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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Still chances to apply for Edinburgh MSc

25th March and 3rd June 2024 are the next deadlines for studying an MSc International Development at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Social and Political Science.

This Edinburgh MSc critically engages with international development theory and practice, as well as with processes of social, political and economic transformation throughout the global south.

The programme is designed to be relevant to recent graduates as well as and practitioners with work experience.

New MSc in Conflict

Edinburgh are also launching their new MSc in Conflict, Security and Development which will explore the relationship between conflict and development by analysing real-life cases from around the world, with a particular focus on African.