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If you need more information, visit the University course pages for further details about the course and details on how to apply.
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The MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine is open to candidates from a variety of academic backgrounds, both medical and non-medical.
Candidates should visit the course page on the University website for the full selection criteria.
Various funding opportunities are available for this course. Students can also carry on a 3-year DPhil programme (equivalent to a PhD) with the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership.
FEES - ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
Course Fees 2021-2022:
Home (UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands & Isle of Man): £19,200
Overseas (including EU): £40,500
Living Costs: Visit the University Living Costs page for an estimate of how much it costs to live and study in Oxford.
For more information about course fees and fee liability, please visit the Fees and funding section of this website. EU applicants should refer to our detailed fee status information webpage and the Oxford and the EU webpage for details of the implications of the UK’s exit from the EU.
THE EXXONMOBIL SCHOLARSHIPS IN GLOBAL HEALTH
We encourage eligible candidates from resource-limited contexts to apply. The scholarship is available for 2018-19 and funding may be available for high-quality applicants on a case by case basis for candidates from the following countries:
Angola, Cameroon, Chad, China, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
There is no separate application process in order to apply for these scholarships. All eligible candidates will automatically be considered.
*Please note that current employees of ExxonMobil or ExxonMobil affiliates and their immediate families are not eligible for this scholarship.
OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
ADMISSIONS TO 1+1 GRAND UNION
The Oxford 1+1 MBA programme is an opportunity for talented individuals to cobine the MSc IHTM Oxford with the Oxford one year MBA. Visit the Oxford 1+1 MBA page for further details on the partnership but also the Pershing Square Scholarship.
ADMISSIONS TO 1+3 GRAND UNION DOCTORAL TRAINING PARTNERSHIP
Visit the Grand Union DTP website for information on 1+3 (MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine followed by a 3-year DPhil (equivalent to a PhD). Candidates wishing to apply for the 1+3 should submit with their MSc IHTM application a brief proposal of up to two pages for their DPhil research project along with the names of two supervisors (at least one of which should be NDM) by the Grand Union DTP January deadline.
If admitted on the MSc IHTM, your research proposal will be forwarded to the DPhil admission panel for consideration. The candidate will then formally apply to the DPhil once registered on the MSc.
I DO NOT HAVE ONE YEAR’S EXPERIENCE IN A RESOURCE-LIMITED CONTEXT. CAN I STILL APPLY?
The majority of our successful applicants have more than one year of experience. You are welcome to apply but note that your application will be less competitive.
I DO NOT HAVE ONE CONSECUTIVE YEAR’S EXPERIENCE IN A RESOURCE-LIMITED CONTEXT. CAN I STILL APPLY?
The one-year requirement does not need to be consecutive and it can be obtained in more than one organisation. However, the more experience you have the more competitive your application will be.
What level of English do I need to apply for the course?
This course requires proficiency in English at the University's higher level. If your first language is not English, you may be required to provide evidence that you meet this requirement.
Visit the University of Oxford's language guidance page for more details.
Am I eligible for an English language test waiver?
Visit the University of Oxford's language guidance page for further details on English test waiver eligibility and process.
I can’t pay the application fee. Am I eligible for an application fee waiver?
Visit University of Oxford's guideline page for further details on application fee waivers for candidates from a low-income country and UK applicants from low-income backgrounds.
SHOULD ALL REFERENCE LETTERS BE ACADEMIC?
At least one of the three references must be an academic reference. You can provide professional references as well.
I AM UNSURE HOW TO FILL IN CERTAIN FIELDS IN MY APPLICATION, CAN YOU HELP?
Visit the Graduate Admissions application guide on how to fill in your application to Oxford.
If you need further assistance, please submit a question to the University of Oxford directly.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I APPLY?
After you submit your application, it will be reviewed by the Graduate Admissions office to make sure that it is ready for assessment. The Graduate Admissions Office will contact you if details or documents are missing.
Do not wait until the last minute to submit your application! Applications received after the deadline has passed will not be considered. You need to ensure you have time for troubleshooting if needed.
Ensure you submit your application on time, with all the necessary supporting documents, and that you have paid the application fee.
For full details, please visit the graduate admissions website.