|Application deadline:||13 January 2013|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||October 2013|
|Duration full-time:||36 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Project type:||Open, Predefined|
The Oxford Doctoral (DPhil) Programme is designed for students wishing to pursue academic careers in leading universities.
The Saïd Business School is especially well placed to nurture individual interests and aspirations, having excellent connections with leading academic and corporate organisations. The Programme adopts a student-centred approach complementary to Oxford traditions of one-to-one teaching and college membership.
The structure and content of the DPhil Programme will depend on the subject you choose to specialise in. You can pursue a management research route or a financial economics route through the DPhil Programme.
The School's approach is markedly interdisciplinary, and our research programmes draw on Oxford's strengths in subjects as diverse as sociology, economics, law, psychology, politics and international relations. Working at the interface of disciplines, faculty and researchers are currently exploring issues such as the politics of global business, the rise of science entrepreneurship and the management of innovation, and the social and commercial impact of information systems and the Internet.
The University of Oxford is internationally recognised for the quality of its research and teaching. It attracts the very best doctoral students and faculty from around the world and offers a vibrant environment in which to study and learn.
Programme objectives This full-time programme can be completed in a minimum of three years and will:
Programme designThe structure and content of the programme will depend on the subject you choose to specialise in:
1. Financial economics
2. Management research
However, the following elements are common to both programmes:
ThesisThe DPhil thesis, which should not exceed 100,000 words, must be a significant and substantial contribution to the field of learning in management studies and finance. As a rule of thumb, it should be relevant enough to be published in book form or as series of academic articles. Students may adopt a range of different methodologies and approaches. Their special contribution can be in the field of theory, methodology or empirical results.
Support and guidanceEvery research student is allocated a supervisor or supervisors. Supervisors oversee students´ study and research and advise them on the preparation of their thesis through regular meeting sessions. Students often receive advice from other faculty members as well.
1. For the DPhil in financila economics route, an undergraduate degree, minimum qualification 2.1 degree (GPA 3.5 or its equivalent). For the DPhil in Management research route: A masters degree in a relevant subject (normally a Distinction).
2. A GRE or GMAT score: as guidance, we look for a score in excess of 600 in each component. Information on the GMAT and GRE is available from www.gmac.com and www.gre.org respectively.
The institution code for ordering your official GRE score sheet from ETS is 0807. There is no department code, this can be left blank. The code for ordering your official GMAT score sheet from Pearson is Q0G-4B-45.
GRE and GMAT scores will not be valid if they are more than five years old on the application deadline.
3. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test Scheme (IELTS) if English is not your native language or if you have not completed your undergraduate degree in an English speaking country.
The institution code for ordering your official TOEFL score sheet from ETS is 0807. There is no department code, this can be left blank.
TOEFL and IELTS scores will not be valid if they are more than two years old on the application deadline.
TOEFL iBT- 109
TOEFL Computer - 267
TOEFL Paper - 630
4. University transcripts
5. Three references (a minimum of two must be academic)
6. One piece of written work for assessment of approximately 2,000 words. This should be an essay or section of longer work on a topic appropriate to the degree for which you are applying. You must include a signed declaration that the piece is your own work without the assistance of others
7. A research proposal to help us identify a potential supervisor. Please begin your research proposal with a clear title
Please ensure your application is complete upon submission. The Admissions Committee can only consider a candidate once all supporting documentation has been received.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||630|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||267|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||110|
The Saïd Business School administers a variety of attractive scholarships and award schemes to support doctoral students. The admissions office will help you to identify and secure a suitable scholarship to support you during the course of your doctoral studies.
Please ensure you tick the boxes of the relevant scholarships on the finance section of your application form. Contact us if you need any assistance selecting the most appropriate source of funding.
You may be eligible for:
Funding provided by the Saïd Business School
The Saïd Business School administers a variety of attractive scholarships and award schemes. These scholarships comprise full fees and a living stipend. Click here to read more >
Funding provided by the University of Oxford
Most of these scholarships cover all fees and living expenses, although some are partial awards. Click here to read more >
Funding provided by specialist research centres
A number of specialist research centres based at the School provide funding for DPhil candidates. Click here to read more >
Nearly all colleges offer funding for graduate students, and these scholarships can cover a variety of expenses, ranging from free accommodation to fees and from a grant for living expenses to high table dining rights.Click here to read more>
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test if you come from a non-English speaking country.
Most European Universities recognise the IELTS test.More information on IELTS
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