Here are two Ph.D. programmes offered by the University College Dublin (UCD) in Ireland, which has recently become an EfD Centre.

For researchers with an interest in environmental and development economics, the following Ph.D. programmes might be of interest:

  • Ph.D. in Economics: At this link, you can find more information on the programme and how to apply: . If you want to know more about the application process, the programme, whether it’s possible to waive the application fee, and funding opportunities, I recommend that you get in touch with our coordinator, Lesley Tohill ( ), and the School’s Ph.D. Director, Dr Nora Strecker ( ). Note that to be considered for a scholarship you must apply by January 26, 2024, and include a research proposal. If you are admitted to the Ph.D. programme then you will be matched to a supervisor based on your research interests (I’m one of the potential supervisors in Energy, Environment, or Natural Resources Economics).
  •  PhD in Global Human Development: See information at this link and contact Dara Gannon ( ) and Professor Krishna Vadlamannati ( ). The deadline to apply for this programme should be in July, but you can ask the contacts for more information and funding opportunities. In this joint programme, you spend part of the time at UCD in Ireland and part of the time at a university in Africa or Asia. This programme is suitable for government personnel and public servants (such as Higher Education academics, and research institutes).

The university offers other programmes that may be of interest, for example a Ph.D. in Quantitative and Computational Social Science and a Ph.D. in Environmental Policy. More information on how Ph.D. programmes are organised at UCD and all the programmes on offer can be found here: