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Postgraduate Admissions

Course closed:

Development Studies is no longer accepting new applications.

Funding Opportunities

The Centre (via the Department of Politics and International Studies) puts forward a limited number of students each year for ESRC studentships.  This needs to be clearly stipulated by the prospective student on their application. 

Students wishing to conduct fieldwork should be mindful of the related costs, such as travel, accommodation and visas. There is only limited financial help available through the Department to support the costs of fieldwork and conferences. Applicants should not expect to rely on this as the sole source of funds for their fieldwork. Details of the existing  Departmental Fieldwork Fund can be found here, but this can be subject to change.

General Funding Opportunities


Fees and Maintenance

My fee status is:

I shall have the following financial dependants:

Your Estimated Annual Commitment:

Component Cost
University Composition Fee £9,111
Maintenance £15,250
Total Annual Commitment £24,361

Students wishing to conduct fieldwork should be mindful of the related costs, such as travel, accommodation and visas. There is only limited financial help available through the Department to support the costs of fieldwork and applicants should not expect to rely on this as the sole source of funds for their fieldwork. Details of the existing Fieldwork Fund can be found here, but can be subject to change. 

Key Information


3-4 years full-time

Doctor of Philosophy

Centre of Development Studies This course is advertised in multiple departments. Please see the Overview tab for more details.

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Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2021
Application deadline
Jan. 6, 2022
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2022

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 6, 2022
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 13, 2021

These deadlines apply to applications for courses starting in Michaelmas 2022, Lent 2023 and Easter 2023.


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