Malala Yousafzai could study at Oxford University

The Nobel Prize winning activist has revealed that she intends to study at a British University.


There was speculation that the youngest ever Nobel prize laureate was considering quitting the UK and moving to America. She had previously said that she was keen to take a politics degree at Stanford University, California.


If she achieves the grades for the AAA offer, she is likely to take up a place to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. This course at Oxford has been a springboard for political careers in Britain, such as that of David Cameron and the Labour leaders Michael Foot and Harold Wilson. Also, alumni include one of Yousafzai’s heroes, the former Pakistani president Benazir Bhutto.


She has confirmed that she is taking her A Levels in history, maths, religious studies and geography. She said “I’m studying right now, I’m in year 13 and I have my A Level exams coming and I have received a conditional offer which is three As so I need to get the three As, that is my focus right now.”


She was also asked what her plans for the future are and she said: “I have applied to study PPE so for the next three years I will be studying that. But other than that I want to stay focussed on my Malala Fund work.”


She was invited to the college – which was the first in Oxford to admit women – in December for an interview which she said afterwards was “the hardest interview of my life” adding: I just get scared when I think of the interview”. 
Yousafzai had also applied to the London School of Economics (LSE), Durham and Warwick universities. Where the entry requirement to study at Oxford is three As, the other institutions all require an A* and two As; making Oxford University a likely destination, however, she did not specify which university she will attend.


Amy Crawford

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