Course Directory

The Course Directory is based on a review of Development Studies available in Universities and Colleges on the Island of Ireland.  The review was undertaken in 2011 by Jacinta Greene, in collaboration with Prof. Mike Gibney, Director, UCD Institute of Food and Health, University College Dublin, to provide a comprehensive database of Development Studies in Ireland.

The list of courses in the Republic of Ireland was obtained from the Central Applications Office (CAO) which is the body delegated by higher education institutions with the task of processing central applications for first year undergraduate courses. Universities in Northern Ireland were searched via the internet/world wide web.  Whilst the objective of this review was to determine Development Studies available, Universities and Colleges involved in teacher education were also included, with the distinction that they are generally involved in Development Education.

The review involved a web search from the higher institutions official website of all their courses available and the content was explored in some detail including courses that incorporated any aspect of global development.   

This database is not exhaustive and will be updated to reflect the changing landscape of third level courses offering courses in development studies, or with a development studies component, as necessary.

This review provides the first database of all development studies on the Island of Ireland .  The last updated review was carried out in March 2014.

DSA Ireland would like to sincerely thank Jacinta Greene and Prof. Mike Gibney for carrying out the intital reveiw and providing the information to DSA Ireland.

*Please note that the the best of our knowledge all information provided is based on the most up-to-date information available on the courses.  Should you need to request any changes to the information displayed, please e-mail: