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International Development PhD/Mphil

University of Birmingham

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Edgbaston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Students will have the opportunity to pursue original research under the guidance of an academic supervisor within an active research environment. In addition, training in research methods is provided and a training plan is drawn up to suit each student. IDD is committed to encouraging new thinking in the fields of development and public management. Studying for a degree by research with IDD means being part of an active research and practitioner community that will support you in accomplishing your academic goals. All students studying for a research degree pursue their own original research under the guidance of a supervisor and the support of another academic staff member as co-supervisor. This freedom is often attractive to people planning a career in academic or training institutions or who aim to work in policy planning units of public sector agencies. An individual training plan is drawn up to meet the needs of each student, based on a training needs assessment, covering both discipline-specific and transferable skills. Any gaps in their own skills portfolio identified by students can be filled during their period of study through attending courses offered by the department or the University. The University also has dedicated careers advisors for International students who run workshops and networking opportunities with potential employers. These are especially popular with International postgraduate researchers.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,580per year

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 78 2

    25th out of 85 7

    17th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    155 70%

    22nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    58th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    150 69%

    22nd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    68th

    34
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    139 70%

    26th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    57th

    37

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