The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
MPhils carry out summer fieldwork projects in 22 countries
Our first-year MPhil in Development Studies students have spread out across the world to carry out fieldwork this summer, with 27 projects in 22 countries.
Students on our two-year MPhil write a 30,000-word thesis as part of their degree and carry out research in the field to support this in the summer between their first and second years.
This year we have students visiting 22 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, studying topics as diverse as LGBT+ refugees in Nairobi and London; women's participation in student politics in India; water access and management in Jordan; displacement and the Orange Line metro in Pakistan; disability and US immigration; digital technology and inclusive development in China... to name just a few.
Find out where the students are heading and what they are researching with our clickable fieldwork map.
Find out more about the MPhil in Development Studies here.