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Studying at ODID

The department provides postgraduate research training through a DPhil and MPhil, and four one-year MSc taught courses to some 200 students. These involve training in research methods, personal supervision, small class sizes, subject specialisation and an original thesis.

Our students come from all regions of the world and demand for our courses is high, with an average of six applicants for each place in 2014.

The applications process starts in September for admission in the October of the subsequent year, and early application is highly recommended.

Scholarships are available from the department, the ESRC, and Oxford University.

Photo: L Ertmer, MPhil 2007-09


"I had waited for 10 years before my dream to study in Oxford became a reality and the experience was truly beyond expectation"

Dochka Hristova, MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy, 2011-12

International Development: increasing well-being and reducing inequality in global society