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PhD Development Policy and Management
Research across development economics, public policy, information systems, governance, poverty, social development, and livelihoods.

PhD Development Policy and Management / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
PhD
Duration
3 years
Entry requirements
  • A First or Upper Second Class Bachelor's degree (or its international equivalent).
  • A relevant master's degree, with Merit and a minimum average grade of 60% in both the taught course units and your dissertation (or international equivalent of 60%).

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Programme description

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PhDs in the Global Development Institute

As a PhD researcher in Development Policy and Management you will pursue research at the Global Development Institute (GDI) as part of the Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Doctoral College , a multidisciplinary research community.

The College is a world-class 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.

The specific elements the College aims to foster are:

  • creating an identity for groups of postgraduate researchers so that they feel part of a cohesive sub-community in a larger and stimulating academic community (the GDI);
  • encouraging all postgraduate researchers to think about the relevance of their research for policymakers, practitioners and public understanding, and to pursue opportunities to share their findings;
  • providing opportunities for postgraduate researchers to gain practical skills and work experience that are beyond the opportunities provided by existing doctoral programmes (eg communications training, policy advocacy, public engagement, providing consultancy services to governments and other development agencies, convening and running conferences);
  • enhancing engagement between postgraduate researchers and academic staff in the GDI to encourage innovation and collaboration in research and teaching. This, in addition, will enable PGRs to contribute support to the learning experienced by GDI's 450-plus intake of master's students;
  • facilitating PGR contributions to research within the GDI, the School and the University.

In the Global Development Institute (GDI) we have several research groups working on a range of themes:

  • Digital development;
  • Migration, refugees and asylum;
  • Urban futures;
  • Growth and distribution;
  • Politics, governance and management;
  • Global production networks, trade and labour;
  • Agrarian change and political ecology.

The results of the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) 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 GDI .

Open days

The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and programmes.

On this day, you will find out more about the School of Environment, Education and Development and our resources, and meet academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

For more information, see  Open days

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,000
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,000
    International students (per annum): £9,250

Your fees will cover the cost of your study at the University, as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision, examinations and graduation (excluding graduation robe hire).

Payment of tuition fees will also entitle you to membership of The University of Manchester library, the Students' Union and the Athletic Union.

Scholarships/sponsorships

We receive money from a range of sources to help you fund your research and have a range of awards on offer, covering tuition fees and a generous stipend.

Application deadlines for internal funding opportunities are often at the beginning of February for programmes starting the following September. If you're planning to apply for a scholarship or award that is not attached to a particular project, you'll normally need to hold an offer of a place from the University before applying.

Search for current funding opportunities by country and research programme using our database search tool

The UK government has confirmed that doctoral loans will be available for those studying PhDs and equivalent doctoral programmes including professional doctorates from 2018/19. The loan will be for a maximum of £25,000 over the duration of the course.

UK nationals who are ordinarily resident in England, aged 59 or under, who are not already receiving funding via a UK Research Council, are eligible.

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Christopher Kitchen
Telephone
+44(0)161 275 0807
Email
Website
http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/
School/Faculty
See: The School .

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