You should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in a relevant subject area.
You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.
Months of entry
January, September, April
We accept students into the Department of Politics and International Relations on the basis of a match between your proposed research and the current research interests of a potential supervisor as well as an assessment of qualifications and suitability for a research degree.
Initial discussions about supervision are therefore on the basis of a brief research proposal prepared by prospective students before a formal application is made.
If you'd like to come and discuss your research with the Director of Postgraduate Studies and/or with a potential supervisor, please contact the Departmental Secretary to make an appointment.
Local government, European politics, British politics, Chinese politics, international relations, nationalism, modern political and social thought, Marx and Marxism, postcolonialism, the politics of health, political sociology, democratisation, and public administration; see details of staff research interests.
Information for international students
For this programme we require:
- IELTS 7.0 with a 7.0 in writing
If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.
Fees and funding
The Department of Politics and International Relations regularly offers postgraduate bursaries for this programme. Find out more about our departmental awards. We also offer a Research studentship funded by the London Borough of Lewisham.
Find out more about tuition fees.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- +44 (0)20 7078 5300