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Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

International Studies Development Economics Development Politics

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This programme offers you the chance to undertake a substantial piece of work that is worthy of publication and which makes an original contribution to international development. You will begin on the MRes, and will need to meet certain requirements to progress to the PhD. The Department of International Development promotes interdisciplinary graduate teaching and research on processes of social, political and economic development and change. The Department is dedicated to understanding problems of poverty and late development within local communities, as well as national and international political and economic systems.

The Department conducts research and teaching across seven broad themes: complex emergencies, security, and humanitarianism in war-torn societies; comparative politics of development; governance, civil society, and informal politics; development management; development economics; the demography of developing countries and the politics of global health. Faculty have considerable experience of living and working in the developing world, and most have engaged in policy-relevant research and consultancy work with international development agencies or non-governmental organisations. This is a vibrant MRes/PhD programme with students employing a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary methods from across the social sciences to research questions of development around the globe.

Careers

Students who successfully complete the programme often embark on an academic career. Our graduates go on to secure tenure-track academic posts at major universities worldwide. Recent graduates have also gone on to work in a range of development, consultancy and research roles in the private and public sectors, including for example, in aid agencies and NGOs.

Modules

Integrates the concepts and perspectives of a range of disciplines to consider, among other things, major trends of development and change in modern history.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£4,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£20,136

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have taught master’s degree with 65 or above overall and in the dissertation element, or the equivalent.