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MPhil in Development Studies

Administrative Contact


Miss Emma Cantú - Centre Administrator

Email:  Office Phone: 01223 (3)37158



The handbook can be downloaded here. For current and full paper reading lists, please check out Moodle


The timetable for Michaelmas Term 2017 can be found here.

The timetable for Lent Term 2018 can be found here.

Examination Criteria

The current marking scheme for the MPhil programme can be found here. The grading criteria for 2017-18 can be found here.

Word Count and Late Submission Penalties

Work which has been submitted that exceeds the set word count will not be accepted and returned to the student to adjust accordingly. Two marks daily will be removed from the final mark, so please ensure your word count matches what has been stated.

A two mark penalty will be issued for every day any coursework is submitted which exceeds the set deadline. If you feel there are circumstances which mean you may not hand in on time, please talk to your supervisor or Centre Administrator as soon as you are able. 


Plagiarism guidelines can be found in the programme's handbook. Students are required to sign submission coversheets to confirm the originality or their work. 

Data Retention Policy

This relates to how long we keep examination material before it is destroyed or anonymised, full details can be found here

Student Complaints Procedure

As of October 2017, a new student complaints procedure will be put in place. Should you wish to consult this procedure, please click here

We are delighted and proud to see that the Centre has gone from no.8 (2015) to no.6 (2016) to no.4 (2017) in the field of Development Studies in the QS Survey. This would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work from everyone within the Centre.

Message from the director: You will be pleased to know that we have moved up from 8 in 2015 to 6 this year in the QS world ranking for Development Studies. This is a remarkable result and a great tribute to the tremendous efforts of the whole team of teachers and administrators. It's a fantastic result! Professor Peter Nolan

Congratulations to PhD student Nungari Mwangi who was awarded the 2016 Andrew E Rice Award from the Society for International development!

Dr Fennell high level facilitator at WSIS 2016

We are pleased to announce that Dr Fennell has been appointed as High Level Track Facilitator at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum.