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 short-term work placement, year-long work placement, or a study abroad year.
Our teaching is rated 'Gold' in the UK Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is underpinned by our high-quality 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
Considering a Foundation Year?
Hear from our students about their experiences of our Foundation Year course in Global Development.
*As part of the celebration of our 50th anniversary in 2023, we have changed our name from the School of International Development to the School of Global Development.