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PhD in Development Studies

Administrative Contact


Annabel Sherwood 

Email:   Office Phone: 01223 (3)34641


The handbook can be found here. We encourage all students to familiarise themselves with the handbook, as it contains important dates and crucially the structure of the course itself. It also provides information including child care, health and safety and wellbeing services offered by the University. 

Code of Practice

It is essential that students review the Code of Practice at the start of their study so a signature page has been introduced to the booklet to help encourage this. We will not be checking on students or their supervisor that this has been completed, but please note that if you do not sign the booklet this does not mean that you will not be held against it.

Methods Course

First year PhDs are required to attend the Methods seminars in Michaelmas and Lent terms. The Methods course timetable can be found in the handbook.

PhD Presentations

During their PhD, students will present in the Development Studies Seminar Series, which is held during Michaelmas and Lent terms. The aim is to gain experience in presenting research to peers, and receiving feedback from both fellow students and the Centre's academics. A Doodle poll will be circulated at the beginning of each term to give students the opportunity to sign up.


Further information regarding conducting fieldwork, applying for leave and gaining ethical approval can be found here. Please read this carefully, and should you have any questions please ask. 

Student Complaints Procedure

In October 2017, a new student complaints procedure was put in place. Should you wish to consult this procedure, please click here Professor James Mayall is our Responsible Officer, a neutral contact should you wish to talk to someone before proceeding with a complaint. He can be contacted on For exam review procedure information and complaints, please click here.

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Sep 17, 2019

Former Development Studies PhD student releases monograph

Aug 22, 2019

Former Development Studies PhD student, Madleina Daehnhardt's monograph, "Migration, Development and Social Change in the Himalayas" has been released with Routledge in August 2019.

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