What’s it like to study a Masters in Oxford?
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 Ashmolean 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!). Oxford is renowned for its literary connections in general, enjoying a close association with writers such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Philip Pullman.
Less scholarly entertainments are available from a vibrant nightlife and live music scene that has given rise to famous acts such as Radiohead and Foals. The picturesque countryside of the Cotswolds is also within easy reach of Oxford, a designed Area of Outstanding Beauty that encompasses rolling hills, historic villages and stately homes.