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The Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) is a world-leading centre for postgraduate teaching and multidisciplinary research on economic, social and political change in the developing world and the emerging economies.

Photo credit/copyright: Serena Stein, MPhil in Development Studies 2010-12

We are known for our frontier research on economic growth and instability, trade and investment, poverty and inequality, insecurity and violence, religion and conflict, the state and democracy, migration and refugees, global governance and environment, and children and human development.

We offer four one-year MSc taught courses, a two-year MPhil and a doctoral programme (DPhil) for some 260 students. Our teaching draws on economics, politics, international relations, anthropology, history, sociology, and law, and is provided by world-class scholars in these fields. 

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Key contacts

Head of Department

Professor Chris Adam 

Head of Administration and Finance

Lindsay Rudge 

General Enquiries

+ 44 (0)1865 (2)81800


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