Why study with us
DPIR prides itself on the theoretical pluralism and intellectual breadth of its large faculty of first-rate academics.
The Department of Politics and International Relations receives the highest rankings for Politics in UK and international university guide subject league tables and is top-ranked in national research and teaching assessments. DPIR prides itself on the theoretical pluralism and intellectual breadth of its large faculty of first-rate academics. We encourage this interdisciplinary perspective and a plurality of research methods, striving our utmost to enable students to follow their own interests while giving them an excellent grounding in their chosen discipline and an advanced understanding of the tools available to them.
The University of Oxford
Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. It combines the best of history with contemporary thinking, offering outstanding facilities, such as the Bodleian Library and all the benefits of college life.
The University of Oxford is distinctive in using a wide range of methods to deliver teaching, with a focus on individual and small-group tuition. Small-group teaching in tutorials is complemented with larger classes and seminars that provide students with a variety of learning experiences and teaching excellence.
Oxford is renowned for the quality and diversity of its research and offers lively academic debate in an international environment. It is consistently ranked number 1 in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and is in the highest tier for Social Science subjects internationally.
Oxford’s vantage point and distinctly global outlook attracts a plethora of internationally renowned visitors, including presidents and prime ministers, academics, policy makers and commentators, who come to Oxford to talk about the great issues of the day. Oxford gives its students a unique opportunity to create a network of worldwide links that is vital in building a successful career.