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Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
36 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements
  • First or upper second class honours Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) and
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification, generally a Master degree, with Merit and a minimum average grade of 60% in the taught modules and a minimum grade of 60% in the dissertation (or international equivalent)

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Programme options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Programme description

Our research has been consistently rated at the highest level and we have regularly produced world class and cutting edge research that have made significant impact to individuals, institutions and societies around the world. Our activities include research into major areas of development policy and practice including poverty alleviation, development finance, human resource management and capacity building, information systems, public sector reform, institutional and organizational change and development, economic and social development, impact assessment and sustainable development, resource management, sustainable livelihoods, and the environment. The combined field experience of our staff covers over 60 countries in Asia, Africa, Central and South America and the Pacific. Much of this experience has been gained from working with national and international agencies where the focus has been on finding workable solutions to development problems and strengthening institutional capacities.

Candidates pursuing research degrees at IDPM are part of a large and expanding research community that has access to a wide range of specialists, superb library and computer facilities and a thriving series of seminars presented by staff, visiting speakers and research students. Research is driven by the academic and policy-oriented activities of individual researchers and by the activities of multidisciplinary clusters of staff and research students with interests in specific fields. These clusters provide a flexible and evolving structure for research, and over time they have shifted their focus in response to new priorities and interests. The current clusters are: Development Economics and Public Policy; Information Systems for Development; Management, Governance and International Development; and Poverty, Social Development and Livelihoods.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,000
    International students (per annum): £14,500

Scholarships/sponsorships

Sources of funding include:

UK Research Councils:

Includes 1+3 and +3 studentships.  Residency eligibility criteria apply.  The application deadline for September 2015 start is 2 February 2015.  CASE studentships are normally advertised in January / February on our website and at jobs.ac.uk

In addition, funding is sometimes possible from one of the following:

Internal awards are advertised on our funding page from November.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Laura Dobson
Telephone
+44(0)161 275 0807
Facsimile
+44(0)161 275 0421
Email
Website
www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/idpm/postgraduateresearch/
Academic department overview
See: The School.

Related subject areas

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

  • First or upper second class honours Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) and
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification, generally a Master degree, with Merit and a minimum average grade of 60% in the taught modules and a minimum grade of 60% in the dissertation (or international equivalent)

English language

Candidates whose first language is not English require one of the following certificates:

  • IELTS test minimum scores - 7 overall, 7 writing, 6 other sections
  • TOEFL (internet based) minimum scores - 100 overall, 25 writing, 22 other sections
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) minimum scores - 66 overall, 66 writing, 59 other sections
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Grade A

Please note that the Cambridge First Certificate in English is not acceptable.

English language test validity

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

How to apply

Programme description

Our research has been consistently rated at the highest level and we have regularly produced world class and cutting edge research that have made significant impact to individuals, institutions and societies around the world. Our activities include research into major areas of development policy and practice including poverty alleviation, development finance, human resource management and capacity building, information systems, public sector reform, institutional and organizational change and development, economic and social development, impact assessment and sustainable development, resource management, sustainable livelihoods, and the environment. The combined field experience of our staff covers over 60 countries in Asia, Africa, Central and South America and the Pacific. Much of this experience has been gained from working with national and international agencies where the focus has been on finding workable solutions to development problems and strengthening institutional capacities.

Candidates pursuing research degrees at IDPM are part of a large and expanding research community that has access to a wide range of specialists, superb library and computer facilities and a thriving series of seminars presented by staff, visiting speakers and research students. Research is driven by the academic and policy-oriented activities of individual researchers and by the activities of multidisciplinary clusters of staff and research students with interests in specific fields. These clusters provide a flexible and evolving structure for research, and over time they have shifted their focus in response to new priorities and interests. The current clusters are: Development Economics and Public Policy; Information Systems for Development; Management, Governance and International Development; and Poverty, Social Development and Livelihoods.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office. Email: disability@manchester.ac.uk