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  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements Each case is considered on its merits. As a guide: For PhD direct, a Master's degree by research in a relevant field is required; for registration for MPhil with possibility for transfer to PhD, a first or second class honours degree or equivalent is usually required. For MPhil, a third class honours degree supported by academic referees is generally required. It is permissible for students registered for the degree of MPhil only to apply for transfer to PhD on submission of a full progress report at the time of application for transfer
  • Academic Title
    Development Studies - Research, MPhil/PhD
  • Course description
    The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) is a specialised multidisciplinary organisation within the University of Greenwich providing research and consultancy in support of sustainable development, economic growth and poverty reduction, principally, but not solely, in the natural resources sector. NRI has a rapidly growing programme of research at MPhil and PhD level on social-scientific and interdisciplinary topics relating to development in the South of England and in Europe.

    The Institute provides a vibrant research environment for MPhil and PhD students in development studies, with students from a number of countries and a variety of backgrounds in research, government and NGOs. Students are also actively encouraged to network with peers from other universities in the UK.

    The Livelihoods and Institutions Group  works on a number of themes related to natural resources, environment and development. Particular interests include participatory and client-oriented methods of agricultural research and their institutionalisation; agricultural service delivery; performance and impact assessment methodologies; community-based natural resource management; land tenure; management of protected areas; urban agriculture and rural-urban linkages; pastoralism; vulnerability to disasters; and media in development.

    The Enterprise, Trade and Finance Group  works on many economics-based development issues. Important themes include the performance of agricultural markets; international marketing and trade; micro-finance; enterprise development and poverty reduction; local economic development; ethical trade; and corporate social responsibility.

    We welcome applications from potential students from either a social or natural scientific background. We can offer full-time or part-time registration, with students based on our campus in Medway or continuing to be based in their home countries, or some combination.

    Career Options

    Postgraduate research students from NRI have a good record of finding employment within their specific technical discipline or in the field of international development

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