Pathway Leader: Colin Marx (Development and Planning training route)

Team members:

Pathway Institution Training Route 1+3 2+3 +3 +4
International Development SOAS Development Economics
UCL Development and Planning
UCL Education and International Development
UCL Global Change and Health
UCL / LSHTM Global Health and Development
SOAS International Development
UEL NGO and Development Management
UCL Risk and Disaster Reduction

The International Development (ID) pathway draws upon London’s unique concentration of academic institutions, funding agencies and local and international NGOs to offer an unrivalled concentration of expertise in and around ID. All participating institutions are strongly committed to interdisciplinary qualitative and quantitative research and fieldwork, and seek to contribute to policymaking in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Research is rooted in a range of disciplines, including anthropology, culture and media studies, economics, education, epidemiology, gender and sexuality studies, geography, mathematics, medicine, political ecology, policy analysis, political economy, political science, sociology, and sustainability and climate change. This approach to research and policy intervention allows us to produce scholarship that blends innovative approaches with rigorous empirical analysis across a range of contexts. Within these parameters, each institution retains distinctive strengths:

All routes within the ID pathway are available in 1+3 and +3 structures. All 1+3 structures include an MSc or MRes degree programme with methods training to support doctoral studies, plus a dissertation designed to consolidate students’ learning and provide the opportunity to pilot a PhD project. Development Economics and Education and International Development are also available via +4 Integrated PhDs, in which students take the taught components of the relevant masters alongside their doctoral research. The +3 structure is available to students who have already completed a masters with appropriate training.

Interested students should approach potential supervisors at any of our partner institutions to discuss their research projects in the first instance; alternatively, please contact the DTP representative in the relevant institution.