Oxford is the UK's oldest university city and one of the most famous centres of higher education in the world. Situated in the south-east of England, the city is a little over 50 miles from London and has a student population of roughly 30,000.
Doing a Masters in Oxford means living and studying in a beautiful city defined by its academic heritage. Many of Oxford's historic buildings and landmarks are associated with its famous University, including the Ashmoleon Museum, Science Museum and Museum of Natural History, as well as the Sheldonian Theatre and Radcliffe Camera.
Postgraduate students in Oxford also have the opportunity to explore the original Blackwell's Bookshop, offering hundreds of thousands of titles on miles of shelving.
Plenty more reading material is available at the Bodleian Library, which is one of the largest in Europe with over 11 million items, including a copy of Shakespeare's First Folio (sadly, you probably won't be allowed to borrow that, whatever your subject-area!).
Less scholarly entertainments are available from a vibrant nightlife and live music scene that has given rise to famous acts such as Radiohead.
Teaching has taken place at Oxford University since at least 1096, making it the second-oldest university in Europe and meaning that students have been studying degrees in Oxford for almost a thousand years! Today, Oxford University is part of the UK's elite Russell Group of Universities and is consistently ranked as one of the top ten institutions in the world.
In addition to Oxford University itself, Oxford is also home to Oxford Brookes University and Ruskin College, both of which offer postgraduate degrees.