Application procedure

Applications are made on-line through the University’s Graduate Admissions Office.

The University only allows paper applications in exceptional circumstances. For further information about this process, apply or download a form, please see:

Please ensure that you read the Application Guide when completing an application as it will provide valuable information on how to submit your application.

Supporting documentation:

Along with your application, you will also be required to submit the following supporting documentation:

Statement of Purpose – we give some guidance on what to include here on the FAQs page.

Transcripts – you should include scans of undergraduate as well as postgraduate transcripts with your application.  You will be required to submit the original copies to the Professional Programmes Office on acceptance to the course.

References – see the FAQs page for some guidance on choosing your referees.

NB: Applicants for whom English is not the first language are required to provide evidence that they meet the higher level of proficiency at the time of application. Please refer to the information on recognised English language tests and levels of proficiency.

Graduate Admissions for 2018/19

Admissions to the course to start in September 2018 are open.  The deadlines for the three admission cycles that the University operates are:

  • Friday 17 November 2017 (12.00 noon UK time)
  • Friday 21 January 2018 (12.00 noon UK time)
  • Friday 9 March 2018 (12.00 noon UK time)

We will continue to accept applications beyond the last application cycle until 31 August 2018 or the all places have been filled, whichever happens first.

Note that applications are reviewed when they are complete (i.e. all supporting documentation has been received).

Please use the link above to access the Graduate Admissions application system.

Equal Opportunities Policy for Students

The University of Oxford and its colleges aim to provide education of excellent quality at undergraduate and postgraduate level for all students, whatever their background. In pursuit of this aim, the University is committed to using its best endeavours to ensure that all of its activities are governed by principles of equality of opportunity, and that all students are helped to achieve their full academic potential. This statement applies to recruitment and admissions, to the curriculum, teaching and assessment, to welfare and support services, and to staff development and training.

Please see the Equal Opportunities Policy statement.


If you have any queries regarding application or admission to the part-time MSc Educational Assessment please contact:

Professional Programmes Office
University of Oxford Department of Education
15 Norham Gardens
Oxford OX2 6PY
Tel: +44 (0)1865 274021

Page last modified: September 6, 2017