Join our world-renowned Master's programmes

The DSPI is one of the leading social policy departments in the UK at one of the world's top research universities.  

We offer two Master's degrees in Comparative Social Policy and Evidence Based Intervention and Evaluation.

Join our unique intellectual environment, while enjoying student life in one of the University's historic colleges. 

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Pursue a DPhil at DSPI

Follow your path into doctoral study at DSPI by joining one of our world-renowned DPhil programmes.  

We offer Doctoral study programmes in Social Policy and in Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation.

Study on your programme within one the University’s colleges and enjoy the archetypal Oxford experience, while being a part of the DSPI's unique intellectual environment. 

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Joining DSPI as an undergraduate

We teach an option paper in Social Policy to undergraduates studying Philosophy, Politics and EconomicsHuman Sciences, and Modern History and Politics

You will be tutored by faculty members and fully trained DPhil students. The course is accompanied by a lecture series, which runs for eight weeks in Michaelmas term. 

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