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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

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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’)

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

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

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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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

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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

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DEV

The beneficial relationships between teaching and research

Scholarship

Research

Teaching

Practice & consultancy

Policy advising

Training

ODG

career opportunities for students
Career opportunities for students
  • 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

Head of School of Development Studies

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