Enormous challenges throughout today’s society mean that the work of social scientists is needed more urgently than ever. Issues such as environmental change, poverty, cybercrime, economic and political turmoil, inequality, the movement of people and social development require a global response founded on research and knowledge. At Oxford we provide the rigorous knowledge base and inspiration for new policies to address these challenges and to promote sustainability and social change and the preservation of human diversity and culture.Find out more
Every year, there are dozens of early career research fellowship opportunities in the social sciences offered by departments and colleges at Oxford. You can find post-doctoral research opportunities, links to Research Fellowships offered by external funding bodies and our own College and Department Research Fellowships on this website.
Just under 1,000 academics and researchers
Almost 5,700 students (undergraduate and postgraduate)
Just over half are international
Studying on a wide-range of innovative degree programmes
Social Sciences Division
With £158m of revenue and £40m research income, the social sciences at the University of Oxford have the highest research income of any UK university