International Development Studies PhD Program
The Department of Development Studies has offered the PhD Program in the International Development Studies since 2010. Nearly twenty researchers are enrolled in the PhD program all in different stages of completion of their doctorate. The duration of the program is four years. The program is interdisciplinary in its nature and is focused on current global challenges and threats, especially in developing countries. Research in the Department is done in the fields of environmental and social studies as well as in the field of economics. A wide range of scholarships motivates our PhD students to do their fieldworks in foreign countries encompassing the entire world.
The PhD Program aims at preparing highly-qualified staff for scientific and expert work with adequate language skills. Upon a successful completion of the program, students will have acquired profound knowledge in development related issues as well as in research methodology.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The PhD Program has currently reached its capacity. No applicants will be considered for the academic year 2018/2019.