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.
We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.
As part of your application you will also need to provide a viable research proposal. Guidance for writing a research proposal can be found here.
Months of entry
January, April, July, October
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
We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 5.5 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.
If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.
Fees and funding
Learn more at our fees and funding page
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- PPR Course Enquiries
- +44 (0) 1524 594262