Our degrees offer flexibility in learning, with a range of option courses to enable you to match your study to your interests. You will also have the opportunity to research a subject in depth through a dissertation or extended essay and, for the DPhil and MPhil, to support that research through fieldwork. Our master's courses also offer training in research methods, enabling outstanding students to apply to proceed to doctoral study.

At Oxford, you will become part of an exceptional intellectual environment. You will have access to the rich resources of the University's historic libraries and to a wide range of talks and events delivered by world-leading scholars who are drawn to the city by its global reputation. You will also benefit academically and socially from Oxford's unique multidisciplinary college communities.

Find out more about our courses below.

Please bear in mind that the information on the following course pages reflects the situation for students studying at ODID in 2023-24.

All course-related enquiries should be addressed to admissions@qeh.ox.ac.uk