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          As part of a larger re-organization of academic schools in 2012, the School of Development Studies has been incorporated into the School of Built Environment and Development Studies together with the schools ...

 Population Studies and Development Studies on YouTube

     To find out what Students and Staff have to say about the Masters programmes in Development Studies and Population Studies watch our YouTube clip.

 Independent Views and Comments on the School and the Centre for Civil Society

     A comment made by Dr Miles Larmer, University of Sheffield.
      ''A great strength ...

 Focus on Africa

     Population Studies and Development Studies have a commitment to contribute to African scholarship in a sustained and meaningful way, and in a variety of forms.
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Annual Report 2012 [Annual Report] Print

      Built Environment and Development Studies Annual Report, 2012. Download by clicking on link below.

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 Upcoming Seminar

     Title: Future, Change & Choices. Strategic planning methods and issues for development professionals. 
      Presenter: Peter Robinson.
       Date: 30th April, 2014.
       Venue: Seminar ...

 Recent Seminars 2014

Ernest Khalema (HSRC) presented a seminar on behalf of his co-researchers, Catherine Ndinda (HSRC), Mohamed Vawda (BEDS), Lungelo Bhembe (BEDS), and Ndoda Zondo (BEDS), on 23 ...

 Honorary Research Fellow Comments on Poverty Statistics

     Honorary Research Fellow, Charles Meth comments on poverty statistics in his "Ending can only be bad for SA's 'good story' ...

 Graduation Gallery

     Watch this space for graduation pics....

 PhD Graduates 2014

      Congratulations to PhD graduates from the School, pictured here with staff  member, Kerry Vermaak and former staff member, ...

 Our PhD Proposal Presentations

           Farzana Alli presented her PhD proposal on: 'Exploring the prevalence of selected risk factors for non-communicable diseases among older adults in rural contexts ...

 BLDS Enables Full-text Access to Our Earlier Research Reports

     We are pleased to announce that the British Library of Development Studies has made available full ...

 Four of Our Graduates Feature


 Application Deadline Extended for EUSA_ID Erasmus Mundus Call for Scholarship Applications

      The first call for applications for EUSA-ID Scholarships (for students registered for Masters or PhD in Development Studies) is now open. More

 Our Graduates Work or Study in Far-flung Places

     Our graduates land up working or studying further in far-flung parts of the world. For more information (derived from what our graduates tell us) see Where are they after qualifying? (As this information is supplied on an ad hoc basis, ...

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 References recently added to the site

A conceptual map for the study of value An initial mapping of concepts for the p (2014)
Corruption and development: the mutable edges of morality in modern markets. (2014)
Financial flows and secrecy jurisdictions in times of crisis. (2014)
Initial research design: ‘Human, non-human and environmental value systems (2014)
Relative standing and subjective well-being in South Africa. (2014)

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