I am thinking about applying to Oxford for the MPHIL in Politics (Comparative Politics). I have started filling out the application form and everything, but I had a couple of questions in case anybody has any answers:
- As I am currently a History student, I don't have any essays in political science to send, their website says that I need to send two pieces of work on a political science theme. Would political theory be alright (I have one essay on Nietzsche and one on Aristotle, both on their political theory) or what can I do, should I write an essay especially for them?
- I am starting this year, in parallel to my third year a law degree in France (Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris 1), which I am doing in distance learning (I am going there only for exams, not for classes). Should I mention it in my application? I am not too sure if it would help me or not: I still don't have any grades as I just started and they might think it can hinder my academic achievement in the future? (doing two degrees at the same time). Although, I was thinking that since I am mostly interested in constitutionalism (and my research topic will be on something related to that), law is a relevant thing to have...
- I did an internship in a large international organisation this summer and I wrote a concept paper for them which should be published by the beginning of next year, although I still don't know how "publicly" it will published (it might be only for member states and agencies of the organisation). Should I put it down as a "publication" in my CV or simply put under the heading of my internship as one the tasks I did?
- I was thinking about asking for ESRC funding as I intend to pursue my studies on to a PhD. Anybody know how this should be stated on the application form? I put down ESRC as a funding source, but for the funding status I am not too sure what to put since it is apparently the department that then send on the application to them? (should I put "Intention to Apply to" or "Applied to")
Thanks a lot, and good luck to everyone else applying this year!!
Do you think it would be alright if I used a Academic CV/Resume (multiple pages) in place of a single page, concise, "standard" CV for my Oxford application (even though I'm applying for a taught Masters, and not a PhD)?
Fair enough. The longer one will probably be fine (unless anyone here can tell you differently!).
Multiple pages should mean more than 2 sides of A4.
Well I have two sides with writing, but there is a third side (which is blank, and has nothing that I purposefully/intended to write) which has resulted from some sort of layout error that I cannot seem to correct.