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. We provide the rigorous knowledge base and inspiration for new policies to address these challenges.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.
15 December 2017
Radiocarbon dating carried out by Professor Tom Higham and Dr Georges Kazan from the School of Archaeology suggests that remains thought to be of St Nicholas in Bari, Italy could in principle be authentic.
11 December 2017
Professor Helen Margetts, Professor Peter John, Dr Scott Hale, and Dr Taha Yasseri have won the W. J. M. Mackenzie Book Prize at the Political Studies Association (PSA)’s Annual Awards in Westminster on 5 December 2017.
8 December 2017
Three social scientists at Oxford are amongst 60 successful projects from across Europe that have been awarded European Research Council Consolidator Grants.
“Black students on going to Oxbridge: 'it's not even asked or pushed for, it’s just assumed no one is applying'”
4 December 2017
The article “Black students on going to Oxbridge: 'it's not even asked or pushed for, it’s just assumed no one is applying'” has been published on The Conversation.
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With £190m of revenue and £40m research income, the social sciences at the University of Oxford have the highest research income of any UK university
Just under 1,000 academics and researchers
Almost 5,700 students (undergraduate and postgraduate)
Over half are international
Studying on a wide-range of innovative degree programmes