Doctorate Degrees in Development Studies

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Development Studies

With a PhD in Development Studies, candidates are prepared for careers in research, policy, and academia within the international development field of work. Many academic institutions provide excellent PhD in Development Studies programs with options for a variety of concentration areas.

In a PhD in Development Studies program, candidates examine the problems of developing countries through an interdisciplinary framework, drawing on anthropology, economics, law, political science, sociology, and gender studies.  Some examples of areas of concentration include development geography, health care, social movements, gender relations, and sustainable development, among many others. Candidates will participate in courses as well as research which results in a dissertation that should provide a significant contribution to the current field of research. A PhD in Development Studies generally takes a minimum of four years to complete.

If a PhD in Development Studies is of interest to you, then scroll through the options below to find the program that matches your needs and interests!

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PhD Degree in Politics and International Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Department of Politics and International Studies accepts students for research work leading to a PhD. The primary aim of the PhD programme is to train students to design, research and write a successful doctoral thesis. Those who have completed the doctorate will be familiar with the conceptual and methodological aspects of political research and qualified as experts in their field. [+]

PhDs in Development Studies. PhD Degree in Politics and International Studies The Department of Politics and International Studies accepts students for research work leading to a PhD. The primary aim of the PhD programme is to train students to design, research and write a successful doctoral thesis. Those who have completed the doctorate will be familiar with the conceptual and methodological aspects of political research and qualified as experts in their field. To be considered for entry into the PhD programme, applicants must possess a good advanced degree in Politics equivalent in level and content to the Department's MSc, although applications from individuals with related degrees in cognate disciplines will also be considered. Admission takes place on a rolling basis. The application cycle opens in November and closes on 30 June for entry in October. Applicants also wishing to be considered for a SOAS scholarship or an ESRC studentship should refer to the Scholarship information for the deadlines. The primary building block of the PhD programme is the relationship between student and supervisor. Students are admitted on the basis of the expressed willingness of at least one member of staff to serve as the main supervisor for the student's project. Thus, from the student's entry in the programme, the supervisor assumes primary responsibility for monitoring and supporting the student’s progress towards the completion of the degree. Every research student also has an associate supervisor, another member of staff with a close interest in the student’s region and/or sub-field of the discipline. The Department’s research tutor oversees the PhD programme and is available for discussing general problems. Furthermore, research students are embedded in a structured training programme during their first year, attending courses dealing with research design, theory and methods. In addition, they may attend an MSc course relevant to their research. Research students are also encouraged to participate in the Department seminars, where invited scholars from other institutions give presentations, and they have access to many other seminars and lectures held throughout SOAS. The School’s language training facilities are also available for students to develop or improve research-relevant language skills. Since 2012, research students have exclusive access to the facilities and services offered by SOAS’ Doctoral School. Most PhD students spend some time doing fieldwork in the regions of their research. The Department and the School, through their various connections with individuals and institutions in the universities and governments of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, facilitate this work with personal contacts and introductions as well as (limited) funding. The Department usually has around 60 research students (MPhil and PhD level) at any one time. Please visit these links for profiles of current research students and a list of recently completed PhD theses. [-]

MPhil/PhD in International Development

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Students may follow the PhD pathway in International Development by being based at either SOAS, LSHTM or IoE. All PhD students on the International Development pathway will attend an advanced research training seminar run by LIDC. The series will provide students in the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre's International Development Pathway with a broad understanding of interdisciplinary approaches to development, and a detailed understanding of selected areas of interest. [+]

MPhil/PhD in International Development Students may follow the PhD pathway in International Development by being based at either SOAS, LSHTM or IoE. All PhD students on the International Development pathway will attend an advanced research training seminar run by LIDC. The series will provide students in the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre's International Development Pathway with a broad understanding of interdisciplinary approaches to development, and a detailed understanding of selected areas of interest. All MPhil/PhD in International Development research students will participate in the compulsory course work and attend research student seminars in the college and department where they are registered for the MPhil/PhD. At SOAS the Economics and Development Studies departments hold seminar series and students will be expected to involve themselves in the work of the relevant research clusters. Admissions Process There are three admissions routes to the MPhil and PhD in International Development: The 1+3 structure: Following successful completion of the MSc Research for International Development at SOAS. ESRC 1+3 studentships are available to fund this route. The +3 structure: By direct applications for MPhil/PhD in International Development admission. ESRC 1+3 studentships are available to fund route. The 4 structure: not currently available at SOAS. [-]

PhD in Global Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The CISD welcomes applications from prospective MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake multi-disciplinary research in areas of global studies that relate to the research interests of Centre members and the Centre’s research programmes. The specific focus of this research programme is twofold. [+]

PhDs in Development Studies. PhD in Global Studies The CISD welcomes applications from prospective MPhil/PhD students wishing to undertake multi-disciplinary research in areas of global studies that relate to the research interests of Centre members and the Centre’s research programmes. The specific focus of this research programme is twofold: thematically, the programme addresses the analysis of contemporary globalisation processes and of the political, economic, social and cultural relationships and structures that define and shape these processes. Rather than, for example, the study of inter-state or inter-nation relations and agreements that is the traditional domain of International Studies, the core focus of this programme is on the study of the nature and evolution of contemporary globalisation itself and on globally shared issues, from a theoretical as well as a policy perspective. Methodologically, the programme promotes the multi-disciplinary analysis of contemporary globalisation processes. Research topics and projects will analyse the role of, and interchanges between, people, institutions, organisations and states in shaping globalisation dynamics through the prism of (at least) two of the following academic disciplines: International Studies and Politics, Law, Economics, Management Studies, Development Studies, History, Media and Communication Studies. Student support is at the heart of CISD’s activities. Research Degree students are fully supported by their primary and secondary supervisors and the Centre’s Research Tutor, currently Centre Director Dr Dan Plesch. Students are encouraged to attend and present at the Centre’s research seminars. Academic Staff and their Research Areas Dr Catriona Drew LLB (Aberdeen) PhD (London), Public International Law, international legal history (particularly self-determination of peoples), and legal theory Dr Stephen Hopgood BSc (Bristol) DPhil (Oxford), International relations theory, international politics in the twentieth century, theories of the state Dr Mark Laffey BA MA (Canterbury, NZ) PhD (Minnesota), International Theory, International Security, Historical Sociology, Foreign Policy Analysis, US Foreign Policy, North-South Relations, Culture and Ideology Professor Peter Muchlinski LLB (London) LLM (Cambridge) Barrister FRSA, The regulation of multinational enterprises, international corporate governance and corporate social responsibility, foreign investment law, WTO law and practice, competition law, international commercial law and development Dr Suthaharan Nadarajah MA, PhD (London), International relations theory, international security, global governance, North-South relations, Politics of the 'War on Terror' Dr Dan Plesch BA (Nottingham) PhD (Keele), Applied International Relations: disarmament and globalisation, UN history for the future, the UN in WW2, War Crimes, weapons of mass destruction, globalisation and corporate accountability, globalisation and democracy, globalisation and energy, role of international non-governmental organizations. Dr Rahul Rao BA, LLB (India), DPhil (Oxford), International normative theory (with a focus on cosmopolitanism), Postcolonial theory, Empire, Globalisation, Social movements, International Law, Human Rights (particularly queer rights) Dr Simon Rofe BA, MA (Keele), PhD (Wales), Diploma (King's College London), US Diplomatic and Foreign Relations in the twentieth century with a specific focus on US national security and the foreign policy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt [Co-ordinator Long-Distance Programmes at the CISD] Dr Leslie Vinjamuri BA (Wesleyan) MSc (Econ) PhD (Columbia), International Relations Theory: International Organisation, Post-conflict Reconstruction and State-building, the Politics of International Criminal Justice, and Civil Liberties and Human Rights in the war on terror [-]

MPhil/PhD in Development Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Department currently has 52 research students, working on a range of research topics in many parts of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. We are particularly interested in potential research students who wish to work in one of the main Departmental Research Clusters, namely: Labour, Movements and Development; Neoliberalism, Globalisation, and States; Violence, Peace and Development; Water for Africa; Migration, Mobility and Development; Agrarian Change and Development; Development Policy, Aid, Institutions and Poverty Reduction. [+]

MPhil/PhD in Development Studies The Department currently has 52 research students, working on a range of research topics in many parts of Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. We are particularly interested in potential research students who wish to work in one of the main Departmental Research Clusters, namely: Labour, Movements and Development; Neoliberalism, Globalisation, and States; Violence, Peace and Development; Water for Africa; Migration, Mobility and Development; Agrarian Change and Development; Development Policy, Aid, Institutions and Poverty Reduction Research students are encouraged to attend weekly training sessions to introduce them to a number of practical techniques and vocational skills utilised within the development profession; fortnightly seminars on topics relevant to Development Studies and, where appropriate, post-experience workshops. For all queries regarding applications and proposals please contact the the Research Admissions Tutor, Dr Jens Lerche. Year One Students are expected to upgrade from MPhil to PhD status after their first year. It is expected that you will meet your assigned Supervisor in your first week at SOAS, and that, in consultation with your Supervisor, you will choose two other academics to serve on your research committee. During the module of your first year, you are required to attend the Department’s Postgraduate Research Training Seminar. These sessions will provide you with the essential training in research methodology and will assist you in getting started: specifically, they will assist you in writing the constituent components of the ‘upgrade paper’ that you have to submit and defend in a viva in Term 3 of your first year. Given the wealth of training resources in research methods and other theoretically and empirically relevant postgraduate modules across the Faculty and in other Faculties at SOAS, students are strongly encouraged to audit modules. Additional modules can be invaluable, especially for conceptual or area specific issues or topics, as ways to supplement the training imparted in the MPhil Seminars. The supervisor and the student will discuss at the beginning of the year the most suitable portfolio of training and modules in relation to the topic of the thesis, its main research questions and the setting in which the research will be conducted. Schedule after the first year Once students have passed their upgrade, they should immediately proceed with designing the details of the empirical work and organising the drafts written in the module of the first year. As most Development Studies students will embark on fieldwork in their second year, it is important to keep the 3-year time limit in mind, and to not postpone writing chapters until after the completion of fieldwork. Any writing done during that period will save crucial time on return. Ordinarily, a student would then adhere to the following writing up schedule: Terms 4, 5 and 6: Fieldwork, and beginning of data processing as well as drawing up of chapter templates; Summer vacation of the second year, terms 7 and 8: Data analysis and back to literature review to revise initial chapters and producing a full final draft; Term 9: Reviewing the first draft, complete any required rewriting, and submission of dissertation. There is a possibility of continuation of writing-up after term 9 but the thesis will have to be submitted in any case before the end of the 4th year. This will be the final deadline although the thesis is expected to be finished within three years of full-time active research. [-]

PhD Research Degrees in Anthropology & Sociology

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Social anthropology is widely regarded by employers as an excellent training, equipping holders of the degree with a range of employable skills. The value and relevance of the discipline are evidenced by the great variety and distinction of careers SOAS anthropology graduates have embarked upon with success. [+]

PhDs in Development Studies. Research Degrees in Anthropology & Sociology In the first year, every MPhil student is appointed a three-person research committee comprising a principal supervisor, a second supervisor and the Research Tutor. MPhil students attend the weekly Research Training Seminar and the Research Methods course, and they take relevant language training. MPhil students may also be required to take additional regional, thematic or theory courses related to their chosen specialisation. Upon successful completion of a 20,000-word research report and fieldwork proposal, MPhil students are upgraded to PhD status and commence fieldwork. The fieldwork experience forms the basis of a 100,000-word dissertation which should demonstrate original thinking and make a significant contribution to the discipline. During the post-fieldwork period, PhD students attend the weekly post-fieldwork seminar and have the opportunity to present their work in progress. MPhil and PhD students are encouraged to attend the variety of seminars and workshops that take place across the School. Why a PhD in Anthropology Social anthropology is widely regarded by employers as an excellent training, equipping holders of the degree with a range of employable skills. The value and relevance of the discipline are evidenced by the great variety and distinction of careers SOAS anthropology graduates have embarked upon with success. Anthropologists have a global perspective when they come to make career choices. The speed and ease of worldwide communication networks is expanding the need to understand and interpret the socio-cultural patterns, values and life styles of others. Social anthropologists therefore find opportunity in diverse fields including international business, information technology, the media, library and museum services, and tourism. The multi-cultural nature of modern society has triggered a need in many spheres for staff with a trained awareness of the socio-cultural norms of minority communities, and our graduates may be found throughout the education sector, health sector, local government, and in advisory services of many kinds. Increasing numbers work in the field of development at home or overseas, with UN agencies or non governmental organizations, and others work as freelance consultants. The SOAS PhD in Social Anthropology is recognized by the ESRC as both a +3 and 1+3 course. (See the links to the ESRC and MA Anthropology Research Methods) [-]

PhD In Regional Development

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 6 months September 2017 Canada Lévis Rimouski + 1 more

The doctorate in regional development is to train scientists and analysts able to meet the needs of people and regional organizations in planning, evaluation and analysis of regional development. [+]

The doctorate in regional development is to train scientists and analysts able to meet the needs of people and regional organizations in planning, evaluation and analysis of regional development. Offered jointly with the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), this program focuses on interdisciplinary and is defined on the following areas: dynamic socio-historical structuring and de-structuring of the regional space; regionalisms and social movements; process of development of resources and the environment. Program Structure This program involves a thesis of 63 credits to deepen a subject area of ​​study Regional Development. Particular attention is paid to the problems of the peripheral regions, both in industrialized countries and in the Third World. It focuses on interdisciplinarity at all stages of training: in courses and seminars in the doctoral examination and definition of the thesis project, in training students, and finally, in achieving thesis. Targeted audience The doctorate in regional development is for candidates with varied profiles, holders of a research type of control: regional development or regional studies; humanities (anthropology, demography, economics, geography, history, psychology, political science, sociology, social work; in urban sciences (urban studies, urban planning); in Management Science. Research areas Social issues studied by the teachers want to resonate with the news: effects of development policies on the regional economy; innovation and territorial anchoring of enterprises in rural and urban areas; social acceptability of projects to exploit natural resources; multifunctionality of rural areas and agriculture; adaptation of local communities to climate change. Employment Opportunities graduate in regional development programs form the analysts could clarify complex situations faced by stakeholders involved in the social, economic and cultural action at various territorial scales while being able to make a diagnosis and possible solutions to guide social change. Under the influence of factors like economic restructuring and strengthening sense of identity, there is, in Quebec and abroad, a renewed interest in the regional order issues. Those with a degree graduate in regional development hold high-level functions powered by the expansion of education, research, consultation, intervention or public administration around issues development of regions. Several graduates in regional development have jobs in the following environments: organizations dedicated to research and teaching (specialized centers, colleges, universities); Private intervention and consultation bodies; government and international agencies concerned with regional development. [-]

PhD in Network Learning Technology

National Central University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

Spun off from the Laboratory of Science and Technology for Learning of the Computer Science and Information Engineering Department, the Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology (NLT) was established in 2002 with a foundation built from the first phase of the 4-year University Pursuit of Academic Excellence Project on Learning Technology started in 2000, supported by the Ministry of Education. [+]

PhDs in Development Studies. Spun off from the Laboratory of Science and Technology for Learning of the Computer Science and Information Engineering Department, the Graduate Institute of Network Learning Technology (NLT) was established in 2002 with a foundation built from the first phase of the 4-year University Pursuit of Academic Excellence Project on Learning Technology started in 2000, supported by the Ministry of Education. Prior to this project, the original Laboratory of Science and Technology for Learning was awarded the Laboratory of Excellent Research in the area by National Science Council in 1994. Faculties of the Institute are conducting world-class, leading-edge research. Some of them have been invited as keynotes in various international conferences. Furthermore, they serve on editorial boards of high-standing international journals as well as on review boards of international research projects. The Institute collaborates extensively with internationally leading research laboratories or centers and conducts overseas student exchange programs. Fundamental Courses Special Topics in Learning Technology Advanced Seminar in Learning Theories Digital Learning Academic Writing of Digital Learning Seminar Cognitive Psychology Professional Courses Interaction Design Research Methods of E-Learning Creativity Support Tools Artificial Intelligence in Education Knowledge Management High Interaction in Multimedia Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 30 credits (including 9 credits for required courses & 6 credits for a dissertation.) Duration of Study : 2~7 years Other requirements : Elective Courses Pass doctoral candidacy qualification examination within the first two years. Pass annual academic accreditation Publish at least two papers in internationally recognized journals (SSCI/SCI). Pass an oral defense of a dissertation. Research Facilities & Lab Game-Based Learning Lab Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning Environment Lab Advanced Integrative Individualization Lab Highly Interactive Multimedia Lab Interactive Technology and Learning Lab Internet-Based and Science Learning Lab Admission Documents Autobiography Research Proposal Two Letters of Recommendation TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency Evidence of Chinese Proficiency Related Academic Publications Academic Report [-]

Special Education (Ed.D.)

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time Part time 5 years August 2017 USA San Francisco + 1 more

With a focus on equity, access, and inclusion, the Ed.D. in Special Education prepares students for research, leadership, and higher education teaching. [+]

Disability. Equity. Culture. With a focus on equity, access, and inclusion, the Ed.D. in Special Education prepares students for research, leadership, and higher education teaching. Our interdisciplinary approach, allows students to draw from, critique, and contribute various perspectives on disability and its intersection with other social markers — to advocate for, and walk in solidarity with people with disabilities. Program coursework provides a strong methodological and theoretical foundation, and prepares students for three practicum experiences: higher education teaching, research, and school consultation and collaboration, providing opportunities for career advancement. In each practicum, students are matched with a faculty mentor from USF or another university and given the opportunity to take part in a research study, teach a graduate level course, or collaborate with a community-based organization. Program Details The doctoral program consists of 60 credit hours of study beyond the master's degree and culminates in the completion of a doctoral dissertation. By taking 12-15 credits per year, students can complete the doctoral program in five years. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to conduct meaningful research related to the issues and challenges faced by students with disabilities, provide evidence-based teacher education, and collaborate with school personnel to improve the educational outcomes of students with disabilities. They will be able to consider and address a variety of cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic, contextual, and communicative factors as they prepare future K-12 special education teachers to serve students with disabilities. Program Delivery To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays). Course Details Students can complete the Ed.D. in Special Education program in five years or less depending upon how many courses are taken in a semester. Learning Outcomes The Doctoral Program in Special Education Student Learning Outcomes: The faculty in the Doctoral Program in Special Education will provide students with foundational-level skills for scholarship in learning and instruction. Students will demonstrate an understanding of data-analysis skills. Students will demonstrate scholarly analysis of research articles. Students will demonstrate scholarly writing. The faculty in the Doctoral Program in Special Education will provide students with advanced-level skills for scholarship in learning and instruction. Students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate standardized assessment instruments of their own choosing. Students will demonstrate the ability to write results sections of research studies. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply literature review techniques to a subject of their own choosing. The faculty in the Doctoral Program in Special Education will provide students with the ability to design, conduct, and communicate original research of their own choosing. Students will communicate original research Students will design, conduct, and write up original research of their own choosing. Visit our website here to learn more about this program Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s or doctoral degree. However, if your program requires you to spend time in a classroom (i.e. student teaching) or to complete a fieldwork or traineeship experience, such commitments will interfere with a normal workday.     Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program [-]

Learning and Instruction (Ed.D.)

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time 5 years August 2017 USA San Francisco

Applying Research and Educational Psychology to Diverse Learning Environments [+]

PhDs in Development Studies. The Learning and Instruction Department offers exciting and unique programs at the doctoral level. Learning and instruction is the application of psychological principles and concepts to solve problems in educational and training settings. Individual differences, cognitive and social development, learning and motivational theory, instructional design, classroom teaching and management, and assessment are common topics addressed in the program. Learning and Instruction Doctoral Program (Ed.D.) Applying research and educational psychology to diverse learning environments. Visit our website here to learn more about this program The program provides working professionals with the research skills and core content to make use of and contribute to the knowledge base in learning and instruction. Using the latest technology to assist in instructional delivery and support, coursework focuses on learners and learning, instructional settings, research skills, and special education. There is also an option to obtain a Concentration in Special Education or a Concentration in Digital Technology for Teaching and Learning (nine credits). "I think the first thing one notices when attending USF is a sense of community. Professors are truly interested in every student's learning, which translates into a program that includes rigor and caring. Small class sizes—check, knowledgeable professors—check, a learning environment that promotes global thinking—check. In my opinion, USF has it all!." —KAREN SANFORD, Student EdD Entry Requirements - Completed online application with non-refundable $55 application fee. - One set of unofficial transcripts from each university/college previously attended. For U.S. applicants, the degree must be from a regionally accredited university/college. An applicant with a pending degree must provide official verification of expected degree completion from institution's Registrar or school official. An undergraduate degree is required to apply to a master's program. A master's degree is required to apply for a doctoral program. Please note: if admitted you will need to submit official transcripts prior to enrolling. - MA and Credential applicants: Minimum GPA of 2.75 - Doctoral applicants: Minimum GPA of 3.0 from a graduate program - Two current, signed letters of recommendation, noting suitability for graduate work. - Current résumé. - A Statement of Intent Doctoral applicants must also submit: - MA thesis (excerpt or complete copy) or graduate level paper. - Official scores for either the Graduate Record Examinations or Miller Analogies Test (MAT). Test scores must be sent directly to USF by the Education Testing Service (GRE) or the Psychological Corporation (MAT). No photocopies of the results will be accepted. Scores must have been obtained within the past five years. Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s or doctoral degree. However, if your program requires you to spend time in a classroom (i.e. student teaching) or to complete a fieldwork or traineeship experience, such commitments will interfere with a normal workday. Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program [-]

International PhD in Agricultural Sciences in Göttingen

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 6 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen

This internationally designed course of study is held in English and is intended to lead graduates of agricultural science to a doctorate degree in three years. It is aimed towards German and international students with an international study focus on their research activities. [+]

International PhD in Agricultural Sciences in GöttingenDegree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)Standard period of study: Six semestersStart: throughout the yearApplication deadline: noneAdmission: Limited admission (application to the Faculty)Requirements: Master degree or equivalent in Agricultural Sciences, Biology, Geography or related fieldsLanguage requirements: English (verification required)

 

Programme description

This internationally designed course of study is held in English and is intended to lead graduates of agricultural science to a doctorate degree in three years. It is aimed towards German and international students with an international study focus on their research activities.In the first year of studies, the courses concentrate on modules that prepare the contents and methods of the research. In the second year, doctoral candidates may return to their home country to acquire the data necessary for their work. Field research is accompanied on site in seminars at partner universities. In the third year - back in Göttingen – the data is evaluated and the dissertation prepared. It is also possible to conduct research activities solely at the Faculty for Agricultural Sciences. During studies, two public colloquiums are specified in which the doctoral candidates introduce the status of their research work. Scientific seminars and lectures during the entire course of the programme offer a forum for the interdisciplinary exchange of all research projects. Workshops convey occupational qualifications such as teamwork, moderating or evaluations techniques.This programme is conducted in cooperation with universities abroad in Indonesia, Thailand, Cuba and Chile.For this programm, you have to enrol at Doctoral Studies for Agricultural Sciences in Göttingen (PAG).... [-]


PhD in Cultural Studies

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Established in 2000, the Department is the first and still the only place in the Chinese-speaking world with a fully interdisciplinary and cosmopolitan faculty of staff committed exclusively to the teaching and research in contemporary Cultural Studies. [+]

PhDs in Development Studies. PhD in Cultural Studies Duration: 3 or 4 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Established in 2000, the Department of Cultural Studies is the first department of its kind in Asia, with a fully interdisciplinary and cosmopolitan faculty committed exclusively to teaching and research in contemporary Cultural Studies. For our post-graduate students, we provide close-contact supervision and working relationships with world-class scholars. Students can avail of travel grants to participate in conferences worldwide. We also offer various opportunities for exposure to workshops in different locations through our Inter-Asia cultural studies networks. Application Methods Applicants may seek admission to the PhD programme in two ways as follows: 1. Apply for PhD Programmes via the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) ... [-]

PhD in Development Studies

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Full time 3 years

The PhD Development Studies was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to provide high quality academic training in development studies and produce original research in this field. [+]

PhD in Development Studies

The PhD Development Studies was established by the Technical University of Lisbon in 2009. This 3rd cycle course aims to provide high quality academic training in development studies and produce original research in this field. The course has emerged in response to the changes in recent decades that have brought Development Studies to the fore in current debates, both in the academies and in the area of economic, social and environmental policy.

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The research undertaken in ISEG’s research centers, which have been classified by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) as very good or excellent, provide important support for students in this program.... [-]


PhD in Development Finance

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Campus 2 years February 2017 South Africa Cape Town

The purpose of USB's internationally accredited PhD in Development Finance is to contribute to a crucial understanding of development finance and to support the growth agendas of South Africa, the greater African continent and beyond. It also leads to employable expertise. [+]

PhDs in Development Studies. Programme fully subscribed. Applications for this programme are now closed.​ The purpose of USB's internationally accredited PhD in Development Finance is to contribute to a crucial understanding of development finance and to support the growth agendas of South Africa, the greater African continent and beyond. It also leads to employable expertise. What can you do with this PhD? You will be able to fill senior-level positions aimed at supporting the growth agendas organisations, regions, countries and even continents. Expertise in development finance is typically required by policy-making institutions, governments, public and private corporations, financial institutions and regional and international organisations. Programme overview Formal research on PhD level will contribute significantly to a crucial understanding of all aspects of development finance. It also leads to employable expertise. This PhD is intended to develop research and discipline-based knowledge and skills in the field of Development Finance. The programme has been designed to help students develop the skills required to carry out advanced research and to equip them with a sound understanding of the principles and theories underpinning development finance practices. Hence, the programme consists of: A discipline-based core curriculum: This structured course-work component is non-credit bearing but candidates are required to pass the requisite courses and submit a comprehensive proposal before proceeding with the dissertation. Participants need to do three core courses at PhD level. Students who are not graduates of the USB's MPhil in Development Finance (MDevF) programme may be required to do three electives from the MDevF based on their areas of interest. An independent research thesis: As a PhD student you will be expected to pursue supervised research, culminating in a doctoral dissertation which constitutes the examinable product for which the PhD degree is eventually awarded. This dissertation must: Represent an original and significant contribution to the enrichment and advancement of knowledge on Development Finance Demonstrate originality of thought, a theoretical underpinning, relevance to the discipline and rigour in execution Create intellectual capital, which is the cornerstone of the knowledge society of the 21st century. Programme format First year – 2 blocks of 2 weeks each on campus: In view of the intensive nature of the programme, the USB prefers participants to be fully resident for the first year of the programme to enable them cope with the rigours of the course work. The lectures are organised in two blocks of two weeks each and they will take place between March and June every year. Each course is covered in a block and consists of highly interactive lectures, seminars and case discussions. A student who fails to complete the course work and the research proposal after the first year may be asked to withdraw from the programme. Second and subsequent years: Full registration to work on your PhD thesis. A promoter or study leader will be appointed once your comprehensive research proposal has been accepted. Once completed, your submitted dissertation will go through an approval process in which external examiners are involved. Upon completion of the PhD the registrant will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Development Finance by Stellenbosch University. Structured course work During their first year, students need to do the following three compulsory courses at PhD level: Advanced Research Techniques, Advanced Theory and Practice of Development Finance and Global Development Finance. Advanced Research Techniques This course is designed to help students develop the skills to carry out advanced research in the field of Development Finance and related fields. A major concern among policy makers and donor agencies is how to monitor the performance and evaluate the impact of development finance intervention programmes. Hence, this course covers the skills required to gather and analyse data in order to effectively monitor and evaluate development finance programmes. This course also introduces students to the various research designs and methods suitable for both qualitative and quantitative data gathering and analyses. The course is organised into four parts: Part 1: Students are exposed to the philosophies of research, addressing questions such as: What kinds of research are there? How does one evaluate the quality of a piece of research? What is the process a researcher goes through? In essence, this part stresses the philosophy and research paradigms. Part 2: Students are exposed to data gathering techniques such as primary and secondary data as well as qualitative and quantitative data. This part stresses how to improve the quality of data gathered and how to assess its worth. Part 3: Students are exposed to advanced techniques of data analysis with emphasis on quantitative analytical techniques, specifically focusing on applied statistical and advanced econometrics techniques. Part 4: Students are drilled in advanced academic writing. This part develops students' ability to present arguments in a logical, concise and critical manner. It also stresses the quality of presentation in academic writing. Advanced Theory and Practice of Development Finance This course is specially designed to deepen students' knowledge of the theories, principles and empirics of development finance practices that prevail among national development finance programmes. This will enable students to apply the relevant principles in the context of a developing economy. To lay the foundation for the analysis and evaluation of development finance cases, programmes and policies, the course presents, within the context of development finance, the micro foundation theory of market failure, choice under uncertainty, exchange under uncertainty, asymmetric information, incomplete markets and transaction costs. The course demonstrates how such theories influence the design of common development finance practices. A range of development finance practices – such as microfinance schemes, loan guarantee schemes, direct loan schemes and project finance schemes – are also included. Upon completion of the course, students should be adequately equipped to: Carry out at an advanced level the evaluation and design of common development finance practices globally Creatively advance the frontier of practices of development finance within the context of Africa and developing countries in general. Global Development Finance Development finance is not limited to national initiatives. Globally, there is increasing realisation of the need to attract foreign capital for national development. Foreign capital flows could take the form of foreign direct investment (FDI), foreign equity capital, foreign debt, foreign aid or official development assistance and increasingly remittances. The role of such capital flows and how best to attract and utilise them, especially in developing countries, remain a crucial policy debate. Moreover, the operations of multilateral and international financial institutions and their protocols are complex. Also, the debate around regional financial integration and the consequent policy advocacy as a mechanism of developing the domestic financial markets and expanding access to foreign capital as a way to develop the domestic economies have reached an unprecedented scale in the last decade. This course therefore focuses on these and other issues. The course also demonstrates the nexus between developments in the global financial arena and domestic financial markets. It explores how global financial markets can bridge the gap between domestic resource mobilisation and financing needs in Africa. The course also stresses the roles of external finance for development and the mechanisms for attracting them, and the dynamics of multilateral institutional arrangements. Upon completion of the course, students will be well equipped to contribute meaningfully to the analysis and understanding of the issues in Africa and play a leading role in charting a course for Africa. Registration A minimum period of registration of three years is required. During the first year, students are granted provisional registration for the PhD. Full registration for the PhD will only be allowed after the successful completion of the course work and finalisation of the research proposal. [-]

PhD in Development Economics

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Institute’s PhD with a specialisation in Development Economics is geared towards providing state-of-the-art training in macro and micro-economics as well as econometrics. [+]

The Institute’s PhD with a specialisation in Development Economics is geared towards providing state-of-the-art training in macro and micro-economics as well as econometrics. In this programme, students are encouraged to take a minor in another discipline at the PhD level in order to be equipped to deal with complex issues from at least two academic standpoints. In addition, students have the opportunity to carry out fieldwork by taking part in projects being supervised by faculty members in developing countries.

 

 

PhD with a specialisation in Development Economics

 

Over the past decade, Development Economics has arguably become one of the most interesting fields in the profession. From global macroeconomic issues such as the determinants of economic growth, to carefully-crafted microeconomic work in which rigorously constructed theory is tested in developing countries, often using cutting-edge experimental or quasi-experimental techniques, Development Economics is at the heart of many current policy debates. What works and what does not in terms of social programmes geared towards reducing poverty, child malnutrition, or the spread of HIV/AIDS? What policies should a country follow in order to ensure sustained economic growth and an equitable distribution of income?... [-]