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Development Policy and Management, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Brooks Doctoral College aspires to be a community of doctoral researchers contributing to socially just global development through the research of its members and their progression into leadership roles in public, private and civic institutions.

The combined field experience of our staff covers over 60 countries in Asia, Africa, Central and South America and the Pacific. 

Much of this experience has been gained from working with national and international agencies where the focus has been on finding workable solutions to development problems and strengthening institutional capacities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Our four research themes are operationalised through the activities of multidisciplinary clusters of staff and postgraduate researchers:

  • Development informatics
  • Enterprise, technology and finance
  • Politics and Environment
  • Global urbanism
  • Humanitarianism and development
  • Organisations in development
  • Poverty and social justice
  • State-society relations
  • Global production networks, trade and labour
  • Migrants, refugees and asylum

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

  • First or upper second class honours Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) and
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification, generally a Master degree, with Merit and a minimum average grade of 60% in the taught modules and a minimum grade of 60% in the dissertation (or international equivalent)

English language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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PhD (part-time)
  • UK/EU students (per annum): £2,750 
  • International students (per annum): £8,500

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

UK Research Councils:

  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP)Includes 1+3 and +3 studentships.  Residency eligibility criteria apply. 
In addition, funding is sometimes possible from one of the following:
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

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