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Global Development Institute

PhD students using computer lab

PhD programmes

We currently supervise a number of doctoral researchers engaged in a variety of research programmes

Programmes

Programmes currently supervised in the Global Development Institute include:

 

All PhD researchers in GDI are members of the Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Doctoral College. The Doctoral College aspires to be a world-class community of postgraduate researchers contributing to socially just global development through the research of its members and their progression into leadership roles in public, private and civic institutions.

The results of the most recent Research Excellence Framework ranked GDI first for impact in Development Studies in the UK, with many of our researchers deemed to be 'world leading'. 

PhD researchers make an essential contribution to the vibrant research environment of the Global Development Institute. Our research is centred around four key themes:

These research themes are operationalised through the activities of multidisciplinary clusters of staff and postgraduate researchers, organised in the following research groupings: