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MPhil in Development Studies

University of Cambridge

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

The MPhil in Development Studies seeks to provide students with a critical and reflexive program that eschews the norm. This approach to development enables a rethinking of who benefits from explicit and implicit contemporary approaches, allowing for a repositioning of who development is for. This MPhil aims, then, to give students a rich and inspired program that will allow them to build an approach to development that is grounded in thoughtfulness and reflection of the historical, racial and political terms of the paradigm as it stands.

The MPhil in Development Studies is taught within the Centre of Development Studies and in collaboration with the Centres of African Studies, South Asian Studies, and Latin American Studies, as well as the Faculty of Economics, the Departments of Land Economy, Geography, Politics and International Studies, Social Anthropology, and the Judge Business School. It, therefore, provides a framework within which students can construct a pathway suited to a wide range of different interests and needs, drawn from different institutional locations.

The MPhil in Development Studies allows space for students to capture what they desire. Our emphasis on critical reflection privileges analytical approaches to development as opposed to more practice-based or vocational strategies. Students will come away from the MPhil will a broad and incisive understanding of development, its institutions, actors and interests. In doing so, the MPhil seeks to provide students with a solid foundation for consistent future growth through various fields of development, whether in scholarship or practice. Classes on quantitative and qualitative data analysis are taught separately to the MPhil, by the Social Sciences Research Methods Centre at the University.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 30,681overall cost

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University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    1st

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 78

    2nd out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    223 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    196 90%

    3rd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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