Our program welcomes you to a site of critical interdisciplinary social science.

Machu Pichu, Peru (2013)

Machu Pichu, Peru (2013)

From our Community to Yours

All images on this website were taken by students and faculty members on their respective fieldwork experiences in various corners of the globe. We invite you to explore our program further to learn more about our supportive and engaging community.

A Life-Changing Experience

The Master’s in Development Studies provides students a home for an intellectually rewarding academic experience that fosters interdisciplinary learning, teaching and research on the multi-dimensional processes of socio-economic, political and cultural developmental changes in the Global South. Its novel interdisciplinary curriculum examines theories and practices of development that join theoretical learning to proficiencies in practical research and place-based knowledge.

View from the medina of Tunis (2012)

View from the medina of Tunis (2012)

Children at Dunga Primary School, Kisumu, Kenya (2013)

Children at Dunga Primary School, Kisumu, Kenya (2013)

Facilitating Positive Change

In focusing on the key conceptual, analytical and practical agendas in contemporary development research, it provides students with possibilities for development praxis through encouraging opportunities to learn about the relationships between theory and practice through hands-on fieldwork and research experience in the Global South.