Post Tagged with: "DPhil"

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 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Our Admissions team with tutor for admissions Prof Monica Toft

An update from the Admissions control room

It’s almost a month since the deadline for applications to BSG, so we thought we’d give you an update. It has been a busy month for our Admissions team (pictured here) – the central Graduate Admissions and Funding team has been collating thousands of applications for all the graduate courses at the University of Oxford, and they’ve been sending the complete applications through to us.

by × 19 February 2015 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Staff

Juan David and Diana on Matriculation Day

Student Life: Interview with Diana and Juan David

Meeting the families of some our students is almost normal business for us at BSG – with an age range from 21 to 41, it often happens that students relocating to Oxford from across the world are followed by their children and partners.
However, there was a lot of excitement when Juan David and Diana arrived last September, because their case is quite unique. They are married, and BOTH are BSG students! Diana is studying for an MPP, while Juan David is one of of our first DPhil students.

by × 13 February 2015 ×

Admissions and Life at the School, BSG Faculty, BSG Staff

Winnie Yip speaks to a class of students at BSG

The BSG DPhil Programme: Interview with Professor Winnie Yip

Casper from the Admissions Team caught up with Professor Winnie Yip, DPhil Tutor for Admissions, to ask her about the newest BSG programme and what makes a good application, including top tips and don’t do’s. Read the interview insights here…

by × 08 December 2014 ×