Computer Science at Oxford
Frequently asked questions
From MSc in Computer Science at Oxford
Can I study this course part-time or on a distance learning basis? No. Unfortunately we are unable to offer this course on a part-time basis or via distance learning.
How long does the course last? The course is a full time one year course and runs from October through to September. Please also note that the course does not run to the University of Oxford's undergraduate term dates.
Do I need to be resident in Oxford during the course? Yes or within 25 miles of the centre of Oxford. This is a requirement of the University.
Are there opportunities for employment whilst I study? No the course is extremely intensive and you should not take any form of employment whilst studying.
My application was turned down last year, can I apply again? Yes. You are welcome to apply to the course again. Please be aware that you will need to submit a complete set of new application materials, we can not use your application from previous years.
As an overseas student studying in the UK or Ireland, do I need to provide a language certificate? Students can make an application without the language certificate but any offer made maybe conditional on achieving our minimum language requirements.
I am an overseas student. Where can I find information about applying for a visa? Information can be found on the International Student Advisory Service webpage at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/io/. Please check this website for the latest information before you apply for your visa.
How do I access the application form: http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate_courses/index.html
What funding is available for this course: Unfortunately there is no funding for home students. Other students can find information on scholarships available here: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/studentfunding/postgraduate/index.shtml
How do I choose a college place: Choosing a college is a matter of personal preference, you can leave your application open.
My transcripts are not in English – what should I do? Students should provide an official translation.
What are the differences between the deadlines? Applications are considered at all three deadlines. However if you wish to apply for scholarships you will need to submit by the January application at the latest.