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Social Sciences departments offer a wide range of diverse, stimulating and high quality undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes, all of which are underpinned by the innovative research being undertaken by our academics. Degrees range from lab-based science in departments such as Geography and Archaeology, through to the professionally-oriented provision in Business and Education. A number of part-time postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes are also offered.

Across the division, we have:

  • just under 2,000 Undergraduate (UG) students;
  • just over 2,000 Taught Postgraduate (PGT) students (on Master’s programmes); and
  • just over 1,100 Postgraduate Research (doctoral students – known at Oxford as ‘DPhils’)

Upon arrival, you should familiarise yourself with the range of programmes that your department offers, which may or may not include undergraduate provision.

For postgraduates