About Us

Oxford possesses outstanding facilities for the study of all aspects of contemporary South Asia.

Until 2008, Oxford did not have a single centre for the study of contemporary South Asia. But it now has a Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme (CSASP) comprising: a post graduate taught course; visiting fellows; post doctoral researchers; a stream of workshops and conferences; research projects; seminars and collaborative outreach.

Alongside the CSASP in Area Studies, Oxford’s South Asianists are also spread across many Schools, Departments and Faculties:  International Development, Politics, Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Social Policy, the Business School, History, Oriental Studies, Public Health, History of Medicine and History of Art, making for a very rich and diverse community of students, researchers and teachers.

The University offers a wide range of courses which can be tailored to suit individual interests, excellent library and museum resources, enthusiastic faculty and above all a diverse community of committed students. But what makes Oxford really attractive is the degree of individual attention that you will receive as a student if you come here, no matter what course you study.

In the Masters in Contemporary India, Oxford created the first such degree in the world. It started in 2008 and is sited in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies.