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Oxford Diploma in Strategy and Innovation

Oxford Diploma in Strategy and Innovation

How to apply

How to apply, dates and fees
When to apply
Meet the requirements

How to apply, dates and fees

The next Diploma programme starts in February 2019, applications are now being accepted.

The module dates for 2019 are:

Module 1: 6 – 9 February

Module 2: 1 – 4 May

Module 3: 26 – 29 June

Module 4: 9 – 12 October 

2019 programme fees: £24,500

The programme fees cover: tuition, course materials, essential reading texts, examinations, assessments and supervision. Lunch and refreshments are provided daily and there is an evening dinner at a different Oxford University college each module.

On acceptance to the Diploma in Strategy & Innovation, participants will be required to pay a 15% deposit to secure their place. The balance is then required at least eight weeks before the programme commences.

Applicants who apply less than eight weeks before the start of the programme are required to pay the full fee immediately on acceptance and receipt of the invoice.

Participants may not be admitted to the programme unless the course fees have been paid in full.

The fee also includes associate membership of one of the University's colleges. Accommodation is not included in the programme fee. Participants make their own arrangements to stay in Oxford during the Diploma modules.

Refund policy


When to apply

We are now accepting applications for February 2019.

If you wish to be considered for admission, please send your CV/resume to Joe Nicholson, Business Development Officer, Executive Degree Programmes at or call on +44 (0)1865 610067.

Please be aware that we operate a rolling admissions process with the following deadlines:


  • 7th May
  • 2nd July
  • 10th September
  • 22nd October
  • 10th December

We recommend you apply early in the year as:  

  • We cannot guarantee that there will be places left by the end of the admissions process.
  • Attendance at all modules is compulsory, so an early offer will enable effective planning. 

If an admissions deadline is stated on our website and this date has passed, it will still be possible to process your application if there are places available.  Please note: Candidates can however only apply once in any given admissions year. If you would like to re-apply, you are welcome to do so in the following admissions year.

If you require a visa to enter the UK please make sure you allow yourself enough time in order for your visa to be processed.  Please visit the UK Border Agency for more information on visas.

Meet the requirements

Meet the requirements

1. Academic ability

We recommend that applicants have a first-class or an upper second class undergraduate degree or equivalent international qualifications (GPA of 3.5). Applicants who do not hold such a qualification may be considered if they have a very strong employment record demonstrating a high degree of responsibility. Professional qualifications may also be taken into consideration.

All applicants are required to supply transcripts of their previous higher education qualifications as part of the online application. A transcript is an official document showing the modules taken and the marks/grades awarded. A certificate of completion is not sufficient. If receiving an offer on the programme, we will ask you to forward us hard copies of your transcripts.

We do not seek a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or GMAT score.

2. English language proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. Please visit our English language proficiency page for more information.

3. Relevant work experience

Applicants normally have a minimum of five years' work experience, this is essential to making the candidate a valuable contributor to the student group and the learning experience of the Diploma.


Apply now

Joe Nicholson, Business Development Officer - Executive Degree Programmes

T: +44 (0)1865 610067