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PhD in Development Studies

Development Studies has five academic staff members:  Professor Peter Nolan, Dr Shailaja Fennell, Dr Maha Abdelrahman, Dr Ha-Joon Chang and Dr Graham Denyer Willis. Affiliated lecturers currently include Dr Flavio Comim, Mr Michael Kuczynski, Dr David Clark, Dr Gay Meeks and Dr Alexandra Winkels.

The full-time PhD course lasts for a minimum of nine terms (three years), and up to a maximum of twelve terms (four years). Most of our PhD students spend their second year away from Cambridge, conducting their fieldwork for which some limited financial assistance is available.


 

The Course Details page contains the course description and the list of current modules on the course. 

The How to Apply page contains details of the entry requirements.

The Deadlines page contains all the key dates to be aware of for funding opportunities.

The Fees and Funding page contains details of schemes specific to this course.

The FAQ page should cover anything else that the other pages have missed!

Message from the director: You will be pleased to know that we have moved up from 8 in 2015 to 6 this year in the QS world ranking for Development Studies. This is a remarkable result and a great tribute to the tremendous efforts of the whole team of teachers and administrators. It's a fantastic result! Professor Peter Nolan

Congratulations to PhD student Nungari Mwangi who was awarded the 2016 Andrew E Rice Award from the Society for International development!

Dr Fennell high level facilitator at WSIS 2016

We are pleased to announce that Dr Fennell has been appointed as High Level Track Facilitator at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum.

Upcoming events

CDS Lecture Series-Dr Charlotte Lemanski

Feb 23, 2017

SG1 Alison Richard Building

Chinese Industrialisation and its Implications to Management Theory

Mar 01, 2017

Room S2, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT

CDS Lecture series - Professor Ashwani Saith

Mar 02, 2017

SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Rd, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

Upcoming events