MSc in Major Programme Management
Dates and fees
Module dates 2018 intake
Gateway and Module 1: 24 – 29 September 2018
Module 2: 11 – 14 December 2018
Module 3: 5 – 8 February 2019
Module 4: 7 – 10 May 2019
Module 5: 9 – 12 July 2019
Module 6: 17 – 20 September 2019
Module 7: 26 – 29 November 2019
Module 8: 10 – 14 February 2020
Generally, each module is delivered over four days, from Tuesday to Friday. Module 1 includes an induction 'gateway' of two days, and runs Monday-Saturday, and Module 8 includes a consolidation 'capstone' of one day, and runs Monday to Friday.
The MSc is purposely designed in this modular format to allow participants to combine work and study, and all modules at Oxford must be attended in full. Outside of modules you should allow for at least 10 hours per week of study including reading, writing assessed assignments and a dissertation, and writing formative assignments.
The full cost of the 2018/20 programme is £40,085 including:
Tuition, lunch, refreshments and one college dinner per course (£36,880)
Membership to an Oxford college for two years (approximately £1,556 per year*)
*Please note College fees may rise by around 4% in your second year of study. The total fees of £40,085 reflect and include an assumed increase in college fees.
In addition to personal expenses incurred, participants are expected to:
Pay for travel to and from each of the 8 4-day modules in Oxford
Pay for accommodation for each module in Oxford
Pay for core texts outside of supplied module reading (1-2 texts per module, total approx. £500)
The University requires all students to provide a Financial Declaration containing evidence that they have the funds to complete their studies. This is required at the point of acceptance to the programme, although the fees are collected in instalments. Further instructions will be sent to you with your letter of admission.
A non-refundable deposit of 15% of the programme fees, £6,013 is required on acceptance of a place on the programme.
Following payment of the deposit candidates will be invoiced for the first year fee payment 50% of the total fees (£20,042**) 8 weeks before the start of the programme with payment due before the start of the first module. Candidates admitted to the programme less than 8 weeks before the start of the course will be invoiced for the first year fees and deposit together (£26,055) upon admission to the programme.
Candidates will be invoiced for the second year fees, approximately £14,030** (35% of the total fees) on 1st June 2019 and with payment due within 30 days.
**Please see above, College fees may increase slightly in your second year of study.
Candidates undertake pre-reading and formative assignments, and form virtual learning teams during the course of the programme to support each other’s progress.
The MSc is formally assessed by eight individual assignments each of 3,000 words, and a written dissertation of 10,000 words. Candidates will build their dissertation round an intellectually challenging question that will encourage them to explore the subject matter of the thesis in depth. The dissertation will be due approximately 7 months after the end of module 8 at Oxford, completing the full two-year study duration of the MSc.