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At the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, we are passionate about research excellence and committed to making our society a better and fairer place. Through world-leading graduate study programmes, we teach the brightest minds in the field. Through pioneering research, we are at the centre of contemporary social policy theory, analysis and critique. Through enduring commitment to investigating policy and programmatic interventions, we are at the forefront of social reform.
DSPI is a small, friendly department, made up of a diverse body of talented people making a huge impact.
Join our intellectually rigorous team driven by academic excellence,
within the unique learning environment of Oxford University.
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.
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.
We teach an option paper in Social Policy to undergraduates studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Human 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.
As a dynamic community of people doing important work, there is always plenty going on at DSPI.
Catch up on the latest news and developments around the department and find out about the impact we are having.
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