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School of Development Studies Overseas Development Group. Brief overview of DEV/ODG Bruce Lankford. The School of Development Studies studies the economic, environmental, social and political conditions and causes of human poverty. Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

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School of development studies overseas development group

School of Development StudiesOverseas Development Group

Brief overview of DEV/ODG

Bruce Lankford


The School of Development Studies studies the economic, environmental, social and political conditions and causes of human poverty

Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America


The school of development studies dev
The School of Development Studies (‘DEV’) environmental, social and political conditions and causes of human poverty

One of the largest (& oldest) in UK; the only one teaching UG/PG levels, fully research active, consultancy & training, plus with three main disciplines within one School incl natural resources

DEV is a community with

  • ~ 30 members of staff lecturing and researching

  • ~ 500 students > 50 countries

    • 80 PhD students

    • 280 UG students

    • 130 MA/MSc students

    • 30 joint students on other programmes


Research areas and themes
Research areas and themes environmental, social and political conditions and causes of human poverty

Three research areas

  • Social and Human Development

  • The Political Economy of Development

  • Livelihoods and Environmental Change

    Our key strengths in teaching & research:

  • Broad inter-disciplinarity

  • A good understanding of different development contexts

  • A tradition of engagement with national and international policy-makers


Research groupings in dev
Research groupings in DEV environmental, social and political conditions and causes of human poverty

Social and Human Development

  • Wellbeing, Gender and Identity

  • Education and Literacy

  • Health, Policy and Practice

    The Political Economy of Development

  • Globalization and Development

  • Conflict, Governance and Development

  • Growth, Inequality and Poverty Reduction

    Livelihoods and Environmental Change

  • Understanding environmental change

  • Livelihoods

  • Environmental Governance


Undergraduate programmes
Undergraduate programmes environmental, social and political conditions and causes of human poverty

  • BA /BSc Hons International Development

  • BA/BSc Hons International Development with Overseas Experience

  • BSc Hons Environmental Geography with International Development (3 years)

  • BA Hons Spanish with International Development (4 years)

  • BA Hons French with International Development (4 years)


Taught masters degrees
Taught Masters degrees environmental, social and political conditions and causes of human poverty

  • MA in Cultural Heritage and International Development

  • MA in Development Economics

  • MA in Development Studies

  • MA in Education and Development

  • MA in Gender Analysis of International Development

  • MA in International Relations and Development Studies


Masters degrees cont
Masters degrees cont. environmental, social and political conditions and causes of human poverty

  • MA in Conflict, Governance and International Development 

  • MA in Rural Development

  • MA in International Social Development

  • MA in Theatre and Development

  • MSc in Environment and International Development

  • MRes in International Development

  • MA Globalisation and International Development


New masters programmes
New Masters programmes environmental, social and political conditions and causes of human poverty

  • MRes in Development Practice (distance learning)

  • MSc in Climate Change and Development

  • MA in Business and Int. Development

  • MA in Media, Society and Int. Development

  • MA in Health/Well-being and Development (forthcoming)


Typical ug and pg units studied
Typical UG and PG Units studied environmental, social and political conditions and causes of human poverty

  • Development perspectives

  • Gender concepts for development

  • Governance, democracy and development

  • Gender and rural livelihoods

  • Understanding environmental change

  • Introduction to education and development

  • International economic policy

  • Conflict, peace and security

  • Health and development


Political unrest, human rights, conservation of the environment - Tibet

Physical isolation of mountain communities - transport, trade, health and education - Nepal

Research by students in DEV

Livelihoods, crafts and traditional skills - India

Floods, natural disasters, communication systems - rural Vietnam


Water resources, fertility, agriculture – river erosion, Tanzania

Fishing and fishing communities in developing countries – coastal fishermen, Kenya

Research by students in DEV

Health, education, social care -group of street kids in Lima, Peru

Trade and microeconomics – a street vendor in Bolivia


DEV Tanzania

The beneficial relationships between teaching and research

Scholarship

Research

Teaching

Practice & consultancy

Policy advising

Training

ODG



Career opportunities for students
Career opportunities for students Tanzania

  • Careers Opportunities for Graduates

  • Work for NGOs, charities, action groups in the UK or overseas – Action Aid, Water Aid etc

  • Work for large national or international organisations: DfID, Oxfam, United Nations, etc

  • Work for local or national agencies, government, community projects – social, economic, environmental etc

  • Management or administration

  • Journalism – Media research - Teaching


Thank you
Thank you Tanzania

Head of School of Development Studies


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