The normal requirement for admission to all Research programmes in the School is a 2:1 (upper second class) degree award, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. Further guidance on entry requirements is available on each programme page.
However, we consider all individual applicants on their specific merits. If you do not have the standard qualifications for the course you may still apply and your application will be considered. (Interviews may be conducted to identify and assess the academic merit of prospective students).
Applicants may be requested to provide their master’s dissertation or other research writing for review. Applicants may be interviewed.
Those whose first language is not English must obtain a score of at least 6.5 in IELTS or equivalent.
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
Politics and International Relations at Cardiff University has achieved considerable success in national and global rankings and was deemed “excellent” by the Centre for Higher Education Development.
We pride ourselves on creating an engaging environment for postgraduate study with highly motivated academic supervision.
We offer supervision and/or research projects in the following areas:
- Comparative Politics, Policy and Governance
- Public Policy
- Wales, Territorial and Devolutionary Politics
- European Politics and Area Studies
- Political and International Theory
- Critical Global Politics
- Gender and International Relations
- International Law and International Relations.
- The Cold War
- Security Studies
- Critical Military Studies
- Intelligence and Security
- Nuclear Politics
- Digital Technologies, Internet Governance and Cyber-Security
- Global Environmental Politics
- Development and Post colonialism.
Areas of special strength include International Relations, British, Welsh and devolutionary politics, European and comparative politics Political Theory.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Enquiries
- +44 (0)29 2087 0084