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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

    03-JAN-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Study with the world leaders in Development Studies and realise your potential to transform the world. The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) transforms the knowledge, action and leadership needed for more equitable and sustainable development globally, through our world-class research, learning and teaching.

As a PhD researcher, you’ll join a thriving research community with more than 70 research staff and 50 postgraduate researchers. You’ll have access to research and teaching opportunities, as well as a substantial series of seminars presented by leading development professionals and practitioners.

Your time at IDS will equip you with the training needed to launch your career in academia, government, civil society or the private sector, and make a real difference in bringing about transformative change. Our PhD graduates are defining and solving some of the world’s most pressing global challenges in their work as: ministers in national governments and civil servants; high-level officials in development organisations such as UNDP and the World Bank; leaders and thinkers of civil-society and international development organisations such as ActionAid and Christian Aid; high-profile academics at universities across the world.

Areas of Study

We welcome submissions from researchers who share our commitment to upholding climate and environmental justice, reducing extreme inequities, fostering healthy and fulfilling lives, nurturing inclusive, democratic and accountable societies.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 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

    41st

  • Campus address

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

Situated on the sunny South Coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The sector leading business school offers a complete understanding of management, owing to Sussex’s interest in policy and expertise in science and technology.
One of the most international universities in the UK, Sussex welcomes students to join its friendly community of 150+ nationalities.

Subject rankings

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    41st out of 80 3

    28th out of 86 10

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    133 60%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

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    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%

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    23
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    136 66%

    29th

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    59th

    1

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