Divisions of the University of Oxford

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

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

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 Gavin Screaton.

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

  • Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Nuffield Division of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
  • Department of Clinical Neurology
  • Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism (OCDEM)
  • Department of Experimental Psychology
  • Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB)
  • Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
  • Investigative Medicine Division
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radcliffe Department of Medicine
  • Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine
  • Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Department of Oncology
  • Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology
  • Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences
  • Department of Paediatrics
  • Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics
  • Nuffield Department of Population Health
  • Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Public Health
  • Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology
  • Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division (MPLS)

The Division contains the following departments:[10]

Social Sciences Division

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

  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. Archived from the original on 27 October 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  5. "New Head of Humanities appointed". University of Oxford. 9 February 2011. Archived from the original on 26 April 2013.
  6. Humanities Division - University of Oxford
  7. 1 2 "The History of the Oxford Medical School". University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 27 January 2007. 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 Archived November 9, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. "Welcome to the Social Sciences Division". University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  12. "Development Programme - Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford". University of Oxford. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. 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. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. 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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