Opportunities for Students


The Department of Politics and International Relations offers training in teaching, and also maintains a Tutorial Register, which includes lists of graduate students who would like to offer tutorials to undergraduates studying for Philosophy, Politics and Economics and History and Politics degrees. Please note that there are conditions of entry to this scheme.


In addition to supporting students in publishing in major peer-reviewed journals, we can offer publishing opportunities. The Oxford University Politics blog is hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations. The blog promotes leading academic research and analysis to readers in and outside the University. Graduate students are welcome to submit contributions to the blog. St Antony’s International Review (STAIR) is a peer-reviewed, academic journal established in 2005 by graduate members of St Antony’s College. STAIR provides a forum in which emerging scholars can publish their work alongside established academics and policy-makers, and operates a double-blind peer review process.


Research assistance and other work

See our section on Fees and funding.


Research events

DPIR doctoral students may have the opportunity to convene academic seminars, workshops or conferences.


Prizes and accolades

The students of the Department of Politics and International Relations are some of the best in the world and are often recognised as such. When graduate students are awarded a prize be that an internal one or from other nationally or internationally recognised bodies for an outstanding thesis, we endeavour to share the good news with as many people as possible. The department's website hosts news of such recognition and its also broadcast on our social media. The department's Twitter account for example has a huge number of followers. 


Careers service

Whilst at Oxford, graduate students can access impartial and comprehensive support in career planning and management. The Careers service at the University of Oxford offers job vacancies, internships, events, skills sessions, fairs and resources. Career Connect is a web-based database of Oxford alumni who have volunteered to share their career experiences with current students. This provides current students and recent graduates with behind-the-scenes insights into an organisation or occupation, as well as creating valuable opportunities for networking.