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Development Studies PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

We have 36 Development Studies PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Expanding the Evidence Base Through Inter-Sectoral Partnerships for Action on Health Equity
  Dr L D'Ambruoso, Prof I Theodossiou, Prof P Abbott
Applications accepted all year round

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Described as the single most critical development failure of the past 30 years, the majority of births, deaths and causes of death in Africa and Asia are never recorded.
  A social identity approach to analysing the social and mental well-being outcomes of a movement-based intervention in primary schools
  Dr Daniel Lock, Prof T Rees
Application Deadline: 29 September 2019

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This PhD is a collaboration between Bournemouth University and Stormbreak, a charitable organisation, looking to change approaches to sport and physical activity in primary schools.
  Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam

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IHS. is a cooperative institute of the Erasmus School of Economics and the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).
  Fully-funded four-year Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences

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Are you looking for a fully-funded Ph.D. in the social sciences?. An EUI Ph.D. is more than writing a dissertation. Our culturally diverse academic community allows you to study alongside approximately 900 scholars from 75 countries.
  Exploring appropriate disaster risk awareness raising methods among informal construction sector
  Dr K Chmutina
Applications accepted all year round

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Rapid but often poorly controlled urbanisation and the increase in construction delivered by informal workers with low levels of education and vocational training in locations highly vulnerable to impacts of natural hazards is common in Low and Middle-Income Countries around the world.
  Understanding the impact of building regulations and planning policies on achieving sustainable and resilient cities
  Dr K Chmutina
Applications accepted all year round

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It is commonly agreed that building regulations and planning policies play an important role in reducing disaster risks; yet there is little understanding about disaster risk creation in the contexts where building regulations and planning policies are absent or poorly implemented.
  Department of Social Sciences and Languages

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Social Sciences research at Northumbria is concerned with analysing and explaining how the lives of individuals, societies and nations are being transformed by multi-level processes of change, from the global to the local.
  Change lives and shape futures with a PhD in Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences

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Join a research community that transcends disciplinary boundaries to tackle the biggest challenges facing humanity. United, we're tackling global challenges such as environmental sustainability, climate change, business innovation, social justice, poverty and conflict response.
  Geography PhD opportunities

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For more than 125 years, The University of Manchester has produced globally excellent geographical research. When you undertake your PhD with us you'll be integrated into our research ethos and practices, which aim to produce both theoretically significant and policy-relevant contributions to geographical knowledge.
  Global Development PhD opportunities

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The Global Development Institute produces research that extends knowledge frontiers and we're driven by the desire to advance social justice on a global scale.
  Values and political orientations of India’s middle class [ political psychology international politics / development ]
  Dr T Capelos
Applications accepted all year round

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With Dr. Ipshita Basu at Westminster University we are investigating the role of values and emotions as determinants of the political orientations of India’s middle class.
  Psychosocial factors influencing use of performance enhancing drugs in sport and exercise
  Dr I D Boardley
Applications accepted all year round

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This project can be offered either on a full-time or a part-time basis. Please email the prospective supervisor for more details.
  Community based water management institutions for delivering water and health
  Research Group: International Development
  Dr PB Anand, Prof Amir Sharif
Applications accepted all year round

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Until recently community based water institutions have been justified mainly on financial grounds and as mechanisms for delivering services in a context where state institutions have been withdrawing from this space due to neoliberal policy changes.
  7 fully-funded 4-year MRes + PhD studentships at the EPSRC CDT in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment: Resilience in a Changing World

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We are currently looking to recruit talented students from different academic backgrounds for a number of fully funded studentships to carry out cutting edge research within the broad, cross-disciplinary and interconnected field of Resilient Infrastructure.
  Postgraduate Research Studentships in Social Sciences

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The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of East Anglia, England, has an excellent internationally renowned research reputation with strong international and European links to universities, research institutes and research councils throughout the world.
  Britain’s leading edge? The impact and implications of economic development policy in rural regions – Centre for Geography and Environmental Science (CGES), Cornwall – PhD (Funded) Ref: 3607
  Prof J Wills
Application Deadline: 11 October 2019

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Project Description. This PhD studentship will explore the legacy and impact of regional economic development policy on rural areas in Britain, over the recent past.
  Health and Social Care PhD Opportunities at School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR)

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 We are offering three 3-year PhD scholarships (full-time or 5 years part-time) to be based in the Centre for Health Services Studies (CHSS) and Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) in the School of Social Policy and Social Research (SSPSSR), University of Kent.
  Sociology
  Prof C Shilling
Applications accepted all year round

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Sociology at Kent covers a range of areas, including social and critical theory, social movements, globalisation and everyday life, cities and space, media and technology, class, ‘race’ and ethnicity, gender, work, visual sociology, the welfare state, risk and society, violence, NGOs and organisations, and social aspects of the body.
  Sociology PhD Opportunities at School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR)

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 Sociology at Kent covers a range of areas, including social and critical theory, social movements, globalisation and everyday life, cities and space, media and technology, class, ‘race' and ethnicity, gender, work, visual sociology, the welfare state, risk and society, violence, NGOs and organisations, and social aspects of the body.
  Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Global Development, Politics and International Relations & Security

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The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) is at the forefront of interdisciplinary research into international development, international relations and political studies.
  Postgraduate Research Opportunities in Sociology and Social Policy

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The School of Sociology and Social Policy has a wide and varied portfolio of policy-relevant research that is both sociologically informed and methodologically innovative.
  New Partnership for Peacebuilding and Development - developing new theoretical platforms for promoting more inclusive and mutually-respectful aid partnerships.
  Dr S Lee
Applications accepted all year round

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For successful peacebuilding and development, a critical element is collaborative and contextualised partnership between donor agencies and aid recipients.
  Physical activity, energy expenditures, and time use in agriculture and rural livelihood
  Dr G Zanello
Applications accepted all year round

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The limited uptake of agricultural innovations with proven productivity-enhancing potential and the translation of productivity increases into improvements in nutrition are two major development challenges facing Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
  Son preference and sex selection: Diffusion processes and re-evaluation of policies in India.
  Dr S Dubuc
Applications accepted all year round

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Amartya Sen’s seminal article ‘More Than 100 Million Women Are Missing’ in 1990, brought the topic of sex-selection against females to global attention and inspired academic work in the field1.
  The politics of hydropower: a study of the main drivers behind the resurgence of the hydropower sector in the Global South.
  Dr F Menga
Applications accepted all year round

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"The University of Reading, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, seeks to appoint a postgraduate student to carry out innovative research exploring the politics of large hydropower plants (henceforth, HPPs).
  Music and language processing in autism and amusia
  Dr F Liu
Applications accepted all year round

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Music and language are fundamental traits of human existence. They both rely on complex sound sequences to convey meaning. It has been hotly debated whether the two are processed through distinct cognitive modules or using shared mechanisms.
  PhD opportunities in the Department of Geography- in the top 50 worldwide

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The University is rated in the top 100 by the QS World University Rankings, priding itself on research-led critical thinking that aims to make an impact in the world.
  Department of Politics research department; discover how to get on board

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The University is rated in the top 100 by the QS World University Rankings, priding itself on research-led critical thinking that aims to make an impact in the world.
  PhD Opportunities in the Department of Sociological Studies; join the team and play a part.

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The University is rated in the top 100 by the QS World University Rankings, priding itself on research-led critical thinking that aims to make an impact in the world.
  PhD in communication, media, and journalism studies

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 . The Department. The Department of Journalism Studies at Sheffield is widely recognised as a leading centre. for teaching and research in media and communication.
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