PhD Development Policy and Management / Overview
Year of entry: 2018
- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 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)
- How to apply
- Apply online
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Candidates pursuing research degrees at GDI are part of the Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Doctoral College , a multidisciplinary research community. The Brooks Doctoral College aspires to be a community of doctoral researchers contributing to socially just global development through the research of its members and their progression into leadership roles in public, private and civic institutions. In particular, we aim to :
- Create an identity and sense of community among doctoral researchers as part of the GDI research environment
- Encourage all PhDs to think about the relevance of their research for policy-makers, practitioners and public understanding and pursue opportunities to share their findings
- Provide opportunities for doctoral researchers to gain practical skills and work experience that are beyond the opportunities provided by existing doctoral programmes (e.g. organising conferences and master classes)
- Enhance engagement between doctoral researchers and academic staff in GDI to encourage innovation and collaboration in research and teaching (especially involving our 450+ strong cohorts of Master's students).
The results of the most recent (2014) Research Excellence Framework ranked GDI first for impact in Development Studies in the UK, with many of our researchers deemed to be 'world leading'.
PhD researchers make an essential contribution to the vibrant research environment that is the Global Development Institute. Information about current GDI research, academic staff and PhD opportunities may be found at: http://www.gdi.manchester.ac.uk/study/phd-opportunities/
Our research addresses four key themes:
- Growth, inequality and poverty
- 21st century globalisation and development
- Politics, governance and management
- Environmental, urban and agrarian change
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. Our research themes are operationalised through the activities of multidisciplinary clusters of staff and postgraduate researchers. More information is available on the following:
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £5,750
International students (per annum): £18,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,875
International students (per annum): £9,000
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision, examinations and graduation.
Payment of fees will also entitle you to membership of the Library, the Students' Union and the Athletic Union.
Sources of funding include:
UK Research Councils:
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP)
Includes 1+3 and +3 studentships. Residency eligibility criteria apply. 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:
- Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Internal awards are advertised on our funding page from November.
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