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Postgraduate courses at Oxford University

Posted by on October 26, 2016 – 12:39 pm

Postgraduate courses at Oxford University

The application process for international students is the same as for all other students applying for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Please see the Application Guide for full details. Visas International students may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa. We offer help and support throughout the student visa process for all students who require one. For the latest information, please see the visa and immigration web pages. Students studying a master’s course of 13 months or less benefit from a new Home Office pilot scheme, of which Oxford…

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Studies Oxford

Posted by on October 24, 2016 – 08:41 pm

Studies Oxford

The course will introduce you to development studies as an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary subject. It covers the intellectual history of development, the paradigm shifts and internal conflicts within the discipline and the contemporary relevance of research to development policy and practice. Structure The course comprises five elements: foundation courses, research methods, the core course, the thesis and two option courses. In the first year, you will study two out of three foundation courses: Economics History and Politics Social Anthropology…

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Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

Posted by on June 6, 2014 – 01:17 pm

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

The circular dome and drum of the Radcliffe Camera provides one of Oxford s most iconic sights, and is a distinctive landmark in a city full of distinctive landmarks! The camera (the word means simply room ) was built 1737-1749 with £40, bequeathed by Dr John Radcliffe, the royal physician. The Radcliffe Camera was intended to house a new library, and designs were called for from several leading architects, including Nicholas Hawksmoor (responsible for much of All Soul s College) and James Gibbs. It was Gibbs who won the competition, with his…

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Definition for Architecture

Posted by on May 23, 2015 – 12:04 pm

Definition for Architecture

Architecture is from the Latin word architectura, which is formed from the words for architect. So, what comes first, the architect or the architecture? Definition: The word architecture can have many meanings. Depending on the context, architecture can refer to: 1. any man-made building or structure 2. a man-made building or structure that is important, large, or highly creative 3. a carefully designed object, such as a chair, a spoon, or a tea kettle 4. a design for a city, town, park, or landscape 5. the art or science of designing and building…

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Oxford Sights

Posted by on August 14, 2014 – 02:29 pm

Oxford Sights

Gail Simmons, our Oxford expert, gives advice on the best things to see, do and visit in the city. For many first-time visitors, Oxford means the university. The atmospheric, golden-stone colleges, clustered around medieval streets, are irresistible, and most travellers will want to peek inside at least one. The charm of college-hopping in Oxford is that each has its own special character – only apparent once you’re inside – from the grandeur of Christ Church and Magdalen to the cosy intimacy of Corpus Christi. Attractions abound In Oxford - and…

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LDA Design

Posted by on October 6, 2013 – 09:17 am

LDA Design

LDA Design leads the field in energy and infrastructure projects. Our approach seamlessly integrates development, design, sustainability, consultation, planning and environmental expertise. This means development solutions that respond positively to context, place and policy, and minimise impacts on the environment – and so increase the likelihood of securing consents. We combine creativity and responsiveness with a technical rigour and whole project understanding. Our approach adds value, informs project strategy and delivery, reduces risk and…

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Oxford it courses

Posted by on May 7, 2014 – 07:37 am

Oxford it courses

An introduction to the range of Old English literature, from stirring tales of heroism, courage, and fellowship, to poignant elegies of love and loss; from passionately devout to earthily humorous. Examining the life and reign of Elizabeth I, from her troubled childhood to the death of the aged Virgin Queen. What do we really know of this iconic queen? Can her reign be accounted a success? In the nineteenth century Britain led the world in the dramatic process of industrialisation, but the consequences for British society were far reaching. How…

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Oxford Brookes logo

Posted by on May 23, 2016 – 10:11 am

Oxford Brookes logo

The Centre is based in the Richard Hamilton Building, which also houses the School of Arts The Richard Hamilton Building The Publishing IT Suite in the Tonge Building Classes for the Publishing programmes take place at the Headington Campus of the University, including in the newly opened John Henry Brookes building. Facilities available to publishing students include a purpose-built IT suite with an interactive whiteboard and sound and video projection. All students have the opportunity to learn and use professional software such as Adobe InDesign…

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Architect Mackintosh

Posted by on April 27, 2015 – 04:32 pm

Architect Mackintosh

Drawings of Glasgow Herald Building by Charles Rennie Mackintosh Mackintosh s perspective view of the new Glasgow Herald Buildings (above, right) was displayed at the architectural exhibition of the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts in April 1894 and was again shown at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh in April 1895. Doorway at Glasgow Herald Building John Keppie Charles Rennie Mackintosh worked closely with his firm s senior partner, John Keppie (above), in the specialised and complex design of these 1894-1895 commissions. Contemporary sources…

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Visiting Oxford colleges

Posted by on April 24, 2016 – 07:02 am

Visiting Oxford colleges

University open days are the best time to visit. The final undergraduate open day in 2016 will take place on Friday 16 September . All colleges participate in the University open days, and many colleges also hold their own open days and other events throughout the year. Teachers As part of the University of Oxford’s ongoing commitment to engage with schools, we have developed a programme to simplify communication between the University and all schools in the United Kingdom. Each Oxford college is linked to a Local Authority to ensure that each school…

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