Research course

International Development

SOAS University of London · Department of Development Studies

Entry requirements

Normally a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Students may follow the PhD pathway in International Development by being based at either SOAS, LSHTM or IoE. All PhD students on the International Development pathway will attend an advanced research training seminar run by LIDC. The series will provide students in the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre's International Development Pathway with a broad understanding of interdisciplinary approaches to development, and a detailed understanding of selected areas of interest.

All MPhil/PhD in International Development research students will participate in the compulsory course work and attend research student seminars in the college and department where they are registered for the MPhil/PhD. At SOAS the Economics and Development Studies departments hold seminar series and students will be expected to involve themselves in the work of the relevant research clusters.

Admissions Process

There are three admissions routes to the MPhil and PhD in International Development:

Information for international students

Information, including English Language requirements, can be found on the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,271 p/a
International students
EU £4,271 p/a Non EU £16,950 p/a

SOAS offers a number of research student fellowships. Information on these and other funding opportunities is available on the website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0) 202 898 4700