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Common questions around the DPhil (PhD) programme

An interview with DPhil Coordinator Professor Pepper Culpepper In the Admissions Team, when we speak to potential applicants to the DPhil in Public Policy, we tend to hear a lot of the same questions coming up. So, for this blog I decided to sit down with our DPhil co-ordinator Professor […]

by × 10 November 2016 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Some of the MPP students (Class of 2015) after their final exam.

Applying to Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government: What makes a good personal statement?

The Personal Statement plays a key role when our Admissions Committee are considering your application file. There is no right or wrong way to structure a statement but you should think carefully about its content: after all, this is your forum to showcase your passion, commitment, achievements, and potential. It […]

by × 13 September 2016 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Current MPP students during the policy simulation earlier this month.

Admissions update: decisions, decisions…

The decisions have been made, the offer emails have been sent and a brand new class of Master of Public Policy students is taking shape. If you’ve applied to study with us in next autumn, you will probably have heard from us by now. So for those of you who have made […]

by × 31 March 2016 ×

BSG Staff, Governance, cooperation and law

Picture of the entrance of the National Association Opposed To Woman Suffrage's headquarters. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Sexualised violence: in Germany, ‘Nein’ does not mean ‘Nein’

Groping is not punishable by law, and the ‘no’ of a rape victim does not suffice for rape to be punishable as such. This disgraceful situation needs to change. The great wave of groping in Germany continues unchallenged, everyday and beyond ‘Cologne’. One in three women in the EU experiences […]

by × 29 March 2016 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Students at the 2015 welcome event. Photo by John Cairns

BSG admissions countdown: How to apply in one week

As of today, there is exactly one week left before the application window for our MPP programme closes (12 noon UK time, on 22 January). Now is the time to turn your intent to join BSG into action – after all, the surest way to lose out on the chance […]

by × 15 January 2016 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Dr Adam Ritchie speaks to the new MPP students on their first day

The Master of Public Policy at BSG: Interview with coordinator Adam Ritchie – part 1

Admissions to BSG are now open so we’ve decided to talk about the Master of Public Policy (MPP) with Dr Adam Ritchie, MPP course coordinator and departmental lecturer in science and public policy. In this first part of the interview we explore the MPP programme, looking at who it is for […]

by × 30 September 2015 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Sarah and Emily, our hard-working Admissions Team, look at some transcripts from prospective students.

Admissions update: preparing for our new students

  Oxford is a truly beautiful city in the summertime and as the sun finally comes out and current MPP students depart for their Summer Projects, we are looking forward to welcoming a new class in a few short months. With our biggest ever incoming cohort and a stunning new […]

by × 03 July 2015 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

A view of Oxford's high street in spring

Admissions update: a new beginning

Spring is the season of new beginnings. The trees are in bloom, the birds are singing and Oxford is looking more beautiful by the day. At BSG, spring coincides with the end of another admissions cycle, which means another kind of new beginning: we’ve had the first glimpse on our […]

by × 26 March 2015 ×