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Oxford DPhil Programme in Management Studies

Admissions

Admissions process
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Meet our requirements
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Submit your application
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Prepare for your interview
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Final decision

Admissions process

Applications for 2017 are now open

The application deadline is midnight (UK time) on Wedneday 4 January 2017.

 

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Meet our requirements

DPhil candidates at Saïd Business School are passionately intellectual people who have a superlative academic record and are committed to a career in research.

All applicants must meet the following requirements:

Financial Economics pathway

  1. A good undergraduate degree: 2.1 (GPA 3.5 or its equivalent).
  2. GMAT or GRE test results.
  3. English Test results: we accept TOEFL or IELTS (If English is not your first language).
  4. A well-developed research proposal.

Management Research pathway

In addition to the items listed above we also require:

  • A Masters degree in a relevant subject:  We usually seek a distinction.

Our full list of application requirements can be found under DPhil Admissions Requirements.

Submit your application
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Submit your application

You need to submit your application form and supporting materials

Once your application has been submitted, a member of the admissions team will process it and contact you should any supporting document be missing (this may take several weeks after submission). Your application will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review after the deadline.

Prepare for your interview
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Prepare for your interview

The Admissions Committee will only consider complete applications. Approximately three to four weeks after the application deadline, you will be notified as to whether or not you have been shortlisted for interview. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be conducted by two members of faculty. These will take place in person in Oxford, or via Skype, if you are unable to travel to our interview location.

Interviews can last up to 60 minutes and you will be asked questions about your background and aspirations. You should also expect to elaborate on your research proposal.

Final decision
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Final decision

After all interviews have been conducted, the Admissions Committee will decide which candidates should receive an offer to join the DPhil programme. Final decisions will be emailed to all candidates within a few weeks of the Committee meeting.

There are three possible outcomes:

  1. You are made an offer to join the programme
  2. You are put on a waitlist
  3. You have not been successful this year

If you have received an offer, you will:

  • be given access to a post-offer intranet
  • have to apply for a place in a college

The Admissions team will guide you through this process.

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Contact us

DPhil Admissions Team

To contact a member in the DPhil admissions team, please fill out this form.

You can also sign up for our DPhil newsletter. We will email once applications are open, as well as programme updates, new scholarship opportunities and any recruitment events.