Studentships (MSc)

Please note that this page does not apply to the MSc Learning and Teaching.

Clarendon Scholarships

The very strongest applicants for all our MSc programmes are automatically considered for University Clarendon scholarships. There is no separate application process. These are highly competitive and each year only one or two of our students are successful. During our initial admissions screening, supervisors nominate applicants with outstanding academic records to be considered. They then prepare a supporting statement.  The Admissions tutor puts forward a shortlist of the strongest applicants to the divisional committee.

ESRC studentships

As part of the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), the department’s doctoral training pathway (the MSc in Education (Research Design and Methodology) programme leading to doctoral study) is recognised by the UK Economic and Social Research Council. The department is able to nominate students to be considered in the open competition. Only UK and EU students who satisfy the ESRC’s residency requirements are entitled to a full award, unless their proposal is in the field of Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM). All nationalities of students may be eligible for AQM awards.

Applicants need to apply by January 25th, 2019. There is no need to make a separate application for ESRC funding : all EU and UK applicants for the MSc and/or the DPhil will be considered. Those applying to the MSc Education (Research Design and Methodology) and wishing to be considered for an ESRC 1+3 studentship should signal in their application their intention to continue to doctoral study. The strongest ESRC candidates are then invited to submit further application materials, and are required to attend for a second interview.

For further information about the studentships, please visit the DTP website.

Routledge Scholarship

Each year a Routledge Scholarship of £6,000 is awarded to one student taking the MSc course in Comparative and International Education. Given in collaboration with St Edmund Hall, the scholarship is awarded on the basis of: (1) strength of academic qualifications; (2) fit between the proposed research project and the research interests of the Department and (3) financial need.

All those who apply by the March deadline are automatically considered – no separate application is necessary. The Routledge Scholarship cannot be used as evidence of funding to secure a place on the course.

The Gulf Education Scholarship

The Gulf Education Scholarship is awarded to one student taking the MSc course in Comparative and International Education who demonstrates exceptional academic merit and proposes to undertake MSc dissertation research that includes the United Arab Emirates and potentially other Gulf countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia). The scholarship covers the full tuition & fees, maintenance, and fieldwork expenses for the dissertation research. The scholarship recipient is based at St Antony’s College and affiliated with The Middle East Centre.

FirstRand FNB Fund Oxford Education Scholarship

The scholarship will provide full funding for a South African citizen to study a one year full-time MSc in Education or MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition at the Department of Education. The scholarship will be awarded based on academic excellence, leadership ability, community involvement and the candidate’s potential to be a destiny changer. The successful candidate will be a member of Wadham College. Candidates need to apply by 25th January 2019.

NB: Candidates who have studied outside South Africa before for degree purposes are not eligible.

Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship

The 1+1 programme is a unique, two-year postgraduate experience which offers you the opportunity to combine the depth of our specialised, one-year MSc in Education with the breadth of Saïd Business School’s top-ranking, one-year MBA. As a result, you will embark from Oxford with the skills to translate specific domain knowledge into practical and innovative solutions to the many challenges facing our 21st Century world.

In addition, the Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship is available for up to five extraordinary 1+1 students who are committed to addressing world-scale social challenges. The Scholarship provides full funding for tuition, college fees and living expenses for both the MSc and MBA year.

Further information about this scholarship and eligible courses is available here.

Page last modified: August 31, 2018