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Centre of Development Studies


MPhil in Development Studies

Currently, we are planning for all teaching for 2022/23 to be held in person .

The MPhil in Development Studies is a one year, full-time highly inter-disciplinary course which gives its students a firm grounding in political economics relevant to the developing world, including the study of sociology, law, political science, management, economics and anthropology.

The inter-disciplinary approach is based on the recognition that together with the analytical rigour required of economists and other social scientists today, no important issue in development — poverty and inequality, population growth, the construction of the institutions of a market economy, war and human rights, democratisation — can be properly understood without an inter-disciplinary perspective.

The Course Director for 2022/23 is Prof Maha Abdelrahman

Our three student reps this year are Deepak Azad (dka33), Alexis Harmon (adh58) and Andrew Huang (ah2236).

General information applicable to all current postgraduate students within the Department of Politcs and International Studies, which includes the Centre of Development Studies, can be found here


The Paper Choices page contains information on papers available for study.

The Careers after the MPhil page provides examples of the wide range of careers our graduates move into.