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Development Studies with Reference to Emerging Economies MPhil/PhD

King's College London, University of London

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Strand Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Overview

The Department of International Development (DID) at King's has a different agenda to traditional development studies in the UK and wider afield. It specifically focuses on 'emerging economies,' both to explore the sources of their success as well as understand the major development challenges they continue to face. These fast growing and changing societies raise new questions about the global economy, national development and promoting sustainable and equitable growth. Research at the department seeks to explore critical perspectives on economic growth, modernisation and ‘progress’ and to do so by exploring context-specific economic, social and political change in these countries rather than applying prescriptive models of development.

Course detail

A growing number of middle-income countries challenge conventional understandings of development. Much is to be learned from the experiences of the processes of change in these different nations, societies, and economies. Staff expertise includes political science, development economics, political economy, sociology, anthropology, management studies and development studies. Our supervisors accept original projects that explore how development processes occur in different ways and at different scales and levels, from global to local to familial. The work of our doctoral students seeks to understand theoretical, empirical or methodological gaps in their chosen area. Under the guidance of their supervisor each student is encouraged to acquire disciplinary training relevant to their research question, but also to develop an enquiring appreciation of what other disciplines may bring to their field of study.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 21,870per year

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University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 78 31

    13th out of 85 8

  • Entry standards

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    195 88%

    6th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    67th

    11
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    192 88%

    4th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    57th

    7

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