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The RSC offers academically rigorous, multidisciplinary teaching that attracts the finest students and practitioners from around the world. Our degree and non-degree courses have two distinct aims: to further academic understanding of forced migration by training future researchers and teachers; and to cultivate the ‘reflective practitioner’ by enabling practitioners to engage with key debates and situate displacement in a broad historical and international context.
MSC IN REFUGEE AND FORCED MIGRATION STUDIES
The MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies is an interdisciplinary degree taught by leading experts in the field of forced migration from international law, politics and international relations, anthropology, and other disciplines. This nine-month course places forced migration in an academic framework, preparing you for doctoral study or for work relevant to human rights, refugees and migration.
INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN FORCED MIGRATION
The RSC’s International Summer School fosters dialogue between academics, practitioners and policymakers working to improve the situation of refugees and other forced migrants. It provides time for them to reflect on their experiences and to think critically about some of the aims and assumptions underlying their work. The course combines the very best of Oxford University’s academic excellence with a stimulating and participatory method of critical learning and reflection.
DPHIL IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The RSC is a vibrant training ground for young doctoral researchers. The DPhil in International Development programme at the Oxford Department of International Development provides an opportunity to study for a doctorate in international development on topics requiring an interdisciplinary approach. Students come from disciplines including development studies, politics and international relations, social and cultural anthropology, and geography.
Visiting Fellowships at the RSC are open to PhD (DPhil) students, post doctoral scholars and professional academics researching aspects of forced migration. The main purpose of the Visiting Fellows programme is to enhance the academic work (research and teaching) of the RSC by mutual exchange and learning.
DPhil in Migration Studies
The DPhil in Migration Studies offers the unrivalled opportunity to undertake an in-depth interdisciplinary project on a specific and important contemporary challenge facing the world by drawing on world-class research departments, centres and scholars. Based in the Oxford Department of International Development and the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, it offers the opportunity to link research training to research practice at the Centre on Migration Policy and Society and the Refugee Studies Centre.
The RSC’s short courses, usually held over a weekend, give up to 50 people the opportunity to receive additional professional training and develop expertise in particular refugee-related areas. Currently taking applications is the course on Palestine Refugees and International Law.