Why study at IDS

Career prospects

IDS postgraduates have gone on to work as Ministers in national governments, high-level officials in development organisations such as UNDP and the World Bank, civil servants, leaders of civil society organisations including Mama Cash and Action Aid and high profile academics at universities across the world. They are all working to define and solve some of the world’s most pressing global challenges. Your time at IDS will equip you with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to make a real difference in bringing about transformative change.

Former students

Read more about what some of our former students have gone on to do:

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Coast Rica                                          (MA Development Studies 2009)

Galib Ibn ANwarul Azim, Project Officer, United Nations Capital Development Fund
(MA Development Studies 2015)

Deepti Ameta, Director of Institutional Partnerships Development, SOS Children’s Villages of India
(MA Globalisation, Business and Development 2014)

Sergio Cooper Teixeira, Strategy and Policy Advisor, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Secretariat
(MA Governance, Development and Public Policy 2013)

Chloe Vaast, Gender Advisor, Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
(MA Gender and Development 2012)

Felix Bivens – Founder and Director at Empyrean Research
(PhD by research 2011)

Collins Aseka – Consultant in Resource Mobilization, Donor Harmonization & Coordination, Government of Kenya
(MA Poverty and Development 2010)

Milasoa Chérel-Robson – Economic Affairs Officer, Investment Policy Review, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
(PhD 2008)

Keiju Mitsuhashi, Senior Energy Specialist, Central and West Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
(PhD by research 2004)