We’re a world-leading centre for research, teaching and practice, using critical analysis to create a fairer planet.

We take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of global development, whilst also offering our students the opportunity to specialise in one of a number of disciplinary perspectives on global challenges in development.

Our students join a close-knit community committed to a fairer society for everyone, working together on a beautiful campus.

All our courses are offered with the option of a year-long work placement or a study abroad year. Students can also do a short-term work placement as part of our standard three-year courses.

Our high-quality teaching is underpinned by our excellent research, for which we are ranked number one in the UK amongst development studies departments (UK Research Excellence Framework, or REF).

Our School of Global Development Courses

We work closely with the University's Learning Enhancement and Student Services teams to ensure that our students have all the support they need to succeed during their time with us.

Considering a Foundation Year?

Hear from our students about their experiences of our Foundation Year course in Global Development.


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