Research course

European Studies

Keele University · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A good first degree, and for a PhD an MA is desirable but not essential.

Months of entry

January, September, October

Course content

Good research facilities. European research/training opportunities through the ERASMUS links. Research carried out by a number of departments which comes together as the Keele European Research Centre, currently sponsored by the School of Politics, International Relations and the Environment.

Department specialisms

EU, including widening membership, regional policies, and as global actor; European Political Parties; Consocionationalism; Area Studies, including France, Germany, Austria, Russia and Southeast Europe.

Information for international students

Keele offers a safe and supportive campus environment. SPIRE is one of the leading centres in Britain for research in Politics and International Relations. International students are welcomed as valued members of a lively and diverse community.

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities can be found on the Graduate School web pages

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
24 months


full time
48 months
part time
84 months

Course contact details

Dr Luis Lobo-Guerrero
+44 (0)1782 733511
+44 (0)1782 733592