MPhil/PhD in International Development
Students may follow the PhD pathway in International Development by being based at either SOAS, LSHTM or IoE. All PhD students on the International Development pathway will attend an advanced research training seminar run by LIDC. The series will provide students in the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre's International Development Pathway with a broad understanding of interdisciplinary approaches to development, and a detailed understanding of selected areas of interest.
All MPhil/PhD in International Development research students will participate in the compulsory course work and attend research student seminars in the college and department where they are registered for the MPhil/PhD. At SOAS the Economics and Development Studies departments hold seminar series and students will be expected to involve themselves in the work of the relevant research clusters.
There are three admissions routes to the MPhil and PhD in International Development:
- The 1+3 structure: Following successful completion of the MSc Research for International Development at SOAS. ESRC 1+3 studentships are available to fund this route.
- The +3 structure: By direct applications for MPhil/PhD in International Development admission. ESRC 1+3 studentships are available to fund route.
- The 4 structure: not currently available at SOAS.
How to apply
How to apply
- Research Admissions and Applications
- Online Application
- Request a prospectus
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- Funding options
- English language requirements
- Tuition Fees
- Admissions Contacts
- Doctoral School
Application Deadline: 2014-02-14 16:00
Application Deadline: 2015-04-30 00:00
Application Deadline: 2014-01-31 17:00
Application Deadline: 2014-10-31 00:00
Application Deadline: 2014-02-28 17:00
A Student's Perspective
Robtel Neajai Pailey
SOAS seems to attract students who are both intellectually engaged with the world around them, and committed to making an impact in that world. I wanted to be a part of that magic. For example my cohort group of MPhil/PhD students represent some of the most humble and committed practitioners, activists, and intellectuals I’ve come across in one setting.