Our Head of Department says:
Welcome to the Department of Development Studies! We are a department of 30 academics and hundreds of students, and our community of alumni, associates, friends and colleagues is worldwide.
The study of processes of development is urgent, complex and longterm. Historical analysis informs perspectives on contemporary events, and ruptures and shocks test and challenge established theory. This means that development studies is a live discipline, and our students and staff are challenged to refine our theoretical and practical understanding of why change happens, how power is exercised and in what ways inequalities can be confronted.