Post Tagged with: "DPhil"

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Master of Public Policy students on their first day in September 2016.

Admissions update: What happens next?

Applications for our MPP Class of 2017 have now drawn to a close and we have received an exciting pool of 762 applications from 109 countries and territories, including first time applications from Costa Rica, Swaziland and East Timor. Awarding places to just 120 students from an exceptionally strong bunch […]

by × 15 February 2017 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

The Blavatnik School of Government and Oxford University Press. Photo: ©Hufton+Crow

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 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Celebrations in the squares of Bogota

The end of Colombia’s armed conflict is close: What policy challenges lie ahead?

Colombians witnessed a historical moment yesterday when the national government and the FARC guerilla signed an agreement to finalize a fifty-year old armed conflict. Thousands of people celebrated in city squares and the social networks were swept by a tsunami of messages about the peace accord. However, not everyone supports […]

by × 25 August 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 Students

Plaza de Bolívar, Bogotá (source: Wikimedia commons)

DPhil: 10 things to remember for public policy research interviews

I just came back from Colombia after three months of fieldwork for my DPhil in public policy. During three months’ time, I carried out 72 semi-structured interviews with a range of actors related to natural resource governance in the country. The list included public officials, politicians, journalists, academics, members of […]

by × 04 November 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 ×

BSG Students, Deepening Democracy

Oxford students condemn sentencing of Sondos Asem

Oxford students condemn sentencing of Sondos Asem

We are 78 students from 51 countries and territories studying at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford. We write to express our shock at the death sentence handed to our classmate, Sondos Asem, along with over 100 others in Egypt and we are keen to affirm […]

by × 22 May 2015 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Juan David before a race

What I talk about when I talk about running (and doing a doctorate at Oxford)

“Most of what I know about writing I’ve learned through running every day”, wrote Haruki Murakami in his 2007 best seller What I talk about when I talk about running. I cannot be as assertive as the famous contemporary Japanese writer, but running has significantly influenced my life and my […]

by × 06 May 2015 ×