Leeds University Centre for Global Development


The University of Leeds offers a range of undergraduate and taught Masters programmes, and research degrees, in various aspects of global development through the Centre for Global Development’s member Schools and Faculties.  These programmes combine our development expertise with other social science, science and humanities disciplines.

The undergraduate programmes offered allow you to combine a breadth of interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of global development with a disciplinary specialisation, such as Geography or Politics, or a regional specialism, such as East Asian Studies. 

The Masters programmes and research degrees are well regarded and flexible and provided a high quality and challenging study experience with the option to specialise in a number of pathways.

Click on the links to the left to explore the undergraduate and Masters development programmes, and research degrees, that are offered.

International intake

Over fifty per cent of our postgraduate students are international students, and their presence brings differing insights, perspectives and experiences of global issues into the ethos of our centre.


We provide avenues for you to consider gender, health, education, agriculture, business and area studies in your exploration of development issues, as well as merging economic, political and sociological thinking to approach development studies in a fresh and invigorated way.

Creating opportunities

We run workshops, residentials and other events designed to introduce interactive learning and create support networks for Global Development postgraduate students across the university.

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