Requirements for the PhD program often involve the student having already obtained a Master’s degree. Additionally, a thesis or dissertation primarily consisting of original academic research must be submitted. In some countries, this work may even need to be defended in front of a panel.
Development studies, as an academic discipline, tends to collect subject matter relevant to the developing world both from current discourse and foundational theory. Students might expect to engage with subjects as diverse as gender studies and geography.
Education in the United Kingdom is a devolved matter with each of the countries of the United Kingdom having separate systems under different governments: the UK Government is responsible for England, and the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.
England is the largest of the four "home nations" that make up the United Kingdom. It is also the most populous of the four with almost 52 million inhabitants (roughly 84% of the total population of the UK).
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IDS is a world-leading centre in international development studies with over 50 research students, working on a range of research topics in many parts of Asia, Africa, the Balkans, Latin America and the Middle East. [+]
IDS is a world-leading centre in international development studies with over 50 research students, working on a range of research topics in many parts of Asia, Africa, the Balkans, Latin America and the Middle East. IDS is dedicated to research on processes of social, political and economic development and change in order to understand problems of poverty and development related issues within local communities, national political and economic systems, and in the international system.
The IDS research agenda encompasses many important development challenges. Research is driven by the academic and policy-oriented activities of individual researchers. Our research clusters provide a flexible and evolving structure for research, and over time they have shifted their focus in response to new priorities and interests. We also host many major research centres such as the STEPS Centre, Future Agriculture Consortium etc.... [-]
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. [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]
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. [+]