PhD programmes

Development studies institute (DESTIN)

DESTIN has established a vibrant research students' programme. Students employ a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to research across Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and the international system. The institute hosts Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) postgraduate and Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) studentships. Current students have secured scholarships from a wide variety of sources.

Prospective students should have a strong academic record and postgraduate training or work experience demonstrating a high standard of achievement. This includes grounding in one of the social science disciplines and languages necessary for the proposed research.

During their first year, students acquire further methodological training, language skills, or background knowledge of specific topics related to their research by following postgraduate courses at the institute or in the School more widely. They work closely with a faculty supervisor to develop a detailed proposal for their dissertation projects.

By the end of the second year, MPhil students will have completed their research and written up their dissertation, while students working on a PhD will have completed all research. By the end of the third year, PhD students should have completed their dissertation or be near to completion.

See MPhil/PhD (DESTIN) and Development Studies Institute (DESTIN)

Department of Social Policy

Department of Geography and Environment

Department of Anthropology

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

MPhil/ PhD Health, Community and Development

The Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science welcomes applications from suitably qualified students to engage in doctoral research on topics relating to community participation, grassroots social development and/ or various forms of collective action - and the impact of these strategies on the health, well-being or quality of life of individuals and groups.

Gender Institute