Area Studies | Graduate courses | University of Oxford
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Area Studies

Join the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) as a graduate student and become part of a community devoted to innovative research and graduate teaching using a range of academic disciplines which seek to understand the complexity and the interrelatedness of societies and regions.

The work in the school takes into account both insights provided by the separate social science disciplines of anthropology, economics, politics, international relations, history and sociology, and the contextualisation provided by in-depth knowledge of specific regions and countries.

If you are fascinated by a particular area and wish to explore it further and understand it and its people more, then the school is likely to have the graduate course for you. SIAS admits about 120 graduate students each year, studying a range of area-based master's courses and the doctoral programme in area studies, who become members of both the school and one of its centres or programmes.

You will find library materials, seminar series, workshops and lectures in abundance in Oxford. Studying a particular region here means mixing with a group of leading academics in their fields and becoming a part of the school's vibrant research community. Join the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies for an inspiring graduate experience.

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