University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Development Studies

The course is structured around four core papers and a number of option papers, so that study pathways suited to a range of differing interests and needs can be explored. Each of the core papers (Development Economics; Institutions and Development; Sociology and Politics of Development; Globalisation, Business and Development ) is taught by a member of Development Studies' academic staff. Some option papers are full papers and some are half papers. Students take four full papers (or their equivalent in half papers) concurrently. At least two papers must be core papers. One (full) option paper may be replaced by a 12,000 word dissertation. A number of option papers are shared with other MPhil Courses (Economic and Social History; Planning, Growth and Regeneration, Management, and Politics.

Entry requirements

Principally for students with strong background in social science(s) but graduates in a wide range of other discipline are also eligible for admission; upper 2nd class Honours degree; GPA minimum of 3.7 in U.S. system; if the student�s 1st language is not English or the instruction at the student�s university was not in English, then the student must take a language proficiency test; for IELTS the requirement is an overall score of 7.5 with no element below 7.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 13,608 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 23,379 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Development Studies Office
Telephone number: 
01223 337158