Admissions and Life at the School

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Former students (MPP 2018) at their graduation celebration in November 2019. Photo: John Cairns

MPP and DPhil admissions 2019: what to do before deadline

Admissions to Oxford’s Master of Public Policy and DPhil in Public Policy are due to close in a month’s time – Friday 10 January 2020 at 12:00 GMT. The checklist below is valid for both MPP and DPhil, unless specified otherwise. Please remember that the deadline to submit applications for […]

by × 10 December 2019 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

The MPP class of 2019

The value of Oxford’s Master of Public Policy – why choose our MPP?

Working in admissions at the Blavatnik School of Government, I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to meet potential students from all over the world, each looking to find a course that best suits them. Among the variety of questions they ask, there is one that comes up frequently and […]

by × 22 November 2019 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Photo by John Cairns

Case studies put you in the shoes of real policymakers – and they’ve been one of the most valuable parts of the MPP

One of the distinctive features of the Master of Public Policy course at the Blavatnik School of Government is its use of case studies in learning. Case studies are real-life scenarios used to illuminate an issue – a theoretical concept, a policy, an ethical dilemma – by placing the student […]

by × 04 September 2019 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

“While Away” – my photographic project portraying MPP students and their stories

“While Away” – my photographic project portraying MPP students and their stories

Before coming to Oxford I trained as a social anthropologist. I was drawn to that discipline because of my general interest in people and their stories. As a researcher, I developed some photographic skills and tried to use photography not only as a way of illustrating a story, but as […]

by × 26 June 2019 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Christ Church Hall, Oxford University. Image: Wikimedia Commons.

This time last year: how I chose the MPP at the University of Oxford over other courses

Last year around this time, I was struggling with one of the major decisions of my life – selecting the graduate school for pursuing my higher education. I am sure a lot of you who have received admissions offers from multiple institutions will be going through the same right now. […]

by × 19 March 2019 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Admissions update: decision-making time for the MPP

Admissions update: decision-making time for the MPP

Back in October and fresh out of university myself, I joined the Blavatnik School of Government’s admissions team as an admissions assistant. I wasn’t quite prepared for what a whirlwind the next few months would bring, but I’ve enjoyed every bit of what we do. First, let me explain what […]

by × 13 March 2019 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Admissions: 2018 checklist for MPP and DPhil applicants

Admissions: 2018 checklist for MPP and DPhil applicants

As we reach the end of the year, we in the admissions team have put together a checklist to help all applicants to complete their application. The list below is valid for both MPP and DPhil, unless specified otherwise. Please remember that the deadline to submit applications for 2019 entry […]

by × 17 December 2018 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. Source: Flickr

Believing in yourself: impressions of my first month at Oxford University

Standing inside the Blavatnik School of Government and gazing at the words ‘Oxford University’, which are written on the backdrop of the stage, took me back to depth of my childhood memories. Getting my early education from a small place in District Chakwal of Pakistan, I heard about the stories […]

by × 18 October 2018 ×