St Peter’s College has a lively postgraduate student body of more than 200 students, comprising students from around the world who are enrolled in both taught and research degree courses across the full spectrum of the University's academic divisions.
Postgraduate Study at St Peter's College
As a postgraduate student at St Peter's College, pursue a taught or research degree in a lively and inclusive community of scholars from around the world, and enjoy full access to all that Oxford University has to offer.
Postgraduates studying for taught masters degrees will usually be taught through a mixture of classes, lectures and individual tutorials organised by a University faculty or department. They will also be expected to participate in University seminars and programmes designed to train them in methods of academic research. One and two-year taught courses, leading to masters degrees, usually entail a combination of examinations and shorter dissertations.
Doctorates, usually taking three or four years, are conferred after submission and examination of a lengthy and detailed piece of individual and original research. This work will be undertaken under the supervision of an academic staff member who is an expert in the student’s field and who directs their work. It is not essential – or indeed common – for the supervisor and student to be members of the same college. Doctoral students will also be expected to participate in University seminars and programmes designed to train them in methods of academic research.
All postgraduates at St Peter's have a College Advisor who oversees their welfare and takes an interest in their academic progress in Oxford.