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Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

A must for mid-career: Master of Public Policy

A must for mid-career: Master of Public Policy

We have different motivations, ambitions, dreams and capabilities but each of us has the same question in our head: “Who am I?”, “What do I want?”, “Why am I here?”. If you had an answer for those questions and if that answer is “I want a better world for everyone”, […]

by × 13 June 2016 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Alice and her fellow MPP students meet HRH the Duke of Cambridge. Photo by John Cairns

Meeting a future king

Weeks before the official opening day of our school, the Blavatnik School of Government, rumors were flying around that a royalty would be attending. Some of us started betting between the Queen, Prince Charles, and the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. I should have put real money on my pick […]

by × 12 May 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 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Students

Dorkina takes a brief respite to tour the top of the Sheldonian Theatre. The Radcliffe Camera and Bodleian Libraries are visible in the distance.

The journey continues: Reflections on my first term at Oxford

After many months of preparation, my Oxford dream has finally become a reality. The Michaelmas term ended in a whirlwind of activity, exactly as it began. Several days ago, I hurriedly submitted a final summative essay for Core I: Foundations to the Examination Schools prior to returning home to America […]

by × 14 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 Faculty

This year's MPP students on their first day.

The Master of Public Policy at BSG: Interview with coordinator Adam Ritchie – part 2

Admissions to BSG are now open and we’ve talked about the Master of Public Policy with Dr Adam Ritchie, the MPP course coordinator and departmental lecturer in science and public policy. In this second part of the interview we get down to details on the application process, and we ask […]

by × 07 October 2015 ×

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 Students

Preparing for Oxford: an admissions journey

Preparing for Oxford: an admissions journey

Greetings! I am thrilled about joining the Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) at Oxford in just a few weeks. What’s more exciting is sharing my journey with you. Hopefully you, too, may be inspired to pursue the same path. My career before […]

by × 26 August 2015 ×