January 2021

[note the possibility of revisions in times of COVID-19]


DOWNLOAD CERES Programme 2020-2021




The PhD programme represents the first main function of CERES, namely, to provide educational opportunities specifically tailored to PhD researchers working in the interdisciplinary field of Development Studies or on issues of development.

The following programme addresses the first function. In this respect, 2020-21 is a year of renewal and innovation for CERES given that we are expanding our PhD course options in response to demand from many PhD researchers and member institutions for more PhD-level teaching tailored to Development Studies, which is the comparative advantage of CERES and where it adds value to its members.

In addition to its longstanding PhD Training Course oriented towards first-year PhDs, CERES is offering an additional Course for Post-fieldwork PhDs, a one-day Workshop on Research Problems for starting PhDs, as well as two thematic courses (one on ontology and the other on security in fieldwork). The course calendar is as follows:

We would like to offer these courses in person although due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, at the moment we need to prepare for the prospect of offering these as only online courses until further notice. Two tuition fees are presented to reflect both residential (in person) and non-residential (online) options, in addition to tuition differences for PhDs from member and non-member institutions.

Note that, in general, institutions pay, not the individual PhD student.




1. One-day workshop on developing research problems and questions

2. Post-fieldwork PhD Workshop

3. Social Ontology and Political Economy

4. The CERES PhD Training Course

5. Safety and Security for Fieldwork Research