skip to content

Centre of Development Studies


Admissions are now closed for the October 2023 intake.

For information regarding Postgraduate Admissions, see the Postgraduate Admissions website.

The PhD in Development Studies is structured as a three year programme (nine terms) with an expectation that PhD students will submit a full draft of their thesis at the end of the third year or soon after.  Students should submit their thesis for examination by viva during their 4th year if not before.

A part-time PhD route is available and proceeds in a similar sequence but over a longer duration, with a maximum allowed length of seven years.

Please note that the Admissions Committee will reject all applications that do not name a proposed supervisor. The list of available supervisors is here

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

For details of the virtual Postgraduate Open Day, held in November each year: Postgraduate Open Day

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 Frequently Asked Questions page should cover anything else that the other pages have missed!