Research course


Lancaster University · Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, and a viable research proposal.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Politics and International Relations at Lancaster is innovative, interdisciplinary and post-disciplinary. Research proposals reflecting this are especially encouraged from those seeking to undertake a PhD research degree. We particularly welcome proposals matching the research interests of any members of our staff

The department has a strong approach to supporting you in your studies, whether through reading groups, research methods study classes, opportunities to present and review research projects or links with external presenters. There is good support from the library and a vigorous seminar programme. We enjoy good working relationships with related departments and centres, and joint supervision arrangements, across different disciplines, are possible.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 1524 594262