The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Two-thirds of the world’s poor have no educated females at home
Francesca Lessa highly commended in O2RB Excellence in Impact Awards
The Bodley Head buys rights to literary memoir by Simukai Chigudu
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 a DPhil, an MPhil and four one-year MSc courses. We provide a supportive and welcoming environment to some 250 students from across the world.