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Nuffield College is dedicated to the pursuit of the social sciences. We seek to provide outstanding facilities for students and academic staff to study and to conduct research, and to be a place that acts as a bridge between the academic and public worlds. We hope this website gives a flavour of our work.

Sir Andrew Dilnot


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 Graduate Admissions


Graduate admissions and funding opportunities, for entry in October 2016

We invite applications from high-achieving students who wish to pursue graduate study in Economics, Politics and International Relations, Sociology, and Social Policy. The College aims to attract the very best students and provides the very best working environment for them. In line with this commitment, the College continues to enhance the financial support it offers to new students. The following funding packages apply for 2016 entry:

 -If you are admitted to Nuffield to undertake one of the courses we offer in Sociology or Economics, we will underwrite full funding for the duration of the fee liability of your course.
-If you are admitted to Nuffield to undertake one of the courses we offer in Politics and International Relations, you will be automatically considered for one of the scholarships we offer jointly with the University (Clarendon/ESRC) and with the Department of Politics and International Relations.
-If you are admitted Nuffield to undertake one of the courses we offer in Social Policy, you will be automatically considered for the Barnett House-Nuffield joint scholarship we offer jointly with the Department of Social Policy and Intervention.
To be eligible for funding you must apply for your course by the relevant January deadline, in accordance with the University’s graduate admissions process.
For further information about graduate admissions and funding opportunities at Nuffield College for courses beginning in October 2016 please contact:


  • Research Design & Methods Seminar
    Conference Room
    Duncan Snidal and Shaina Western
  • The 1866 Banking Crisis and Trade
    Economic and Social History Seminars
    Chenzi Xu (Harvard)
  • Women’s employment in Europe and the importance of part-time jobs: Studying regions over time


    Sociology Seminar
    Stefani Scherer (University of Trento)


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