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Welcome to the Centre of Development Studies

The Centre of Development Studies provides a focus for students wishing to undertake an MPhil or PhD in the area of development. We provide interdisciplinary training where content and style have kept abreast with the changing reality of the developing world.

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Our Courses

The MPhil in Development Studies has four core papers for 2019-20, and ten option papers which cover a wide spectrum of subjects within the field of Development Studies. PhD students delve into research methods, fieldwork, and supplementary courses and modules offered by the University.

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Study With Us

The Centre offers two postgraduate courses - the one year MPhil in Development Studies, and the full time PhD in Development Studies. The application window for 2020-21 is now open.

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CAMSED

The Cambridge Society for Social and Economic Development (CAMSED) seeks to “promote and constitute a space for the academic discussion of research and policies related to social and economic development, from a multidisciplinary perspective”. It organises regular seminars and conferences related to the field of Development Studies, and seeks to collaborate with similarly-motivated societies and individuals around the world.

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Christmas closure for CDS Office

Dec 11, 2019

The CDS office will be closed from 3 pm Mon 23 Dec - 8.30 am Thurs 2 Jan. Email inboxes will not be monitored during the holiday period, and we will respond to emails on our return to the office as soon as we can.

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