Research course

Politics

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalent, in politics or a related subject.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

At the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, we conduct research and offer PhD and MPhil supervision in all major fields of politics, including: international and global politics, governance and political organisations, and political theory.

We can offer you excellent supervision for your Politics PhD or MPhil, in a vibrant and supportive research environment.

We have a Politics Postgraduate Society, which organises:

  • the 'New Voices' seminar series, with both internal and external presenters
  • Round table discussions on topical issues
  • professional development workshops led by politics staff

You are encouraged to attend conferences to present papers, partial funding for this is available from the School.

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Department specialisms

The politics of difference; popular culture and political communication; political participation and elections; political ideologies and political thought; global economic and environmental challenges; democracy, the modern state and political organisations; political economy of development; critical geopolitics and security; theory of international relations; governance in Britain and wider Europe; global justice and human rights; political research and methods

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 8 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Jenny Dawley, Postgraduate Secretary, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Email
gps@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 5200