Divisions of the University of Oxford

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The various academic faculties, departments, and institutes of the University of Oxford are organised into four divisions, each with its own Head and elected board. They are the Humanities Division; the Social Sciences Division; the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division; and the Medical Sciences Division.[1]

Humanities Division[edit]

The current Head is Professor Shearer West, who succeeded Professor Sally Shuttleworth in August 2011.[2] The Humanities Division has received considerable praise for its work at the forefront of digitising the Humanities.[3] The Humanities Division has been physically expanding into the new Radcliffe Observatory Quarter in Oxford.[4]

The Division contains the following faculties and departments:[5]

Medical Sciences Division[edit]

Medicine has been taught as the University of Oxford since the 13th century.[6][7] In 1770 century, John Radcliffe, an Oxford-educated physician founded the Radcliffe Infirmary.[6] The current Head of the division is Alastair Buchan.

The Division contains the following Faculties and departments:[8]

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division (MPLS)[edit]

The Division contains the following departments:[9]

Social Sciences Division[edit]

The Social Sciences Division represents the largest grouping of social sciences of any University in the United Kingdom.[10][11] As a major provider of social science research, it is accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council as a Doctoral Training Centre of excellence in research training.[12][13] The Division's current Head is Professor Roger Goodman.[14]

The Division contains the following faculties and departments:[15]

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