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Department of Development Studies

MPhil/PhD in International Development

Overview

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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. 

Admissions Process

There are three admissions routes to the MPhil and PhD in International Development:

How to apply

How to apply

Scholarships

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Studentships

Application Deadline: 2015-02-06 16:00

Elisabeth Croll Scholarship for fieldwork in China

Application Deadline: 2015-04-30 00:00

Felix Non- Indian Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2015-01-30 17:00

Meiji Jingu Japanese Studies Research Scholarships

Application Deadline: 2015-05-22 17:00

SOAS Research Studentships

Application Deadline: 2015-01-30 17:00

Santander Mobility Awards

Application Deadline: 2014-10-31 00:00

Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship

Application Deadline: 2015-02-27 17:00

Sochon Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: 2015-05-01 17:00

For further information visit the Scholarships section

A Student's Perspective

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.

Robtel Neajai Pailey