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Why study at IDS

Unique learning approach

Studying at IDS is a unique experience. Unlike in many universities, you’re surrounded by researchers in action, all working for equitable and sustainable change.

Our course convenors and instructors are all active researchers and aim to enhance the learning experience by bringing their applied knowledge and experiences of working in development, or ‘the field’, into the classroom.

Our degrees seek to foster mutual learning and critical thinking and inspire innovative approaches to complex development challenges.

Read more about our learning support and academic facilities.

See how we’re responding to Covid-19.