Admission procedure (MSc)

Please note that this page does not apply to the MSc Learning and Teaching. Please click here for details of that programme.

Application status:

MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition  Open
MSc in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching  Open
MSc in Education (Research Design and Methodology)  Open
MSc in Education (Child Development and Education)  Open
MSc in Education (Comparative and International Education)  Open
MSc in Education (Higher Education)  Open

Deadlines for 2019/20 Entry

For entry in October 2019, three application deadlines will be used. The deadlines are:

  • Friday 16 November 2018 (12:00 noon UK time)
  • Friday 25 January 2019 (12:00 noon UK time)
  • Friday 1 March 2019 (12:00 noon UK time)

Applicants who wish to apply for any Scholarship MUST apply by the January 2019 deadline. Applicants are strongly advised to apply early as some courses may become full before the later deadlines.

For more information about the university deadlines, please see the Graduate Admissions Website.

Application Procedure

All applications go through the Oxford University Graduate Admissions Office and application guidelines etc. can be downloaded from their website. Please read the guidelines thoroughly and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

College Membership

Every student at Oxford must become a member of one of the colleges of the University.  The college application procedure is simple and begins only after the Department has accepted an applicant onto one of the higher degree courses. Applicants should not contact colleges direct.

For more information, including how to choose a college and which colleges accept Education students, please click here.

NB The MSc in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching does not require College affiliation. In the space for ‘College Choice’ on the application form, please note this.

Fees and Funding

Please visit our fees page for the current cost of our courses.  Full fee information, including college fees, for the coming academic year is published on the university fees and funding website.

For details of our studentships, please click here.


Applicants living in Britain will be invited for an interview as soon as possible after submitting their application. Unfortunately, the Department cannot reimburse the expenses of an interview.  Overseas applicants will be invited to a Skype interview.

Prior to your interview, written work submitted as part of your application will be put through the University’s plagiarism detection software system by the Department and any significant similarities will be discussed at interview. For further details please click here.

Page last modified: September 4, 2018