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About

The Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford aims to provide tailor-made courses for training graduate students at the beginning of their research in different areas of Oriental studies.

Overview

The Oriental Studies course at the University of Oxford is aimed at intending doctoral students who need some additional training before commencing their doctoral studies.

Only specified teaching staff in Oriental Studies accept students for this degree (a list of these staff is available on the faculty’s course webpage). Once you and your prospective supervisor have agreed on your course of study, it is not normally possible to make any changes.

The Oriental Studies is designed for students who hold a BA in the same field as that of their proposed research, or one closely related. As an example, most students who wish to study Arabic for this MSt will have either a BA in Arabic or one in which Arabic has been a majority of the course. The decision on whether a candidate's BA qualifies for the course is taken by the Faculty Board.

Supervision

The allocation of graduate supervision for this course is the responsibility of the Oriental Institute and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under exceptional circumstances a supervisor may be found outside the Oriental Institute.

Graduate destinations

Oriental studies graduates have found employment in many and diverse fields including business, finance law, civil service, journalism, government and industry.

Many graduates have also undertaken further research into subjects linked with Oriental studies and have pursued successful careers in the academic world, education and in museums.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The course may be taught in a variety of ways, depending on your needs.
  • If you wish to learn a language these are normally taught in classes. If you wish to concentrate on historical issues, these may be taught primarily in regular tutorials for which you are expected to write essays. Evaluation of the course takes place entirely during the third term, through a combination of essays, examination papers and a dissertation.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 700 words
    • Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
    • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28650 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 28650 GBP per year during 9 months.
  • National

    18470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18470 GBP per year during 9 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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