The duration of each programme cycle is three years including a field research period of up to six months. Participants can choose from a variety of tailor-made teaching modules while at the same time working on their own research projects. A supervisor is assigned to each research project. All supervisors of the PhD candidates hold professorial posts in the faculties involved. PhD candidates are offered the opportunity to present and discuss their individual research projects on a regular basis inside the meetings of the IEE's three Research Clusters in which all PhD candidates as well as supervisors and other IEE staff members take part.
Candidates with an above-average advanced degree in Law, Social or Political Science, Economics, Development Management or related subjects from all over the world who wish to attain a further academic qualification through a research project related to "International Development Studies" and would like to be member of an international and interdisciplinary research group are invited to apply for a place in our PhD programme.