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Development Studies - Research MPhil

Development Studies - Research MPhil

Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Development Politics Development Economics Industrial Design / Research & Development

Course type


Course Summary

The aims of the programme are to: provide an environment for innovative, intellectually rigorous and developmentally significant research, primarily on developing countries; and strengthen the research capacity of students from a variety of intellectual and professional backgrounds. The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) is a specialised multidisciplinary organisation within the University of Greenwich. The NRI provides research and consultancy in support of sustainable development, economic growth and poverty reduction, principally, but not solely, in the natural resources sector.

Students are assessed through their thesis and oral examination. Postgraduate research students from the NRI have a good record of finding employment within their specific technical discipline or in the field of international development.

Different course options

Full time | Medway Campus | 36 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


36 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have: a taught Master’s degree, with a minimum average of 60% in all areas of assessment (e.g. Merit) level or above, in a generic subject area relevant to the subject matter of the proposed research project, and/or a First Class or Second Class, First Division (Upper Second Class) Honours degree in a subject(s) areas relevant to the proposed research project. In addition to the above, applicants whose first language is not English must also meet the English Language requirement, which is: a Bachelors or Master’s degree transcript from the UK or UKVI recognised Majority English Speaking Country (MESC).

University information

The University of Greenwich has three campuses situated in south-east London and Kent. It offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes, along with a number of research degrees. The university has nine Times Higher Education Awards, four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and two Guardian University Awards for Research Impact. Among the teaching staff, there are award winning National Teaching Fellows, while alumni...more

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