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

Please click here to view the University of Cambridge's Postgraduate Guide for 2020.

Admissions Queries

MPhil in Development Studies

Please use the form found at for:

  • Questions prior to submitting an application
  • Problems while completing the application form or preparing supporting documents
  • Enquiries about an application in progress or an offer received
  • Deferment, language testing, immigration and other issues

If you have applied to the MPhil programme and have queries regarding your application, please contact Jenna Kapaun (Teaching Officer) on

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PhD in Development Studies

Please see the following link for further information on the PhD programme and how to apply:

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Graduate Admissions Questions:

If you need additional help, please contact the PhD Administrator, Annabel Sherwood at ()

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Dec 11, 2019

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