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 Humanities Division has received considerable praise for its work at the forefront of digitising the Humanities.[2] The Humanities Division has been physically expanding into the new Radcliffe Observatory Quarter in Oxford.[3]

The current Head of the Humanities Division is Professor Chris Wickham.[4] Professor Sally Shuttleworth was Head from 2006 to 2011, and Professor Shearer West served as Head between August 2011 and 2015.[5]

The Division contains the following faculties and departments:[6]

Medical Sciences Division[edit]

Medicine has been taught at the University of Oxford since the 13th century.[7][8] In 1770, John Radcliffe, an Oxford-educated physician founded the Radcliffe Infirmary.[7] The current Head of the division is Alastair Buchan.

The Division contains the following Faculties and departments:[9]

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

The Division contains the following departments:[10]

Social Sciences Division[edit]

The Social Sciences Division represents the largest grouping of social sciences of any University in the United Kingdom.[11][12] 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.[13][14] The Division's current Head is Professor Roger Goodman.[15]

The Division contains the following faculties and departments:[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Status VII: Divisions, Faculties, Sub-faculties, Departments, and the Department for Continuing Education". Statutes and Regulations of the University of Oxford. University of Oxford. 1 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Oxford humanities goes digital". myScience. 18 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Viñoly and Bennetts Associates' designs for Oxford University revealed". 15 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "... and welcome to Professor Chris Wickham as Head of the Humanities Division for 2015/16". Humanities Division. University of Oxford. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "New Head of Humanities appointed". University of Oxford. 9 February 2011. 
  6. ^ Humanities Division - University of Oxford
  7. ^ a b "The History of the Oxford Medical School". University of Oxford. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  8. ^ History of Medical Sciences
  9. ^ Medical Sciences - University of Oxford
  10. ^ Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division - University of Oxford
  11. ^ "Welcome to the Social Sciences Division". University of Oxford. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Development Programme - Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford". University of Oxford. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Social Sciences". University of Oxford. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Funding - Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford". University of Oxford. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "About Us - Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford". University of Oxford. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  16. ^ Departments - Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford

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