The interdisciplinary MSc in Migration Studies allows students to explore human mobility as an intrinsic part of the broader processes of development and global change. The programme is jointly offered by the School of Anthropology, the Department of International Development and draws from the intellectual tradition of COMPAS and the Refugee Studies Centre.
The MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration offers a dynamic and intellectually rigorous path to the examination of forced migration resulting from conflict, repressive regimes, environmental change and development policies. It is offered by the the Refugee Studies Centre.
Given the interdisciplinary nature of migration and mobility, doctoral students carry out their research projects in various departments across the University of Oxford's divisions.
In addition, faculty from Border Criminologies, COMPAS, the Refugee Studies Centre, and the Transport Studies Unit--the four main migration and mobility research centres of the University of Oxford--supervise doctoral students in the following doctoral courses:
This course offers the opportunity to undertake an interdisciplinary in-depth project on contemporary aspects of migration and mobility. This program is offered jointly by COMPAS, the School of Anthropology, and the Department of International Development.
The DPhil in International Development provides an opportunity to pursue in-depth research into processes of social, political and economic development and change in the Global South, in a uniquely multidisciplinary academic environment.
DPhil students research a wide range of anthropological issues, including migration and migrant populations, medical practice and health, material culture, human cooperation, and human interactions with the environment and technology.
At the School of Geography and the Environment, graduate students work carry out projects on a wide range of issues, including migration, biogeography, climate change, flood risk, desertification, biological and cultural diversity.
Doctoral students carry out research on policing and security, crime and the family, border control and the criminalisation of migration, the death penalty, race and gender in crime and justice and many more areas.
Various scholarships are available for MSc and DPhil courses. Below a list of useful links:
Departments may offer internal awards and scholarships, which can be viewed on their respective websites. For further advice and to view information on other funding sources, please visit the University of Oxford's main fees and funding page.
Visiting Fellowships are available to senior practitioners and policy makers, postgraduate students, and post-doctoral scholars and professional academics who wish to undertake a specific programme of self-directed study in a new academic environment. Some useful links: