Four top tips for MSc applications

November 24, 2015

Masters applicants have the option to choose from two admission deadlines for entry in October 2016. These are Friday 22 January 2016 or Friday 11 March 2016.

Early application is recommended to avoid disappointment.

All applications must be complete before they can be reviewed by the Admissions Panel. Applicants are required to provide 3 references, original transcripts, an up to date CV/resume and a statement of purpose.

Top tips – To avoid delays in the admission process we recommend:

  • Read the Application Guide for entry in 2016-17 for a detailed overview of applying to graduate study
  • Contact your referees before you upload their details to check whether they will be able to meet the deadline. Allow plenty of time for your referees to respond and upload their documents.
  • Locate your original transcript for your undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, you may need to contact your University for documents ahead of the admissions deadline.
  • If English is not your first language you must supply, within your application, suitable evidence to show that you meet the English language requirement for the course. This could be the results from an English test you have sat within the last two years (score requirements can be found here) or you could ask for a waiver of the requirement.

Admission to graduate study at Oxford means that you will be offered a place by the admitting department and by a college.
The directors and several module coordinators of this programme are Fellows at Kellogg College.

Of course submitting your application is just the first step, there is then the admission process to get through before you actually start your course.  One of our new students, Karen Smiley, has written a handy blog on what to expect as you go through the admission process.

Still not sure if the MSc is the right course from you?  Why not read what our students say about the course … they just might sway you in the right direction.

  • Dr Stephen Langton completed the MSc in 2014 and is now working towards a DPhil in EBHC
  • Aaron Lai completed the MSc in 2013 and reflects on his personal experience
  • Dr Felipe Martinez has also completed the MSc and is now putting his study skills to good use

Applications are made online via the University of Oxford Graduate Admissions website but if you have any questions at all please contact us at or call us on +44 (0) 1865 286943.

Remember if you have already taken a short course in Evidence-Based Health Care you may be eligible to bring this into your MSc.  Further details can be found here.

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