The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Ground-breaking judgement on property rights in South Africa draws on research by Maxim Bolt
Sabina Alkire awarded full professorship
New report examining energy issues in humanitarian settings launched
Our research takes a long-term perspective to investigate problems and processes of development. Our work challenges assumptions, drawing on multiple disciplines and cross-country comparisons to generate new thinking that is helping to bring about change.
We are a research-intensive graduate department offering two DPhils, an MPhil and four one-year MSc courses. We provide a supportive and welcoming environment to some 250 students from across the world.