A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in international studies/politics or a related subject. We may also consider your application on an individual basis if you have relevant professional experience.
Months of entry
This course provides you with the skills, knowledge and understanding to enable you to proceed to doctoral research. The social and political science research training is also valuable for many non-academic careers, including those in national and local government, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, social research and the media.
The course blends study in Politics with the internationally renowned, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised, Humanities and Social Sciences research training programme.
As a student on this course you develop:
- advanced knowledge and understanding of political science methods and techniques required to carry out advanced research in politics
- skills in planning, managing and disseminating research
- knowledge and understanding of data collection methods and critical evaluation of various sources
- proficiency in a range of qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills.
Information for international students
To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 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 course fees and funding web page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Karyn McCloud, Clerical Officer (Postgraduate Taught), School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
- +44 (0) 191 208 7200