International Development Department (IDD)

IDD has over 50 years’ experience undertaking ground-breaking research, teaching, and policy advice on the most pressing global challenges. Study with us to learn from world-leading experts on international development and become a member of our lively and enthusiastic family of students and alumni from across the world. We now offer two cutting-edge undergraduate programmes, as well as Masters and PhD programmes (both available to study via distance-learning as well as on-campus, and part-time as well as full-time).

How does one secure sustainable peace after long-term armed conflicts? Processes of Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) are crucial for this by supporting former combatants to reintegrate into civilian life.

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Posted 30 June 2021

Professor Cheeseman wins British Academy Fellowship

Dr Nic Cheeseman has won a prestigious Mid-career Fellowship from the British Academy for a research project entitled: "Re-thinking African Politics: Ideology, Political Thought and the Power of Ideas".

Posted 22 June 2021

Professor Cheeseman to feature on CNN's new OneWorld show

Dr Nic Cheeseman, the Professor of Democracy in the International Development of the School of Government at the University of Birmingham, will be a regular guest on CNN's new flagship global affairs show, One World.

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Research by Professor David Hudson and colleagues from UCL has been exploring when, how and why the public engages with issues of global poverty and international aid.

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