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:
- 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.
We are home to internationally recognised academics working at the intersection of:
- international development policy and health
- human rights
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesInternational Relations International Development View 34 other PhDs in International Relations in United Kingdom
- 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.
International21150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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