Applications now open for Oxford Spring School 2023

The Department of Politics and International Relations is pleased to announce that our 2023 Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods is now open for applications.

The 2023 Oxford Spring School runs from Monday 27 – Friday 31 March and welcomes committed graduate students and researchers from any social science background who will benefit from our advanced training in quantitative and qualitative methods.

This year is the 20th Anniversary of our Spring School and, for the first time, courses will be offered online and in person. We have six core courses, which will run concurrently, offeringadvanced training in quantitative and qualitative methods. The course options are:

Participants who choose to attend one of these courses will also be invited to attend additional research methodology classes along with the full Spring School cohort in the mornings.

Please note, the deadline to apply for a bursary is 12 noon GMT on Tuesday 3 January 2023. Subject to capacity, we will continue to accept applications to Oxford Spring School after these dates (for both DPIR DPhil bursaries and full-price participants) until 12 noon GMT on Friday 10 February 2023, or until all places have been reserved. 

For more information, or to apply, please visit the Oxford Spring School website or email us at