King’s International Development Institute (IDI) A growing number of middle-income countries challenge conventional understandings of development. Much is to be learned from the experiences of the processes of change in these different nations, societies, and economies. Our supervisors accept original projects that explore how development processes occur in different ways and at different scales and levels, from global to local to familial. Topics have ranged from how to break away from primary exports and into producing value added products to the challenges for effective, equitable and transparency governance, state and market entanglements in health, equitable development of business groups, policy development for inclusive growth, and questions of gender justice.
The work of our doctoral students seeks to understand theoretical, empirical or methodological gaps in their chosen area. Students will join one of our three research groups (Poverty, Inequality & Inclusive Growth; Social Justice; Political Economy & Institutions) and are expected to play an active role in that community of interest. Under the guidance of their supervisor each student is encouraged to acquire disciplinary training relevant to their research question, but also to develop an enquiring appreciation of what other disciplines may bring to their field of study. Staff expertise includes political science, development economics, political economy, sociology, anthropology, management studies and development studies. King's College London is a member of the ESRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership which offers a range of training opportunities for our Doctoral students. There are some opportunities for registered PhD students to gain experience as paid teaching assistants on our BA International Development programme.
Duration: 3-4 years f/t or 6-7 years p/t
King’s International Development Institute (IDI), United Kingdom