Learn alongside the best minds in development studies…
Ever lie awake thinking about the refugee crisis or climate change? Then this Oxford summer course in international development could be for you. Oxford is certainly the right place to come as it is known to attract some of the best academics in the field. This is helped by the fact that the UK government recently ranked Oxford University as the top development studies department in the country.
You’ll be looking critically at some case studies of developmental projects. Tackle the big development questions such as who’s doing the developing? And does the western perception of development jar with other global beliefs? You will leave the course with a much more objective approach to some of the world’s most important development issues – so who knows, you could well be driving tomorrow’s development policies yourself.
Get a feel for our International development courses in this short video…
On our Oxford summer course you’ll be learning from experienced tutors with a practical understanding of the latest international development issues.
The teaching method we use on this Oxford summer course in international development is modelled on the tutorial system used at the world-renowned university. This means your studies are far more interactive whereby your own ideas and interests will shape the content of the course. Thus, you receive a more personalised and tailored study experience, rather than a pre-defined syllabus.
Our summer course familiarises you with some of the theoretical approaches to today’s most hotly debated and divisive international development topics. You receive two seminars at the beginning of each week. From here, you’ll develop your understanding to write an essay depending on your level, which will then be discussed for the rest of the week in more intimate settings.
Sa’eed Husaini is a doctoral candidate at Oxford’s Department of International Development (ODID). He studies democratization and political culture in contemporary Nigeria through focusing on how local political party branches organize and retain voluntary members across an election cycle. He has taught masters’ students on the ODID Core Course in International Development, and has tutored undergraduates in African Politics for Stanford House, Oxford. He also works on research projects related to natural resource governance, security, and public sector reform in sub-Saharan Africa.
Inga Storen is a PhD Candidate at the University of Oxford’s Department of Education, and is currently doing research on the economics of refugee education in Rwanda. Prior to her PhD, she completed her Master’s in Global and International Education at Drexel University in the US. For the best part of a decade, Inga has lived and worked in Rwanda and Lebanon, and has extensive experience in teaching in both the public and private sector in these countries. She has also taught online university courses on Human Rights and Women’s Rights to refugee students residing in camps in Malawi, Kenya, and Thailand, and has a particular passion for education as a tool for socio-economic development and emancipation.
Angela Remus is reading for a Master of Science in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at the Department of International Development and Kellogg College, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the concept of ‘informal asylum as it relates to undocumented immigrants in the United States. She previously practiced immigration law in the United States as a Department of Justice accredited representative, where she worked with refugees and other immigrants. She has traveled widely, including study and research in Cambodia, Malawi, and Mexico. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Rochester in International Relations and Spanish.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided on which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between different UK locations.
"I was encouraged to look at issues from multiple angles, view information critically, attempt to get my own understanding on what International Development is, and form my own opinions on what it should be. "
"The tutor asked us questions that I wouldn’t normally ask myself, and I feel like I really grew during the course."
"My time at Oxford Summer Courses has been nothing short of extraordinary. I have honestly had one of the best experiences of my life here."
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