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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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The Centre offers two postgraduate courses - the one year MPhil in Developments Studies, and the full time PhD in Development Studies. The application window for 2019-20 will open on the 3rd September 2018. For further information on applying, click Read more!

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The MPhil in Development Studies has four core papers for 2018-19, and ten option papers which covers 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. Want to find out more?

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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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Former Development Studies PhD student releases monograph

Aug 22, 2019

Former Development Studies PhD student, Madleina Daehnhardt's monograph, "Migration, Development and Social Change in the Himalayas" has been released with Routledge in August 2019.

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