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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Development Studies is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

The Centre of Development Studies offers a scholarship for applicants whose primary citizenship is African. All applicants with African citizenship will be automatically considered for this award.

General Funding Opportunities


Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:

Component Cost
University Composition Fee £17,148
Maintenance £11,123
Total Annual Commitment £28,271

There is no funding available from the Department for MPhils undertaking fieldwork. Students wishing to undertake research abroad will incur costs for flights, accommodation and subsistence. If you have any concerns about this please speak to the admissions administrator before applying, noting that research abroad is not a mandatory part of the MPhil course.

Key Information


9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
Feb. 7, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2021, Lent 2022 and Easter 2022.


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