University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Development Studies

Research is available in a number of areas including: industrial policy; gender and development; labour relations; governance and international institutions; poverty; migration; education; human development; corporate social responsibility; role of business in development; justice and development; state/civil society relations; social movements; religion and development; financial organisations; aid policies among others.

Entry requirements

A high 2.1 undergraduate degree from a UK university or equivalent/GPA of at least 3.8 out of 4.0 or equivalent from a non-UK University; a Master's degree in a relevant subject, with a high 2.1 or a GPA of at least 3.8 out of 2.0 or equivalent from a non-UK university; if the student's 1st language is not English or the instruction at the student's university was not in English, then the student must take a language proficiency test; for IELTS the requirement is an overall score of 7.5 with no element below 7; for a TOEFL, paper based test, a score of 637 and at least 5.5 in the test of written English (TWE); for a TOEFL internet based test, a score of 110 with no element below 25; when applying to study for the PhD applicants are required to submit a detailed research proposal outlining their intended research topic, objectives and proposed methodology; the topic of research is the Candidate's own choice and is provisionally approved by the graduate education committee when accepting the student to the course; candidates are encouraged to discuss their research proposal with a potential supervisor before making their application; a writing sample (not more than 5,000 words) must be provided; the proposal and application is considered and reviewed by these members of staff; in all cases a suitable and available supervisor must be identified before an offer of a place on the programme can be made.

Assessment methods

Research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 19,989 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,626 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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Key information

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Centre of Development Studies
Telephone number: 
01223 337158