Detailed information about selected course/program
EU code
14.8 - Development Studies
3 - PhD
University College Dublin, Ireland
Ph.D. in Quantitative Social Sciences
This programme has a focus on training students through structured courses and seminars to allow them perform basic research in the quantitative social sciences under the supervision of UCD and TCD.
Language requirements
All applicants must submit a recent English Language Test certificate (less than two years old); 600 Toefl or overall 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version. See the link below for a full list of other recognised Language Tests and acceptable scores. If applicants do not have an English Language Test certificate, they must submit proof of registration to an upcoming test (result must be available by the 24th of January 2014).
Academic requirements
A high standard in a Masters degree in Economics, Political Science, or another Masters degree that has strong theoretical and quantitative content.
Max available positions
The MSc in Development Studies provides participants with an interdisciplinary understanding of the process of development and with a range of skills to enable them to work effectively in the field. The programme is also designed to develop participants’ existing skills by critically evaluating these from the perspective of a number of disciplines. The programme is structured to suit the needs both of recent graduates who have taken a degree in a relevant discipline – such as economics, sociology, geography, history, politics, agriculture - and more mature graduates who are working in development agencies or who have returned from assignments in developing countries and wish to broaden their range of skills and their understanding of the development process. This programme can be taken on as a full-time or as a part time programme.
Go to homepage
12 months between Sep 1 2014 and Aug 31 2015
Contact person
Prof. Patrick Paul Walsh ( )
Additional information
Students must be registered postgraduate students in their home university. Visits must be justified on the basis of research collaboration with staff in UCD. Please include a detailed explanation of your area of interest to allow us to best assess your application and match you to the most appropriate academic or unit. For additional information please email the Erasmus Mundus Co-ordinator