A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree, or international equivalent, in politics or a related subject.
Months of entry
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.
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
Course contact details
- Jenny Dawley, Postgraduate Secretary, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
- +44 (0) 191 208 5200