Doctorate in Development Studies in North America

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Development Studies

A Doctor of Philosophy degree, short Ph.D is an advanced academic degree earned in various fields, signifying major interests and accomplishments in research.

Students interested in the progression of society might find themselves investigating development studies. This subject is typified by a holistic engagement with many subjects, such as human rights and industrialization: the commonality being their pertinence to developing economies and countries.

The United States of America commonly called the United States, is a federal republic consisting of fifty states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C. are in first North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in northwestern North America, west of Canada and east of Russia across the Bering Strait, and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-North Pacific. The country also has five populated and nine unpopulated territories in the Pacific and the Caribbean.

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Doctorate In The Sciences Of The Antropic Areas

Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes
Campus Full time 3 years July 2018 Mexico Aguascalientes

The Doctoral Degree in Anthropic Sciences, is an interdepartmental and multidisciplinary program offered by the Center for Design and Construction Sciences, the Departments of Construction and Structures, Habitat Design, Geotechnics and Hydraulics, as well as Theory and Methods . This postgraduate course offers greater flexibility as a tutoring system, which strengthens research activities. [+]

The Doctoral Degree in Anthropic Sciences, is an interdepartmental and multidisciplinary program offered by the Center for Design and Construction Sciences, the Departments of Construction and Structures, Habitat Design, Geotechnics and Hydraulics, as well as Theory and Methods . This postgraduate course offers greater flexibility as a tutoring system, which strengthens research activities.

General objective

To train high level researchers from the humanist perspective with a strong social commitment and an active concern about the environment, focusing the researcher on the problems of the anthropic areas of specific regional contexts in a systemic and critical way in order to contribute to their sustainable development.... [-]


PhD In Regional Development

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 6 months September 2018 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 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.... [-]


PhD in Development Economics

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Switzerland Geneva USA Cambridge + 2 more

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?... [-]