There is no minimum stay but it should be kept in mind that visits of less than a month or so are unlikely to allow immersion in all that Oxford has to offer, especially when the visit falls entirely in the vacation. It is therefore advisable to plan to come for at least a whole term as this is when most events take place and when colleagues are most likely to be available.
The Department wishes to develop and sustain a vibrant research culture through a range of research and exchange activities. We run a visitors programme for academics and practitioners who have the active support of a sponsor in the Department. Visitors may be associated with the Department in general or with one of its research centres.
The aims of the visitors programme are:
- To contribute to the Department's research environment and graduate programme
- To foster research collaboration between Oxford sociologists and outside colleagues
- To develop and promote links with other academic departments, government agencies, and organisations in the UK and overseas
The Department of Sociology welcomes outstanding doctoral students who wish to benefit from Oxford’s vibrant teaching and research culture and contribute to the activity of the department.
This Student Visitor Programme, together with the Academic Visitor Programme, exists to facilitate and encourage links and collaborations as well as knowledge exchange with other universities and organisations, both in the UK and overseas, and to allow doctoral students the opportunity to work with our leading academics, researchers and professionals.