Ph.D. On Campus

International Development

The University of Edinburgh

36 months
21150 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Doctoral students in International Development programme offered by The University of Edinburgh become part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary research community, and members of the Global Development Academy, which coordinates research and teaching on international development across the University.



The International Development programme offered by The University of Edinburgh is host to a thriving and cosmopolitan community of researchers working on global development issues.

We also welcome students who are keen to develop doctoral research projects in collaboration with third parties, for example:

  • NGOs
  • multilateral and bilateral agencies
  • campaign groups
  • media organisations

You will enjoy special opportunities to meet development policy-makers, practitioners, diplomats, and internationally renowned academics visiting the Global Development Academy.

Programme Structure

We are home to internationally recognised academics working at the intersection of:

  • international development policy and health
  • science/technology
  • culture
  • religion
  • migration
  • environment
  • energy
  • urbanisation
  • infrastructure
  • mining
  • human rights

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, and a UK masters degree with an overall mark of 65% or its international equivalent.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    21150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.

PhD part-time fees

  • Overseas: £10,575
  • Home: £2,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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