University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

International Development

Students will receive regular 1-to-1 thesis supervision from 2supervisors with expertise in their research areas. Doctoral students will enjoy special opportunities to meet development policy makers, practitioners, diplomats, and internationally recognised academics visiting the Global Development Academy. In addition, they will be invited to join research workshops hosted by the Global Development Academy and regular open research seminars held by subject areas across the School of Social and Political Science. Focused supervision in International Development is drawn from faculty associated to the Centre of African Studies, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, Politics and History.

Entry requirements

An Upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or its equivalent). If English is not the 1st language, students must have 1 of the following qualifications as evidence of their spoken and written English: IELTS, total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test, total 100 (at least 20 in each module); PTE(A), total 67 (at least 56 in each of the 'communicative skills' sections); CPE grade B; CAE grade A.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 13,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Programme Director
Telephone number: 
0131 651 5122