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Global Development Institute

GDI students

Study with us

The results of the most recent Research Excellence Framework ranked GDI first for impact ranking in Development Studies in the UK.

For more than 60 years, students from around the world have chosen us for their postgraduate specialisation.

Study with us and you’ll benefit from:

  • a research-informed approach to teaching and learning which draws upon GDI’s internationally recognised research activities;
  • a combination of core and optional modules so you can tailor your studies to topics of professional or special interest;
  • field visits in the UK and overseas;
  • support services specifically designed for international students, including societies and orientation programmes;
  • regular lectures from high-profile researchers and practitioners from around the world;
  • the potential for high-performing Masters students to progress to our PhD programme;
  • for PhD researchers, the support of the Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Doctoral College.