I am from the US who recently graduated from the University of Amsterdam with an MSc in International Relations. I got a 7.48/10 which is like 2:1 when you convert it from Dutch to UK system. I also graduated with Honors from the University of California. I also did a study abroad at QMUL, which kind of gave me a glimpse into the UK system. I am wondering whether my background is enough for Oxford DPhil or not.
Nuffield is my target college because my research interests are aligned with one of the professors. Since I only achieved distinction in my undergrad but not for my Master's, I feel like I have to rely heavily on my research proposal.
Given my background, would Oxford fully consider my application? I would like to know if Oxford would take in students who almost got First or distinction level for their Master's.
Any advice or feedback is welcome.