Accepted students who are planning to use advanced quantitative analysis in their PhD research are required to take the summer Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics.
Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics
Provides the essential mathematical, statistical, economic and econometric background for the core Economics courses of these programmes.
First year (MRes)
The MRes programme is the entry point to the research stream and is designed to both train you in a common academic heritage and to provide significant flexibility to develop advanced methodological and theoretical skills within disciplinary specialisms appropriate to your research interests.
In addition, you will develop any necessary language skills and background knowledge of specific topics related to your research. You will also participate in a research student seminar series.
(* denotes a half unit)
Development History, Theory and Policy for Research Students*
Integrates the concepts and perspectives of a range of disciplines to consider, among other things, major trends of development and change in modern history.
Research Design and Proposal in International Development
You will work with your academic supervisors to structure a doctoral research proposal that has the potential to make a significant contribution to knowledge and that reflects a sophisticated mastery of advanced theoretical and methodological tools from one or more academic disciplines related to international development.
Research Seminar in Development Studies
This non-examined course is designed as a forum for discussing theoretical and methodological issues in Development Studies research.
Methodology courses to the value of one unit
Methodology or theory courses to the value of two units
Subject to satisfactory performance, you will be upgraded to the PhD programme and will implement your research plan.
You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.
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