Start Dates: 1st October, 1st January, 1st April, 1st July
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
One of the first and highest-rated departments of European Studies in the UK. Total of 16 full-time staff. There are a variety of methods of support for research students. Facilities for research training/language training. Research training takes up 60% of the first year.
The Department of Politics, History and International Relations (PHIR) is a vibrant and convivial centre for advanced research. Our aim is to stimulate innovative research that has the potential to transform academic and public debates.
We currently have 15 postgraduates working closely with 21 specialist supervisors, and conduct research in: contemporary politics and political theory, early modern and modern history, international organisation, and critical security studies. Most of our research falls between the humanities and the political and social sciences, but we also produce a substantial body of interdisciplinary work, notably in the history of ideas, radical movements and activism, in gender politics, international history, and international politics, government and governance, art and politics, religion and politics, media studies and history and digital humanities.
The Centres based in the School and the Department are a focus for research and collaboration across the School and internationally.
- Centre for the study of International Governance
- Centre for Research in Communication and Culture
Groups reflect the clustering of research activity amongst academic staff and research students. As an interdisciplinary department, colleagues participate in variety of cross-School and cross-campus groups, as well in the activities of groups based in the Department.
- Anarchism Research Group
- Critical Citizenship, Activism and Art
- Ethics in Public Life Research Group
- Loughborough University Nationalism Network
- Media and Communication History group
- Sexual Politics Research Network
European Union; International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis; External Relations of the EU; EU and Member States
Information for international students
Facilities for English language support and for submission of theses in French/German/Spanish
Fees and funding
Studentships(part or full)and limited bursaries.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Research Office
- +44 (0) 1509 228 292