Oxford DPhil Programme in Management Studies
Applications for entry in 2017 are now CLOSED
We will be accepting applications for entry in 2018 from August 2017. Further details will be published at that time, including the deadline for applications.
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
- A good undergraduate degree: 2.1 (GPA 3.5 or its equivalent).
- GMAT or GRE test results.
- English Test results: we accept TOEFL or IELTS (If English is not your first language).
- 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
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 be several weeks after submission). Your application will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review after the deadline.
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.
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:
- You are made an offer to join the programme
- You are put on a waitlist
- 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.