The decision to accept to the MSt, MSc, MPhil, or DPhil is made by the
School of Archaeology. All those so admitted are guaranteed a place in
a college, but not necessarily in their college of first or second
choice. The School's assessors for applicants' dossiers consider the
type of qualification obtained, the overall standard (e.g. class)
achieved, and the standard achieved in any relevant subjects.
References are assessed for additional evidence of applicants' academic
achievements, interests, and personal motivation. The applicant's
personal statement is assessed for the coherence of the proposal and
for evidence of motivation, of understanding of the proposed field of
study, and of ability to present a reasoned case in English (with
allowances for academic and linguistic background). Assessors also take
into account the avaibility at Oxford of the courses, supervision,
and/or technical support required. The criteria used to assess written
work submitted as part of an application are set out in answer to
Question 5 of the previous section.
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