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Graduate Admissions

Course closed:

Development Studies is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

The Centre (via the Department of Politics and International Studies) puts forward a limited number of students each year for ESRC studentships.  This needs to be clearly stipulated by the prospective student on their application. 

Subject to availability, there is a small amount of money which students can apply for relating to fieldwork or conferences. There is also departmental fund specifically for fieldwork, which our PhDs can apply for. Details of this award can be found on the link below, but again, is subject to change.

General Funding Opportunities

Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

What Is My Fee Status?

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:

Component Cost
University Composition Fee £8,589
Maintenance £14,500
Total Annual Commitment £23,089

Students wishing to conduct fieldwork should be mindful of the related costs, such as travel, accommodation and visas. There is only limited financial help available through the Department to support the costs of fieldwork and applicants should not expect to rely on this as the sole source of funds for their fieldwork. Details of the existing Fieldwork Fund can be found on the link below, but is always subject to change.

Key Information

3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
Jan. 7, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2020
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019

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