Graduate School

Supporting postgraduate study

Get the most out of your postgraduate studies

The Graduate School facilitates a stimulating and enriching learning and research environment for all of the Department’s diverse range of graduate students. Our programme of research skills training and researcher development activities is designed to help students conduct their research whilst facilitating them to becoming independent researchers. 

Although primarily intended for research students, sessions are open to postgraduate taught students where the content is considered appropriate. Postgraduate students outside of the Department are also welcome to attend any of our sessions to complement their own divisional or departmental research training programmes.

As a graduate student at the University of Oxford you will be a member of one of the most highly regarded educational and research institutions in the world. The Graduate School will help you make the most of the wealth of resources and opportunities available, drawing on our extensive experience in supporting graduate study.

Training sessions and events

See our Graduate School training events to explore and register for upcoming sessions.

Additional training is also available through other departments, divisions and services around the University such as the IT Learning Centre and the Bodleian Library. Through the IT Learning Centre you also have access to a huge library of online and video based courses provided through LinkedIn Learning.

Short courses

We also offer short courses open to students and research fellows including those outside of the University. Many of these can be taken for credit and discounted rates are available for students. 

Short courses are listed below. If a course is closed to new enrolments, please sign up to the waiting list or email to be notified when the next run of the course is announced.

Digital ethnography

Digital ethnography

Explore issues and methods involved in conducting qualitative and/or ethnographic research in the social sciences related to the digital with...

The secret life of research interviewing: SLoRI

The secret life of research interviewing: SLoRI

Gain an understanding of the theoretical, practical and ethical practices an empirical researcher adopts when interviewing participants. Short...

Mixing it up: understanding and using mixed methods research in social sciences

Mixing it up: understanding and using mixed methods research in social sciences

An online course for researchers which critically discusses mixed methods approaches to social science analysis.