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Interdisciplinary Global Development PhD Programme

University of York

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of York

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The programme is part of the University’s investment in the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC), an interdisciplinary centre for research, teaching and partnership. The IGDC aims to meet major development challenges through research that spans traditional disciplinary and sectoral demands.

It is led by the Departments of Politics, Environment and Geography, and History and has members from the Faculties of Science, Social Science and Arts and Humanities. Students on this programme will benefit from bespoke training in interdisciplinary approaches to global development and have supervisors from two departments in order to encourage interdisciplinary approaches to major global challenges.

The programme will provide training in different sets of methodologies, such as quantitative methods, including original data collection and secondary data analysis, and qualitative methods including interviews, focus groups, media analysis and archival data, that will enable students to bring wider expertise to bear on global development challenges. We value and encourage partnership with relevant external organisations, though this is not a necessary component of the programme.

We encourage applications from outstanding candidates who are committed to addressing major global development challenges through interdisciplinary research. Successful applicants will join and contribute to the vibrant research community of the IGDC. We are particularly keen on supporting PhDs that fit within our research priorities (Governance, Citizenship, Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing, Financialisation and Development Alternatives) and that respect our commitment to global justice.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,750per 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 York

  • University League Table

    22nd

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
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Subject rankings

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    15th out of 123 4

    14th out of 85 1

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    147 67%

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  • Graduate prospects

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    86 86%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%

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    26
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    82 82%

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  • Student satisfaction

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    4.06 81%

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