Scholarship: PhD in Global Development (UK/EU Students)

News | Posted on Monday 27 January 2020

A three year full-time interdisciplinary PhD opportunity is now available.

The PhD in Global Development programme has a strong interdisciplinary approach to enable students to bring wider expertise to bear on global development challenges. In line with this approach, students will have two supervisors from different disciplines and they will be trained in different sets of methodologies across quantitative (such as original data collection and secondary data analysis) and qualitative methods (such as interviews, focus group and archival data collection and analysis). We also value and encourage partnership with relevant external organisations, though this is not a necessary component of the programme.

We will offer one full-time 3-year scholarship, covering UK/EU level tuition fees, a maintenance allowance of £15,009 (current rate) and a small research allowance.

The deadline to apply via the University of York postgraduate online application system is 5pm on Friday 27 March 2020.

We encourage applications from outstanding candidates who are committed to tackling major global challenges, using interdisciplinary perspectives. Successful applicants will join and contribute to the vibrant research community within the IGDC. We are particularly keen on supporting PhD projects that fit within our research priorities:

  • Society and economy
  • Health and wellbeing
  • People and environment

To Apply:

Candidates should have:

  • a good (2:1 minimum) undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.

Desirable:

  • A Masters (MA or MSc) degree in a relevant discipline already awarded or expected.
  • Experience in conducting both qualitative and quantitative research methods and/ or experience of fieldwork.

Applicants must complete and submit an online admissions application, via the University of York postgraduate online application system.

In your application, you will be asked to include:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Research proposal
  • Two academic references
  • Sample of written work (this can include an essay or an introduction to a dissertation)
  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • Evidence of your English language ability

For queries regarding the application process, please contact pg-admissions@york.ac.uk 

We strongly encourage potential applicants to contact IGDC members for informal discussions before applying online. For more general information about the programme, please contact igdc@york.ac.uk

 

Contact us

Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre
igdc@york.ac.uk
01904 321042
Department of Politics, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
@York_IGDC

Contact us

Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre
igdc@york.ac.uk
01904 321042
Department of Politics, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
@York_IGDC