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Spring School - Advanced Research Methods, 8- 12 April 2019, University of Oxford, UK

Publish Date: Jan 18, 2019

Deadline: Jan 28, 2019

Event Dates: from Apr 08, 2019 12:00 to Apr 12, 2019 12:00

Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods

The Oxford Spring School offers graduate students and researchers from universities across the UK and abroad a unique venue to learn cutting-edge methods in Social Science.

The programme consists of a variety of advanced courses, which place different data analysis techniques within broader disciplinary trends towards mixed-methods research designs. Working with our world leading teachers and researchers in quantitative and qualitative methods, you will have the opportunity to choose the course subject options which suit you best.

Oxford Spring School 2019 will take place Monday 8 April to Friday 12 April.

Selection Criteria

The Oxford Spring School welcomes committed graduate students and researchers who will benefit from our advanced training in quantitative and qualitative methods. Applications to study on our courses will be evaluated by the co-directors.

We expect participants to have a basic knowledge of:

  • Maths (Calculus; Linear Algebra; Matrix Algebra)
  • Statistics (Descriptive Statistics; OLS)
  • Data (Measurement and Data Management)
  • Computing (sound knowledge statistical packages such as R, STATA, SPSS, MatLab) Courses will be taught using Stata or R and diverse datasets. For those without good knowledge of R we will hold a daily walk-in clinic during lunchtime so that participants can ask questions. Lab machines are not available, so students are expected to bring their own laptops (instructions on how to download R will be provided in advance).

In the event of excess demand for places, the following groups will be given some priority:

  • Those engaged in social science research, especially in Political Science or Sociology.
  • Those currently engaged in graduate level study.
  • Those whose experience and preparation will allow them to benefit most from the course.

Fees and Funding

Course Fee

The course fee is £670 per participant. This fee includes lunches, refreshments and some social activities over the five days, but excludes accommodation costs.

If you are offered a place, you will be given a deadline by which to pay the course fee to guarantee your place. If you do not meet this deadline, your place will be given to someone on our waitlist.


The Department will allocate ten half bursaries worth £335 on the basis merit, and all applicants will automatically be considered for these bursaries.

Accommodation Fee

The course fee does not include accommodation costs. However, we are able to offer a competitive rate at the college where course will take place: for details, visit our Accommodation page.


Oxford Spring School is organised by the University of Oxford's Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), an internationally renowned centre of excellence for teaching and research. The study of these disciplines at Oxford has a long and distinguished history and the department is now one of the largest and most accomplished in the field in the UK. The venue for Oxford Spring School 2019 will be Lady Margaret Hall, founded in 1878, and located on the banks of the Cherwell River at the end of Norham Gardens in North Oxford, across University Park from DPIR. 

Oxford itself is a beautiful city of stunning architecture, history and culture. You will find ancient and modern colleges, fascinating museums and galleries, and plenty of parks, gardens and green spaces in which to relax.

A major tourist destination, Oxford also has a diverse range of quality cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants, and the city holds regular cultural events. The city centre is small enough to cover on foot, and just a few minutes’ walk away you will find the main rail and coach stations.

For more information on the history and culture of both Oxford city and its university, please visit:

  • Visiting Oxford Guide by the University of Oxford
  • Experience Oxfordshire by Oxford Visitor Information Centre
  • Daily Info

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