The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
New book by Arndt Emmerich explores Islamic movements in India
New research project awarded £1.76mil to investigate the determinants of violence against women
OPHI wins Queen’s Anniversary Prize for poverty research
Our research takes a long-term perspective to investigate problems and processes of development. Our work challenges assumptions, drawing on multiple disciplines and cross-country comparisons to generate new thinking that is helping to bring about change.
We are a research-intensive graduate department offering a DPhil, an MPhil and four one-year MSc courses. We provide a supportive and welcoming environment to some 250 students from across the world.