Five reasons to apply for our MPP

1. Be a part of the world's top University*

Oxford is also the top social science division in the World*, and we are the most established School of Government in the UK, with an ever-growing alumni network spread across the globe. Join us for our 7th year and become part of an incredible and life-long community of peers.

2. Join a School driven by values, public service and improving government

Come and work alongside committed and high-performing people focused on best serving their communities. We receive outstanding applications from talented individuals from over 100 countries and select the very best 120, many of whom win prestigious scholarships – offered by the School or by other organisations – so that finance is not a barrier to entry.

3. Gain a multidisciplinary and rigorous education

Whether you are an engineer, medic or a serving government official, you will learn critical skills from a range of disciplines – economics, philosophy, political science and law – to address the significant issues of the day facing policy makers.

4. Benefit from deeply applied learning

You will develop and deepen your professional and practical skills through modules delivered by leading policy practitioners on topics such as negotiation, communication, private finance and entrepreneurship. At the end of the programme you will also get to further sharpen your skills and exposure to policy challenges through a 6-8 week summer placement at a policy focused organisation of your choosing.

5. Participate in a diverse and globally focused community

You will benefit from learning from a small, closely woven community of remarkable students from over 50 countries around the world. This combines with a global curriculum that explores policy challenges and issues in a range of countries using international perspectives.

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Student experiences

Students share why they came to study for an MPP and their experiences at the School.