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Spring School - 2024 courses to be announced later this year

The Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods offers graduate students and researchers from universities across the UK and abroad a unique venue to learn cutting-edge methods in Social Science.

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Please follow @Politics_Oxford on twitter for the latest announcements or check back this webpage regularly, for announcements regarding the Spring School 2024 course options and application process.

Giuseppe Paparella

Doctoral candidate, King's College London

"The Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods, which I attended in 2018, has been an excellent opportunity to build on my existing training in comparative case studies and to develop a broader and more sophisticated skillset. Especially with regards to process-tracing, and thanks to the inputs collected during the School’s lectures and informal sessions, I have been able to develop a better articulated and more precise theoretical framework for my doctoral project, as well as to refine its methodology. Importantly, the School’s faculty - which directly draws from the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford - is a real plus as it gathers scholars consistently published across the top academic journals, giving attendants a unique glimpse into the rigorous methodological processes required to generate first-rate research. Last but not least, the School has allowed me to explore new ideas and approaches, which I plan to develop and employ in future projects, and to meet other PhD students and ECRs from different research institutions across the world. I would definitely recommend to attend the Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods to anybody considering it."