The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
ODID, together with the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME), offers a DPhil in Migration Studies (full time and part time).
As a DPhil student you will undertake your own original research project under the guidance of your supervisor, with whom you will typically meet two to three times a term. The supervisor will help develop and guide your project and, at later stages, provide feedback on chapter drafts. However, you will work to a significant extent on your own, and you will need a high level of motivation and self-discipline.
Academics from SAME and ODID can offer supervision in a wide range of subjects, including: linking newly emergent economies in China and India to new flows of people, the multiple dimensions of mass mobility at the heart of Europe’s ‘migration crisis’, or the interface of new urban science and the dynamics of migrant settlement.
You will also benefit from long-established research and teaching programmes on migration, each with a particular focus on collaborating with non-academics and generating research ‘impact’. The DPhil programme offers the opportunity to link research training to research practice at the two research centres: the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and the Refugee Studies Centre.