Scottish Graduate School of Social Science

African Studies and International Development

The African Studies and International Development pathway provides training in the interdisciplinary research skills associated with developing country-focused area studies more broadly, and African studies and international development studies more specifically.

The pathway is based around the established African Studies doctoral programme at the University of Edinburgh and is delivered by the Centre of African Studies (CAS), based in the School of Social and Political Science.

The pathway contributes to the Scottish Collaborative Alliance on International Development (SCAID), an organisational structure that represents all Scottish HEIs and seeks to build capacity and collaborative approaches to international development training and research in Scotland's universities and colleges. Experts in these institutions contribute to pathway training in the form of cross-institutional supervision, specialised courses, and a proposed annual summer school, and students from other pathways will be able to access pathway training.

ESRC-funded studentships in African Studies and International Development are available at the following institutions. Please contact the relevant institutional representative for further information: