Starting from winter 2007, the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy offers an international English-language PhD program 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 program annually. The program builds on three fundamental pillars: It is a structured PhD-program with a strong interdisciplinary and internationalfocus.
The duration of each program cycle is three years including a field research period of up to six months. Participants can choose from a variety of tailor-made teaching modules while at the same time working on their own research projects. A supervisor is assigned to each research project. All supervisors of the PhD candidates hold professorial posts in the faculties involved. PhD candidates are offered the opportunity to present and discuss their individual research projects on a regular basis inside the meetings of the IEE's three Research Clusters in which all PhD candidates as well as supervisors and other IEE staff members take part.
Candidates with an above-average advanced degree in Human Geography, Law, Social or Political Science, Economics, Development Management or related subjects from all over the world who wish to attain a further academic qualification through a research project related to "International Development Studies" and would like to be member of an international and interdisciplinary research group are invited to apply for a place in our new PhD program.
The next application deadline for the PhD in International Development Studies will be 30 April 2015. Applications for the intake 2015 can be submitted at any time. The selection process, however, will only start after the application deadline.
South African applicants for the PhD in International Development Studies do have the opportunity to apply for funding via the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project EUSA_ID which is coordinated by the IEE. The deadline for the next call for applications of the EUSA_ID partnership will be published in February 2015!
For detailed information please have a look at our brochure.
Or have a look at our PhD fact sheet or short Info.