University of Oxford Majors

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University of Oxford Majors

University of Oxford Majors

Taught courses usually involve a range of core and optional course elements and the submission of a dissertation. Independent study is supported by seminars and lectures. Assessment may be by coursework, as well as by written examinations and a dissertation.

Taught courses offered by the University of Oxford include: 

Master of Studies (MSt)
Master of Science (MSc) by coursework
Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
Combined Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil)
Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL); Magister Juris (MJur)
Master of Business Administration (MBA); Executive MBA (EMBA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 1+1 programme
Master of Fine Art (MFA)
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Master of Theology (MTh)
Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil)
Postgraduate Certificates and Postgraduate Diplomas
Foreign Service Programme
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Taught courses A-Z listing

This A-Z contains a comprehensive list of Oxford’s graduate taught courses, ordered by title.


African Studies MSc
Ancient Philosophy MSt
Applied Landscape Archaeology MSc
Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition MSc
Applied Theology MTh
Applied Theology PGDip
Archaeological Science MSc
Archaeological Science MSt
Archaeology MPhil
Archaeology MSt
Architectural History PGCert


Bachelor of Civil Law BCL
Bible Interpretation MSt
Biodiversity, Conservation and Management MSc
Biodiversity, Conservation and Management MPhil
British and European History, from 1500 to the Present MSt
British and European History, from 1500 to the Present MPhil
Buddhist Studies MPhil


Celtic Studies MPhil
Celtic Studies MSt
Classical Archaeology MPhil
Classical Archaeology MSt
Classical Hebrew Studies MSt
Classical Indian Religion MPhil
Clinical Embryology MSc
Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology MSc
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy MSc
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PGDip
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PGCert
Comparative Social Policy MSc
Comparative Social Policy MPhil
Computer Science MSc
Contemporary Chinese Studies MSc
Creative Writing MSt
Criminology and Criminal Justice MSc
Cuneiform Studies MPhil


Development Studies MPhil
Diplomatic Studies MSt
Diplomatic Studies PGDip
Diplomatic Studies PGCert


Eastern Christian Studies MPhil
Ecological Survey Techniques PGCert
Economic and Social History MPhil
Economic and Social History MSc
Economics MPhil
Economics for Development MSc
Education (Child Development and Education) MSc
Education (Comparative and International Education) MSc
Education (Higher Education) MSc
Education (Learning and Technology) MSc
Education (Research Design and Methodology) MSc
Egyptology MPhil
Endovascular Neurosurgery (Interventional Neuroradiology) MSc
English (1550-1700) MSt
English (1700-1830) MSt
English (1830-1914) MSt
English (1900-Present) MSt
English (​ 650-1550) MSt
English and American Studies MSt
English Local History MSc
English Studies (Medieval Period) MPhil
Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PGCert
Environmental Change and Management MSc
Environmental Change and Management MPhil
Evidence Based Health Care (Medical Statistics) MSc
Evidence Based Health Care (Systematic Reviews) MSc
Evidence-Based Health Care MSc
Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation MPhil
Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation MSc
Executive MBA EMBA
Experimental Psychology (4-year ESRC-funded) combined MSc and DPhil
Experimental Therapeutics MSc


Film Aesthetics MSt
Financial Economics MSc
Financial Strategy PGDip
Fine Art MFA


General Linguistics and Comparative Philology MPhil
General Linguistics and Comparative Philology MSt
Global and Imperial History MSt
Global Business PGDip
Global Governance and Diplomacy MSc
Global Health Science MSc
Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature MSt
Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature MPhil
Greek and/or Roman History MPhil
Greek and/or Roman History MSt


Health Research PGDip
Health Research PGCert
Historical Studies MSt
Historical Studies PGCert
History of Art and Visual Culture MSt
History of Design MSt
History of Science, Medicine and Technology MPhil
History of Science, Medicine and Technology MSc


Integrated Immunology MSc
Intellectual Property Law and Practice PGDip
International Health and Tropical Medicine MSc
International Human Rights Law MSt
International Relations MPhil
International Wildlife Conservation Practice PGDip
Islamic Art and Archaeology MSt
Islamic Art and Archaeology MPhil
Islamic Studies and History MSt
Islamic Studies and History MPhil


Japanese Studies MPhil
Japanese Studies MSc
Jewish Studies MSt
Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman Period MSt
Jewish Studies in the Graeco-Roman Period MPhil
Judaism and Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World MPhil


Korean Studies MSt


Late Antique and Byzantine Studies MSt
Late Antique and Byzantine Studies MPhil
Latin American Studies MPhil
Latin American Studies MSc
Law MPhil
Law and Finance MSc
Learning and Teaching MSc
Literature and Arts MSt


Magister Juris MJur
Major Programme Management MSc
Master of Business Administration Oxford 1+1 MBA programme
Master of Business Administration MBA
Mathematical and Computational Finance MSc
Mathematical and Theoretical Physics MSc
Mathematical Finance MSc
Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing MSc
Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science MSc
Medical Anthropology MPhil
Medical Anthropology MSc
Medieval History MSt
Medieval Studies MSt
Microelectronics, Optoelectronics and Communications MSc
Migration Studies MSc
Modern Chinese Studies MPhil
Modern Languages MSt
Modern Languages MPhil
Modern Middle Eastern Studies MPhil
Modern South Asian Studies MPhil
Modern South Asian Studies MSc
Music (Composition) MSt
Music (Composition) MPhil
Music (Musicology) MSt
Music (Musicology) MPhil
Music (Performance) MSt
Music (Performance) MPhil


Nanotechnology PGCert
Nanotechnology for Medicine and Health Care MSc
Nature, Society and Environmental Governance MPhil
Nature, Society and Environmental Governance MSc
Neuroscience MSc
Neuroscience (4-year Wellcome Trust DTP) combined MSc and DPhil


Organisational Leadership PGDip
Oriental Studies MSt


Paediatric Infectious Diseases PGDip
Paediatric Infectious Diseases MSc
Pharmacology MSc
Philosophical Theology MPhil
Philosophical Theology MSt
Philosophy BPhil
Philosophy of Physics MSt
Political Theory Research MSc
Politics (Comparative Government) MPhil
Politics (European Politics and Society) MPhil
Politics (Political Theory) MPhil
Politics Research MSc
Psychodynamic Counselling PGCert
Psychodynamic Practice MSt
Psychodynamic Practice PGDip
Psychological Research MSc
Public Policy MPP


Radiation Biology MSc
Radiation Oncology combined MSc and DPhil
Refugee and Forced Migration Studies MSc
Russian and East European Studies MPhil
Russian and East European Studies MSc


Slavonic Studies MPhil
Slavonic Studies MSt
Sleep Medicine PGDip
Sleep Medicine MSc
Social Anthropology MPhil
Social Anthropology MSc
Social Science of the Internet MSc
Socio-Legal Research MSt
Sociology MSc
Sociology and Demography MPhil
Software and Systems Security MSc
Software Engineering MSc
Statistical Science MSc
Statistical Science PGDip
Strategy and Innovation PGDip
Study of Religion MSt
Supervision of Applied Psychological Practice PGCert
Surgical Science and Practice MSc
Sustainable Urban Development MSc
Syriac Studies MSt


Taxation MSc
Teacher Education MSc
Teaching English Language in University Settings MSc
Theology BTh
Theology MPhil
Theology MSt
Theology and Religion PGDip
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (Stand-Alone) MSc
Tibetan and Himalayan Studies MPhil
Traditional China MSt
Traditional East Asia MPhil


US History MSt


Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology MPhil
Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology MSc


Water Science, Policy and Management MPhil
Water Science, Policy and Management MSc
Women’s Studies MSt
World Literatures in English MSt


Yiddish Studies MSt