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PhD Development Policy and Management

University of Manchester

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Programme description

The results of the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) ranked GDI first for impact in Development Studies in the UK, with many of our researchers deemed to be 'world leading'. As a PhD researcher in Development Policy and Management you will pursue research as part of a multidisciplinary research community in the Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Doctoral College , a part of the Global Development Institute (GDI) .

The Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Doctoral College is a world-class community of doctoral researchers contributing to socially just global development through the research of its members and their progression into leadership roles in public, private and civic institutions.

The College aims to:

  • create an identity for groups of postgraduate researchers so that they feel part of a cohesive sub-community in a larger and stimulating academic community (the GDI);
  • encourage all postgraduate researchers to think about the relevance of their research for policymakers, practitioners and public understanding, and to pursue opportunities to share their findings;
  • provide opportunities for postgraduate researchers to gain practical skills and work experience that are beyond the opportunities provided by existing doctoral programmes (eg communications training, policy advocacy, public engagement, providing consultancy services to governments and other development agencies, convening and running conferences);
  • enhance engagement between postgraduate researchers and academic staff in the GDI to encourage innovation and collaboration in research and teaching. This, in addition, will enable PGRs to contribute support to the learning experienced by GDI's 450-plus intake of master's students;
  • facilitate PGR contributions to research within the GDI, the School and the University.

Teaching and learning

When you become a postgraduate researcher, you'll join a diverse and vibrant community of doctoral students from nearly 100 different countries, all studying within the Faculty of Humanities.

You'll be assigned to a specific research grouping that complements your research interests and have access to a variety of interdisciplinary research institutes.

Our working environments are often spacious and open-plan, giving you plenty of opportunities to communicate with colleagues and staff within the School, and you will have your own desk space as well as access to our fantastic range of libraries on campus.

All of our academic supervisors are research active and will support you to work on challenging research problems and develop rigorous, creative and original research.

You can expect to meet with your supervisor at least once a month to discuss progress on your project.

As a postgraduate researcher, you'll have access to a large and diverse community of internationally recognised academic experts offering an environment that will stimulate intellectual debate and development.

Career opportunities

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help support you with your goals for the future.

As a postgraduate researcher, you'll have access to a dedicated Researcher Development Team who will support your professional development throughout your PhD journey and beyond.

Our researcher development programme will enable you to become more aware of your developing researcher identity, equipping you with the skills you need during your PhD and prepare you to integrate into the researcher community.

At every stage of your career, you'll receive relevant, effective and comprehensive professional development opportunities.

Tuition fees

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£ 19,000per 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 Manchester

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 122 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    167 79%

    15th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    23rd

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    65th

    1

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