Research course

International Development

University of East Anglia · School of International Development

Entry requirements

For entry on to the MPhil or PhD programmes, we would normally expect an applicant to hold a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, and a good British Masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The current research themes for supervision in international development are:

  • Development economics including impact evaluation.
  • Environment and development.
  • Global environmental justice.
  • Lifecourse, migration and wellbeing.
  • Media and development.
  • Social development including conflict and fragile states.
  • Water security.

The School of International Development aims to provide research students with high quality research supervision, in an intellectually stimulating, rigorous and supportive multi-disciplinary academic environment.

We aim to help research students to flourish intellectually and attain high standards of academic achievement, while fostering an environment in which postgraduate research students, their peers and supervisors are able to share and extend their knowledge. This includes creating opportunities for teaching and publication, and for post-doctoral studies. The School achieves this by facilitating appropriate and timely guidance from supervisors, diligence and creativity from the student, and excellent services and infrastructure from the School and University.

The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) rank the School of International Development 4th(Times Higher Education) in the country for overall research, with 74% of our research ranked “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”.

Information for international students

English entry requirements are: IELTS 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in all components) or equivalent qualification.

Fees and funding

Studentships may be available for exceptional candidates. Please see for further details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Service
+44 (0) 1603 591 709