University of Manchester: Development Policy and Management

InstitutionUniversity of Manchester
Department School of Environment, Education and Development View department profile
Web www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/
Email pgr-seed-admissions@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone +44(0)161 275 0807
Study type Research

Summary

As a PhD researcher in Development Policy and Management you will pursue research at the Global Development Institute (GDI) as part of the Rory and Elizabeth Brooks Doctoral College , a multidisciplinary research community.

The College is a world-class community of doctoral 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 specific elements the College aims to foster are:
- Creating an identity for groups of postgraduate researchers so that they feel part of a cohesive sub-community in a larger and stimulating academic community (the GDI);

- Encouraging all postgraduate researchers to think about the relevance of their research for policymakers, practitioners and public understanding, and to pursue opportunities to share their findings;

- Providing opportunities for postgraduate researchers to gain practical skills and work experience that are beyond the opportunities provided by existing doctoral programmes (e.g. communications training, policy advocacy, public engagement, providing consultancy services to governments and other development agencies, convening and running conferences);

- Enhancing engagement between postgraduate researchers and academic staff in the GDI to encourage innovation and collaboration in research and teaching. This, in addition, will enable PGRs to contribute support to the learning experienced by GDI's 450-plus intake of master's students;

- Facilitating PGR contributions to research within the GDI, the School and the University.

In the Global Development Institute (GDI) we have several research groups working on a range of themes:
- Digital development;

- Migration, refugees and asylum;

- Urban futures;

- Growth and distribution;

- Politics, governance and management;

- Global production networks, trade and labour;

- Agrarian change and political ecology.

The results of the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) 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 that is the GDI.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

The University of Manchester
School of Environment, Education and Development




The School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in both research and teaching. Formed by a unique combination of five interrelated specialisms - Architecture, Education, Geography, Global Development, and Planning and Environmental Management - SEED aims to not only understand the uneven relationships between society, the economy and the environment, but improve them.

Through our collaborative approach to studying the world’s grand challenges, we’re positioned to influence how they’re tackled - from poverty eradication, to sustainable urbanism, to securing social justice.

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