Prospective Students

The primary advantage of Oxford University for students is its unparalleled material resources. Taught and research graduates can enjoy first-rate access to manuscript, printed and online materials via the Bodleian Libraries, including databases like EEBO or Electronic Enlightenment – letters & lives online. Many eighteenth-century research projects in fact originate in Oxford, such as the Digital Miscellanies Index, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography or Cultures of Knowledge, and provide further opportunities for participation and stimuli for research.

As well as its expert teaching staff, Oxford’s active academic community depends upon the vast array of graduates working in a variety of different fields, and the many opportunities to perform other roles alongside research: teaching training, admissions interviews, invigilation, conference organisation, and special projects – such as RECSO. Further documents for taught graduate courses, arranged by department, are given below. Postgraduate applicants should refer to the Contacts page for potential supervisors.


Sample programme for MSt 1660-1830 (now 1700-1830) A-Course 2011-12
English Graduates at Oxford


Sample History V (1685-1830) Bibliography [upcoming]
Oxford History Graduate Network

Modern Languages

MSt European Enlightenment Programme