The Doctoral programme
IDS offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme in Development Studies whose purpose is promote research based on independent and original thinking as well as to foster excellence in the area of development and other growth drivers. The programme aims at developing a knowledge pool that will critically analyse practical solutions to development issues in African countries and other developing nations.

Since development studies is both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in nature, applicants for PhD in Development Studies may specialise in different areas such as governance and development, health and development, education and development, agriculture and development, gender and development, environment, population and development, politics and development policy analysis, rural development as well as law and development.

Full time candidates are expected to complete their programme in a minimum of three (3) years and a maximum of six (6) years. Part time candidates will have a maximum of eight (8) years to complete the programme.


The Director,
Institute of Development Studies,
P.O.Box 1,
Mzumbe, Morogoro.
Telephone : +255742762012,
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