The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Alexander Betts named University Public Engagement with Research Leader
New article co-authored by Cheryl Doss explores household decision-making in rural Senegal
A pyramid of privilege: crony capitalism in the Middle East
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.