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Research opportunities in the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC)


  Department of Politics


About the Programme

The Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) is an innovative new research hub guided by principles of social justice, fairness and environmental sustainability. We bring together expertise from across the fields of arts and humanities, social sciences and sciences at the University of York, with major input from the Departments of Politics, History and Environment and Geography.

We're committed to crossing traditional subject boundaries to rise to today's major development challenges. We have carried out research that touches upon all regions of the world and have partners across the Global South, in the UK and Europe.

Doctoral study

We're looking for candidates who share our commitment to global justice. As a PhD student at the Centre, you'll receive training in different types of methodologies such as:

  • Quantitative methods, including original data collection and secondary data analysis
  • Qualitative methods, including interviews, focus groups, media analysis and archival research

You'll also benefit from the supervision of two IGDC members.

To apply to the programme, you'll need at least a 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. A Masters and some experience of using quantitative and qualitative research methods and participating in fieldwork is highly desirable.

Research priorities

We're particularly interested in receiving applications from PhD candidates whose interests match our research priorities:

  • Society and economy
  • Health and wellbeing
  • People and environment

Funding Notes

The PhD opportunities on this programme do not have funding attached. You will need to have your own means of paying fees and living costs and / or seek separate funding from student finance, charities or trusts.

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