Who can apply?
Acceptance to the course is normally on the basis of a good first degree, the University’s own Postgraduate Certificate in Archaeology, or a master's degree. Exceptionally, those with very substantial experience of working in a profession relevant to their research topic may be considered.
How to Apply
The University requires online applications. Paper applications are only acceptable where there is no option to make an online application to the course or in other exceptional cases where it is not possible for you to apply online.
Application Form and Supporting Materials
The application form is obtained by going to the Application and Admissions procedure section of the online prospectus, at Graduate Admissions Office
For a full explanation of application methods, see www.graduate.ox.ac.uk/apply
If it is not possible for you to apply online, a paper application form can be requested from the Graduate Admissions Office. Please email the Graduate Admissions Office at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Graduate Admissions Office
Oxford OX1 2JD
Tel: 01865 270059
Please note that in order to submit a paper application you must be able to pay the application fee by credit or debit card using our online store. If this is not possible, you may pay by cheque or bankers draft drawn on a UK bank account.
You will need to submit the application form and all supporting materials:
• Three references
Note: If you anticipate having difficulty providing 3 referees who have an informed view of your academic ability and suitability for this Programme of Study, please contact the Award Programme Administrator for advice.
• Transcripts of previous higher education results
Note: this requirement may be waived for students who have substantive experience but do not have a degree, or whose awarding institution may not be able, for administrative reasons, to supply a transcript. You will need to contact the Programme Administrator (email@example.com
), in the first instance, before you submit your application. The transcript requirement can then be waived, if appropriate, and your application will be processed by the Graduate Admissions Office without undue delay.
• Current CV/resume
• Statement of Reasons for Study: all candidates should submit with their application a statement of their reasons for wishing to study at Oxford and to take the particular course they are applying for.
• A research proposal, outlining your research plans, of approximately two pages in length
• Two pieces of written work, each of around 2,000 words
Please note that supporting materials cannot be returned.
English Language Ability
Prospective students whose first language is not English should note that English language certification at the higher level is required, and any offer of a place will be conditional on the receipt of an original certificate.
The closing date for the first round of applications is 14 March 2014. The course may remain open for new applications after this deadline should places remain. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Submitting your Application
Paper applications should be sent to:
Oxford OX1 2JD
If you have any questions about the progress of your application, please contact the OUDCE Award Programme Administrator, (tel: 01865 270369 / 280154; email: email@example.com) or the Graduate Admissions Office (tel: 01865 270059; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fees and Funding
Part-time DPhil Students are required to pay annually 50% of the University composition fee for graduate degrees plus 50% of the separate college fee. In 2014-2015 half the University fee is circa £2,000 (EU) to be confirmed. Note that fees are likely to rise each year thereafter, at least in line with inflation. Half the University composition fee for non-EU students has been set for 2014-2015 as £7,205. College fees vary and are not confirmed for 2014-2015 but the part-time half fee is likely to be approximately £1,400 (EU and non-EU).
Funding for part-time research students is not normally available from central funding bodies. Some colleges offer financial assistance. Kellogg College, for instance, has set up modest Research Studentships specifically to help students undertaking part-time DPhils.
Please note that, prior to matriculation, all students must provide financial guarantees to their College proving that they have sufficient funds to undertake their proposed course of study.
For information on student funding, please visit our website: www.conted.ox.ac.uk
and follow links to `students’ and `sources of funding’. You will find information on student loans, bursaries and Professional and Career Development Loans as well as details of external sources of funding. For further information on funding, see the Oxford Funding Search www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding/search
Please read our Terms and Conditions
before applying for this course.