Oxford’s School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) boasts the largest community of Area Studies scholars anywhere. We have research and teaching programmes dedicated to the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, South Asia, China, Israel, Japan, Russia and Eastern Europe. The School offers nine Master's degrees and welcomes students from all around the globe.
 
Upon completion of their degrees, our superbly trained UK, EU and overseas graduates go on to transform the world. Many pursue doctorate studies and teaching careers, thus preserving crucial intellectual capital further into the future. Other graduates take up high profile posts in international agencies, global NGOs, international governments, the diplomatic service of various countries, the military, media and journalism, business consultancy, banking, and law.
 
In the UK’s 2014 nationwide survey of student satisfaction across the higher education sector, three of Oxford’s five Area Studies taught master's programmes achieved satisfaction levels between 96 and 100%, well above both national and university averages. Oxford’s Area Studies department is consistently ranked amongst the top echelon and a recent ranking by QS University Rankings placed us first in the world.  To read more about the School and its importance in the University and beyond, please click here.

 

Events

Modern South Asian Studies Seminar: Harem Histories and Princely Politics: Tipu Sultan, the Family and East India Company Rule

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 -
14:00 to 15:30
The Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

Professor Margot Finn is an historian of modern Britain (Britain since 1750), with a predominant focus on the period to 1914.

Speaker(s): 
Margot Finn (UCL)

Latin American History Seminar: Empire in retreat: Past, Present and Future of the United States

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 -
16:00 to 17:30
Rothermere American Institute, 1a South Parks Road

Victor Bulmer-Thomas is Emeritus Professor of London University, Honorary Professor at the Institute of the Americas, UCL, and Associate Fellow in the United States and Americas Programme, Chatham House. He has been a Director of the J.P.

Speaker(s): 
Victor Bulmer-Thomas, UCL and London University