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PhD in Development Studies

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Admissions are closed for the October 2021 intake. They will reopen in Sept 2021 for the October 2022 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.

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. 

For details of the virtual Postgraduate Open Day, to be held in November 2020:

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!