Research course

Politics (PhD)

Lancaster University · Politics and International Relations

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, a successfully completed Master's degree in a social science background and a viable research proposal.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

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 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