Please note that options will change from time to time, and not all will be run every year.
During the course of the year, you will select a topic for your 12,000-word thesis and receive expert supervision.
The MSc is jointly taught by staff within the social sciences and humanities, who will also assess your application. The application process is administered by the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), formerly the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS).
Students on the course will experience a variety of teaching modes, including lectures, seminars, classes, student presentations, and small group teaching. Supervision for the thesis will be offered as a series of individual meetings between you and your thesis supervisor.
You will be required to gather relevant materials for your thesis during the course, usually by working in libraries and archives in the UK, but potentially also via fieldwork.
Assessment is through a combination of coursework, assessed essays, written examinations and the thesis.
Please see the Course Handbook for 2017-18 for more information. (Please note information in the handbook relates specifically to the year for which it was published and information may change in future years.)