The Development Planning Unit runs a doctoral research programme leading to the award of PhD, seven one-year Masters Degree courses and a professional Postgraduate Diploma.
We also provide specialist short courses in a range of fields, including gender policy and planning, environment, and social development. Specially tailored training programmes and courses are designed and run for specific governmental institutions, NGOs and international organisations.
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The Development Planning Unit (DPU) offers seven Master's programmes that can be taken either full or part-time over one to five years, all leading to an MSc.
The MPhil and PhD research programmes involve self-selected academic study in development, focusing on its political, economic, social and institutional dimensions.
SummerLab is a workshop which series aims to leverage the reality of the city as a laboratory for developing socially responsive design measures.
The DPU offers a number of fellowships aimed at alumni, providing the opportunity to develop experience in the field.
Our alumni go on to have an exciting and broad range of careers, using the skills learnt from their DPU degrees