M.Litt (Master of Letters) degree is awarded purely on the results
of research, usually in an arts subject, embodied in the thesis
written by candidates.
This degree is obtained by following a course of special study in
Oxford extending usually over a period of one year and passing an
examination in one of the following subjects:
Applied Social Sciences
Engineering Science (the Science and Application of Electric Plasma)
Forestry and its Relation to Land Management
Social Research & Social Policy
M.Phil (B.Phil. in Philosophy). This degree is granted after an
examination and a thesis in one of the following subjects:
Eastern Christian Studies
General and Comparative Literature, General Linguistics and Comparative
Philosophy, Greek and Latin Languages and Literature, History of
the British Commonwealth and Empire, History of the United States
Russian and East European Studies
It is open to graduates of Oxford or of another University who have
obtained, through the Oxford college willing to consider them, the
permission of the appropriate faculty board to enter for the examination.
Residence for at least six terms is required.
2. "Honours Schools" are established in the following
subjects, any one of which can be exclusively studied: Literarae
Humaniores, Mathematics, Physics Chemistry, Animal Physiology, Zoology,
botany, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Metallurgy Engineering Science,
Engineering and Economics, Jurisprudence, Modern History, Theology,
Oriental Studies, English Language and Literature, Philosophy, Politics
and Economics, Modern Languages, Mathematics and Philosophy, Physics
and Philosophy, Modern History and Economics, Philosophy and Theology.
3. The above is subject to modification. Please consult the latest
Graduate Studies Prospectus and Undergraduate Studies Prospectus
of Oxford University. These may be obtained from the Secretary.