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Development Studies (IDS) PhD

University of Sussex

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

1st in the world for Development Studies (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018) – the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a global research and learning organisation for equitable and sustainable change.

At IDS, we’re dedicated to research on processes of social, political and economic development. We seek to understand problems of poverty and development-related issues in local, national and global realms.

Through our research, and that of our PhD researchers, we seek to achieve our vision of equal and sustainable societies – locally and globally – where everyone can live secure, fulfilling lives free from poverty and injustice.

AREAS OF STUDY

We are looking for PhD researchers interested in working on projects that respond to the following global challenges and their intersections:

  • reducing inequalities
  • accelerating sustainability
  • building inclusive and secure societies.

We are particularly interested in work that shows originality in addressing topics related to the work of our research clusters: business, cities, conflict, digital, gender, governance, green transformations, health, participation, power, resource politics and rural futures.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 18,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    38th out of 78 1

    18th out of 85 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    134 60%

    35th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    50th

    17
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    149 68%

    23rd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    58th

    3

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