The overall objectives of the MPhil are:
The Global and Area Studies course at the University of Oxford is structured around six study components, facilitating an interdisciplinary approach to comparative study across two or more regions and a critical approach to area studies.
Courses are taught through a combination of lectures and classes. You will be required to submit essays and make class presentations. Through a Research Methods element, you will receive relevant training in methodologies to enable you to carry out research and writing for your 30,000 word thesis. The thesis is expected to incorporate a global or comparative area studies approach and/or to address key cross-region global challenges from an area studies perspective.
The six study components are:
- Theories and Approaches in Global and Area Studies;
- Comparative Area Studies;
- Research Methods for Social Sciences and Humanities;
- Area Studies immersion;
- Specialist Area Studies Options;
- Comparative Area Studies Research Thesis
- 21 months
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As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following UK qualifications:
- a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours in any subject or discipline, although preference may be given to candidates who have studied previously in either the social sciences or the humanities
- For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.7 out of 4.0.
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