Development Studies (PhD) at Cambridge University

University of Cambridge
Doctoral (PhD)

3-4 years
Full time

Course description:

In the first year of the PhD programme there is a focus on training in research methods and transferable skills. The Centre of Development Studies runs its own Research Methods course and it is compulsory for all first year PhD students to attend this course. By the end of the programme, candidates will have acquired excellent skills, experience and knowledge to undertake postdoctoral work (research, teaching or both) or another profession related to the field of development studies.

School Department:

Centre of Development Studies at University of Cambridge

Entry Requirements:

• Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Masters (Merit).

• If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

•  Candidates for the PhD are expected to hold a good undergraduate degree and to have completed (or be about to complete) a master’s qualification equivalent to a high 2:1 in the UK system (70 per cent average or 3.8 GPA).

• See University Minimum Academic Requirements


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