Institute for European Studies, University of Malta The University of Malta is a vibrant university which has chosen student development, research and outreach as its three strategic pillars. Our research profile is underpinned by the contribution of our postgraduate community. UM is publicly funded and is open to all those with the requisite qualifications.
Research-based doctoral studies at UM provide students with the opportunity to pursue substantial independent research on their own under the guidance of their supervisors, who are experts in their field of research. Successful doctoral theses must, among other things, display evidence of substantial and original research, lucid and scholarly presentation, and a sound knowledge of the general field within which the thesis falls. Applicants who wish to pursue doctoral research at the University of Malta will normally have completed a second cycle Master’s degree programme.
Find out all about the regulations governing doctoral research at UM. As a prospective applicant you are encouraged to find out which research entity at UM has the right resources and has academic staff that could supervise the research. Making contact with the officer in charge of the research entity is recommended in order to see what information is required before submitting the application. A wide range of research options are available in the various Faculties, Institutes, Centres and Schools at UM.
King’s International Development Institute (IDI) The Department of International Development (DID) at King's has a different agenda to traditional development studies in the UK and wider afield. It specifically focuses on 'emerging economies,' both to explore the sources of their success as well as understand the major development challenges they continue to face. These fast growing and changing societies raise new questions about the global economy, national development and promoting sustainable and equitable growth.
Research at the department seeks to explore critical perspectives on economic growth, modernisation and ‘progress’ and to do so by exploring context-specific economic, social and political change in these countries rather than applying prescriptive models of development.
We have three research groups: - Political Economy & Institutions Poverty, - Inequality & Inclusive Growth - Social Justice
Research expertise spans political science, sociology, social anthropology, development economics, history, geography and management. We have strong regional expertise and collaborations in Latin America and SE Asia, in China and India. The African Leadership Centre hosted by DID brings unique connections with the African continent and offers a separate programme in Leadership Studies with reference to Security and Development.
Duration: 3-4 years f/t or 6-7 years p/t Study mode: Full-time, Part-time
Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) Since winter 2007, the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy has been offering an international English-language PhD programme in International Development Studies. It is implemented by the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy on behalf of the Faculties of Geography, Law, Social Science, and Economics. Up to 10 PhD candidates are accepted to the programme annually. The programme builds on three fundamental pillars: It is a structured PhD programme with a strong interdisciplinary and international focus.
The PhD in International Development Studies is an interdis-ciplinary, structured programme. It is offered by the IEE in collaboration with the Faculties of Geosciences (Geography Department), Law Science, Social Sciences and Economics. Besides working on their individual research projects partici-pants have to attend a variety of compulsory lectures and seminars, including: • Lecture cycle „International Development” • Economic Perspectives of Development • Social Science Perspectives of Development • Empirical Methods and Statistical Analyses
Seminars and workshops aimed at the training of key aca-demic competencies complement the program. Regular presentation and discussion of individual research projects is part of the IEE Research Cluster Meetings, which are attended by IEE research fellows, PhD candidates and their supervisors.
The application deadline is 30th April every year.
Centro de Estudos sobre Africa e do Desenvolvimento (CeSA) The PhD in Development Studies is a 3rd cycle program of studies that aims to provide high quality training and produce original research in the area of Development Studies, a field of interdisciplinary research of the process of economic, social and political changes in modern societies. This PhD program was created in 2009 and accredited by the national agency A3ES in 2015. After 2017/18 this program became a joint PhD of ISEG (School of Economics and Management), ICS (Institute of Social Sciences), IGOT (Institute of Geographic and Spatial Planning) and ISA (School of Agriculture) of Universidade de Lisboa, with some changes in its content, recently approved by the national agency A3ES. This programme is lectured in English, but it will offer tutorials both in English and in Portuguese. The PhD thesis may be written in Portuguese or in English.
What kind of themes can I study in the Program? Research themes for the doctoral thesis and course units are grounded in a broad range of issues related to the development of contemporary societies and its methodological variables and analytical tools. The emphasis is on agriculture and contemporary agrarian transformation; poverty, inequality and equity issues; development economics and aid finance; development cooperation, policy and political issues; geography and urbanization; migration and gender; security- development nexus; sustainable consumption, food production and ecosystem services; and modernity theoretical challenges to development. These themes are explored in our PhD programme through course units related to the development of contemporary societies, including: theories of development and modernity, the policy and politics of development, sustainability transitions and a focus on urban development. As a Development Studies programme, interdisciplinary links are established between economics, sociology, geography, social and economic history,
Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Helsinki The Doctoral Programme in Political, Societal and Regional Change belongs to the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences. The PSRC has 240 doctoral candidates. Seventeen of them are funded by the Doctoral Programme. The PSRC is multidisciplinary by nature. It offers lectures, courses, seminars and conferences on a variety of topics from politics and history to research skills and supervision. The PSRC's responsible faculty is the Faculty of Social Sciences.
The PSRC includes disciplines and research areas from four faculties of the University of Helsinki: the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, and the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry.
United Nations University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) Our PhD programme is a multidisciplinary course offered by UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance. The programme focuses on research skills and methods, training fellows to become both scholars and practitioners in the fields of governance and the economics of technology. The programme provides advanced training in the knowledge ans skills most relevant to the economics of technology and innovation, and to governance, social protection and migration. Built around a core of courses on the economics of innovation the programme also features specialisations in innovation and development, social protection and migration.
During their first year, fellows complete an intensive programme of required and elective courses,taught by leading scholars of the UNU-MERIT and our partner universities. These courses are taught in English, in Maastricht, and spread across two semesters, starting in September each year. The course work is followed by three years of dissertation research and writing, ending with a completed PhD thesis. At the end of the programme, the doctoral degree is awarded by Maastricht University upon successful defence of the thesis.
Our students pursue a wide variety of dissertation topics, ﬁtting into any of the institute’s eight research themes: 1. The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation 2. Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development 3. Economic Development, Innovation, Governance and Institutions 4. Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transitions 5. Innovation Systems Indicators and Policy 6. Migration and Development 7. ICT-enabled Innovation and Societal Transformations 8. Population, Development and Labour Economics
PhD; International Development Department, University of Birmingham (IDD) While the traditional PhD requires you to engage entirely in research training, this programme enables you to gain added value from taught, subject-based modules. These allow you to broaden and deepen your subject knowledge at the same time as undertaking your own research and developing a set of transferable professional skills in preparation for a variety of careers.
PhD; Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Antwerp (IOB) The Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB ) offers a multi-disciplinary Doctoral Programme, leading to a PhD in Development Studies administered by IOB and granted by the University of Antwerp. IOB in addition cooperates with the Faculty of Applied Economic Sciences (FAES) and the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences (FPSC) at the university of Antwerp to offer disciplinary PhD programmes in the field of development. The IOB PhD programme is related to the research agenda of IOB and its four research lines (Conditional Finance for Development (CFD); International Markets for the Poor (IMP); Local Institutions for/in Development (LID);State, Economy and Society (SES)).
Inevitably, IOB can only offer high quality guidance to a limited number of PhD-students and therefore adheres to a strict policy in considering and accepting applications.
Os conhecimentos adquiridos neste Programa de Doutoramento permitem exercer uma grande variedade de funções no sector público, no sector privado e no sector da economia social, ligadas ao desenvolvimento internacional e nacional. Estas incluem docência e investigação, direcção e gestão de organizações internacionais e nacionais, consultoria, formação, realização de estudos e projectos de investigação, jornalismo, planeamento, elaboração de projectos de desenvolvimento, concepção e avaliação de políticas públicas e de projectos ou políticas sociais.
As saídas profissionais podem ser, assim, muito diferenciadas: dirigentes, quadros e técnicos superiores de instituições internacionais, administração pública, empresas privadas, organizações não governamentais e organizações sem fins lucrativos, consultores, professores e formadores, investigadores, coordenadores e avaliadores de projectos, entre outras.
PhD; Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) The aim of this course is to provide a rigorous and critical introduction to development as a process of change and of managed change in societies on the periphery of the global economy. The course exposes students to development studies as both an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary subject. Attention is paid to the intellectual history of development, the paradigm shifts and internal conflicts within the discipline, and the contemporary relevance of research to development policy and practice. The course is not designed for direct training in development practice or the management of development projects, but the critical enquiry emphasised in the course is crucial for the proper performance of such tasks. The course lasts for two years and normally admits about 30 students each year. In 2010 it received around nine applications for each place.