Malala Yousafzai lands a place at Oxford University

The 20-year-old will study philosophy, politics and economics

Updated: 

Malala Yousafzai has landed a place at Oxford University following her A-level results.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner, who was nearly killed by the Taliban for campaigning for her right to an education, announced her news on Twitter on Thursday.

MALALA-CHINA/

The 20-year-old, who now lives in Birmingham with her family, will be studying philosophy, politics and economics.

Malala was shot in the head as she returned home from school in north-west Pakistan in October 2012.