Development studies

Development studies at Massey is ranked in the top 100 in the world in the QS World University Rankings.

Development studies sets out to understand and analyse the processes that are transforming people’s lives around the world. You will study key development issues and ideas, and get skills to help solve development problems. Postgraduate development studies at Massey University has a strong research component.

QS Development studies

Development studies at Massey is ranked in the top 100 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings.

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Development studies courses

100-, 200- and 300-level courses

131.121 Rich World, Poor World
131.221 Contemporary Development Issues
131.321 Strategies for Sustainable Development

700-, 800- and 900-level taught courses

131.701 Development and Underdevelopment
131.702 Development Management
131.703 Gender and Development
131.704 Sustainable Development
131.706 Globalisation and Development
131.707 Development Research Design

131.708 Development Practicum

Development studies staff

Development studies staff and contact

For programme enquiries please contact Programme Coordinator Professor Regina Scheyvens.

Postgraduate study draws on the expertise of our academic staff. Find out more about our staff expertise or look for a supervisor:

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