Research course

International relations and global politics

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 for research in international relations and global politics. Expertise covers theories of international relations as well as their applications in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. POLIS members also supervise students interested in critical engagements with mainstream international relations theory, including constructivism, postcolonialism, post-structuralism, Marxism, cosmopolitanism and accounts of governmentality. The institutional topics covered include global governance, international and regional cooperation, international development cooperation, international organisations, international economic governance as well as transnational activist networks, NGOs, civil society organisations and social movements. Specialist topics include human rights, foreign policy, development cooperation and aid relations, minority rights, aid and refugees, borders and migrant rights, and human security.

Potential research projects

We welcome enquiries about PhD study in this subject area.

Potential supervisors

Fees and funding

Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
distance learning
variable months
part time
72 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
15 months
distance learning
variable months

Course contact details

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