Oxford DPhil Programme in Management Studies
Start your application
Start your application
The application form for entry in 2018 is now closed. We will start accepting applications for 2019 in August.
Meet our requirements
Our candidates 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.
- TOEFL or IELTS test results (If you are not from an English speaking majority country).
- Three pieces of written work, including a well-developed research proposal.
- Three academic references.
Management Research pathway
Application requirements are as listed above, for the Management Research pathway successful applicants typically have a distinction in a Master’s level degree in addition to their undergraduate studies.
Prepare for your interview
Approximately two to three weeks after the application deadline, you will be notified as to whether or not you have been shortlisted for interview. Interviews 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 the School.
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.
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 will be advised that you have not been successful this year
Applicants are informed in their offer email if they have received funding through the School.
Having received an offer candidates are forwarded to a college to be considered for membership. We will guide you through this process.
Select a college
As an Oxford student, you will belong to one of the University’s 38 colleges. College life will enrich your time at Oxford, offering you the chance to mix with students and faculty from diverse academic backgrounds and explore outside the boundaries of your subject through lectures, and interdisciplinary and cultural events.
Colleges are a focus for sporting, social and cultural activity: teams compete with each other in sports such as rowing, cricket, and rugby; plays and concerts take place in college chapels and quadrangles; picnics, parties and white-tie balls take place in the halls and gardens.
Whichever college you choose, you will develop a strong loyalty that will stay with you way beyond graduation. Colleges have their own alumni societies and professional networks, which complement those offered by Oxford University and the Saïd Business School.
If you wish to be a graduate student at the University of Oxford, you must become a member of a college as well as being accepted by the Saïd Business School. If you are offered a place in the programme, we will contact you and request your college preference. We will then forward your application to your chosen college.
These colleges consider DPhil in Management Studies students:
- Balliol College
- Brasenose College
- Campion Hall
- Exeter College
- Green Templeton College
- Harris Manchester College
- Hertford College
- Jesus College
- Kellogg College
- Lady Margaret Hall
- Linacre College
- Merton College
- New College
- Oriel College
- Pembroke College
- The Queen's College
- St Anne's College
- St Antony's College
- St Catherine's College
- St Cross College
- St Edmund Hall
- St Hilda's College
- St Hugh's College
- St Peter's College
- Wadham College
- Wolfson College
- Worcester College