Research course


Lancaster University · Politics and International Relations

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Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
Bachelor's degree : 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a relevant social science subject

Master's degree: a good Masters degree in a social science background.

Additional Requirements
As part of your application you will also need to provide a viable research proposal.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

We welcome disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and post-disciplinary research proposals from those seeking to undertake a PhD research programme in Politics. We would encourage you to explore the research interests of our academic colleagues to ensure that your proposal relates to our areas of research.

Our aim is to support you throughout your studies, whether through reading groups, research methods study classes, opportunities to present and review research projects or links with external presenters. Further support is offered by the library and seminar programmes. We enjoy good working relationships with related departments and research centres, and joint supervision arrangements, across different disciplines, are sometimes possible.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent with no individual element below 5.5.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

PPR Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 1524 594262