those applying to start a full-time and new masters or full-time DPhil course at the university are eligible for this scholarship. The student should be unable to enroll without getting financial support. 

The applicant should have a first-class undergraduate or master’s degree from an Indian university, while being an Indian resident and national. They should not have a degree from India while being expected to return to the country after the completion of their studies. 

Reach Oxford Scholarship- 

This scholarship is given to students who are nationals of low-income countries which get official development assistance from the Development Assistance Committee of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. India is in this list and new students can apply for all disciplines with the exception of medicine. Applicants of the highest academic ability with financial need and an offer can apply. 

The scholarship duration is 3-4 years, based on the length of the course and covers a return airfare, a grant for living costs, and course fees each year. There are 2-3 awards given each year. 

Conclusion

If you want to study at one of the world’s finest institutions and unlock amazing opportunities to turbo-charge your global career prospects, Oxford University is a great option. Check out available University of Oxford postgraduate courses and apply to your preferred program after checking all the requirements carefully. Here’s wishing you all the best!

Disclaimer: Fees mentioned are indicative and subject to change at any time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which course is famous at Oxford University?

There are several popular and reputed courses at Oxford University. Some of them include law, earth sciences, biochemistry, physics, English, and many more. 

Can I do PG at Oxford University?

Oxford University offers close to 350 graduate courses in multiple fields for aspirants. There are new courses in this category that are unveiled every year. They include both research and taught courses that are available for both part-time and full-time students. 

How many Indian students are in Oxford University?

There are several Indian students who are enrolled in Oxford University. The institution lists 497 students from India on its website. 

Pragya Sharma

Sr. Content Editor

Pragya Sharma is a content developer and marketer with 6.5+ years of experience in the education industry. She started her career as a social media copywriter for NIELIT, Ministry of Electronics & IT, and has now scaled up as a 360-degree content professional well-versed with the intricacies of digital marketing and different forms of content used to drive and hook the target audience. She is also a co-author of 2 stories in an anthology based on the theme- women empowerment.

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