SOAS University of London

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)

Centre for Development, Environment and Policy

Welcome to the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP). This year CeDEP celebrates 30 years of providing high quality postgraduate education by distance learning, having been founded as the Wye College External Programme of University of London in 1988.

CeDEP seeks to address some of the greatest challenges of our times: how to satisfy the aspirations of a rapidly growing global population, including eradicating the poverty still experienced by many of these people, whilst at the same time managing the environmental systems and resources on which life and wellbeing depend.

These challenges are inter-related in complex ways, with important ethical, political, economic, social and technical dimensions, and at CeDEP we recognise the need for informed professionals with the inter-disciplinary skills to tackle these issues effectively.  

CeDEP's academic staff undertake research and postgraduate teaching in the fields of agricultural economics, rural development, environmental economics and management, poverty reduction, sustainability, climate change and development. They have extensive international experience in research, which is published and shared with decision-makers and opinion-formers worldwide.

The distance learning programmes we offer, are part of the University of London International Programmes, a global community of which CeDEP is proud to be a part, with its unique network of students in more than 150 countries.

We hope you will join our community of international postgraduate online and distance learning students.