Research course

Citizenship Studies

Institution
Open University · Department of Politics and International Studies
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

October

Course content

Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at The Open University has an international reputation in the transformative field of Citizenship Studies, a rapidly developing and influential area of social science. POLIS researchers have been at the cutting edge of this development for over a decade. These innovations include ‘acts of citizenship’, feminist citizenship, practical ecological citizenship, the formation of new political subjects and even problematising the idea of citizenship itself.

Researching citizenship involves critical questions of security and social cohesion, rights and duties, entitlements and obligations, justice and fairness, gender and ethnicity/race, inclusion and exclusion, human rights, protecting the vulnerable, migration, asylum and identity. We encourage applicants who can contribute to this new wave of critical citizenship studies as well as to the transnational and comparative analysis of emerging citizen subject positions (such as indigenous, feminist, postcolonial and ecological citizenship as manifested in local and global movements).

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
15 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Coordinator
Email
FASS-Polis-PG-Admissions@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 654435