Teaching and Learning
IDS has been a world-leading centre of teaching and learning on development issues for nearly 50 years. The Institute is home to seven specialised taught Masters programmes and a thriving inter-disciplinary doctoral research programme validated and taught in partnership with the University of Sussex. These postgraduate programmes attract more than 150 students annually from around the world, many with considerable prior experience as practitioners, government officials, researchers or social activists.
IDS also offers an exciting range of short courses for professional development in topics such as impact evaluation, social protection, nutrition, governance and civil society. In addition, our research clusters maintain innovative learning partnerships with the teaching programmes of universities and research institutions around the world.
We welcome inquires about study, learning and related partnership opportunities at IDS. For further information please visit our Study pages.
Celebrating PhD success01 Aug 2016
By Ricardo Santos, Sarah King
My Chevening Journey: Signing Out11 Jun 2016
Managing mental health on fieldwork: a research skill?11 Mar 2016
By Sophie Valeix
In defence of agency09 Dec 2014
By Jethro Pettit
Studying Globalisation and Development at IDS31 Jan 2014
By Maria del Mar Maestre Morales
BLOG: Considering a Masters course? Interested in participation, development and questions around power and social change?30 Jan 2014
BLOG: Why should you study for a PhD at IDS?14 Jul 2013
BLOG: Storytelling in Development Practice17 Apr 2013
To MOOC or not to MOOC? That is the question14 Mar 2013
By Lawrence Haddad