Our Aims and Objectives

We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies and decolonising development.

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Find out about our constitution, how we are run and meet our Council

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Meet our Council members and other staff who support the running of DSA

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Social justice and development in a polarising world"

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Past Conferences

Find out about our previous conferences

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Study Groups

Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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Students and ECRs

Students and early career researchers are an important part of our community

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Our book series with OUP and our relationship with other publishers

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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Membership Directory

Find out who our members are, where they are based and the issues they work on

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Scholarships from DSA members

Creative, arts-based, psychosocial approaches within international development contexts studentship. Applications are invited for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award at the Centre for the Study of Global Development at The Open University, in partnership with Plan International, UK. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 9 January 2024. Find out more about the application process.

The Open University are inviting applications for full and part time ESRC-funded PhD study at the Open University through the Development Policy and Practice training pathway of the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership. Applications close 11 January 2024. Find out more.

Global Development Institute, The University of Manchester. Interested in forest restoration, data, causal inference and or evidence synthesis? The Sustainable Forest Transitions project has a fully-funded PhD studentship and it’s open to international students. For more information download the flyer. Deadline: 12 February 2024.

The University of Manchester Humanitarian scholarships. The University of Manchester has created fully-funded scholarships for 20 students who are fleeing war and persecution, with people now able to apply to start studying in September. There are ten undergraduate and ten postgraduate-taught places on offer in the first year and successful applicants will have their fees, living expenses and visas covered. You’ll need to have an offer to study here before applying for the Scholarship. Applications open on 1 March 2024 and close on 15 April 2024.

The University of Manchester is offering awards totalling more than £3.5 million to international students starting their studies in September 2024, the year of University of Manchester bicentenary. The Global Futures Scholarships are open to undergraduate and master’s students wanting to study at the university.